Hundreds of fans warmly welcome the adorable new Disney character Guests can now enjoy greetings and exclusive merchandise only available in Hong Kong Disneyland
HONG KONG, July 3, 2018 – At a special welcome party in the park, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) today proudly introduced a new Disney character named Cookie, the newest friend of Duffy. More than three hundreds fans from all around the world cheered in excitement as they meet this adorable new friend of Duffy at her global debut at HKDL.
Cookie is a girl puppy who is inventive and resourceful, particularly when it comes to food. With her signature beautiful eyes and long floppy ears, Cookie charms her fans with her passion for delicious recipes to delight and amuse. This food lover, in a chef’s hat with a cute pink bow, is the very best of friends with Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni and StellLou.
Starting from today, guests at HKDL will be the first to meet Cookie in person at “Main Street Cinema: My Journeys with Duffy – Presented by Fujifilm.” HKDL is also proud to offer exclusive merchandise items celebrating her arrival, including desserts and other snacks inspired by Cookie herself and her creative recipes.
A special recipe for friendship
Duffy first met Cookie along Main Street, U.S.A. while he was about to enjoy some delicious cotton candy. He accidentally bumped into Cookie who was carrying a huge stack of waffles and all their treats flew into the air! Luckily, Cookie caught them, which inspired her to turn the ingredients into a cotton candy waffle sandwich. The accident turned out to be a recipe for friendship!
Fans from around the world gather to meet Cookie
Satomi Iwano, a super fan of Duffy and Friends who specially made a trip from Japan to Hong Kong to meet with Cookie, said, “Duffy and Friends are really popular in Japan. Every time I visit Hong Kong, I also come to HKDL to meet Duffy and his friends in person. I also love adding to my Duffy merchandise collection! Last year, I even welcomed StellaLou when she first arrived in Hong Kong. I’m so happy that I could join this magical moment today to welcome Cookie and meet so many Duffy fans from around the world!”
Tiffany Wong, a local Duffy fan, said, “As a huge fan of Disney and Duffy, today is definitely a big day. It’s the first time for a Disney character to have a global debut at HKDL before the rest of the world. I am so glad I could be here to witness the arrival of Cookie. It really means a lot to me!”
Daily Arrival Moment of Cookie
Every day, a special arrival moment to welcome Cookie will be staged in front of “Main Street Cinema: My Journeys with Duffy.” After that, guests will be able to meet Cookie in person there and learn her new ideas about food!
Exclusive Cookie assortment and delicacies tailored for fans
To celebrate the debut of Cookie, HKDL will be introducing over 50 Cookie merchandise items this year, including the fans-must-have plush toys, limited edition pins, accessories, headwears, stationeries, housewares and apparels, all of which are exclusive to HKDL. More Duffy and Friends merchandise items are on the way throughout the year to ensure fans can bring home lots of Duffy goodies! In July, a new set of Cookie-themed Magical Coin Press will soon be available in “Main Street Cinema: My Journeys with Duffy”.
Cookie loves to come up with different food combinations and share them with friends. Inspired by her love of food, HKDL will be launching about 30 food and beverage items in the park and the three resort hotels from today onwards, including “Cookie’s Afternoon Tea Set,” “Cookie’s Mango Lagoon” and “Cookie’s Choco Cup,” available at the Main Street Corner Cafe Hosted by Coca-Cola®.
Other Cookie-themed delicacies, include “Cookie’s Cheese Cake,” “Cookie Blueberry Cupcake” and a range of desserts with adorable images of Cookie, such as a Vanilla Almond Cookie. These are all one-of-a-kind desserts at HKDL inspired by Cookie! Do not miss the exclusive “Chef Mickey Family Day” Dinner Buffet with Disney Friend Cookies Decoration available only on weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Hotel. The kids will make Cookie and Duffy and Friends-themed desserts during the activity session, unleashing their cooking talent and creativity!
To welcome Cookie to the HKDL family, special commerative stickers will be available for guests from July 3. In August, guests can also learn how to draw Cookie in a guided presentation with a Disney animator at Animation Academy.
“Our Duffy collections have always been one of the most popular in the park,” said Samuel Lau, managing director, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. “Duffy first joined our resort in 2010 and we have continued to bring in new magical experiences to our Guests based on the amazing stories and Duffy and Friends. We are confident that Cookie will be bringing further excitement to our fans and expanding our Duffy fan base to more guests from around the world.”
Duffy and his friends are loved worldwide. Duffy first arrived at HKDL in 2010 and was joined by ShellieMay in 2014. They were joined by the adorable artist cat Gelatoni in 2016 and the lavender-colored bunny dancer StellaLou in 2017. Cookie is the first friend of Duffy that debuted at HKDL!
This summer, Hong Kong residents can enjoy exclusive family offers to chill out with your loved ones at the “Carnivale of Stars,” meeting the newest friend of Duffy – Cookie! Now through September 2, Hong Kong residents can extend the summer fun with two days for the price of a one-day ticket^. Families can also enjoy a group of three offer for just HK$1,488#. For more details, please go to https://hkdl.hk/summerticketoffer.