“Duffy and Friends Play Days” Annual Fan Festival at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort


The annual fan festival “Duffy and Friends Play Days” is set to return to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort from March 15 to June 10, 2024. This year’s ‘Springtime is Friendtime’ event will feature the debut of a brand new Duffy and Friends castle show, and the return of StellaLou’s Wonderful Wishes Ballet, in addition to special character greetings, food and drink, merchandise, and much more!

Park Decorations

As fans enter the resort, they will immediately be greeted by a charming floral Duffy at the Main Street Train Station, followed by seven picturesque sculptures of Duffy and Friends in Town Square, which are sure to make for very popular photo spots throughout the special event.

Duffy and Friends “The Joy of Sharing” Show

This year will feature the debut performance of “The Joy of Sharing” Show right in front of the Castle of Magical Dreams. The stage will transform into a vibrant lawn, creating the perfect picnic atmosphere.

Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni, StellaLou, CookieAnn, ‘Olu Mel, and LinaBell appear on the stage in front of the Castle of Magical Dreams in all-new spring outfits to share sweet candies and sweeter moments amidst the sweetest musical score.

While Duffy and Friends “The Joy of Sharing” Show is available for all to enjoy, Disney Premier Access package with a reserved viewing area is available for purchase.

Merchandise

A large selection of Duffy and Friends merchandise will be available during the limited-time event. The collection features Duffy and Friends in playful springtime outfits while they enjoy a delightful picnic.

The Duffy and Friends spring series features plush toys, along with apparel, headwear, homeware, accessories, stationery, and more. Additionally, during the Springtime festivities, fans can acquire the Duffy and Friends Easter series within the park, featuring plushies clutching Easter eggs, keychains, and exclusive GODIVA treats.

The collection features plush toy outfits, plush mascot keychains, clothing, and accessories. In addition to the Duffy and Friends goods up for grabs, an eye-catching collection of Winnie the Pooh merchandise will also be available, with plush toys, clothing, stationery, and much more.

StellaLou’s Wonderful Wishes Ballet

StellaLou’s Wonderful Wishes Ballet will return following a successful 2023 season. Presented in the Storybook Theatre several times per day from April 5 through May 5, the show sees StellaLou overcome challenges and achieve her dream of putting on a recital with the Hong Kong Ballet.

In addition to the talented Hong Kong Ballet, the limited-time show also features appearances from Duffy, LinaBell, and Gelatoni. Disney Premier Access will be offered at select shows.

Fans can also find and stock up on brand-new StellaLou merchandise, including adorable plush toys, a StellaLou headband, accessories plus a must-have ballet costume, complete with a cute Tutu.

Duffy and Friends Play House

Guests can visit the “Duffy and Friends Play House” at the Plaza Grounds. The special character area lets guests interact with the immersive world of the characters. Inspired by the stop-motion animated Duffy and Friends animations, the immersive experience will offer interactive character greetings.

The Duffy and Friends Play House features the Duffy and Friends Morning Glory Living Room and CookieAnn’s kitchen, and with the help of AR technology, you can make music with ‘Olu Mel at the seaside shore, explore Gelatoni’s art studio, and count butterflies in LinaBell’s forest maze.

While Duffy and Friends Play House is free for all, guests are encouraged to reserve a “Disney Standby Pass” online free or purchase the “Duffy and Friends Play House” Admission Pass to guarantee your place in line and a meet and greet with 1 of the Duffy and Friends characters.

Food and Drink

Guests can enjoy an array of delightful treats including a shareable Hokkaido 5.0 Milk with white peach flavored soft serve at Midtown Delights, or delight in CookieAnn’s Waffle Marshmallow and the array of Duffy and Friends donuts in seven vibrant colors at Main Street Market. Don’t miss out on the Duffy and Friends Taste of Spring Tea Set, available at the World of Color Restaurant in Disney Explorers Lodge.

Hotel Offerings

The fun extends to the resort hotels with an assortment of add-ons including a themed workshop to create your own jewellery box, balloon art, or exclusive cookies! For even more captivating fun, fans can join the Duffy and Friends Springtime Treasure Hunt.

Source: Hong Kong Disneyland
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