Country Bear Jamboree
October 1st 1971
Country Bear Jamboree is a musical revue performed by a jolly band of backwoods bears in Grizzly Hall theater in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom theme park.
Join the talented cast of 18 musically-inclined bears as they perform continuous 17-minute shows featuring country music-style classics—to the delight of fans big and small. The rustic review is infused with a down-home sensibility that includes plenty of great music, broad humor and a few unexpected surprises.
The show starts when the three stuffed animal heads mounted on the walls—named Buff, Max and Melvin—show more life than might be expected.
Grizzly Hall’s emcee, Henry, introduces us to a colorful variety of gifted bears who each make an appearance, sing a few songs and display their expertise on a variety of musical instruments. Look for the crowd favorite; a towering mammoth with a soulful heart named, appropriately, Big Al.
Country Bear Jamboree is one of the very last attractions that Walt Disney personally helped develop. The show was originally planned for a never-built Disney ski resort in Mineral King, California. When that project did not come to fruition, the bears happily moved out to Florida in 1971 and have been performing daily at Magic Kingdom theme park ever since.
Opinion or personal story about this attraction:
This is a really neat attraction to witness with the little ones. This is one of the first rides to debut in Walt Disney World, another attraction to do so is Space Mountain in Tomorrowland.