Save the Country Bear Jamboree at Walt Disney World

UPDATE: The Bears Have Been Saved!

Thanks for all your help! Together, we did it! The Country Bear Jamboree has been saved!

Posted on 6/28/2019 by the Disney Parks Blog:

Thanks for “bearing” with us this week.  With all of the news we’ve shared, we “fur-got” to mention our friends over at the Country Bears. Our Imagineers are always looking at ways to bring more magic to our guests through experiences and stories they know, but contrary to rumors, Country Bear Jamboree is not going into hibernation any time soon.  In fact, we’re looking forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary on Oct. 1, 2021, with Henry, the Five Bear Rugs and the rest of the gang. Until then, “we hope that you’ll be comin’ back again; that you’ll drop in and see us now and then.”

The Country Bear Jamboree was in place as an opening day attraction in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971. The popularity of the show led to a version in Disneyland on March 4, 1972 (since removed) and a third version at Tokyo Disneyland on April, 15, 1983.

According to inside sources, the closure of the Country Bear Jamboree in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom is imminent. Bob Chapek’s mandate that the Disney Parks be used to “leverage intellectual properties” will likely claim the existence of this beloved, original attraction that is the definition of a Magic Kingdom classic—and do it just before its 50th birthday in 2021.

Disney Parks possess characters, environments, and experiences that are, themselves, unique.  As much as Disney Parks are places where characters from film and television come to life, they are also places inhabited by grim-grinning ghosts, by plundering pirates, by Figments of imagination, by singing tiki birds, and by country bears. Removing classic attractions that are the essence of the Disney experience for the sake of cheaply and easily bringing something new is fundamentally misguided and frightening. And that is the path that Mr. Chapek has forged through recent actions, namely the decal-laden Pixar Pier or the shadeless Toy Story Land in the heat of Central Florida. Our mission and purpose is to share news and information that maintain the quality of customer service, experience, and legacy that guests have come to expect from Disney Parks. Fundamental to that is a belief that some attractions are so tethered to the identity of a Disney Park as to become essential. To the Magic Kingdom, the Country Bear Jamboree is just such an experience.

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Disney Corporate Phone Number
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Robert Iger
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Bob Chapek
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Catherine Powell
President, Disney Parks Western Region, “overseeing Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and Disneyland Paris.”
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George Kalogridis
President of Walt Disney World
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FirstLastStateTell us what the Country Bear Jamboree means to you.
.... .... Don't do it! Best show on WDW property!
Geoff Sutcliffe NY I was one of my mothers favorite attactions
Marc Matta-Awad Florida Sure, it was a good show to get away from the tortorous FL sun, but it was just still so charming to me. I wasn't a ginormous fan of CBJ (though my mom is, and it was one of my favorite shows @ Magic Kingdom), but I can't imagine this attraction being gone from the US forever.
Kelly Tays MA Country Bear Jamoree is one of those attractions that we make time to see every time we come to Disney. My father in law who passed a few years ago absolutely loved this attraction and he in turn made us love it too. I realize that you want Disney to be all about the movies that you make but I think you need to keep somethings that when you think about Disney park you think of some of the original attractions and Country Bears is one of those
Christine Zaccari IL Reminds me so much of my childhood and has a very old time feel to it. With all the new Disney attractions coming it would be very sad to see something so original be gone.
Christopher volack PA It's a classic show with a ton of heart. Please don't close...
Deanna Cooper Tennessee I love the CBJ. It was one of my first attractions that I vividly remember from my first parks visit at 4 years old. It’s a classic and represents everything that Walt wanted for these parks.
Randy Lewis OH CBJ is one of the best memories I have of my first visit to WDW in 1973. Is it cutting-edge technology? No. You know what else is not cutting-edge technology - It's a Small World and Peter Pan (I hope I haven't given you any ideas). CBJ is a national, historical treasure that should be preserved for prosperity. There's a reason we haven't replace the Empire State building with a glass walled condo, or filled in the Grand Canyon. WDW is a family park. A generation park. You can't expect families to relate to (i.e. keep returning with their wallets) a park that wipes out their memories just so they can replace them with the latest IP.
