Growing up you may have had a favorite blanket or stuffed animal. Well guess what? You’re not alone! Even Mickey Mouse himself had a beloved teddy bear! Do you know Duffy the Disney Bear???
Next time you’re in Epcot, take a minute to stop by Duffy’s home near Mexico in World Showcase to meet Duffy himself. The line isn’t usually long to see Duffy and his meet and greet location is great because you can visit him when you’re entering or leaving World Showcase. Be sure to stop by during the holidays as well. In the fall Duffy dons his pumpkin costume and he dresses like Santa near Christmas.
While you’re waiting in line, you can learn more about Duffy’s story. Or the night before you head out to meet Duffy, turn on the bedtime story on your Walt Disney World Resort television to hear Duffy’s story. You can even buy a copy of Duffy’s story to take home with you if you’d like! Basically Mickey was heading out on an adventure and Minnie wasn’t able to go so she made Duffy for Mickey and filled him with lots of love for Mickey from all of his friends before he left. Duffy traveled the world with Mickey and had lots of adventures.
Don’t worry if you fall in love with Duffy when you meet him-there are a couple of ways you can take him home with you. In several different shops around Walt Disney World you can purchase your very own Duffy Bear. He does come in just his fur but there are lots of additional costumes you can purchase for him as well. Another way to bring Duffy home with you is free! Visit the Kidcot stations in Epcot’s World Showcase and create your own Duffy on a stick. Cast Members in each of the countries will write something in their native language to make your Duffy even more unique.
Have you met Duffy yet? Do you have a Duffy at your house?