‘Olu Mel, one of Duffy the Disney Bear’s friends who was originally created exclusively for Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, made his meet & greet debut today in Ko Olina, Hawaii.

Photo Source: Disney Parks Blog

Photo Source: Disney Parks Blog

What’s Happening:

  • Music loving turtle ‘Olu Mel, a Friend of Duffy the Disney Bear, has made his meet & greet debut at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii.
  • The Disney Parks Blog shared the news today, although this is not the walkaround character’s first appearance.
  • The plush character was created for Aulani in 2018, available exclusively at Disney’s Hawaiian resort until July 2020 when he was introduced at Shanghai Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland.
  • The meet & greet character first appeared at Shanghai Disneyland during the Duffy Month celebration..
  • When we visited Aulani last November when it reopened, the only character opportunities were Mickey and Minnie Mouse, seen from balconies around the pool area.
  • According to the Disney Parks Blog post, Donald, Daisy and Stitch are also making meet & greet appearances, but it doesn’t specify if they are from balconies or if Aulani has resumed up-close meet & greets.
  • In order to travel to Hawaii, travelers need to have negative COVID-19 test results from no more than 72-hours prior in order to avoid a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
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