Pete M GA the bears are my *favorite* thing in the entire magic kingdom. numero uno. above all else. Even Big Thunder only comes in at 2nd. We see them every time we set foot in the MK (which is a lot now that we have the annual passes). I realize the humor may not be for everyone, but for plenty of us it's funny every time. Muppets, COP and Tiki are in the same vein for me. We see them every time and they have not gotten old. 🙂 why not put Woody's roundup in toy story land? seems like a marionette show could be a *perfect* addition in a kid's backyard play area. 🙂 Or how about maybe actually *using* the bears as an IP? with Disney+ coming up, a cartoon sounds like a great idea.
Angela Schimmels tx This oh so cute, not pretentious just PLAIN fun activity is great for all ages.
Mark Carlton Leicestershire A classic DisneyWorld attraction full of Walt’s imagination, creativity, wit and charm. Must not be removed as it is a legacy from the main man and one of only a few left. Even if it’s popularity wains, it is a piece of nostalgia for so many and is needed within the new additions at the parks.
John Lund Illinois Saw it first in 1975. It is Disney!
Come At Me Bro TX “Don’t be a bully, be kind” - all of you hypocrites posting ignorant things on here.
Megan K Pennsylvania Nothing on this planet could ever top classical Disney rides, especially the Jamboree. This ride recreates all of my childhood memories and will always be my family’s favorite Disney show. Please, Disney, keep the happy memories alive for millions of families and save this classical Disney ride. Let us enjoy this ride with our children and the generations to come. Please.
Andrew Giordano New Jersey The Country Bear Jamboree is one of my favorite places. My mom and I always went there because it was our favorite and a small oasis away from the magical hustle and bustle of the Magic Kingdom. Please do not remove this wonderful attraction. We do not want another toy story attraction. We have 4. We love all of them but there are a lot of movies not represented in the parks like marry poppins, Coco, so much more. Please do not remove this wonderful classic attraction.
Laura Babcock Massachusetts I have been going to WDW since I was 4.5 years old. We love the CBJ as a break from the heat and a way to sing a long and have some fun. I will always hold a piece of this attraction close to my heart so I would hate to see an original piece leave WDW on it's 50th anniversary of all times!
Tony McCarson North Carolina
Anita Giunta New York I think Country Bear Jamboree is replaced by the Toy Story show...…...
Chris Cline Sc The Jamboree is a staple and tradition for our family. Each and every vacation to Walt Disney World
Robert Pritchard AZ I loved it at Disneyland and still upset it was removed there. Do not take it out at WDW!
Melissa M PEI It's a classic attraction!! I love it. I've seen it a few times now and every time it's great. Not only is it entertaining but it's a great way to sit down and enjoy a show for a while. I really want it to stay around for a long time!!
Cassandra Black FL Genuinely hilarious, historically significant as Walt's last laugh. Something me and my husband experience every 2 weeks. Something to get guests quickly out of the heat and sit and enjoy at any age. A break from the crowds but the theater is never empty. Major crowd participation that unifies guests and makes for a truly magical show. Great fan love, seeing homemade costumes at Halloween party nights, or a little girl dancing in her chair knowing all of the words. Wanting to show my children something that is amazing and also represents the grandpa that they'll never meet (I always feel my beloved father-in-laws presence at the show). The uniqueness it brings tomagic kingdom park, the originality of it. The lore it's created with Lester's possum park in a goofy movie or the so-bad-its-good cgi movie. I always am jealous that Tokyo has such amazing merch for their summer version of the show. I'd buy more merch beyond the refillable jug and the sweatshirt/shirt they sold for a while, and my big Al figurine. You can eat in the theatre so having a themed snack cart and any amount of advertising would bring in even more crowds than there already are. Young people love unique, campy stuff. The hoedown with the walk-around characters is also a popular, unique, and special experience. Go on insta and look at the people tagging their homemade jamboree shirts, their excitement to meet the bears in person. We love it, we need it, please don't replace it with an overused franchise of all things. My heart feels broken and the feeling doesn't go away, it will affect my life in a negative way if this rumor becomes reality
alex black florida The country bear jamboree is my favorite attraction in all of Walt Disney world! The songs of love and heartbreak and romance, all sang by goofy looking bears, what's not to love?? It's creative and silly and entertaining and I love it.
