It seems that the Country Bears have gone into hibernation earlier than expected, as the Country Bear Jamboree did not have a final show to close out its run at Magic Kingdom this evening.
Country Bear Jamboree Closes Early Due to Techincal Difficulties
Around 8:30 p.m. ET, both the Henry and Liver Lips McGrowl animatronics froze up mid-show, and caused the attraction to temporarily halt operations in an effort to get it back up and running for its final performances.
Guests continued to wait in line, despite the line being temporarily cut off. The line resumed shortly afterward, before being cut off again at the pre-planned time of 9 p.m. ET.
As of 9:46 p.m. ET, the attraction had still not reopened, and hundreds of guests continued to wait in line in the hopes that the bears would be able to put on one last show.
Cast Members working at the attraction kept waiting guests entertained with trivia and sing-alongs, before finally calling it a night at 11 p.m. when Magic Kingdom closed. To make up for the loss of experiencing the final show, guests were allowed to walk through the theater one last time and take photos of the stage.
As an act of guest recovery, those who were waiting in line for hours to catch the last show were given Lightning Lane passes and a poster for the upcoming Country Bear Musical Jamboree.