OK, I know this sounds crazy (and it probably is) but I have to share this story with all you Duffy fans.
I was at DLR Downtown Disney World of Disney this weekend and I saw the smaller Happy Birthday Duffy in the plush area of the store.
I wanted to get it for my friend who is a big Duffy fan, but I wasn't sure if she might already have it or not.
There was am elderly female CM working the floor there, so I asked her if the Happy Birthday Duffy was new or if it had been out for a while. If it has been out for a while, there is a greater chance my friend already has one.
The CM told me it has been out for a while but she wasn't that sure. This was an acceptable response. But what followed was totally bizzare.
I made a friendly comment that maybe we should ask some of the Guests visiting from Japan because so many of them are Duffy experts since Duffy is so popular in Japan and originated at TDS. After I said that, the CM looked at me and told me "ohhh nooo", I was wrong. She said that Duffy was created for DL. Then I said that there was the original Disney Bear that was first released at WDW, but when TDS renamed and marketed him as Duffy, that is when Duffy was created.
At that point, the CM really had a look on her face like I had offended her. She go really serious and said, "Duffy was at opening day at DL in 1955, I know because I was there that day and bought a Duffy".
Needless to say at that point I realized that there was nothing to be gained any more by engaging in any conversation with this CM and I walked away a little bit annoyed and a little bit concerned for this CMs mental state.
So my question to you all is.... have ANY of you heard of any story about Duffy or any sort of Disney bear being sold on opening day at DL? Is there anything that in the slightest way might have given this CM a reason to believe that she had truely bought a Duffy on DL's opening day? Is there any possibility that this CM is correct?
And to those of you thinking it.... no, I haven't been taking any meds, alcohol or narcotics. And I am not trolling just to stir things up. This is an honest account of what happend Saturday night at the World of Disney and I would really like to know it if I am in the wrong for thinking this CM might be suffering from some mental condition.