Songs Revealed for New Country Bear Musical Jamboree Coming This Summer to Magic Kingdom

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Posted: Thursday May 30, 2024 8:04pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

A new video from Walt Disney Imagineering reveals three of the new songs for the upcoming Country Bear Musical Jamboree at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Tracks will include "A Whole New World," "Try Everything," and "Bear Necessities."

Paying homage to the musical revues of Nashville, Imagineers worked alongside record-breaking 10-time CMA Musician of the Year, Mac McAnally, on the music — McAnally is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame and Alabama Music Hall of Fame. For the voice of the beloved bear, Trixie St. Claire, country singer Emily Ann Roberts added her twangy vocals to "Try Everything." Allison Russell and Christopher Scott Thile slowed things down a bit with a mandolin-style of "A Whole New World" for Wendell and Teddi Barra.

"I’ve never done anything like this, where the song is truly coming to life before folks' eyes," shared Emily Ann. "It was really neat to hear the whole concept and then being able to stand behind the mic and think ‘how do I put myself in Trixie’s shoes?"'

Watch the latest "We Call It Imagineering" installment to see behind-the-scenes of a recording session and listen to the new Country Bear Musical Jamboree songs.

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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DCBaker10 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:

LittleBuford20 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!