Country Bear Jamboree

Frontierland
Magic Kingdom


Introduction | Attraction | Touring Tips | Kids and Characters | Dining | Shopping | Interesting Facts


"So clap your hands, and stomp your feet
and try to keep right with us.
One sure thing the bear band's got
is good old country rhythm."


Country Bears outside the Attraction

INTRODUCTION


The Five Bear RugsReady for some good ol' songs of Americana? If so, the Country Bears will entertain you in Grizzly Hall! Located in Frontierland just past the Frontierland Shootin' Gallery and before Pecos Bill Cafe, the Country Bear Jamboree is a theater-style attraction with audio-animatronic characters. Come in for some old-fashioned music -- you'll have a foot- stompin', hand clappin' good time!

ATTRACTION


As you enter Grizzly Hall, get ready for close to 16 minutes of good ol' country music! You'll be entertained by 18 bears, a raccoon, a buffalo, a stag and a moose the likes of which you may never see again.

Big Al, Zed, Ted, Henry, Liverlips McGrowl, Teddi Beara, Trixie and Bubbles, Bunny and Beulah will entertain you with songs like:

My Woman Ain't Pretty, but She Don't Swear
Mama, Don't Whip Little Buford
Tears Will Be the Chaser for My Wine
All the Guys That Turn Me On Turn Me Down
Blood on the Saddle
The Ballad of Davy Crockett

On December 19, 1984, a Country Bear Christmas Special show was introduced with new costumes, sets and decorations. The Chrismtas Special last ran in 2006.

In May 1986, the Country Bear Vacation Hoedown replaced the Country Bear Jamboree, but fewer than six years later, in February '92, the original show returned.


Your host, Henry

TOURING TIPS


The Country Bear Jamboree is a fun show with lots of laughs that plays to audiences of all ages.

This is a great attraction to see when you want to get out of the sun and off your feet for a spell.

The line for the Bears will wind its way along the front of Grizzly Hall. Once inside the turnstiles, you're in the preshow area. Your wait time here is approximately 10 minutes until the next show.

Country Bear fans should be sure to catch the Christmas Special, which plays annually from approximately Thanksgiving until right after the New Year.

KIDS AND CHARACTERS


Walk around bear character at MKKids of all ages should love the show; there isn't a scary thing about it, although, since it takes place in a darkened theater, that might be cause for concern for some.

The Country Bears can be found roaming the park in both Frontierland and Main Street, and sometimes cruise on the Liberty Belle Riverboat, too. Be on the lookout for the unadvertised Frontierland Hoedown when the bears come out to dance with the guests.

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DINING


Big Al singing Blood on the SaddleAdjacent to the Country Bears Jamboree is the Pecos Bill Cafe, which serves burgers, wraps, salads and hot dogs. It's actually one of the better places to eat in the Magic Kingdom. Also in this area (past Pecos Bill's) is the Frontierland Fries wagon (in case you just can't do without your McDonald's French fries).


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SHOPPING


Next to the Country Bear Jamboree is Big Al's, a log house featuring Disney merchandise, hats, souvenirs and various sundries.

There isn't much in the way of Country Bear souvenirs. There have been a few trading pins featuring the show, and some assorted postcards, but not much else.

INTERESTING FACTS


Your hosts for the Country Bear Jamboree are none other than Melvin, Buff and Max. Unfortunately, all you can see of them are their heads! There was a time, way back when, that as you exited the attraction, these three characters were on the other side talking to you.

Melvin, Buff and MaxCountry Bear Jamboree was the first major attraction to actually debut at Walt Disney World in Florida, and subsequently open at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland. The original show was sponsored by Pepsi-Cola and Frito Lay.

Thurl Ravenscroft provided the voice for Buff the Buffalo and Tex Ritter that of Big Al.

The Country Bears movie was released by Disney in 2002, based loosely on the characters found in this attraction.