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    Country Bears California Tour

    From a Al Lutz article:

    "While the Grizzly Peak Recreation Area was one of the more successful sections of DCA, it is also slated to receive attention and additional attractions. However, after initial studies were completed that even included some Imagineers placing plywood animal cutouts along the Grizzly River Run flume during early morning testing, the plans for many of the new rides there have been shelved for now. The initial hope was that the Grizzly Peak mountain structure would support several additional wilderness themed rides that wrapped in and around the existing raft ride. A new version of Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland chugging past animatronic scenes, as well as a new theater home for the Country Bear Jamboree built into the side of the mountain were all seriously proposed, considered, and sketched out. Sadly, those ideas have been shelved for now."


    If the Bears were brought to DCA what song list would you like to see?
    • - The 5 Bear Rugs and Henry
    • - Trixie
    • - Wendell
    • - Liverlips McGrowl
    • "California Bears"- The Sun Bonnets, Gomer, Max, Buff, and Melvin
    • - Terrence the Shaker
    • - The 5 Bear Rugs
    • - Ernest the Dude
    • - Teddi Barra and Henry
    • - The 5 Bear Rugs
    • - Big Al
    • - Cast

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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    If a semi-contemporary CA theme were decided upon for the CBJ in DCA, I would like to see some of the following, by title, and performer (at least most definitive, if not the actual 'original' version):

    California Dreamin'--Mamas and the Papas
    San Fernando Valley--Bing Crosby
    Route 66--Nat King Cole
    I Left My Heart in San Francisco--Tony Bennett
    Surfin' USA/California Girls--Beach Boys
    I love LA--Randy Newman
    California Here I Come--Al Jolson
    California--Joni Mitchell

    Kind of a predictable, contrived selection, but those are a few examples of what I would like to see/hear.

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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    Please no song for CBJ. Add bears to GRR if you like but don't bring the music. Please can we leave the CBJ alone. IMHO it would turn it into a sugar coated mess.
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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    Agreed. Have one play the piano. No need to corny it up and have them talking.

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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    Put the piano player in the lift building, possibly only the music, with the piano player unseen, hence unneeded.
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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    If the country bears ever assume residence in California, Woody Guthrie is certainly the most appropriate match. And, "This Land Is Your Land" is among the songs that naturally lend themselves to this kind of treatment.

    Of course, any Californian version of the Country Bear Playhouse would also need Humphrey the Bear and J. Audubon Woodlore to host the show.

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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    A new CBJ show must have the song the little bear sings that goes something like:
    "Momma, don't whoop little Gopher, he just won't understand, Momma don't shoot little Gopher, Momma just shoot him instead.
    That is the greatest song ever.

    I would like for all or almost all of the songs to be creations made exclusively for the Country Bears, except the Davy Crockett song can return.

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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    I liked songs from "The Fox & the Hound", both films.

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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    If you are going to force the CBs to sing again I think they should perform the entire Gap Band discography. If the bears are brought back the play list should be as ridiculous as the idea.

    Besides Big Al singing You Dropped a Bomb on Me might just work.
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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    Quote Originally Posted by mousechild View Post
    If you are going to force the CBs to sing again I think they should perform the entire Gap Band discography. If the bears are brought back the play list should be as ridiculous as the idea.

    Besides Big Al singing You Dropped a Bomb on Me might just work.
    Now help me out here, which one is Liver-Lips McGrowl?

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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    Now help me out here, which one is Liver-Lips McGrowl?

    The one on the right.














    I thought about saying they should have the bears cover George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars, but I couldn't bring myself to type it.
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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    CBJ sing - Meatloaf - Pink Floyd - Moody Blues? No rap.
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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    The Country Bears seem to be a love it or hate it type of thing. I for one love it, and desperately want them back. At DL they would actually maintain the bears and change shows according to season (Christmas). WDW doesn't maintain the bears and they don't play the Christmas show anymore, but DL would.

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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    I remember the country vacation hoedown and would love songs like california girls and surfin usa unfortunately i read somewhere that the mountain was built in such a way that they couldnt construct a theater inside it. It would be nice to have the bears back though if they could come up with another way of building a theater. it would fit with the mountain theme and would be lots of fun.

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    Re: Country Bears California Tour

    Quote Originally Posted by PragmaticIdealist View Post
    Of course, any Californian version of the Country Bear Playhouse would also need Humphrey the Bear and J. Audubon Woodlore to host the show.
    Why? I have seen this opinion expressed by several MCers, and I don't understand why they have to be added. Please explain.

    Not to say that I don't love Humphrey and J.A. Woodlore, I just don't see why they absolutely need to be put in the show, esp. kicking the only true host, Henry, to the curb. I also feel that the CBs shouldn't be put into DCA, but rather, Frontierland. But, that appears to only be my opinion so far.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cmash95 View Post
    I remember the country vacation hoedown and would love songs like california girls and surfin usa unfortunately i read somewhere that the mountain was built in such a way that they couldnt construct a theater inside it. It would be nice to have the bears back though if they could come up with another way of building a theater. it would fit with the mountain theme and would be lots of fun.
    As I understand it, the infrastructure inside the mountain is such that it could not be re-worked in the time constraints of this first stage, and that any additions or changes are being put off until the second phase (if it goes through), when more construction resources would be available. I could be wrong, though.



    And for the record: I LOVE the Country Bears, and VERY eagerly await their return, even if it means in DCA.

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