Friday, December 14, 2018

6 Things I Like and Don't Like This Week 12/14/18

Welcome back everyone! As we get closer to Christmas and New Years the news cycle (well, in the Disney world) tends to slowdown but there is always something to write about and this week is no different. This week's list a little all over the place (when it comes to topics) so buckle-up and enjoy!

Friday, December 7, 2018

6 Things I Like and Don't This Week 12/07/18

I'm back with another week of things I liked and didn't like from this week in Disney news. In this week's list, there are more that I liked than didn't and I'm pretty sure it's because it's the holiday season. There isn't much not like about the holiday season (speaking for myself here), and I'm always in a more joyful mood during this time of the year. Hope you enjoy the list and let me know in the comments what are somethings you liked, or didn't, this week. Cheers!

Friday, November 30, 2018

6 Things I Like and Don't Like This Week 11/30/18

Wow, I haven't been on here for a minute. Anyways, I'm back and going to start a new series on which every week I'll have 6 things I like and don't like about things going on in the world of Disney (theme parks, movies, etc.). They won't always be even with 3 things I like and 3 things I don't so keep that in mind. However, for the first post I wanted to keep it even for everyone to enjoy.

So, let's jump right into it and hope you enjoy:

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Country Bear Jamboree Maquettes and Other Cool Bear Band Artifacts

Country Bear Jamboree was removed from Disneyland in 2001, but for years after that the bears had a presence on Main Street, U.S.A. Inside the lobby of the Opera House (home to Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln), there was a model of the Five Bear Rugs that was used during the pre-production of the attraction. Unfortunately a few years ago this model (along with one of Big Al that was also on display) were removed and sent back to the Disney Archives. These maquettes were sculpted by Imagineer, Ken O'brien. Be sure to click on the picture and zoom in to get a good look at them. They are highly detailed and look fantastic.

Speaking of Country Bear Jamboree, some great artifacts from Disneyland's version of the show were on display at D23 Expo 2015. Included in that display were many props from my personal favorite CBJ variation (and one of my all time favorite Disney attractions), Country Bear Jamboree Vacation Hoedown.

The bears are greatly missed by many Disneyland fans. These days Country Bear Jamboree in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is looking pretty rough, not to mention the butchering that happened a few years ago that removed half the show. Tokyo Disneyland still rotates the original, Vacation, and Christmas shows and I'm happy to say the attraction looks as good as the day it was installed.