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November 23, 1988 – Critter Country Opens in Disneyland


“…a cast of backwoods critters, including geese, frogs, raccoons, possums, bees, and alligators offer up their own slice of southern hospitality during your adventure.”

On November 23, 1988, the area Critter Country opened in Disneyland. The area is one of eight lands within the park, and was originally known as Bear Country (opening in 1972), named for the area’s most popular attraction Country Bear Jamboree. When Splash Mountain was being built in 1988, the name of the land was changed to reflect the overall number of critters inhabiting in the new attraction and the several existing ones. The land also includes The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes; it also lends itself as a great viewing area for Fantasmic!, which is held in the neighboring land Frontierland. The Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country provides a special dessert package, giving guests a dessert sampler and a Fastpass ticket for Fantasmic! in a specialty viewing area.


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