Rumor: Country Bear Jamboree Might Be Replaced By ‘Toy Story’ Marionette Show in Disney World

/Film | 6/18/2019 | Ben Pearson
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The Country Bear Jamboree has been a staple at Walt Disney World since the Magic Kingdom theme park opened its doors in 1971, but it may not live to see the park’s upcoming 50th anniversary.

A new rumor says the closing of the long-running attraction is “imminent,” and not only that, but it will be replaced with an audio-animatronic marionette show based on the Toy Story franchise. Walt Disney World purists are, uh, let’s say not pleased about this, especially because part of the rumored plan is to make this change before the park celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021.

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WDWNT initially reported that the Country Bear Jamboree will be going away, and that portion of the rumor has subsequently been backed up by Disney and More. But WDWNT also reports something that D&M couldn’t confirm: that a Toy Story marionette show will replace it, and it will reportedly be inspired by the 1950s-era Woody’s Roundup television show that we see in Toy Story 2.

If true, this would add another Toy Story attraction to the park, and this one would notably be outside of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which just opened in 2018. Still, this whole thing sounds depressingly plausible; Bob Chapek (the Disney executive who oversees the parks) has made it clear that he wants to incorporate more modern intellectual property...
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