Bear Country opened at DISNEYLAND in 1972, carved out from an orphaned area of Frontierland. (It was left behind when New Orleans Square opened.) Featuring the Country Bear Jamboree, an attraction originally planned for the ill-fated "Mineral King" project which would have been located in Sequoia National Park.
Bear Country received a new name in 1988- Critter Country, a name change that occurred because of the new Splash Mountain being constructed at the entrance to the land. Sadly, the Country Bears would get evicted by Winnie the Pooh in 2003.