This article is about the song. For other uses, see The Great Outdoors (disambiguation).

"The Great Outdoors" is the opening song of Country Bear Vacation Hoedown, the discontinued seasonal overlay of Country Bear Jamboree. It is sung by the Five Bear Rugs, Henry, and Melvin, Buff, and Max.

This song was also featured in the Disneyland Fun Sing-Along Songs music video, where it was sung by Shaker, Wendell, and Liver Lips as they played with the children on Tom Sawyer Island, making it the only song from a seasonal overlay to appear in the volume.


If you've just been wishin 'bout goin' fishin'
And you're still on the shore
Grab your camping gear and meet us right here
We got all kinds of fun in store
It's time for a vacation
For some rest and relaxation
Forget your cares and join us bears
In the great outdoors

Ain't nothing like the great outdoors
To ease your soul
Ain't nothing like the great outdoors
To keep you from growing old
If your mind's been hazy
And you're feeling lazy and down on all fours
Then join us bears and suck up some air
In the great outdoors

Us bears we do love nature
And tramping through the woods
Us bears we do love fishing
Every hour if we could
Us bears we do love singing
In country harmony
And if y'all won't join us
We'll chase you up a tree!


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Film: The Country Bears (soundtrack)

Books: Big Albert Moves In

Disney Parks
Country Bear JamboreeCountry Bear Vacation HoedownCountry Bear Christmas Special
HenryFive Bear RugsMelvin, Buff, and MaxBig AlLiver Lips McGrowlWendellShakerTeddi BarraSun BonnetsTrixieGomerErnestSammyRandy the Skunk

Movie: Beary BarringtonTed BedderheadFred BedderheadZeb ZooberTennessee O'NealReed ThimpleRoadieOfficer Hamm and Officer CheetsNorbert BarringtonMrs. BarringtonDexter BarringtonRip Hollard

Country Bear Hall
Bear Band SerenadeThe Great OutdoorsCome Again (Come On In)The Ballad of Davy Crockett

Movie: Kick It Into GearThe Kid In You

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