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Bob Gurr is a true Disney legend who was hired on to design the Autopia for Disneyland. Over nearly four decades, Bob would become famous for developing the Monorails, Submarines, Flying Saucers, antique cars and double-decker buses of Main Street, Ford Motor Company's Magic Skyway (at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair), Omnimover ride system, Matterhorn and lots more. It has been said that if it moves, Bob probably played a part. Upon leaving Imagineering in 1981, Bob worked on a number of "leisure-time spectaculars" and "fantastical beasts" for parks and developments all over the world. Most notably, he created King Kong and Conan's Serpent for Universal Studios Hollywood, A UFO for the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, and the memorable T-Rex figure featured in Steven Spielberg's motion picture "Jurassic Park." You can find Bob's column, Design: Those Were The Times, right here on MiceChat. Though don't pin Bob down to a schedule, he's busy being "retired."
Where to go for the Holidays? Take a cruise with me on the Disney Wonder. This time of year the Wonder is…well, WONDER-Full as she's all decked out in her Christmas finery and filled with Disney characters all in...
Today's Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2007, and off we go. . . In the years leading up to Walt Disney's construction of Disneyland, Walt did a lot of research on various amusement parks. Tivoli was one of the...
I've been a life-long aviation enthusiast from age 5, piloted sailplanes and motorgliders for 50 years, attending numerous air shows over the years. In August 2014 I spent a week with a friend at the largest air show in...
Today, Bob Gurr shares images from his 2014 family reunion voyage on the massive Royal Caribbean Allure of the Sea. Set a course for adventure, this ship is amazing. Disney Cruise Lines operates four beautiful cruise ships that are Disney...
Today's Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2007, so here we go, to a creative adventure in the desert with Bob Gurr. The Nevada desert in August every year attracts over 50,000 very special folks to a hot dusty barren...
Today's Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2014, so here we go. This is the last in a four part series about my recent African safari. Part one introduced Camp Banoka and described what a typical game drive day was like,...
Today's Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2014, so here we go. . . This is part three of a four part series about an African safari. Part one introduced Camp Banoka and described what a typical game drive day was...
Today's Wheel of Adventures stopped at 2014, so here we go. This is part two of a four part series about an African safari. You can get caught up with Banoka Part One HERE. Part one introduced Camp Banoka and...
Today's Wheel of Adventures has stopped at a wild spot in 2014. This is part one of a four part series about my African safari. . .  so here we go! Many folks have a dream to one day visit Africa on...
MiceChat's June 2014 Mediterranean Magic Cruise organized by Teresa Cory of Fairy Godmother Travel set sail from the fabulous port of Barcelona in the autonomous Catalonia community of Spain. After a relaxing first day at sea, the first stop was the port...
Today's Wheel of Adventures stopped at 2014, so here we go. MiceChat's June 2014 Mediterranean Magic Cruise organized by Teresa Cory of Fairy Godmother Travel set sail from the fabulous port of Barcelona in the autonomous Catalonia community of Spain....
MiceChat's June 2014 Mediterranean Magic Cruise organized by Teresa Cory of Fairy Godmother Travel set sail from the fabulous port of Barcelona (which I covered in my last article) in the autonomous Catalonia community of Spain. After a relaxing...
Disney Legend Bob Gurr spins the Wheel of Adventures and lands in Barcelona, Spain.   While joining the recent MiceChat Mediterranean Cruise he explored many corners of the ancient lands we visited and brings back his thought, pictures and...
Tahiti is one of those far off south seas places that evokes dreams of paradise. So in June 2001, flying to Papeetee, I traveled with my mountain biking buddy, Fred, on Renaissance Cruises locally to visit a number of...
Today's Wheel of Years stopped at 2014, so here we go. While folding newspapers for my Studio City California Hollywood Citizens-News paper route in 1944, a screaming roar approached me. A jet plane, the first jet plane I'd ever...
Of all the spectacular natural locations on planet earth, the Galapagos Islands are the most fascinating, mysterious, and educational. In May 2009 I enjoyed a week of exploring sea, land, and air filled with some of the most unique...
Today's Wheel of Years stopped at 1956, so here we go. In the years before Disneyland's attractions were able to use Audio-Animatronic figures, both human and animal, animations were very rudimentary. A few still exist along the banks of the Rivers...
Today's Wheel of Adventures stopped at 2013, so here we go. The Aegean Sea is the center of Grecian ancient cultures - from Crete and Rhodes in the south to Troy in the north, Athens west to Ephesus east in...
Today's Wheel of Years has stopped at 2014, so here we go. The DESIGN: Those Were The Times story No. 25 published in MiceChat January 8, 2014 told of the transition of Disney's themed manufacturing operation to Garner Holt Productions: "It wasn't...
From time to time, Bob Gurr shares a past adventure with us. The destination and the year is up to fate. Today's Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2009 in Alaska . . . and off we go ....