James brings us a new update from the Tokyo DisneySea, where the Park has gone Duffy mad. Also, we share a first look at the new Gelatoni character and the harbor show "Come Join Your Friends".
Come Join Your Friends at Tokyo DisneySea
This winter, Tokyo DisneySea has been welcoming a new friend to the Disney family. Gelatoni is a friend of Duffy the Disney Bear and has been appearing throughout the Sweet Duffy event in a brand new Harbor show Come Join Your Friends.
Yuriko, who is our main Tokyo Disney Resort correspondent in Japan, recently visited the park and sent back these amazing images from the new show. Come Join Your Friends gives us the first Disney Park appearance of Gelatoni the Cat:
The backstory is that Duffy first met Gelatoni when traveling the world on one of his many journeys with Mickey. The new Harbor show is the first time that a seasonal entertainment show has been offered during the Sweet Duffy event. Usually these events consist of merchandise, food and decorations. However, the continued success of Duffy, ShellieMay and Gelatoni has helped this event to expand in recent years. You can check out our coverage from last year's Sweet Duffy here.
This year's Sweet Duffy event took place during what has been a 10-month promotion to celebrate Duffy’s 10th Anniversary “Journey With Duffy, Your Friend Forever” at Tokyo DisneySea, so Duffy fans had two events to enjoy this year. Special decorations were set up around Cape Cod while food and merchandise were sold in some stores and restaurants. Also, Duffy and ShellieMay appeared for greetings in special gold costumes. These photos were taken by me in November.
Both offerings will end on March 17, 2016. The good news is that dates have already been announced for next year’s Sweet Duffy which will take place January 13 to March 17, 2017.
Not only did Tokyo DisneySea celebrate Sweet Duffy this year but also did the Resort Line (Monorail route) with a special themed Duffy Monorail. My friend Ayumi sent along these photos which shows the inside of the Monorail. Each section was themed with either a Duffy, ShelleMay or Gelatoni theme:
Duffy and his friends will also have a big involvement in the upcoming 15th Anniversary — The Year of Wishes — at Tokyo DisneySea. LaughingPlace.com will be providing coverage from this event which kicks off on April 15.
Unfortunately these wonderful events are not cheap. And the OLC Group has once again been forced to raise its ticket prices:
Adult 1 Day Passport: 7,400
Adult 2 Day Passport: 13,200
Adult 3 Day Passport: 17,800
Adult 4 Day Passport: 22,400
Please click here for the full price increases
That's all for now; be sure to check back soon for more fun from the Tokyo Disney Resort!