Aug 24, 2017

Country Bear Jubilee

Country Bear Jubilee
Knoebels Amusement Resort (1980 - 1985)
When I was in elementary school, Knoebels had an animatronic musical called the Country Bear Jubilee.  I only got to see it once, but I remembered that they sang a song called Hard Luck Bears, and a bear would pop out of a barrel (far right) and the mother bear smacked him on the head with a frying pan.

The show closed down in 1985 and the building it was housed in was converted to Lazer Runner, a Laser Tag style game, but they still have what's left of two of the bears in the park museum.

Although I haven't been able to find any video of the show, there have been audio recordings uploaded to YouTube and other places, and I'm very grateful to the uploaders who have given me the opportunity to relive a moment of my childhood and hear the show again.