Catherine Mabey South Glamorgan Nostalgia & wonderfully layered humour, a tradition in itself & part of any Magic Kingdom visit. The park would be a much poorer place with it gone.
Steven Stanek Ohio
Aidan Kelleher Massachusetts A classic ride that shouldn’t be closed because of the history behind it.
Brianna Norton NJ I have never seen the jamboree, but it's been on my list of attractions to see when I do go to the park and it's an important part of Disney park history that needs to be protected and preserved.
Kathryn Alley West Virginia The country bear jamboree was always my favorite attraction as a kid. it’s such a timeless classic that really adds to the magic of the park. Frontierland will definitely be lacking without the joyful spirit and vibrancy of it.
Chris Turner SC It’s awesome!!!! One my favorite attractions at WDW.
Emma Matthews Home.
Tony Burk OH This was Walt's last attraction that he worked on and was an opening day attraction at WDW. C'mon Bob, not every attraction has to be an IP, look at Haunted Mansion,,,,Geesh. Tony Burk
Daniel Allen California I have always loved the country bear jamboree I was really saddened when they removed it from Disneyland and installed a Pooh bear ride That's aimed at 2 year olds. It's one of the rides That I make sure to go on when I visit Disney world Please do not Remove it from the park. There are enough Toy story rides Already. Leave The Country Bears Alone.
Deborah Tallman WA I grew up watching the Disneyland fireworks from my backyard in Orange CA, so I grew up at Disneyland. BCJ was a favorite attraction when it opened at Disneyland and I was sorry to see it go, so I was so happy, when on my recent trip to Disneyworld, I was able to visit the attraction. I still knew the words to every song (blood on the saddle is my favorite), the theater was full and everyone had a great time. Please reconsider closing BCJ. It's a classic and doesn't deserve to be scrapped. I'm trusting the Disney company will do the right thing. Deborah Tallman
Adrienne Paxton Florida As a child on my first visit to the Magic Kingdom back in 1991, Country Bear Jamboree was one of my very favorite attractions at the park, and one of the most memorable that made me excited to return years later as an adult with my own children. I was so delighted that my children enjoyed it as much as I did at their age. And as I have grown up, the fun antics of the Country Bears has not faded or become any less magic to me. Another reason I love it so much is the fact that it was a favorite of my father in-laws (who I never got to meet) and it gave my husband and I a way to bond over his late father. My husband is devastated to hear that his fathers favorite attraction at the Magic Kingdom could be closed down. One thing that I hope that Disney does not forget, is the wonderful nostalgic that each of these original attractions hold that keeps families coming back to the Magic Kingdom generation after generation. Often heard from my mother or me to my children during a visit to the Country Bear Jamboree....”when i was a kid...” and I hope that my children can one day share in the fun of Country Bear Jamboree with my future grandchildren!
Shannon Ashley Florida I first experienced the Country Bear Jamboree around 1977, on my first trip to the Magic Kingdom with my family. I still remember the "Big Al" stuffed animal that my lucky brother brought home as a souvenir.On each visit since then, I make an effort to attend the show. It is a great spot to relax, away from the heat and crowds and enjoy entertainment from a simpler time. Please allow future generations and long-time Disney loyalists to continue to experience this valuable representation of Disney tradition and history. I realize that the Disney Parks were intended to grow and change over time; however, there will always be customer demand for original attractions such as the Country Bear Jamboree, which is an integral part of the Magic Kingdom. Each time an original attraction is removed, a piece of the Disney magic disappears along with it, which can never be replaced.
Kara Walton Alabama Honestly it was the good ole classic Gay Days Weekend Annual Bear Gathering/Sing A Long that made me fall in love with it. There was so much energy and joy brought about by the songs of the show and us the fans that turned this simple attraction into a memorable experience that keeps me smiling after all these years.
