Monday, July 02, 2007

Shake a Tail With the Swamp Boys

Here's another great element from the exterior queue area of Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

The Swamp Boys were in fact one of the featured acts in America Sings, an attraction that debuted in Disneyland in 1974. It combined the humorous show dynamic of the Country Bears with the mechanics of the Carousel of Progress building to pay homage to the history of American popular music. The Swamp Boys performed a real down home version of Polly Wolly Doodle. In fact, when the show closed in 1988, many of its animatronic characters were transplanted into the Disneyland version of Splash Mountain.