Comments for OpEd: Why Country Bear Jamboree is Overrated and Needs to Be Replaced

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    Harley

    I am not going to jump on anything i want to start off by saying i love cbj and its a great vintage attraction we watch the bears after the birds my son has ocd its painful at times but routine is routine! Though one could say its bears dont take it seriously it goes over kids heads and it is kiddie kingdom hell after all but alot is just wrong….
    Buford is a very funny song till you understamd theu are saying beat the child or shoot him instead w all the shootings at schools etc its wrong! I love blood on saddle and big all but thats alot of blood for one song! And theres a few innuendos in there for good ol family fun and its not by accident bc jungle skipper or safari driver said it by accident! I was too young to remember bear vacation which was wdw first show to be this bad maybe they could bring it back or figure things out! They took crocodiles out of all the attractions that had em after that incident w the gator! Thats what this gets for being the edited version too it use to be longer and i miss tiki sing along! Just my 2 cents to add to yours ryan!

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      Rebel Orange Bird

      You know who we both know is that skip driver that would do it!

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      Mark

      I thought the same about it all i still do not understand the bf comment you guys keep bringing up though…

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        Rebel Orange Bird

        Its funny how people disagree w you ryan i mean granted like harley said its a classic attraction but so is splash and we know how wrong that is! Oh but people will disagree do not feel bad! Oh and mark hes an old skip whom works now at safaris you can not miss him if you tried!

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        Rebel Orange Bird

        You would know him mark if you met him you can not miss him he thinks he owns the joint and doesnt care what he speils he thinks hes back at PI!

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        Mark

        Rebel many of us wish for PI harley has a key from 8trax… but i think i know who you mean…. btw harley i thought you were going to say you do not go bc of the cm whom asked you out to take it back and say hes got issues when hes just a jerk.

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          Jacquelyn acquelyn Langdon

          My family absolutely LOVES this attraction!! We will be devastated. Thank goodness it is NOT “political correct” some things that Walt created needs to stay I want my grandkids to see special things I took their dad to.

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            Ashley G

            I agree. Little kids seem to love these silly singing bears. Husband and I love the attraction for the nostalgia. It was bad enough when they stopped decorating the Country Bears for Christmas. If you don’t like the attraction, don’t go into it.

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      This is certainly an attraction that has passionate fans on either side of the argument. I really did use to love the Bears but they’ve grown more and more irrelevant as the years have gone on.

      All just my opinion though, I know many here at ITM think I am mad!

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        Harley

        Though if i could say anything positive all the guys whom turn me on turn me down…. relates to alot of people single like me but then again its sung to happy for me! My version in my head is HM related LOL! But i thought i add that!

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        Anonymous

        No, it s not irrelevant. Only in your delusions. Your lies about the show are irrelevant.

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    Darth Edits

    Ha-ha. “…Sound hearing.”

    How droll.

    Maybe the author of this article should write for the country bears. Oh wait… what country is that again?

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      Rebel orange bird Orange Bird

      You know your comments have been getting ruder and ruder… kinda makes me glad i am over trying to ask you out! Btw hes right this might have been appro at one time but this is pc ville usa! I also agree w harley buford is really bad after everything.

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        Darth Edits

        I’m really glad you’re over trying. ‘Cause Yoda says there is no try.

        But seriously… WHEN did this happen? Like a week ago a bunch of people suddenly brought up something about that, and I must’ve missed the headline titled, “Rebel asks out Darth.” Which really just sounds like “Gangster asks out Cop.”

        I thought it was joke until too many people piled on. So, yeah, I love your Dolewhip drink, and um… Porgs?

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        Rebel Orange Bird

        I am from nyc and a broadway person i like disney for vintage stuff i hate star wars so we would not world anyways… rebel meaning i rebelled not your rebel… its been months not weeks or a wk! I do not care for sarcasm unless its kindly sad your just negative! Your negatively reminds me of a writer here whom doesnt have a positive bone in his body! Your probably married w like 12 kids all of which you probably would trade to get back into disney. Btw i am not a porg i am ravenclaw!

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          Darth Edits

          That’s the problem right there. I’d be explaining the benefits of hyperspace over portkeys and you’d be like, “What’s a Yub-nub?”

          And… months?!

          On a serious note, that really sucks what happened to you guys on Broadway, but at least your state is seriously TRYING to get rid of this virus. Stay patient (cause you got no choice).

          And since this blog is about Country Bears, they just need to double-down on the whole concept and go full-on Redneck Bears singing Dixie. (But add fiber optics. That updates any ride. Ask Spaceship Earth!)

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          Janet Winslow

          Many things have changed since Walt created attractions. Country Bear has a fan following just like Enchanted Tiki Room and Carousel of progress. Everything does not need to be a super headliner to be entertaining. I personally believe the Magic Kingdom did not need to serve alcohol as the other 3 did. Some guests enjoy alcohol with dinner so they order it. We all like different things and Magic Kingdom has a lot to offer old and new.

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        Davis

        You never mess w a new yorker darth i would hide! Btw ryan i agree w your statement cbj always felt wrong to me esp at the kid friendly park!

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        Rebel Ravenclaw

        Haha space is better than portkey! Its just not doing us any good right now either way…. anyways my fav show was about to literally open on broadway when it closed and opening nights happen early in the afternoon and they still couldnt open! Crazy thanks for the sympathy! We arent getting it from our govenor he called broadway a tourist trap! They do not get it… but yes this is about cbj! Back to it…

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      It’s okay if you disagree, made it very clear it’s my opinion. Appreciate you taking the time to comment

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    Nope

    I unfollowed ITM after reading this trash. Thanks bro 💙

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      Lots of people on the ITM team disagree with me on this one.

