FIRST LOOK at the BRAND NEW Country Bear Musical Jamboree at Magic Kingdom

The Bears are BACK IN TOWN. 

Country Bear Jamboree opening date

A new era has begun for The Country Bear Jamboree. Originally developed for the never-built Disney’s Mineral King Ski Resort in the 1960s, the attraction has been a beloved mainstay of the Magic Kingdom since Walt Disney World opened in 1971. Over the years, there have been Christmas and summer vacation overlays of the attraction, but nothing as drastic as what’s happened now. 

After a near-6-month refurbishment, the attraction is back as the Country Bear Musical Jamboree and we’re checking it out for the very first time!

New concept art

This new version of the show is based on traditional Nashville musical revues, and features the titular bears performing countrified versions of classic Disney songs including “The Bare Necessities”, “Try Everything” from Zootopia, and ”A Whole New World” from Aladdin. 

We’re ready!

You’ll find new signage out front with the show’s new name, The Country Bear Musical Jamboree.

Country Bear Musical Jamboree

We also spotted a familiar friend!

It’s Big Al!

Before the show got started, we took our time in the lobby of the theater to check out some of the Easter eggs and nods to the original show.

And then, we finally stepped foot into Grizzly Hall once again and took our seats.

Don’t worry — your favorite friends have remained over on the wall!

Hey, pals!

If you’re wondering about the new songs in this show, worry no more! We caught a ton of hits:

  • “Country Bear Musical Jamboree” sung by the Five Bear Rugs
  • Bunny, Bubbles, and Beulah with Trixie singing “Try Everything” from Zootopia
  • Romeo McGrowl singing an Elvis-type rendition of “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid
  • Ernest doing a solo fiddle of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins
Lots of familiar faces!
  • “A Whole New World” from Aladdin by Teddy Barra and Wendell
  • “A Bit of A Fixer Upper” from Frozen by Terrance
  • Big Al (tries to) sing “Remember Me” from Coco but also teases like he’s going to start singing “Blood on the Saddle,” from the original show
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  • “You’ve Got a Friend In Me” from Toy Story sung by Rufus and Sammy
  • “The Bear Necessities” from The Jungle Book is the closing song
  • “Come Again (Come On In)” is still the exit song sung by Rufus, Sammy, Melvin, Buff, and Max
We loved it!

While the new version of the Country Bears show is certainly different, the new Country Bear Musical Jamboree is a sign that these beloved characters are going to remain an essential part of the Magic Kingdom for years to come. Stay tuned to AllEars for further coverage of this new version of a Disney classic. 

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Disclosure: We were invited by Disney to attend the Country Bear Musical Jamboree media preview. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own.

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