The last time Marc Davis

The last time Marc Davis (the genius behind the Haunted Mansion) spoke with Walt Disney, it was to show him concept sketches for a new attraction called "The Country Bear Jamboree." The Country Bears, with their corny jokes (To a snoring moose-head mounted on the wall: "Melvin! They way you're always hibernatin', you must be part bear!" "Aw heck, I'm only part moose as it is!") and comedy bluegrass routines have always been one of my favorite Disneyland attractions. Now they're being shut down in Disneyland (though they'll continue in Walt Disney World). This is a really nice little maudlin personal essay about one of's contributor's last visit to the Bears. Link Discuss (via Exciting Monkeybum Stories for Boys and Girls)