Mousetalgia 265: From Indian Village to Critter Country

Written by Jeff Baham. Posted in Disney History, Disneyland Resort, Mousetalgia

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Published on November 19, 2013 at 12:01 am with 2 Comments

Along the edge of Disneyland’s Rivers of America, Critter Country and Splash Mountain welcome guests into a wilderness of friendly fauna. But before Critter Country, there was Bear Country and its Jamboree, and before Bear Country, there was Indian Village and its living history. Join Mousetalgia for an informative look at the history of the far end of Disneyland, and learn about the development of this section of the park. Was Indian Village condescending or a product of its time – or both? Is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh a better or worse attraction than its predecessor, the Country Bear Jamboree? We also review all of the current food and shopping options in Critter Country, and weigh the pros and cons of spending time at the farthest corner of Disneyland. Plus – a listener reviews Peter and the Starcatcher, Team Mousetalgia creates our own attractions to add to Critter Country, and more.

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  • eicarr

    I would build a rainbow caverns mine train between critter country and Frontierland that acted as a shuttle like hog warts express at universal.

    The bears were sad dated and empty near the end and they needed to be euthanized. it was horrific during the 90′s dark ages when they shut down lots of high end experiences to be replaced with budget items like pooh(the name of an attraction and type of quality of everything new for a couple years)

    LOVE hungry bear!!!! A must every visit

  • amyuilani

    Is the photo you used here available without the title? (Splash Mountain decorated for Christmas) I think I’d like to use it as my holiday wallpaper at work. I once worked on Splash Mountain so that image has a special place in my heart. :)