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Welcome to the Country Bear Vacation Hoedown! Got out my old camp t-shirt. It still fits, kinda, and I'm raring to go!

The Country Bear Vacation Hoedown was an attraction created due to the overwhelming popularity of Country Bear Jamboree.

The show debuted at Disneyland in February 1986, replacing the original show. That May, Walt Disney World followed suit. It remained there until February 1992, when the original show returned. At Disneyland, however, it remained until their Country Bear Playhouse closed on September 9th, 2001.

On July 15th, 1994, the show opened at Tokyo Disneyland as the "Vacation Jamboree". Out of the three shows, it features the most differences between the US and Japanese versions. Several of the songs are different and there is more dialogue from Henry.


Because the show was a Vacation Hoedown, the characters in the show were put into vacation-themed outfits for their acts.

Note: This page describes ONLY the special vacation costumes of the characters. For information on how the characters appear in their normal show and the many voice actors that bring them to life, please consult the Country Bear Jamboree page.

Henry - He wears his old "Camp Grizzly" t-shirt (which barely fits him) and a scout master's hat.

Liver Lips - He becomes an Elvis impersonator in this show, appearing as a mountain-climber wearing an Elvis-style shirt with a blue lederhosen. He plays a Fender stratocaster guitar with a strap and a portable amplifier.

Wendell - He wears a vacation shirt and hat and carries a camera, which he takes a couple of flash pictures with.

Teddi Barra - She wears a yellow raincoat and galoshes and holds an umbrella.

Ernest - He wears his old derby from the original show and a striped shirt. He even uses a fly swatter as a bow for his fiddle.

Shaker - In this show, he wears a blue scuba mask and snorkel and blue trunks. Seaweed is around him. He's also accompanied by his octopus "girlfriend," Delores.

Trixie - She holds a napkin in one hand and a sandwich in the other. She wears a pink skirt with butterflies on it and a hat.

Big Al - In this show, he wears a plaid flannel shirt with a miner's hat and camping gear.

The Sun Bonnet Trio

  • Bunny - She wears a two-piece sailor-inspired swimsuit.
  • Bubbles - She wears a one-piece white swimsuit covered in red hearts, a red towel and heart-shaped sunglasses.
  • Beulah - She wears a pink floral bikini.

Gomer - His piano has a clam and a pineapple on top of it and fishing net thrown over it. He wears a pink Hawaiian shirt, a lei and a straw hat.

The Five Bear Rugs

  • Zeke -  He wears a fishing vest and hat.
  • Zeb - He wears a fishing hat, brown boots and a white t-shirt with a pair of binoculars hanging from his neck.
  • Ted - He's completely naked in this show, wearing only a raccoon hat and camping gear.
  • Fred - He wears a green bandanna, a raccoon hat, blue jeans with suspenders and camping gear.
  • Tennessee - He wears a fishing hat and a Hawaiian vest

Baby Oscar - He wears a Boy Scout uniform and still has his teddy bear to keep him company.

Rufus - Rufus is never seen, but only heard in the projection booth as he runs here and there to fix light bulbs, change projections, alter backdrops, etc. He can be heard from time to time running backstage, constantly out of breath.

Buff - He wears a fisherman's hat.

Max - He wears a green baseball cap.

Melvin - He has lots of assorted hats in this show, most of which are hanging on his antlers as if they were hat racks.

Randy - Randy, a skunk who loves to sing and tap dance, appears in this version of the show in place of Sammy the Raccoon. He keeps breaking into the backstage. At various times throughout the show, the bears can be heard offstage running here and there, trying to get away from him. In the finale, he manages to get on to the top of Henry's hat and finally reveals that he only wanted to break into show business with the bears.

Voice Cast

  • Pete Renaday - Henry
  • Dave Durham - Wendell, Liver Lips
  • Peter M. Klimes - Big Al
  • Suzanne Sherwin - Trixie
  • Genia Fuller - Teddi Barra
  • Mike Weston - Ernest
  • Harry Middlebrooks - Shaker, Zeke
  • Curt Wilson - Zeb (speaking)
  • Rod Burton - Zeb (singing)
  • Lee Dresser - Tennessee
  • Diane Michelle - Bunny
  • Lori Johnson - Bubbles
  • Holaday Mason - Beulah
  • Mike West - Max
  • Thurl Ravenscroft - Buff
  • Frank Welker - Melvin, Randy, various animal noises

The Show

The show features the Country Bears celebrating the many joys of summer and the great outdoors. Its opening is different from the other shows because Melvin, Buff & Max do not talk at the beginning. Instead, the Five Bear Rugs can be heard tuning up their instruments, then Zeke calls for Rufus to turn on the lights and then the show begins.

The Songs

Disneyland/Walt Disney World Versions:

  • "The Great Outdoors" - The Five Bear Rugs, Henry, Max, Buff and Melvin
  • "Life's No Picnic Without You" - Trixie
  • "On the Road Again" - Wendell
  • "We Can Make It To the Top" - Liver Lips McGrowl
  • "California Bears" - The Sun Bonnets, Gomer, Max, Buff and Melvin
  • "Two Different Worlds" - Shaker (with Dolores the octopus)
  • "Rocky Top" - The Five Bear Rugs
  • "Nature" - Ernest
  • "Singin' In the Rain" - Teddi Barra and Henry
  • "Ghost Riders In the Sky" - The Five Bear Rugs
  • "On My Way To Your Heart" - Big Al
  • "Thank God I'm a Country Bear" - Cast

Tokyo Disneyland Version:

  • "The Great Outdoors" - The Five Bear Rugs and Henry (sung in Japanese)
  • "On the Road Again" - Wendell (sung in Japanese)
  • "Achy Breaky Heart" - Trixie (Verses 1 and 3 in Japanese, verse 2 in English)
  • "Over My Head Over You" - Shaker (with Dolores the octopus) (sung in Japanese) Note: This song was originally going to be used in the US version, before "Two Different Worlds" was decided upon.
  • "California Bears" - The Sun Bonnets, Gomer, Max, Buff and Melvin (sung in English, but abbreviated from the U.S. version)
  • "We Can Make It To the Top" - Liver Lips and The Sun Bonnets (sung in English)
  • "Singin' In the Rain" - Teddi Barra and Henry (sung in English)
  • "Mountain Music" - Ernest, Henry and The Five Bear Rugs (sung in Japanese)
  • "I've Been Working on the Railroad" - Big Al (sung in Japanese)
  • "Camptown Races/She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain/Vacation" - Cast (sung in Japanese)

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