At the time, many skiers believed this to be the largest potential resort in all of California. Disney's bid won out over those of other developers, having the largest plans. Disney had also met renowned University of Denver and Olympic ski coach Willy Schaeffler and together they developed the village and mountain resort plans.
One of the major attractions at Mineral King was to be an audio-animatronic show featuring musical bears (a concept that evolved into Country Bear Jamboree).
After Walt's death, however, conservationist group The Sierra Club prevented Mineral King from being built and the project was cancelled, Mineral King Valley eventually becoming part of Sequoia National Park. However, the animatronic bear show that would've been part of the ski resort debuted as the Country Bear Jamboree at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom when that park opened in 1971.
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