Country Bear Jamboree

Frontierland, Magic Kingdom
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Description

The Country Bear Jamboree is an Audio-Animatronic stage show presented in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom. Performed in Grizzly Hall, The Country Bear Jamboree was an opening day attraction for the Magic Kingdom on 1 October 1971.

Details

FASTPASS: No
Height/Age Requirement: No

Facts and Trivia

Opening Date: 1 October 1971.

Show Duration: 15 minutes, 55 seconds.

Capacity: 380 guests (seated).

Animatronics: 18 Bears, 1 Raccoon, 1 Buffalo head, 1 Stag head, 1 Moose head.

Characters

Buff (buffalo) voiced by Thurl Ravenscroft
Max (stag) voiced by Pete Renoudet
Melvin (moose) voiced by Bill Lee
Henry (M.C.) voiced by PeteRenoudet
Gomer (piano player)
Five Bear Rugs: (Zeke, Zeb, Ted, Fred, Tennessee, Oscar) voiced by Stoneman Family. Zeke voiced by Randy Sparks (replaced Dallas McKennan in July 1975).
Wendell (small bear) voiced by Bill Cole
Liverlips McGrowl voiced by Stoneman Family member
Trixie (loser) voiced by Cheryl Poole
Terrence (shaker) voiced by Stoneman Family member
Sun Bonnets: Bunny voiced by Jackie Ward , Bubbles voiced by Loulie Jean Norman, Beulah voiced by Peggy Clark
Ernest (nickname Dude) voiced by Randy Sparks (replaced Stoneman Family member in July 1975)
Teddi Barra (swings) voiced by Stoneman Family member
Big Al voiced by Tex Ritter
Sammy (raccoon) voiced by Bill Cole

Songs

"Pianjo" (Gomer)
"The Bear Band Serenade" (Henry and the Five Bear Rugs)
"The Fractured Folk Song" (Henry and Wendell)
"My Woman Ain't Pretty" (Liverlips McGrowl)
"Mama Don't Whip Little Buford" (Henry and Wendell); previously recorded by Homer and Jethro
"Tears Will Be the Chaser for My Wine" (Trixie); previously recorded by Wanda Jackson
"Devilish Mary" (Zeke and the Five Bear Rugs)
"How Long Will My Baby Be Gone" (Terrence)
"All the Guys That Turn Me On Turn Me Down" (Sun Bonnets)
"If Ya Can't Bite, Don't Growl" (Ernest)
"Heart We Did All That We Could" (Teddi Barra); previously recorded by Jean Shepard
"Blood on the Saddle" (Big Al); previously recorded by Tex Ritter
"Davy Crockett" (Henry and Sammy)
"Old Slew Foot" (entire cast)
"Come Again" (Henry, Sammy, Melvin, Buff, and Max)

Show Variations

Country Bear Jamboree became the Country Bear Vacation Hoedown on 1 February 1986. The original show returned on 1 February 1992.

Country Bear Jamboree held Christmas Special performances from 1984 to 2006.
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