Cape Cod Cook-Off Restaurant Now Requires Full Meal Purchase for Access to “My Friend Duffy” Stage Show at Tokyo DisneySea

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For the past nine years, the “My Friend Duffy” stage show has been a staple of Tokyo DisneySea’s Cape Cod Cook-Off restaurant (and honestly it’s the redeeming factor for its sub-par burgers.) Until very recently, you could grab a drink, side dish, or other solo item, and get your 45-minute time slot to watch the show!

But it seems that those days are at an end. When I went to visit Cape Cod Cook-Off today, a Cast Member promptly informed me that it is now mandatory to purchase a full set meal for all guests over the age of 4 in order to see “My Friend Duffy,” and that this would be a permanent change.

It used to be about ¥290 ($2.67) for a drink to see the show. But with this change, the price has now shot up to ¥710 ($6.54) for the French Fries & Chicken Nuggets with Soft Drink set to get your Duffy fix.

I’m genuinely disappointed in the Oriental Land Company over this move. One of my favorite things to do when I needed a rest was grab a drink or snack and watch these adorable characters sing and dance. I guess I’ll have to pass up on other delicious offerings, like the nearby Horizon Bay Restaurant (which we reviewed recently), if I want to watch the adventures of Mickey, Duffy, ShellieMay, and Gelatoni.

What do you think of these changes? Let us know below! Be sure to visit TDRPlans if you’re considering or planning a trip to the Tokyo Disney Resort, and as always, stay tuned to WDWNT for up-to-date news on Tokyo Disney Resort, Walt Disney World, and Disney Parks around the world!

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Spencer Lloyd is a college student/parks addict living in Tokyo. He runs, a comprehensive source for information and travel planning related to Tokyo Disney Resort. And fun fact, he is the only person in history to have been in the same ride vehicle as Tom Corless.

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There’s people on “Walt Disney World” News Today that care about Tokyo Disneyland? — and at $6.54 – still a bargain. It’d be $34.99+ in WDW.


I have to assume the price increase isn’t some ludicrous money grab. I mean there are actual people in those suits right? People that need to make $$ to keep doing what they do. I am guessing they need to insure they are making enough overhead to keep those “costumed cuties” on stage and the rest of their staff paid. Otherwise Chesapeake freeloaders will keep taking advantage of the system.

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That is so cheap compared to our state-side overpricing that I can’t even find room in my cold, black soul to protest. If not for hotels, the cheaper prices for everything at TDL would almost balance out financially compared to a WDW vacation.