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Golden Week and Duffy the Disney Bear Merchandise Makes its Way to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

posted on March 31st, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

I love finding special souvenirs when I go on trips! I’m pretty sure most of you do too. So if you are heading to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa during the month of April or specifically during Golden Week at the end of the month, here are some tips on what I think would make some great souvenirs to add to your collection. For those of you wondering what Golden Week is, it is a collection of national holidays in Japan that often fall within a week’s time period.

First up, is a special limited edition pin celebrating Golden Week. This limited edition 1500 pin will debut on April 10 and features Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse enjoying a sweet moment on their Hawaiian holiday. Where can you find it? Kālepa’s Store, of course! It’s a great find and it’s easy to pack for your trip home.


Now, I know that many of you take your very own Duffy the Disney Bear with you on vacation, and I can tell you from experience that Duffy is a great traveler! So here are a few more reasons why you’ll have to make some extra room in your luggage!

Our talented teams of artists and developers have been hard at work creating a handful of new costumes that are … Who am I kidding? I just have to say it … “bear”y cute! First let me show you the dated costume and plaid costume which became available at Kālepa’s Store this past week.


And now … for the sneak peek! Here’s your first look at some additional costumes headed your way in late spring, early summer. As you can see we had some fun dressing up Duffy the Disney Bear!


Personally, I can’t decide which one is my favorite. Which one is yours?

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Andrea on March 31st, 2014 at 5:54 pm

I love the ukulele! So good.


Jody on March 31st, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Just to clarify, as a former long term resident of Japan, Golden week starts on April 29 and consists of 5 national holidays that fall with 8 days. Depending on the year, like this year, Golden week turns into more of a long weekend. So if you happen to be in Aulani on the weekend of May 3rd-6th, there will be, more than likely, many Japanese tourists there who enjoy Disney just as much as you do.

By the way, if you see a Japanese family trying to take a group photo, be a pal and offer to take a picture for them. You’d be surprised how many vacation photos never show Dad, since he’s the one always taking the picture.

P.S. Love the pin and I’m sure Tokyo Disney Sea fans will love the new Duffy gear too. Thumbs up to the Disney Merchandising Team.


Michelle Harker on March 31st, 2014 at 7:57 pm

You are absolutely correct, thanks Jody! I’m so excited to hear how much our Disney and Duffy the Disney Bear fans love the new costumes.


Michelle from MA on March 31st, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Are the Aulani outfits for the 17″ or 12″ Duffy?


Michelle Harker on March 31st, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Hey Michelle! Great question! The costumes fit the 17″ Duffy the Disney Bear.


margie on April 1st, 2014 at 9:17 am

We need to have these outfits in the parks so everyone can get them!!!


Angela on April 1st, 2014 at 9:47 am

Can you get these in the parks too? My child adores Duffy! We even have a Giant one. Would be nice to have different outfits. We will be there This Friday! Thanks