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New Details About Country Bear Musical Jamboree and More 

Lori Besig

by , Senior Manager, Communications, Walt Disney World Resort

We know you’ve been itching for an update on Country Bear Musical Jamboree and more coming to Walt Disney World’s Frontierland in 2024 and beyond. So saddle up and let’s get started! 

Country Bear Musical Jamboree 

Get ready to knee slap and toe-tap to a little country twang this summer

If you’ve been too busy trottin’ through the wild west and have missed the news, the Country Bears are getting ready to put on a new show that pays homage to the Opry-style shows of Nashville. While the Country Bear Musical Jamboree will include easter eggs from the beginning to the end including a familiar tune fans may remember, the bears will sing new, reinterpreted Disney tunes in different genres of country music – like bluegrass, pop-country, Americana, rockabilly and other styles. Here’s a look at one of the clips we shared at Destination D23.

To prepare for the show, Grizzly Hall will close temporarily beginning Jan. 27 and will reopen later this summer.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure 

Another attraction a little down yonder in Frontierland is also being reimagined and you can’t believe the incredible detail going into this all-new experience. 

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will take guests on a musical adventure inspired by the beloved story and characters from the fan-favorite film. Picking up where the film left off, guests will join Princess Tiana, jazz-loving alligator Louis and others on an adventure through the bayou as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind celebration during Mardi Gras season where everyone is welcome. 

Walt Disney World Resort, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure - new update featuring a custom handcrafted weathervane by Louisiana’s master blacksmith, Darryl Reeves

You may have seen that we recently dug a little deeper into the story behind the latest addition to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure — a custom handcrafted weathervane by Louisiana’s master blacksmith, Darryl Reeves, now visible to guests strolling past Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom. 

A custom handcrafted weathervane at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom Park

When you visit Tiana’s Bayou Adventure we want you to feel like you are taking a trip down the Louisiana Bayou in a way only Disney can bring to life. The weathervane does just that and its installation is another important milestone cast members and Imagineers are celebrating ahead of the new adventure opening for our guests later this year.  

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog as we introduce you to all the “bayou”-tiful details for this attraction, from new critters to the catchy New Orleans-inspired tunes.

But hold your horses, we’re not done yet. We have a lot of growth and investment planned for our theme parks in the coming years and look forward to sharing more announcements about Frontierland … so y’all come back now, ya hear?


  • You gave us such short notice to see the original version that people that actually love the show, the fans, will never get to see it again.

  • Would like to know if Country Bears will actually be open January 27th and then close after that date?

    It seems my plans are to visit Disney World on that very day. Would be sad to miss out on this show.

  • Fans don’t mind having some Disney intellectual property songs as part of the show but the majority of the songs need to be originals. What makes the attraction so great is the whimsical songs and laughter it provides.

    The new show also needs to be at least 10 minutes longer than it is now. It seems like just when we get comfortable and into the music the show ends. If we can sit through Hall of Presidents and American Adventure, we can sit through a longer Country Bears show. I know the theater is not as large as the others but the show length needs to be extended.

    I am looking forward to the new animatronics and the new show. Our family loves the bears. We hope the bears personalities and tones stay the same.

  • I am looking forward to an updated show, although I will deeply miss Blood on the Saddle. That’s what kept us coming back. I really hope you find a way to incorporate some of the older, adult-skewing tunes like this one!

  • Sad to lose the original classic show, I’ve hoped for the full-length version to return ever since it was cut down in 2012. Think you guys could at least rotate it throughout the year between the old and new version the same way Tokyo does for its copy of the attraction?