Country Bear's Grizzly Hall at Magic Kingdom Set for New Exterior Theming

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Grizzly Hall - May 24 2024
Posted: Friday May 24, 2024 2:30pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

A permit has been filed for new exterior theming at the Country Bear's Grizzly Hall in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.


The permit to install new signage for the Country Bear Musical Jamboree has been assigned to John Richards Co., which specializes in themed signage and sets. The company has worked with Disney for decades, mainly in the Disney Stores, followed by work at the theme parks for both Disney and Universal. (Thanks to @danlb_2000 on the WDWMAGIC Forums for the permit)

Here is a look at the previous signage which is now being replaced.

The refreshed Country Bear Musical Jamboree is set to open this summer, but Disney has yet to provide a specific date. Current best estimates suggest an August 2024 opening.

The new show pays homage to the Opry-style shows of Nashville. While the Country Bear Musical Jamboree will include easter eggs from the beginning to the end including a familiar tune fans may remember, the bears will sing new, reinterpreted Disney tunes in different genres of country music – like bluegrass, pop-country, Americana, rockabilly and other styles.

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DCBaker11 hours ago

These hours may change as the reopening date gets closer, but here’s what Disney has added for operational hours for the show beginning July 17:

LittleBuford21 hours ago

It’s a very weird song by modern standards, regardless of one’s political leanings. I can’t imagine there are many parents out there who would want their children being serenaded with the words “Give her a slap, give her a cuff”.

FettFan1 day ago

They should have classic Disney Bear songs…my vote is for the Humphrey Hop (aka “Put it in the Bag”) Sadly, I think the ultra-progressive parasites would go nuts if Disney used “Say It With A Slap”.

C33Mom1 day ago

I always like to warn people of this whenever TDR comes up. We were there last summer and almost no food options or available the first hour or two in DisneySea, and then many/most food venues had closed before the night parade even started. 😭

the_rich1 day ago

It's crazy to say but it looks like wdw is less complicated to book as well. You have to make multiple bookings if you want to spend more than two nights in a tokyo Disney hotel. And the packages each come with 3 day park tickets, so you wind up with more tickets than you need. You have to pre book ur fp and ur meals. To me it seems like more planning than wdw.

TrainsOfDisney1 day ago

Do they have limited hours in Tokyo? I’ve never been sadly.

C33Mom1 day ago

I’m happy that food vendors open earlier and stay open later, and the food queues are often shorter…but overall TDR is superior to WDW, especially for merchandise.

TrainsOfDisney1 day ago

Are you the only person that is happy about that?

Haymarket20081 day ago

Okay lol.

Ayla1 day ago

WDW isn't Tokyo.

HoustonHorn1 day ago

While I think Whole New World is a weird choice for this, apparently it's popular with Astro and Oriole fans, who are voting in which song to hear in the 7th inning stretch during the Astros' princess Day...

Musical Mermaid4 days ago

My niece would've loved some. She has the pressed coins. Unfortunately, the little of what we've seen the past few years has been for adults.

Haymarket20084 days ago

If they don’t turn that portion of the shop across the way from Grizzly Hall into a store filled with CBJ merchandise (on the level of Tokyo Disneyland’s), they are missing out big time. CBJ merch sells like hot cakes over in Tokyo.

Goofy Ninja5 days ago

Must these uncreatives ruin everything!