      Every Disney fan has the right to an opinion on this and I can appreciate a lot of people disagree with me! Hope to see you again soon.

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        Anonymous

        Except their opinions like that are not true. Nothing but based on lies, deluded hate and nonsense. I should know.

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    Jackie

    I get caught not being able to go bc the smell they pump in gets me sick to my stomach and i dont know if its the dead bbq next door or cbj but after reading this glad i do not go!

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    Nicholas Cervenka

    I watched it for the first time ever in February.

    Yeah it was pretty rough. It looked like it hadn’t been touched up in decades, the stories were dated af, the story about how the one bear couldn’t get any action because she stunk was uncomfortable.

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      Yeah, I wouldn’t be comfortable taking my future kids on it without Disney making some adjustments

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    The “I think you should shoot him instead” line is 100% inappropriate, especially in the context of Disney, and I can’t believe they’ve left it in all these years. You’re not wrong that others could be considered similarly risque.

    That being said, the bizarre lyrics are also exactly why I find this show AWESOME and HILARIOUS and I hope it never changes!

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      Great points Jenn! Thank you for commenting 🙂

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      Harley

      Esp w so many kids being shot here in fl it gets under the skin i seen it so many times i ignore it but many of the crowd around me thats the only one they have comments over or boo! I have heard boos! Though other stuff your right its just fun! All the guys whom turn me on is like a theme song for singles we all been there but its more depressing in my head then the way the bears sing it lol!

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    Lisa

    We love the Country Bears. Sad when they left Disneyland. We went to Disney World in January and took our friends to see it , they never had. They all enjoyed it lots and laughed lots. I’m 54 , our friends are 36 with kids 17 and 7… so it still transcends to multiple ages in my opinion. It needs to stay !!!

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    D-loo

    Refurbished, yes. Updated, maybe. Replaced, no thank you. It’s in the perfect atmosphere and setting, it’s fun for parents and kids, and it’s a cool respite to escape the outside heat and hustle. As for the lyrics, how about teaching our kids about context versus malicious intent? Did the author never watch Tom and Jerry? Was he/she scarred for life by Wile E Coyite? Or even the more current Spongebob? I think the author should stop contriving trouble where there is none…

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      I could be onboard with a complete refurbishment

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    anonymous

    Over my dead body. You have no right to express a lie so monstrous. It’s still wonderful. Have you by any chance by any chance heard of Nostalgia? People love nostalgic things. Just because you foolishly don’t seem to like it, doesn’t mean the rest of us have to suffer for it. Get over it and leave the show be and let us enjoy and see it the way it is! And no more excuses based on pointless lies.

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      Pointless lies? Much of this is an opinion and the lyrics were taken straight from the show.

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    Why do you not update the Show like you do with other thing. Walt would have done it. now is the time to make it update again. Get togeher as Disney Cast Members.

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    No Replacement please, just improve it to theses days and time. You do it with other things. Do a Disney Cast Member Dream Retreat. Like Walt would have done it

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    Jackie

    Same could be said for It’s a Small World and it’s 5th grade sparkles everywhere and the song that makes you want to scream by the time you get off the ride,LOL. HOWEVER! That being said, I would hate for that ride and the CBJ to be taken down. It’s vintage Disney attractions like these that bring old timers like me back to see them again and again. The nostalgia for people like me and the memories it brings by seeing them, is priceless. Don’t forget, Disney isn’t just for kids. For WDW, the kids of the 70’s have been bringing their kids and grandkids there, to show them, what they grew up enjoying there and can have something to talk about together. It’s about family.

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      Great point on family and thank you for your detailed response.

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    Susan

    I love CBJ. We cannot keep deleting the past to make people of today more comfortable. We learn from the past, good or bad. Maybe take out a few obvious slurs. If every single thing that every single person was offended by, we would live in a plain, cold world. There would be nothing to learn because the past was eliminated.

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    Denise B.

    People need to stop getting their panties in a bunch and being offended by everything and anything. You ever notice the more they push political-correctness on everyone, the worse the younger generations turn out? Leave well enough alone and stop trying to fix what’s not broken. That being said, most of today’s youth and younger people could use a good old-fashioned whoopin’!

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    Debra

    I agree with those who suggest an update…I love this attraction as it has a long history at Disney and, in addition, it is a welcome respite from Florida’s humidity & heat. If I remember correctly it was a favorite of Walt’s and that is important too. I would love for Disney to update it to look fresh & clean with a good sound system (and perhaps some changes to make lyrics less offensive and just silly, funny and entertaining to all as it was intended to be at it’s debut in 1955).

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    Kathy

    Let’s update the lyrics and the animatronics and move it to the Grizzly Rapid area of DCA.

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      Janie

      Why not take our own bears attraction and move it there not take wdw!

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    Sharon Matuszak

    There was a time when the Country Bears show was changed SEASONALLY. I’ve been disappointed that it’s been the same show every time I’m there no matter the time of year. They should go back to the old ways to give it variety.

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    Uncle Orville

    I just question what problem this actually solves. Is there any evidence to suggest that children have been going into County Bears as happy and well-behaved human beings, but emerging as bloodthirsty killers? All because they heard Henry the Animatronic Bear tell a joke?

    I doubt there’s a single child — out of the millions who have seen this –who felt motivated to even hurt a fly. The violent kids we do see on the news are all extremely psychologically disturbed and their influences are never talking bears.

    This is an innocent, clever and funny show…unique actually in today’s mostly-sanitized humor environment.

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