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5 Disney Parks Experiences that are a Truly Pun Ride

By Nicole Nalty

There’s so much to appreciate when it comes to a Disney Parks attraction––incredible technology, seamless storytelling, favorite characters that come to life before your eyes… but we’d like to take a moment, as self-proclaimed pun masters, to appreciate the whimsical wordsmithing that you’ll find during a visit to a Disney park. Whether…

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Enchanted Tiki Room

9 Cool Ways to Beat the Heat at Disney Parks

By Courtney Potter

The “dog days of summer” are here—and while we love to have fun in the sun as much as the next person, there are times when we need to take a refreshing break. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of ways to stay cool inside Disney Parks. (In fact, our pals over at the Disney Parks Blog just posted their own rundown of ways to beat the…

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Roughin' It Mickey Mouse cartoon

9 Disney Tips That Will Make You a Happy Camper

By Jonathan McMullen

Summer is now in full swing, with long days, warm temperatures, and vacations full of fun and adventure! There are so many great ways to have some summer fun, and one of the most enduring is a camping trip. Whether you’ve set up your tent in the mountains, taking in the soothing scent of pine trees; on the beach with the fresh ocean breeze…

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Country Bears Christmas Special

Walt Disney Archives Takes One Last Look Back at The Country Bear Christmas Special

Making its debut in late 1984 at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, The Country Bear Christmas Special opened as a seasonal overlay to the immensely popular Country Bear Jamboree attraction.
A few baubles of the Disneyland and Magic Kingdom shows’ past are safely guarded in the Walt Disney Archives collection.
Listen to the Soundtrack to the…

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The Country Bear Christmas Special Featuring Liver Lips and his Christmas Tree Guitar

Liver-Lips’ Christmas Tree-Shaped Guitar Finds New Home in the Walt Disney Archives

Making its debut in late 1984 at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, The Country Bear Christmas Special opened as a seasonal overlay to the immensely popular Country Bear Jamboree attraction. A few baubles of the Disneyland and Magic Kingdom shows’ past are safely guarded in the Walt Disney Archives collection.
Liver-Lips’ Christmas…

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Swingin’ Teddi Barra’s Country Bear Skis

See Swingin’ Teddi Barra’s Country Bear Skis in the Walt Disney Archives

“Here she is, that charmin’ chanteuse of the ski slopes – Swingin’ Teddi Barra!”
Listen to the Soundtrack to the Country Bear Christmas Special ►

From Country Bear Playhouse to Grizzly Hall and everywhere in between, we hope that this brief jaunt back in time helps you have a wonderfully kitschy, “beary” merry holiday season!

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Disney arranger and composer George Wilkins writing for the Country Bear Christmas Special

Listen to the Soundtrack to the Country Bear Christmas Special

In part two of a five-part series looking back at the Country Bear Christmas Special, Walt Disney Archives’ Kevin Kern remembers the magic and spirit of Magic Kingdom’s “beary” merry holiday attraction overlay.

When The Country Bear Christmas Special Made the Holidays “Beary” Merry ►

Designers and Imagineers Dave Feiten and Mike Sprout sought to…

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Country Bear Christmas Special

When The Country Bear Christmas Special Made the Holidays “Beary” Merry

In part one of a five-part series looking back at The Country Bear Christmas Special, Walt Disney Archives’ Kevin Kern remembers the magic and spirit of Magic Kingdom’s “beary” merry holiday attraction overlay.

See Swingin’ Teddi Barra’s Country Bear Skis in the Walt Disney Archives

With the yuletide upon us, I can’t help but remember one seasonal…

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