Kidcot To "Retire" "Duffy On A Stick"

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  1. WEDWDW

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  2. disneydreamer1980

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    Aw! Are they replacing it with anything? Gotta go read the article...
     
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  4. 3cmom

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    That stinks :(

    My kiddo loves Duffy! I wish they would bring him back......
     
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  5. NickC

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    Oh no. That is one of my daughter's favorite parts of WDW. I'm curious to see what replaces it.
     
  6. IACATS

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    We are in Epcot on Sunday - I guess we will see soon enough.
     
  7. Quellman

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    It says it will be replaced, but it doesn't say with what. I hope it isn't Agent P related, since they stopped making that show a few years ago. It would be neat to see a globe or something a bit more generic to give a bit more edu-tainment to it.
     
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  8. closetmickey

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    That was my kids very favorite part of Epcot when they were young.
     
  9. rdaky

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    Whenever we'd walk by the Duffy character with people lined up to take a photo with him, my kids always asked "who is that?" or "why do they want their picture with a bear that isn't a real Disney character?"

    So Duffy on a stick was just a teddy bear on a stick to them. I'd love to see a non-character stick.
     
  10. SaintsManiac

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    This is disappointing.
     
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  11. Disneylover99

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    We’ll miss Duffy! :sad1:
    But looking forward to a replacement. :)
     
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  12. pitpat

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    please take the bedtime story show with it.
     
  13. crazedprincess

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    Oh good, I'm kinda glad! I look forward to seeing what the replacement is.
     
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  14. AndreaDM

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    I recently found one of the masks they used to hand out, they had not only stamps but dangly paper charms from all the countries. My daughter had been hoarding it for the past 10 years or so.
     
  15. GADisneyDad14

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    Ok, kind of funny. :-)
     
  16. Micca

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    I'm with your kids ;) How was it that there even needed to be a Duffy? There weren't enough cute/cuddly Disney characters to choose from? From what I recall Duffy might have been developed for merchandising for Teddy Bear collectors convention back in the 80s??? Does that ring a bell with anyone?
     
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  17. Moliphino

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    He's only been around since 2002, though.
     
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  18. fhtpdw20

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    He was big at Tokyo Disney but never really caught on in US.
     
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  19. Micca

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    Thanks! WDW did host a Teddy Bear event in '88 but Duffy wasn't a part of that. I was conflating the two bear related stories.;)
     
  20. Mome Rath

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    There were "pre-Duffy" hidden Mickey bears prior to them making him a permanent full-fledged character. It's my bet that they sold well enough that they took the plunge. And, yes, Duffy caught on big-time in the Asian parks where there are also Duffy's friends available, and people carry them around in the parks.
     
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  21. 1lilspark

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    I think all the Asian parks.... a new friend Cookie the dog is coming to Hong Kong and a turtle character is coming to Hawaii
     
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