Hello guys, I'm new here. (sorry for my bad English, I'm German)
So, I wanted to ask you guys if you know anything about this Country Bear Jamboree ripoff called the Country Bear Jubilee.
I'm a big fan and collected lots of information, pictures and videos of this show. But there's always something missing. So I wanted to ask anyone who knows this show. It was made in 1979 by a company called Creative Engineering inc who also build the famous Rock-afire Explosion show for 200 Showbiz Pizza Place restaurants which are now Chuck E. Cheese's.
The Country Bear Jubilee is made out of three stages. The left stage with two bear brothers who work at a gas station called Smitty's Super Service Station. The center stage, with four bears playing instruments, called the Hard Luck Bears (which is the main focus of the show). And the right stage where the mama bear and the Gooney Bird in the barrel sing their songs.
Their former locations:
Calaway Park in Canada
Knoebel's in Pennsylvania
Playcenter in Brazi
Carowind's in North Carolina
Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the United Kingdom (moved to Frontierland, Morecambe)
Mundo Magico in Chile (moved to fantasialandia and is the only show that still operates)
All shows except of fantasialandia's are out of order. However, the show is retrofitted and in horrible condition.
So, there's still some Information out there and I would like to know more. I still know a lot about this show but, pointing everything out would take too much time.
If you want to take a listen to the audio, I collected four showtapes of this show and I would like to share it with people that might recognize the audio.
1. The original Hard Luck Bears showtape http://picosong.com/NTni/
2. Country Bear Picinic at Knoebels Groves http://picosong.com/NTFT/
3. Hard Luck Bears Show with Mortimer and Buford http://picosong.com/NTRZ/
(Mortimer and Buford were two new animatronics that were added to the Country Bear Jubilee's predecessor called the Bear Country Jubilee (1977) as they came back destroyed from Morey's Pier)
4. Rockin' Billy Wilbur and the Bear Cats (Knoebels) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fdfxfpxcvsts5nd/AAAin3zH5GI-OhsBofWSrPg2a/Hard%20Luck%20Bears/Hard%20Luck%20Bears%20-%20Rockin'%20Billy%20Wilbur%20and%20the%20Bear%20Cats.mp3?dl=0
Here are some pictures
Here are some videos
Promotional video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAiQwZTyFgc
Playcenter behind the scenes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2-R6ZVWbmc
Another clip of Fantasialandia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2doGMEyM63g
Another clip of Playcenter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5oVj8edBIs&nohtml5=False
Pete and Repete at Playcenter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUD601v4uJ4&nohtml5=False
Mundo Magico Commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv5phu0hiFg
If you have any pictures or videos of this show, please let me know. I hope you guys enjoyed it so far!
I'm excited for your story!