Don Encliffe Florida SAVE THE BEARS (And TOM, Poor guys running out of fake rumors)! SAVE THE BEARS (And TOM, Poor guys running out of fake rumors)! SAVE THE BEARS (And TOM, Poor guys running out of fake rumors)! SAVE THE BEARS (And TOM, Poor guys running out of fake rumors)! SAVE THE BEARS (And TOM, Poor guys running out of fake rumors)! SAVE THE BEARS (And TOM, Poor guys running out of fake rumors)! SAVE THE BEARS (And TOM, Poor guys running out of fake rumors)!
Chris Siford AZ From my 1st trip to WDW in 1975 with my parents, we had a great time there. My parents have passed and with my last trip to WDW in 2016, I went to the Jamboree and a flood of memories came back. Even though I have memories all over the park of my parents, the ones at the Jamboree are the most special.
Alexandra Macias Florida I've seen the Country Bears at least 100 times since I was a child. My family knows every word to every song. We <3 Big Al, Liver Lips, Trixie, Henry, etc. Please don't spill any Blood on the Saddle! We need to preserve the history and nostalgia of Walt's Last Laugh!!!!
Adam B New Hampshire I make sure to go every trip even though it isn’t the greatest it is a classic part of disney if you want more toy story attractions put them in toy story land
Michelle Brown NY This attraction is one of the few left that has some of Walt Disney's magic associated to it. To remove it would be like removing the Tiki Room or the Jungle Cruise as you would be removing part of Walt. When I was 7 years old my parents got me the Country Bear Jamboree record and I played it none stop in my room.I know every song and line from the show by heart and it is a must see for me every time I go to Disney World. People still enjoy the show as it is so please don't mess with it.
Steve Hornsby Kentucky Please do not remove it. I first saw it in July 1972 with my parents. I had lots of fun watching it then and still love to watch it when I come for a visit. They are not too many things to see when that park open. It is part of Disney and he would have found a way to keep that show going on for other to see for the first time.
Hilarie Perkins Pennsylvania This is a great, classic attraction that is good for the whole family!
Garrison Calcote TX Bob Chapek you are making a big mistake, do you know how many people you are making angry? We love this Attraction, it’s an original that no other park can create! This last Attraction was Walt’s Last laugh and throwing this Attraction away is probably going to be the biggest mistake Disney has ever made, besides Cars 2 and Superstar Limo. So Please Mr.Chapek we’re begging not to put this Attraction in the grave let it live for my kids to see and tell them it was an opening day Attraction. Thanks for taking your time in reading this. -Garrison
Margaret Abdy This is a must do every time we are in the park. All the family enjoy it and we come out smiling & singing every time. There is room at Disney for nostalgia. It doesn’t have to be only the most recent products that bring the happiest memories.
Hugh Francisci From my first magic Kingdom visit in 1976 when I was five years old, up to my last visit in 2018 at age 47, the Country Bears have always been there. Don’t take it away!
Tyler ———- CA I remember going to the jamboree with my grandpa and we both loved watching it at Disneyland but than they closed it and we where both upset but it was still at Disney world so every year we go to disneworld to carry out our tradition of Seeing the jamboree it’s something that connects us both with memories that we thought would continue to last a lifetime.
Linda Lee NC CBJ was one of my first WDW experiences . I then understood the difference between an amusement park and a theme park. I have since been to the park since too many times to count. Unfortunately as the years catch up to me there are fewer rides I can enjoy. CBJ provides a welcome respite from the flash and speed that seems to have overtaken the park. The pure joy it evokes is unmatched anywhere else.Remember, only you can prevent CBJ demise. understood the difference between an amusement park and a theme park.
Kristina P NC This attraction was my dad's absolute favorite. Every year when we went we had to see it and I remember him laughing hysterically at the corny jokes! He is gone now but we have continued the tradition as a must do with our kids and they will hopefully be able to continue it with their kids! It breaks my heart to think of another original attraction leaving. There are very few left that I was able to share with my dad! Please keep it!!!
Zachary Meyerson CT Classic attraction that has always been a favorite since my childhood.
Devin Mejico California After years of going to Walt Disney World the Jamboree has never gotten old. I have so many family memories there and would hate to see my favorite bears go. It is a true classic that everyone would hate to see go. The jamboree is by far my favorite show at the magic Kingdom
Disney Lover NY Getting rid of an attraction that Walt worked on himself would be absolutely heartbreaking..
