Disney Imagineers will talk about the origin and popularity of Duffy & Friends during a panel at this year’s D23 Expo.
Duffy the Disney Bear originally debuted as a plush at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort but wasn’t as initially popular as Disney hoped. Duffy moved over to Tokyo Disney Resort and was a big hit. In the years since, Duffy gained several animal friends and expanded to other international parks and Disney Cruise Line. It seems likely that Disney will announce Duffy’s official return to the U.S.A. parks during D23 Expo 2022.
Here is the information about the Duffy & Friends panel:
The World of Duffy & Friends Revealed
Sunday, September 11, 4:15 p.m., Hyperion Stage
Disney Imagineers discuss the origin and continuing popularity of Duffy & Friends, including the newest friend who has become a global phenomenon—LinaBell!
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