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This is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) thread on Duffy and ShellieMay the Disney Bear. It's based on the original Duffy (the Disney Bear) FAQs thread, but with new information about the bears (character greetings, merchandise, etc.). The first post will focus on where to meet Duffy and ShellieMay and purchasing Duffy and ShellieMay merchandise.
Where can I meet Duffy?
Up until the opening of the Cape Cod Village Greeting Place in July 2011 (officially opened on July 8th, but there were several days of previews), Duffy's greeting spots varied all throughout Tokyo DisneySea. His first greeting spot was at Cape Cod's small pier, with the Hurricane Point lighthouse serving as the backdrop for his greeting spot. It is now used as an official "Photo Point" spot and is also the location for the "Cape Cod is Duffy's Hometown" signage. During his debut, there was no schedule for his greetings, guests had to wait and see. His second greeting spot was inside the gazebo across from the Broadway Theater in American Waterfront. Within the year, it was decided that putting Duffy so far away from Cape Cod was a bad move, and the Village Greeting Place opened within Cape Cod with a well crafted Duffy theme that anyone has ever seen. With the opening of the Village Greeting Place, Cape Cod was transformed 100% into a mini Duffy-land. He can now be found greeting his friends inside the Cape Cod Village Greeting Place.
In Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, his greeting spot is found near the entrance to the Treasures in Paradise shop in Paradise Pier. In Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort, he does his meet 'n greets inside the gazebo across the Disney Traders (Plaza Towers East) (recognizable from the Duffy-themed decorations outside the store) and near the entrance to World Showcase, starting at the Mexico pavilion. In Hong Kong Disneyland, he can be found greeting guests in the Fantasy Gardens. In Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris, he does meet 'n greets alongside other characters at the Boarding House in Town Square near the entrance to the Storybook Store.
Where can I meet ShellieMay?
ShellieMay can be found meeting friends across the Cape Cod Village Greeting Place in American Waterfront. ShellieMay only appears during special events and shows at Disneyland Paris.
Where can I get Duffy and ShellieMay merchandise?
Guests can buy Duffy and ShellieMay merchandise at Aunt Peg's Village Store and McDuck's Department Store, both located in American Waterfront. Duffy and ShellieMay merchandise can also be found at Galleria Disney near the park entrance and the Sleepy Whale shop in Mermaid Lagoon. At the Disneyland Resort, Duffy merchandise are found at various shops, but the latest merchandise can be found at Treasures in Paradise in Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure. At the Walt Disney World Resort, Duffy merchandise can be found in all four theme parks, but theming is more closely located at Epcot. If planning on purchasing official Duffy and ShellieMay merchandise directly from the Tokyo Disney Resort, follow this link: Duffy Post Coast-to-Coast TDS Express Export Shopping Service This thread will explain all information on how to set up a wish list.
Where can I find Duffy and ShellieMay merchandise that is no longer offered at the parks?
In Japan, Yahoo Auctions is your best bet. In the rest of the world, probably eBay, but be prepared for some serious "sticker shock". Duffy and ShellieMay merchandise increase in value almost instantly. Tokyo DisneySea goods, for example, will increase in value, since the merchandise is tied to seasons and park events. Also, be careful of finding counterfeit versions of Duffy and ShellieMay merchandise that are of poor quality.
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