Country Bear Jamboree

Frontierland, Magic Kingdom

  • Main Details

  • Park Magic Kingdom
  • Land Frontierland
  • Show Type Animatronic Stage Show
  • Indoor Show
  • Show Duration 15mins
  • Pre-Show
  • Post-Show
  • Gift Shop
  • Important Dates

  • Opening Oct 1 1971
  • Queue Details

  • FastPass+
  • Standby Line
  • Indoor Queue
  • Outdoor Queue
  • Typical Standby Wait Low
  • Comfort Level High
  • Extra Magic Hours

  • Morning EMH
  • Evening EMH
  • Viewing

  • Seating
  • Restrictions

  • Frightening for Kids
  • Accessibility May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
  • Captioning Assistive Listening System and Reflective Captioning
  • Photography

  • Photography Allowed
  • Flash Photography
  • Video Recording
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Country Bear Jamboree closed for refurbishment Aug 22, 2012 to Oct 16, 2012

Country Bear Jamboree closed for refurbishment. Sep 28, 2008 to Oct 31, 2008

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.


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.


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


"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.