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Legendary Handprints—Bob Gurr

Imagineer Bob Gurr has always been a man on the move. And, for almost 40 years, he helped move many a happy Disney theme park guest aboard vehicles and ride conveyances of his own design. As he’s often quipped, “If it moves on wheels at Disneyland, I probably designed it.”

And he certainly has. Bob has developed more than 100 designs for attractions ranging…

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D23 Inside Disney Episode 36 | Disney Legend Bob Gurr on Working with Walt Disney

Ride through Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance; new stars announced for The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II; a new Star Wars movie coming from Taika Waititi; Disney donates 1 million face masks; a new game show from Ryan Reynolds and hosted by Adam Scott; National Geographic’s The Right Stuff to debut on Disney+; and Disney Legend Bob Gurr talks about…

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The First Legendary Lunch of 2018

By Tyler Slater

On Friday, January 12, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members gathered at The Walt Disney Studios to have lunch with famed Disney Legend Bob Gurr.

Members arrived to a private room inside the Buena Vista Commissary that was enhanced for the occasion with decorations inspired by Bob’s historic involvement with Disneyland, circa 1959—including toy…

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Adventure Thru Inner Space

Did You Know?: 8 Mighty Fine Facts About Adventure Thru Inner Space

By Greg Ehrbar

Certain past Disneyland attractions stir instant memories for guests fortunate enough to have experienced them—and also inspire the imaginations of those who wish they could have enjoyed them.

Topping many a list is Adventure Thru Inner Space, which opened August 5, 1967. This ingenious attraction took guests through a Mighty Microscope to become…

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From the Office of Walt Disney: EPCOT – A Blueprint of the Future

On October 27, 1966, Walt Disney unveiled his plans for an “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow”—or, EPCOT.  Fifty years after this historic film shoot, Disney Legends Marty Sklar and Bob Gurr explore Walt’s bold vision for this “living blueprint of the future.”

This script is one of 23 reproduced treasures from our 2016 Gold Member…

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From the Office of Walt Disney: Walt’s Plane

Discover stories from Walt Disney’s company plane, which was used to survey land parcels for the “Florida Project” (later Walt Disney World Resort). Hear from those who traveled and worked on the Grumman Gulfstream I, including Disney flight attendant Kathy Ashcraft and Disney Legends Tony Baxter, Bob Gurr, Marty Sklar, and Dave Smith.

This postcard is…

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23 Moving Questions With Bob Gurr

Bob Gurr remains a man on the move while his creative accomplishments as a Disney Imagineer continue to transport people around the world… literally.

Energy. That’s the first thing you sense about Bob. This is abundantly evident during a visit on the shaded patio of The Big D commissary at Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) in Glendale, California. As we speak,…

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Destination D Recap

Destination D: Attraction Rewind gave D23 Members the chance to celebrate all things Disney parks on November 22-23, 2014 at Walt Disney World. From special guest Disney Legends such as Tony Baxter, Marty Sklar, and Bob Gurr to loads of surprises, including an Adventurers Club reunion and a reboot of Epcot Computer Central, Disney fans enjoyed presentations,…

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Disney Monorails

In this episode of D23 Presents Armchair Archivist, Josh and Melody take a ride on the Disneyland Monorail and meet up with Disney Legend Bob Gurr.
From the initial planning stages to the Monorail System’s ribbon cutting, Bob shares some of his favorite moments about designing (and driving!) one of Disney’s most iconic modes of transportation!

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