The Country Bear Jamboree attraction, which was formerly located in Disneyland and can now be found in Disney World, is controversial to some, especially when it comes to some of the song lyrics and stereotypes that sound animations cast.
Despite the controversy, the characters of Country Bear Jamboree can still be seen inside the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World to meet and greet. Bears are unique and create fun and interactive experiences – although at one point the country may have gone a bit too far.
An older video appears on Twitter, which shows a Country Bear Jamboree holding a baby upside down and pushing his head into his pants.
The video, which can be seen below, was taken at Disneyland several years ago.
– Out of the context of the Magic Kingdom (MagicKingdomOOC) 11 July 2022
It’s not clear what exactly was going on during this video or if the cast member inside the Country Bear costume got into trouble or was reprimanded.
More about Country Bear Jamboree
The allure of Country Bear Jamboree is controversial to some, especially when it comes to some of the lyrics and stereotypes that sound animations trigger.
When listening to some of the songs included in the show, it’s safe to say that some of the songs are considered inappropriate, especially for children. The prime example is the famous blood on the reference saddle from Big Al:
There was blood on the saddle,
And blood everywhere,
And a big big pond
of blood on the ground.
Lyrics aren’t the only things that can be considered antiquated. There’s also certain dialogue that bears say might be considered offensive to some plus the animation is pretty outdated (and a bit creepy).
You can read the official gravity description of The Country Bear Jamboree attraction at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is here:
country bear camp
Have a great time in this hilarious country and western musical starring a crew of singing bears.
This Hootenanny is a real shout out
Step into the country theater known as Grizzly Hall and take your seat before the lights dim. Applause with 18 animated sounds of glistening bears playing and singing during this 16-minute game. You’ll hear a mix of original and classic tunes – all performed by the most intelligent creatures in the forest.
Filled with humour, heartfelt and a few surprises, this show is brimming with a Southern sensibility that you and your cubs will love.
Walt Disney’s claws
Country Bear Jamboree is one of the last attractions that Walt Disney personally helped develop. Originally planned for a Disney ski resort that was never built in Mineral King, California, the show with the Singing Bears happily moved to Florida in 1971 and has been performing daily at the Magic Kingdom park ever since.
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