Big Al’s Merchandise just got a facelift in the Magic Kingdom! The shop’s sign was taken down about a month ago, and now a new one has taken its place.
Although the sign looks nearly the same as the old one, there are a few key differences. The color has been updated from blue to blue-green behind the lettering. The lettering has more of a gold look about it. Thankfully, Big Al is still on the sign, carrying a guitar and probably singing!
Big Al’s is located across from the Country Bear Jamboree in Frontierland. You can buy souvenirs like bubble wands, hats, and toys there, as well as a few practical items such as sunscreen and drinks.
Big Al is one of the main characters in Walt Disney’s Country Bear Jamboree. There are 18 Audio-Animatronics hillbilly bears at the attraction. Big Al is joined by other bears like Teddi Berra, Henry, Liver Lips McGrowl, and the Sun Bonnet Trio in serenading guests in a hillbilly way. As one of the final attractions that Walt Disney himself had a hand in developing, this show has sentimental value for many fans. Big Al is the biggest of all the bears (I mean, it’s even part of his name), and perhaps it is his inescapable presence that got him the honor of being the front to a shop nearby.
Next time you’re in Frontierland, don’t speed through to Splash Mountain! Be sure to stop at Big Al’s to see his new sign and check out the merchandise. As the bears themselves say “We’ve done our very best to please with just the “bear” necessities. We hope that you’ll be coming back again.”