Thursday, January 28, 2016

Magic Kingdom Attractions: Country Bear Jamboree | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

I'll be honest, it's been a long time since I've visited Country Bear Jamboree. In fact, I don't think any of my boys have ever seen it. This is one of the last attractions Walt Disney personally helped develop. This show was planned to be a part of a Disney ski resort in California that was never built. The bears moved to Florida and opened on October 1, 1971 when Walt Disney World opened. The singing bears have been performing ever since!

Located in Frontierland, this 16 minute show, staring 18 animatronic hillbilly bears on 5 stages, brings music, laughter and fun to guests in Grizzly Hall. You can expect some knee slapping, hoedown singing and corny joke telling throughout the show. Grizzly Hall is an indoor theatre that seats a lot of people and is a great place to relax! 

  • This theatre is large and air conditioned!  When it's hot outside, this is a great place to cool off.
  • Once you are inside the pre show area, you can expect about a 10 minute wait before you move into the main theatre.
  • The theatre can get dark.  If young children are scared of dark places, you may want to bring a small keychain size flashlight to comfort the kids.
  • This attraction is perfect for the entire family- old and young!
  • Guests may remain in wheelchairs and ECVs.  Assistive listening and reflective captioning are available.
  • You can find the Country Bears greeting guests in the park from time to time.  Check with guest relations if you want to meet these guys!
  • In 2002, Disney released a movie, The Country Bears, loosely based on this attraction. 

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