Mason Pyle Florida It’s not my favorite thing at Disney but my parents and sister love the Country Bear Jamboree. This is a very underrated attraction at the Magic Kingdom same thing with a lot of Frontierland attractions (the shooting range and Tom Sawyer Island for example)
Alexa Senatore New York Too many classic Disney attractions that I've grown up with are slowly disappearing, and the Country Bear Jamboree closing would contribute to that. Without it, there would be no more hand clapping, foot stomping, and singing along with my family 🙁
Michael Terry Kentucky I have never actually been to the jamboree but it is a fundamental part of Disney World and needs to stay
Ryan Ingram Indiana I keep coming back to Disney World annually for the classic disney rides such as the Country bear Jamboree. This is why I come, why I spend so much money to visit -the nostalgia. When these rides are gone, the memories will be, too. Then I won’t have a reason to keep coming back. Star Wars Land and Toy Story rides hold little appeal: I’m here for classic Disney.
Stephen Marcus CA A wonderful show that I go on every visit. TS belongs in HS not MK
Taylor Kissling IN Country Bears to me is a opening day attraction that should stay at the Magic Kingdom. I know Disney wants new things for the 50 birthday celebration but they should also keep the opening day attractions that represent they made it that far. Country Bears is a must do every time I’m in Magic Kingdom it makes me happy and makes me laugh. I know all the words to all the songs! There’s no other attraction like it in the world! I hope it stays so we can keep having beary good times!
Aidan Byrnes Pennsylvania This ride is so important to me, you close this and you kill a legend. you already closed country bear jamboree in Disneyland. Please don't do it. #Savethejamboree
Emmie desrosiers Georgia My all time favorite show in wdw and includes my favorite animatronics
Jeannette Sanchez Florida Fun and Laughter. Please I don't want to leave!
Noah Lee Florida I fell in love with this attraction when I first rode it, and is now one of my all time favorites. Removing this would be a butchering of Walt’s last approved project, and a closing of one of the few opening day attractions left. Please keep the Jamboree. A suggestion would be, if you really want this woody puppet show, close down the shooting range.
Amy Knight Florida I love the Country Bears for the music, the characters and the air conditioning. It is so classic. I wish Disney would never remove it.
ADAM Sheren MI this was the only attraction i wanted to go to when I was a little kid, this need to stay. please do not get rid of an original to replace it with a toy story stage show. is that not why you built a whole land for toy story
Brittany Thompson CA I LOVE this classic attraction, please keep it!
Steven Sokulski Florida
Melissa Giovinazzo NY On my first trip to Disney World, my father said, I think you are going to like this show. We saw the Country Bear Jamboree and I loved it. I have been so excited to take my daughter to the show in November and I am devastated that it might not be there.
Jarrett Groue Florida The country bears represents a piece of living history, the entire MK and DL park should be treated as historical landmarks and the attractions in them especially those with any connection to Walt labeled OFF Limits, expansion is fine but not at the expense of removing something PRICELESS.
BackDoorDisney REEEEEEEEEEEE Tom’s Ass I like turtles
T. B Michigan I love the Country Bear Jamboree! I always look forward to it every trip. It is a family show! A true Disney tradition.
Jacqlyn Berky Florida When I was a child my grandmother used to take us to Disney World every year for Christmas. On her list of must do's was Small World and Country Bear Jamboree. I havnt been to Disney in many years (10-15 years). This year I am to be going for my honeymoon. When making my plans my must do's were, among a small handful of other attractions, The Country Bear Jamboree. I could not inmagine a Disney trip without it. This was "Walts last laugh" and I feel it would be a travisty to remove this attraction. Country Bears is one of those attractions that comes to mind when I think Disney. Please do not take away this beloved attraction.
Sandra Aames NJ If CBJ closes, I can promise you I will never book another vacation at WDW for my family. I will be done with this hobby of mine. The only reason to close this is cost-cutting and I’ve had enough. I can cost-cut too
Craig Jones Georgia We love the Country Bear Jamboree. It’s a tradition that can be continually passed and shared from parents to children
Andrew Milham California
Cheryl Weidenweber Ohio The Country Bears is something people want to take their kids to see because they saw it when they were little, something those kids then want their kids to see. It is wholesome silly fun for the whole family in a cute theater with seats and air conditioning. Don't take our Bears away!
