Duffy the Disney Bear


#1

Look out! There’s a bear in Epcot®!

Long ago, Mickey had a friend that sailed with him around the world: [B]Duffy the Disney Bear![/B] In October 2010, Duffy the Disney Bear will arrive in Epcot.


#2

Yeah… this just sounds stupid. :laugh:


#3

I don’t get WHY they are involving him, but my DD6 loved the books when she was little. I believe he is coming from Disney Japan, so it will only be for a short time.


#4

He’s about to start doing meet and greets!


#5

Hmmm…Im not sure how I feel about this…


#6

okay am I living under a rock and depriving my children of something Disney? Who the heck is Duffy the Disney Bear?


#7

I found a bit of information here and the actual story translated here.


#8

My thoughts exactly! :confused:


#9

Duffy doesn’t look very Disney does he (or is that just me)


#10

Thanks MissSmig for the info.

I guess I have crawled out from under my rock now, lol


#11

I agree. I don’t know why they’d really need a mascot for DisneySea, but I guess it works so they can sell bears? I don’t know, at 3800 yen for the regular bear (which is about $45 at the current bank exchange rate) they probably make quite a bit on each. Even though I think they’re cute, still. For a bear that is only 30 cm/11 inches, ouch.


#12

Exactly, me too. Never heard of this one.


#13

He’s a character from a book . . . he goes on Adventures with Mickey!! There are a series of books you can buy . . . look here! :smile: They sell the books at the parks.


#14

You are looking at the Japanese version . . . I posted the picture of the USA version you can buy at MK! They have to books too (by themselves or in a set)


#15

They have it in English too? Everywhere I looked I saw that it was just at TDS. Well that’s cool that you can get it elsewhere.


#16

They have it at the WDW parks and at the resort gift shops! See my picture in an earlier post.


#17

More info:

Created especially for Walt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort

Bear:
Once upon a time . . . there was a very magical bear! My Disney Bear Plush has a special Mickey icon design on his cute face and paws. He arrives with a special little storybook that tells of the magical day he came to life as Mickey’s best friend.

* Includes a charming 5-page mini book The Story of Disney Bear
* Paws feature embroidered pawprint and Mickey icon felt embroidered appliqué
* Polyester
* 12''
* Imported

Book:
Late one night in the Magic Kingdom, Mickey sat with his stuffed bear in front of the castle and wished for a friend with whom he could explore the park. With faith and trust and a little bit of pixie dust, Tinker Bell made Mickey’s wish come true and brought his bear to life!

* Adapted by Matt Whitlock
* Illustrated by Michael Sullivan
* Designed by Disney Design Group
* Hardcover
* 29 pages
* 8'' H x 6 1/2'' W
* Imported

#18

Isn’t Mickey supposed to be an adult? He’s held a lot of jobs. He’s got a girlfriend.

I’m just not buying this bear thing.


#19

Mickey is a “kid” at heart! :heart:


#20

I thought that Mickey was the mascot… am I crazy? (ya know- one of the Fab five- Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Daisy)… Where did this random bear come from and get catapulted into such lofty arenas??? Sorry- not buying it.