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  1. The Continuing Saga of the Bob-A-Round and Bob-A-Long Boats

    by , 04-07-2012 at 05:37 PM

    I rhapsodized about my obsession with the Bob-A-Round boats in an earlier column. Shortly after that, I received a message from Bob Gurr about those boats as well as another project with a similar name that might interest me: the Bob-A-Long boats.

    After picking myself up off of the floor (I mean, how often does a Disney Legend email you), I asked Bob a few more questions about the Bob-A-Long ...

    Updated 04-09-2012 at 09:55 AM by Dustysage

  2. Disneyland's Alweg Monorail: Walt Disney's Highway In The Sky

    by , 06-01-2011 at 07:11 PM

    One of the earliest sketches for Disneyland was Herb Ryman’s entrance to Tomorrowland that is framed by the organic shaped buildings on the left and right and the monorail hanging from a track. From the beginning, Walt was very interested in building a “highway in the sky” for his park.

  3. Experiencing Bob Gurr and Fifty Years of the Matterhorn, Monorail and Subs

    by , 06-14-2009 at 10:28 AM (The Mouse Castle)

    Called upon by Walt Disney to design the Matterhorn Bobsleds, imagineer Bob Gurr wasn't sure if he was the right guy for the job.

    "I never designed roller coasters," he says. "I hate 'em."

    For someone who's never been a fan ...

    Updated 06-14-2009 at 11:08 AM by disneytim