- Bear Country
Bear Country was one of the lands at the
DisneylandResort in California.
The Bear Country area existed just beyond the
Haunted Mansionon the former Indian Village site. It was created specifically for the Country Bear Jamboree, which opened March 4, 1972. It lasted until 1988, when the land was retitled Critter Countryin order to incorporate the many other animals in the Splash Mountainattraction.
The size of four football fields, Bear Country featured 265 trees, including redwoods, pines, birches, and evergreens, used to re-create of the Great Northwest. To go along with the theming, its slogan was "A Honey of a Place." The entire project cost $8 million.
For years, Bear Country's only attraction was
The Country Bear Jamboreeand The Hungry Bear Restaurant. In 1984 and 1986, The Country Bear Christmas Specialand The Country Bear Vacation Hoedownwere added. Then in 1988, Splash Mountain was erected in the area, necessitating a name change to Critter Country.
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