Hong Kong Disneyland will be celebrating Duffy and Friends Play Days between March 15th and June 10th, 2024.

Not only is this spring festival dedicated to the much-loved bear and his friends, but the resort will be celebrating the fan community who are extremely loyal to Duffy and co. 

Originally created for Walt Disney World, Duffy (or the Disney Bear as he was first known) became extremely popular in the Tokyo Disney Resort and other Asian parks. This led to imagineers creating an entire line of friends: ShellieMay, StellaLou, Gelatoni, Cookie Ann, Linabell, and ‘Olu Mel.

Hong Kong Disneyland’s annual fan festival celebrates these beloved characters – and the lineup for 2024 looks to be the best yet.

Duffy and Friends Play House

duffy and friends play house
The Duffy and Friends Play House will receive a special makeover.

There will be plenty of photo opportunities this spring, but the best one is the titular Duffy and Friends Play House experience. 

Park-goers will have the chance to step into Duffy’s storybook world and meet some of the characters from the group. Guests will also be able to take a peek inside Duffy’s house, which will be decorated for the occasion with cute props.

The Joy of Sharing

Duffy and Friends are bringing a new stage show to Hong Kong in 2024. Located in front of the Castle of Magical Dreams, the area will be transformed into a colourful picnic area where Duffy and the gang will appear in new spring outfits. 

They will take to the stage to share candy and play to a gentle soundtrack. This stage show will likely be incredibly popular and using the Disney Premier Access system to secure a viewpoint is advised.

StellaLou’s Wonderful Wishes Ballet

Another popular show will return between 5th April and 5th May. StellaLou’s Wonderful Wishes Ballet sees the lavender bunny appear on stage at the Storybook Theater to perform with the Hong Kong Ballet. 

Again, this is set to be a top-rated attraction so it’s wise to use the Disney Premier Access system to reserve a seat if this is a bucket-list show for you.

Duffy and Friends Hotel Experience

duffy and friends balloons
Learn how to make and decorate Duffy and Friends balloons.

Exciting new experiences will also be available at the three Hong Kong Disneyland hotels – these range from cookie decorating lessons to balloon drawing workshops. 

Plus, over at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, guests can purchase an extra in-room surprise. The Duffy and Friends Sugarland set costs HK$903 ($115/£90) and includes:

  • Spring Duffy and Friends Marshmallow Pack
  • Spring Duffy and Friends Bottle
  • Spring Duffy Plush
  • Spring ShellieMay Plush
  • Easter Duffy Bag Charm

As well as this, there will be plenty of limited-edition snacks and merchandise available to purchase all around the park. Specific snacks are yet to be announced but will be available in numerous locations, meanwhile, you can view the full range of Duffy and Friends merchandise here