Extra Magic Hours and Country Bear Jamboree Cutbacks at Disney World

Written by Cory Disbrow. Posted in Dateline Disney World, Walt Disney World

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Published on July 26, 2012 at 11:50 pm with 10 Comments

About Cory Disbrow

Cory likes Walt Disney World so much, he recently packed his bags and moved to Orlando. Cory is a photographer and writes MiceChat's Dateline Disney World columns every Friday.

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  • gKaR

    Thx for the latest updates 🙂 Going to WDW in september. Have been many times before, but still, its always special for me and my partner when we revisit. Enjoying the “build up”, although i do hope Test Track gets finished ahead of schedule. Go WDW builders Go!

  • gKaR

    btw. I hear ya about the extra hours, but can understand if theres so few people there, makes little sense to open. Was never a fan of the Jamboree Show anyway, so wont be sorry personally if it goes completely. Updating rides is a good thing, as long as it retains its “Disney Magic” Having said that I’d be gutted if they removed parts of Splash Mountain, so i do feel sorry for fans of the show. Best not pay attention to unfounded rumor. Lets see what happens.

    thx again for the updates and site loving it 🙂

  • mratigan

    They need to make a 5th gate and have about the history of the parks and put the long gone rides there
    And the pic is the imagination pavilion

  • Fairy Godmother Travel

    NOOO–I love the Country Bears and hope Little Buford will stay around a little longer (and still need to be whupped!). I really miss the Country Bears Christmas show–it was a nice old fashioned offering. . . and who can forget Baby New Year?

  • WDW1971

    I must say I am so looking forward to seeing the Fantasyland expansion. From the outside it looks beautiful and probably some of Imagineer’s best work. Can’t wait to see it! I’m thinking it is going to be even more beautiful than Cars Land.

  • SFDisneyfan

    Maybe I missed this in past coverage, but has anyone noticed that the two ending scenes for the Little Mermaid ride in Florida look like they have been tweaked from the version at DCA?

    I was looking at photos today on this blog: http://orlandoparksnews.blogspot.com/2012/07/hollywood-studios-update-minor_26.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OrlandoThemeParksNews+%28Orlando+Theme+Parks+News%29 and noticed that the model for the ride has two very different mockups for the last two show scenes on the ride.

    I have been on the DCA version a dozen times since it opened, and the scene where Ursula gets her due has always underwhelmed!!!! The first time I rode the ride, how they had depicted Ursula barely registered.

    It was even more of a “wait that’s it?” moment than the endings to the classic dark rides in Fantasyland.

    The layout for the finale scene also appears to be changed from the DCA one.

    Anyone know if this model accurately reflects how the ride will be laid out?

  • MiceChat Staff

    Thanks for the info Cory! Nice work.

  • yoyoflamingo

    If the Country Bears are being cut by 5-6 minutes it’s going to have to be more than just Little Buford, which is only about 30 seconds – a minute. I’m hoping this is still just a rumor however.

    Looking forward to seeing the construction in person in a little over 2 weeks!

  • Timekeeper

    Well, in the case of the tiki room, why it was cut down to what you see now was because of the previous placement, (UNM) so that’s why the fountain element is not there, so that’s why it’s shorted (also has the same problem with the missing “Offenbach” number in Disneyland’s Tiki Room, it being a timing issue.) I hope the rumor is falsified in the case of the Country Bears, because the show looks really great as it stands, it being the original and the only location in the USA, the only other location being Tokyo Disneyland, with it’s holiday changes.


  • Disneycraft

    Hiya i’ve just joined this evening from the uk and want to say how much i enjoyed reading your article ! I can’t believe they might alter country bear ! I think this attraction screams ‘disney’ more than many others and feel it would be wrong to alter it . Hope they just give it a dust !