September will bring “Duffy’s Heartfelt Moments” to Shanghai Disney Resort, with all-new Duffy and Friends shows, exclusive merchandise, gorgeous food and beverage offerings (including a picnic!), special ticket offers, and much more to celebrate Duffy Month.
A Duffy and Friends-Themed Airplane
China Eastern Airlines debuted a new Duffy and Friends aircraft, which took off on its maiden flight last week to celebrate the upcoming Duffy Month at Shanghai Disney Resort in September. The plane, carrying a host of special guests, flew from Kunming in China’s southwest to Shanghai, following an exciting unveiling ceremony at the Kunming Changshui International Airport. The new Duffy·Friendship Express marks the fourth Disney-themed aircraft to join China Eastern Airlines’ fleet as part of its partnership with Shanghai Disney Resort, following the unveiling of the popular Toy Story·Happy Holiday Express, which launched last spring.
Duffy the bear was, according to the story, created and hand-sewn by Minnie Mouse, as a gift for Mickey Mouse so that he wouldn’t get lonely when he was out at sea. Duffy and his pals – ShellieMay, Gelatoni and StellaLou – are wildly popular amongst Disney fans in China.
During the inauguration ceremony in Kunming, the capital of China’s Yunnan Province, executives from Shanghai Disney Resort and China Eastern Airlines jointly unveiled the themed airplane in front of a large group of invited guests, including media, celebrities and Duffy fans decked out in Duffy-themed apparel, who were excited to see their favorite teddy bear decorating the sides of a local airline. Among them was the talented young actor Chen Xingxu (Goodbye My Princess), a loyal Duffy and Friends fan who has a huge collection of Duffy-themed merchandise.
The special guests who attended the ceremony and flew the maiden flight received some fabulous gifts, but there will be goodies for everyday passengers as well.
Guests will receive a Duffy-themed boarding pass upon entering the plane.
Flight attendants wearing Duffy and Friends ears welcome passengers as they step on board and discover Duffy and Friends details throughout the plane. Duffy and Friends images line the entire interior of the aircraft, from cushion covers to luggage containers – even on the cabin walls! A new in-flight video helps passengers to get better acquainted with Duffy and his friends. Passengers departing from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport will find Duffy-themed check-in counters and some guests will also experience a fun “Duffy shuttle bus” that transports them from the gate to the plane.
A Month of Special Duffy-Themed Experiences Await at Shanghai Disney Resort
In addition to the beautiful Plane for Duffy Month, Shanghai Disney Resort announced that starting this September, guests will be able to enjoy “Duffy’s Heartfelt Moments” celebration will be held from September 2nd to 30th.
From September 2nd to 30th, an engaging Duffy-themed social wall near Il Paperino will become the perfect backdrop for fun poses and cute selfies to share on social media and remember an incredible Shanghai Disneyland visit. Guests will find even more fun experiences at the Gardens of Imagination, where they can place their Duffy plush in a variety of cute, miniature settings for unique photoshoots as they create their own Duffy stories.
With so many fun activities to do throughout each day of the Duffy Month, our two hotels offer the perfect place to relax during multi-day resort visits, while offering the special value and experience of early park entry for guests with theme park tickets. Starting this September, Shanghai Disneyland Hotel will feature adorable Duffy-themed room amenities and overlays, inviting guests to experience even more “heartfelt moments” with Duffy and Friends.
Special Ticket Offers
To celebrate the start of this special month, Shanghai Disney Resort is releasing a new limited-time ticket offer that gives guests a discount of approximately 20% on one-day non-dated tickets for admission to Shanghai Disneyland from August 29th through September 30th. These tickets will be on sale from August 12th to 25th across multiple official channels and platforms, including the resort’s official WeChat account, the Shanghai Disneyland Main Entrance ticket booth, the Disney Reservation Center, and via the resort’s travel trade partners. More information about this offering can also be found on these channels.
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