Come and join us for another installment of the WDW-Memories podcast, where I try to make it possible for you relive your Walt Disney World Memories when you can't actually be there.
It’s another early morning here in my “studio” and once again, I’m up before the sun. But thankfully today, we’re going back to a memory that is full of enough energy and happiness that it’s sure to pick me up. Today, we’re going to return to Frontierland to watch the Country Bear Jamboree.
I know some of you are probably thinking “didn’t he already do that?”. Well not really. In Memory 042, we did get to see a special Christmas edition of the attraction, but I still haven’t fullfilled the request for the traditional show audio. So it’s time I did that.
Today’s request is from Dan in Soo, Michigan. He emailed me:
Maybe when you next visit WDW you could get audio from The Country Bear Jamboree, that would be awesome as it's one of my very favorite attractions.Well Dan, today’s your day. I hope you stuck with me since you emailed me in 2009 for this attraction (I guess I’m not as caught up as I thought). In any case, as before, I’ve tossed the attraction out to Facebook and Twitter to see what people thought, and this is what I got back.
On Facebook, Skylar wrote:
I liked it, very vintage. I have not seen the seasonal ones, but I loved the magic about it, the performance.And Chris wrote:
Can't believe they made a live action movie about them. Have not seen them in many years. Probably won't see them again until in have little ones to take to the show.You know what Chris, I can’t believe they did either. Sadly, I own the DVD and still haven’t watched it. I don’t know why really, I guess I’m scarred it’ll just disappoint me. Anyways, I personally think this show is so underrated. Yes, it’s great for kids, but I think it has some magic that creates kids out of any old adult. There’s something infectious from the very first Yehaw! that catches you and changes your age, and you quickly forget all the adult things you’re supposed to do, and are glad to be a kid again.
In fact, today’s audio is from December of 2006, our anniversary trip, so it’s just Traci and I, with no kids yet. It’s been a great day in the parks, the crowds are light, and the afternoon parade is going on, so we duck inside the Country Bear Jamboree and wait the minute or so till the next show. As we wait, I slip back outside to take a few pictures of the passing parade from in front of the building, and then just step right back in as the doors have just opened. We are ushered into the auditorium and take our seats. This is where we’ll join the podcast. We’ll sit for a minute till everyone has found their seats (there aren’t that many of us today because most folks are watching the parade outside) and then the show begins.