Andrea Zuehlsdorff Florida It means a fun experience for all ages.
Kenzie Grohman New York I save up all year to go to WDW at least once a year. And every single year I see the CBJ multiple times and it’s the last thing I see on my last day at WDW. I’d be absolutely heart broken if I couldn’t see my Big al the next time I go. 🙁
Diane Zimmerman Pa Childhood memories!
Ryan Teetz WI CBJ has been a staple in my family since my grandparents started going to Walt Disney World in the 70s. The show stands up to this day and it would be a travesty if it went away for anything else.
Sam Fritz IL The Country Bear Jamboree is our Tiki Room. It is pure Disney charm and needs to be preserved.
Jason Siegfried LA I've attended this attraction ever since I began visiting Disney as a kid. It's a must do for us every trip. Looking forward to taking my daughter for her first trip next year to this iconic show.
Angie Ransick Ohio I have been going to Disney almost yearly for 20 years. I have loved Walt and everything about his history and innovative ideas and love of history and progress. One of my favorite family traditions is visiting Country Bear every time we go into the park at least every time we go into the park. I was raised by southerners and my dad always sang running bear to us as kids. It is a piece of history and nostalgia that shouldn’t be touched. It is always frequented when we are there which means the seats are filled. People enjoy it. Not everything needs to be new. We have enough of that. Leave nostalgic Disney alone. Please keep Country Bear!
Nathalia Rodriguez California I have never this attraction in person before I started becoming obsessed with it just last year and really wanting to see this in person and I’m pretty sensitive of how others think of this attraction
Manuel Garcia Lima The first time I went to see the bears (That´s how my family likes to call it)was in my first trip to WDW in 1982 and the last time was less than 2 months ago, every time I travel to Orlando, the bears was one of the must do/see things during my 5 days in the parks and have been there everytime since them. It's a classic and part of the WDW story that can be updated or modified but not removed best regards
Brian Langlois TN Stuff like this is classic Disney, full of immense charm. If they need to tweak or update it, I am fine with that, but they shouldn't outright replace it. We need to keep the classics!
Mike Benson Ohio Walt Disney's Last Laugh. What more is there to say? This attraction is a part of the fabric of the Magic Kingdom. And removing it would be one more step toward the complete alienation of Disney World's passionate fan community. While I realize that progress and evolution are necessary for Disney, those can be done alongside reverence for history, not at the expense of it. You have the blessing of size. You have had an incredibly successful decade financially. Build new attractions that don't require you to bulldoze existing ones. While I won't use hyperbole and say that removal of Country Bears would result in my not continuing to take a Disney vacation at least once a year, I will assert that the continued disregard for the history of this resort very well may. Eventually, you'll put that last straw on this camel's back. I know you have lots of guests, but your dedicated, repeat visitors have got to be worth something.
Rose Kay TEXAS Grew up watching this in Disneyland. Taken my children to this in Florida. It’s a three generation family tradition in the heat of the day, grab an ice cream and go watch the CBJ. The older attractions need to stay along with the newer ones, so that several generations can enjoy the same attraction. Would hate to see the theme parks not be a place for FAMILIES.
Mark Kohler Florida Stop the disjointed IP approach and retain this classic and timeless attraction. Upgrade to modern animotronics and keep the story going.
