Country Bear Vacation Hoedown | Disney World

Last Updated on: March 29th, 2024

Country Bear Vacation Hoedown disney worldCountry Bear Vacation Hoedown was a temporary replacement for the classic Disney World show The Country Bear Jamboree. It ran from 1986-1992 in the Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland.

The Country Bear Vacation Hoedown featured a fun and humorous storyline where the country bears have decided to take a break from their regular routines and go on a vacation. The show incorporated new songs and musical numbers that reflect the vacation theme and add a fresh twist to the classic show.

Throughout the Country Bear Vacation Hoedown, guests were treated to a series of lively and entertaining performances by the animatronic bears and other critters. Each character showcased their unique personality and musical talents, providing a blend of humorous moments and catchy tunes that celebrate the spirit of a bear vacation.

The seasonal transformation of “Country Bear Jamboree” into the “Country Bear Vacation Hoedown” added a touch of variety and novelty to the show, keeping it engaging for repeat visitors and those experiencing it for the first time.

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Fun Facts

  1. Unique Character Addition: A skunk named Randy disrupted the show by running around backstage, causing chaos among the bears. This character was voiced by Frank Welker, renowned for voicing many famous characters, including Scooby-Doo​​.
  2. Original and Varied Song Lineup: The show boasted a lineup of 12 songs, blending humor and country charm. The songs ranged from “The Great Outdoors” by The Five Bear Rugs and Henry to “Thank God I’m a Country Bear” by the cast, excluding Ernest and Trixie​​.
  3. Lyrics Reflecting Love for Nature and Humor: The show’s songs contained lyrics that humorously reflected the bears’ love for nature and adventure. For example, Henry’s verse about the bears’ love for nature, fishing, and singing in country harmony, and Trixie’s lament about her love tossed aside, comparing heartaches to fried chicken​​.

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