Shanghai, December 17, 2019 – This December, Shanghai Disney Resort is celebrating the arrival of Duffy’s newest friend, CookieAnn, a yellow girl dog with long floppy ears and a sensitive nose, who enjoys coming up with new ideas and unique recipes by mixing together different things. Starting December 26, 2019, guests visiting Shanghai Disneyland will be able to meet and welcome CookieAnn on Mickey Avenue and enjoy a new line of themed merchandise, as well as exclusive food and beverage offerings inspired by this passionate chef.
Since joining Shanghai Disney Resort, Duffy and his huggable group of fluffy friends — ShellieMay, Gelatoni and StellaLou have brought magic, cheer and happiness to guests from China and around the world. During the first-ever “Duffy’s Heartfelt Moments” celebration this September, thousands of guests made special visits to the resort, to be immersed in the joy-filled world of Duffy and Friends. As CookieAnn arrives at the resort, this cute, curious, and excitable food-loving friend is sure to charm guests with her optimism, and her wish to invent new treats for everyone around her.
CookieAnn first met Duffy when she was carrying a mountain of waffles and he was about to enjoy his cotton candy. CookieAnn accidentally bumped into Duffy, and their treats flew through the air, but fortunately, CookieAnn caught them, which immediately prompted to her to invent a new recipe — a cotton candy waffle sandwich! Duffy loved the delicious snack and they quickly became friends.
More than 20 brand-new CookieAnn merchandise offerings will debut at Sweethearts Confectionery on December 26, which is being transformed to celebrate her arrival at the resort. The CookieAnn Collection includes a wide range of collectable items such as plush, souvenirs, accessories, home décor, jewelry, headwear, apparel, stationery and pins, all of which feature CookieAnn’s iconic chef’s hat, signature beautiful eyes, cute floppy ears, and nose for a good recipe. Devoted Duffy and Friends fans cannot miss Shanghai Disney Resort’s exclusive offerings including the CookieAnn sleepy scarf, pencil case, passport cover, hoodie and new limited edition pins.
Special CookieAnn-themed food and beverage offerings, including chocolate mousse cakes, cupcakes, marshmallow cookies, vanilla ice cream waffles and souvenir cups will be launched at Mickey & Pals Market Café, Remy’s Patisserie, and Il Paperino to celebrate her arrival. Guests will be able to enjoy the warm companionship of CookieAnn all through the winter and share her treats with loved ones!
To welcome CookieAnn, a special ceremony will be hosted at the Storytellers Statue on December 26, 2019, featuring Mickey and his friends together with Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni and StellaLou, as CookieAnn makes her first appearance at the resort. Come and celebrate CookieAnn’s exciting arrival with us!