Friday, March 10, 2017
I have nine vintage snapshots showing construction of the newest "land" at the park, "Bear Country" - home of the upcoming "Country Bear Jamboree"! Today I'll share three of those with you.
I love the sign in the lower foreground; in the background, dirt, dirt, and more dirt, along with some concrete forms, a crane, and those vertical steel posts, presumably some kind of structural supports. It's all pretty raw at this point.
Hey, there's the Disneyland Hotel!
Is this the Hungry Bear restaurant? Or is it the Country Bear Playhouse? Or some other structure? How many questions in a row can I ask? Four, apparently. I am intrigued by the concrete "bunker", which I assume was not an area open to the public. Maybe it's where they kept all of the bad bears when they misbehaved.
Here's more of that same structure. the large deck makes me think it's the Hungry Bear. While I am sort of surprised at how much wood was used (rather than steel), wood is nice and flexible - handy in a land prone to earthquakes.
Stay tuned for more photos from this batch!