Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Country Bear Jamboree...90¢

Tucked just around the bend at the entrance to Disneyland's Bear Country was the Ticket and Information Booth. The friendly person sweltering inside would be happy to provide you with a ticket to see the Country Bears for 90¢. Or, for 75¢, you can paddle a Davy Crockett Explorer Canoe and do some sweltering yourself. This image is from the late 1970s.Disneyland's version of the Pacific Northwest -Bear Country - opened in 1972 - and it's star attraction was the Country Bear Jamboree, an Audio-Animatronic stage musical originally planned for Walt Disney's Sky Crown Resort in California's Mineral King Valley.

Just as the other "Lands" at Disneyland had special marquees, Bear Country was to have had an iconic statue and dedication plaque at its entrance.  Imagineer Marc Davis painted these watercolor concepts in 1971, but the statues were never built.  


Matt said...

Neat! I particularly like the second statue, with the bear standing up.

Tangaroa said...

Very nice.... I had never ever seen that artwork before.

Sitting here in my office I would gladly pay $0.90 to see the Country Bears *right now*.

Biblioadonis aka George said...


You are spoiling us with these awesome Ticket Booth photos (and cool artwork)!


Kevin Kidney said...

Thanks for the comments, you guys.

More ticket booths to come.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Awesome Ticket booth photo! That's one of the rarest booths of them all, since it came on the scene much latter than the rest. I remember this booth and the ticket booth in front of the Haunted Mansion (now a soda stand now, across front he churro stand).

None of the booths appear to be air conditioned, I bet those summers where fun! THANKS KEVIN!