Stephanie James Louisiana The follow is the email I sent to WDW management and their response: It has been announced via social media that Disney is considering closing one of the original attractions at the Magic Kingdom, the Country Bear Jamboree, to replace it with a Toy Story themed attraction. This would be to the park's and the company's detriment of this were in fact to happen. These attractions that your founder, Walt Disney, had a hand in himself are becoming fewer and far between and need to be preserved. His love of family, idealism, integrity of the work is what brings generations of people back to the parks and it's merchandise. Even though Mr Disney new the parks would be always changing, growing there something to be said for nostalgia. It is our happy memories that root WDW in our hearts... make us more likely to open our pockets, myself included as a CLUB 33/DVC/AP holder and former Cast Member. I implore you to reconsider and listen to the vast amount of true Mousketeers who wish to share their love of Disney with their children in years to come. ----------------------------------------------------- Dear Stephanie, Thank you for your message to George Kalogridis regarding the Walt Disney World Resort. Your correspondence was forwarded to me so I could personally respond to you. We truly appreciate your passion and interest for Country Bear Jamboree, as they do have a very close tie to Walt Disney himself. Currently, we are focused on the new and exciting entertainment options coming to Epcot with Ratatouille and Guardians of the Galaxy, Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and the Tron attraction at Magic Kingdom Park. We are also very excited about the opening of the Gran Destino Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in the very near future and as a Disney Vacation Club Member, I'm sure you're also excited about the opening of Disney's Riviera Resort later this year. Please know when we receive comments from Guests, such as yours, they are shared with various areas of our organization. Our Guests' feedback, as well as their continued enthusiasm for our products and services, is very important to us. We genuinely appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts with us. Best regards, John Raley Executive Correspondence Specialist Walt Disney World Resort 407-934-7788
daniel smay Florida This was my grandfather and grandmothers favorite attractions, we have all their bear plush, it would break my heart if this attraction closed.
Madison Mantas Florida The last laugh that Walt had, that really should mean something to everyone. This is a staple in plenty of people’s Walt Disney World vacation and it needs to stay that way. We have Toy Story in another park, as I think the Woody’s Round-Up show would be an excellent idea, put it where it belongs near the Toy Story area, and maybe even in the theater where all they do is show previews of movies and not in a place that so many people love so much.
Deidra Meysembourg New Jersey It's history!! Even though it's a little dusty it still brings back so many great childhood memories.
Nathalia Rodriguez California The greatest attraction ever
John Vitale Georgia This was my grandfathers favorite attraction he could never really ride rides due to medical reasons but this was one of the few things that made him smile in life
Luis Ruiz mx It's Disney. You can't just plaster everything with franchises. The original purpose of the Disney ventures was to amaze and bring joy. It's doable, asian cultures amaze with technology and guest experience, they don't need (fictional) celebrities.
Luis Ruiz Mexico You can't just make everything so commercial. The original purpose of the Disney ventures was to bring wonder and joy, not squeeze franchises. Now it feels it's all about plastering (fictional) celebrities. It's doable, look at asian cultures being amazed at generic robots and holograms. Renew animatronics, that's fine, but don't kill the vibe.
Aron L. N/A Let me start by saying I have never experienced the Jamboree yet. But many moons ago I grew up with a VHS copy of Disney's Sing Along Songs: Disneyland Fun (1990). My favourite segment of the tape was "The Great Outdoors" performed by none other than the Country Bears. The song carries a lot of meaning for me and I have always wanted to see what the Jamboree is like. There are plans to go in the coming years (for a certain anniversary) to go to WDW and the Jamboree is on my list for to do's (alongside Jungle Cruise and such not, attractions that Disneyland Paris doesn't have). Hearing these rumours boiling about changing everything about this attraction just when I'd get there for the first time is going to be a huge disappointment, the equivalent if not more than losing Disney Dreams in Paris. Just please leave the Bears alone, no need to go shooing off friendly nature, just keep 'em looking grand for future generations. It's not just a show, it's a piece of history.
Gary Pyle FL Please do not remove the Country Bears! It is a classic and part of the heart of the Magic Kingdom. If you want to add another attraction to Frontierland, how about using some of the abundant land around the Magic Kingdom?? More is better. There are not nearly enough attractions in the Kingdom to accommodate the crowds. An additional attraction makes more sense than replacing one. I would also suggest an upgrade to the bear animatronics. I can think of many ways to refresh this great, original attraction.
Alyssa Roderick Florida Country Bear is an iconic Disney attraction! It represents the original idea of the Disney parks and the theming Walt wanted throughout hispark. If every classic attraction is taken away we lose the magic of old Disney and future generations will never get to experience attractions that started the love for so many around the world.
Brian English GA Not only should this attraction be saved, but the missing four or five minutes of the show should be restored. This is a classic attraction. Enough with Toy Story already.