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.
Facts and Trivia
1 October 1971.
15 minutes, 55 seconds.
380 guests (seated).
18 Bears, 1 Raccoon, 1 Buffalo head, 1 Stag head, 1 Moose head.
(buffalo) voiced by Thurl Ravenscroft
(stag) voiced by Pete Renoudet
(moose) voiced by Bill Lee
(M.C.) voiced by PeteRenoudet
Five Bear Rugs
: (Zeke, Zeb, Ted, Fred, Tennessee, Oscar) voiced by Stoneman Family. Zeke voiced by Randy Sparks (replaced Dallas McKennan in July 1975).
(small bear) voiced by Bill Cole
voiced by Stoneman Family member
(loser) voiced by Cheryl Poole
(shaker) voiced by Stoneman Family member
: Bunny voiced by Jackie Ward , Bubbles voiced by Loulie Jean Norman, Beulah voiced by Peggy Clark
(nickname Dude) voiced by Randy Sparks (replaced Stoneman Family member in July 1975)
(swings) voiced by Stoneman Family member
voiced by Tex Ritter
(raccoon) voiced by Bill Cole
"The Bear Band Serenade"
(Henry and the Five Bear Rugs)
"The Fractured Folk Song"
(Henry and Wendell)
"My Woman Ain't Pretty"
"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
(Zeke and the Five Bear Rugs)
"How Long Will My Baby Be Gone"
"All the Guys That Turn Me On Turn Me Down"
"If Ya Can't Bite, Don't Growl"
"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
(Henry and Sammy)
"Old Slew Foot"
(Henry, Sammy, Melvin, Buff, and Max)
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.