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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Bob Gurr

Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, shares the fantastic stories of his life.

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.12 Safari – Xigera

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...

Design: Those were the Times No. 13 – 1955 Surviving Toxic Living

Disney legend, Bob Gurr, proves the point that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Or does it? Journey back to the toxic 1950's with a survivor of better living through chemistry. Today's Wheel of...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.1 – 2013 Catalina Island

We have something really exciting for you today from Disney legend Bob Gurr. He's starting a new series of articles for you which focus on his amazing travels. You knew Bob was a brilliant...

The Season Pass Bob Gurr Podcast Collection

If you listened to the last MiceChat Podcast, you heard us talk a lot about legendary Disney Imagineer, Bob Gurr, who recently started a new column on MiceChat. Doug informed us that he has...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.11 – 1969 Walt Disney World Tram Design

Disney legend Bob Gurr is famous for making things move. He invented the Autopia, Monorail, Main Street Vehicles, and at least one behemoth . Today, he has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on a...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No. 3 – The Red Car Diaries

The Wheel of Years will be sent spinning and when the clicking stops, the red arrow will point to a year - that's where we'll start. The tale can flow forward or backward, flow...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.2 2009 Alaska

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 . . ....

DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.24 1943 Movie Stars and Paper Routes

Today's Wheel of Years has stopped at 1943, so here we go. In the movie, Saving Mr. Banks, Walt Disney, played by Tom Hanks, tries to convince author P.L.Travers to allow Disney to make...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.9 – 1943 WWII Middle School Goat Farmer

Bob Gurr, Disney Imagineering legend behind such attractions as the Monorail and Autopia, is back to spin the Wheel of Years for us once again. This time he takes us way back to his...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.6 2014 Barcelona

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...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No. 20 – 1950 Sports Car Racing

Bob Gurr, race car fanatic?  That's right.  This Disney Legend was a speed racer way back in the day.  In fact today we set our time machine to 1950 and try to keep up...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.16 1955 Early Disneyland Managers

Let's go back to early Disneyland history with Imagineering legend Bob Gurr as he takes us on a journey to the inaugural year of Walt's original Magic Kingdom. There are many unsung heroes responsible for...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.28 – 1956 Disneyland Animals Before Animatronics

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...

Design: Those Were The Times No. 25 – Garner Holt Student Enrichment

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...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.18 1946 Futuristic Cars Arrive

Bob Gurr was hired by Walt Disney to design the Autopia. It remains a Disney classic to this very day. We have a special treat today as Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, shares the story...

Design Those Were The Times #4: 1951 Ward Kimball’s Fire Engine, My Fire Engine...

The Wheel of Years has been sent spinning and when the clicking stops, the red arrow will point to a year - that's where we'll start. The tale can flow forward or backward, flow...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.17 1961 Soaring With the Birds

We have a treat for you today as Disney Imagineering Legend, Bob Gurr, takes to the clouds. Who says man can't fly, Bob can! Today's Wheel of Years stopped at 1961, so here we go....

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.10 – 1956 Herb Ryman

We have a very special article from famed Disney Imagineer, Bob Gurr, today.  He has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on 1956 and his time with legendary Disney artist, Herb Ryman. You...

The Most Amazing Podcast with Disney Legend Bob Gurr and Featuring Tim Delaney

Welcome to one of the most exciting shows in the history of the Disney Avenue Podcast. Today’s guest is no stranger to the Disney community and has always been a man on the move....

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.21 – Bob Spaced Out with Virgin Galactic

Up, up, and away! Bob visits Virgin Galactic and learns what it's like to reach for the stars.  He gets the royal treatment and tours their top secret facility. Today's Wheel of Years stopped at...