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Bob Gurr, Disney Legend and Imagineer

Skull Rock Podcast

This week hosts Aljon Go (@aljongo) and Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) talk to Disney Legend, Bob Gurr about his early career, his time at the Walt Disney Company, and working on projects for Steve Wynn's Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Gurr is an amusement ride designer and Disney Imagineer. His most famous work was for Walt Disney's Disneyland Park, and its subsequent sister parks. Gurr is said to have designed most, if not all, of the ride vehicles of the Disneyland attractions, including Autopia, Haunted Mansion, the Disneyland Monorail, the Submarine Voyage, and the Matterhorn Bobsleds. He was named a Disney Legend in 2004. He also worked on the King Kong Encounter animatronic for Universal Studios Hollywood. *Source, Wikipedia. Bob Gurr (@bobgurrofficial) • Instagram - www.fandomproductions.com/shop - Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/support

1hr 51mins

15 Mar 2021

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Ep. 643: Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln with Bob Gurr and Josh Shipley

Mousetalgia! - Your Disneyland Podcast

This week, we honor the legacy of one of our country's greatest presidents by taking a closer look at Walt Disney's Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attraction, and we are joined by two Imagineers who had instrumental roles in its history. Disney Legend Bob Gurr was the Imagineer responsible for designing the original Audio-Animatronic Lincoln figure for the 1964 World's Fair, and Josh Shipley was the Art Director for the 2009 version of the attraction, which still exists today. Join us on an emotional, introspective tour of the history of the development of the show, the challenges of presenting an introspective attraction to modern audiences, and the continuing influence the attraction has on people today. Plus - Kristen Carr updates us on the latest resort news, and we discuss the changes heading for the Jungle Cruise attraction.

1hr 23mins

14 Feb 2021

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Pete's Points Flash Briefing Episode 878 - Thoughts of Walt Disney #7 - Bob Gurr - Dressing Down

Pete's Points

What can we learn from Walt Disney the man?  This week, Pete Blank shares some stories and quotes from the people who worked with him and knew him best.  He also takes those stories and ideas and shares how we can apply them to our own leadership journey.  This week's stories are from: Jim Alger       "No" Answers Bob Gurr        Dressing Down Roy Williams   Right Down the Middle Bill Martin       Can vs. Can't Hayley Mills     Be Nice and Show Love


2 Feb 2021

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An Afternoon with Bob Gurr

Turkey Leg Talk

Disney Legend Bob Gurr was first hired by Walt Disney himself in 1954 to work on the body of the Autopia vehicles. Bob parlayed that job into a long career of design for Walt Disney Imagineering. I hope you enjoy episode 212: An Afternoon with Bob Gurr! Disney Legend Bob Gurr joins me this week to talk about his favorite attraction, his proudest moment as an Imagineer, and much more!

1hr 1min

25 Sep 2020

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02:09 The Minds Who Built The Magic: Bob Gurr

The Main Street Chronicles

The Main Street Chronicles - Season 2, Episode 9 (09/7/2020) In our ninth episode of season two of The Main Street Chronicles, you will be taken on a guided tour of the new Museum of Imagination and the Hall of Imagineering. Join us as our tour guide, Archimedes takes two friends by the hand through the exhibit of Imagineering legends - Bob Gurr. This episode is hosted by Brian Reed and Stokes Laird, as the historians that lead you through each of the artifacts in the exhibit. This episode features voice actors Perry F. Bruns and Chaunte Flores. This episode was produced by George Flores. The Main Street Chronicles is a recorded monthly audio program, with a unique storyline that will tell the told and untold stories of Disney’s most legendary Imagineers. To see the information presented in today’s show, head over to our website www.themainstreetchronicles.com and be sure to follow us on social media. Facebook- The Main Street Chronicles Twitter- MainStChronicle Instagram- mainstreetchronicle Youtube- The Main Street Chronicles


7 Sep 2020

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23 – An Afternoon with Bob Gurr

Bobsleds & Banthas - A Disneyland and Star Wars Podcast

On this episode Scott and Aaron spend an afternoon chatting with Disney Legend Bob Gurr.  Join us for an amazing conversation as Mr. Gurr talks about growing up near Walt Disney, working on cars, getting a job at WDI and what is was like to develop the most beloved theme park attractions ever created.  For fans of Walt and Walt’s way of thinking about art, entertainment and magic you won’t want to miss this special episode which is chock-full of history and thoughts about the early days of Disneyland.

1hr 20mins

27 Aug 2020

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Episode 59 - A Conversation With Disney Legend Bob Gurr

The Pixie Dust Fan Podcast

On this episode of the podcast, Carrie and Francine have a conversation with Disney legend and Imagineer Bob Gurr.  Bob shares stories from his time working with Walt Disney, how Roy Disney solved a dispute at the company and how he HAD to ride a roller coaster before working on the Matterhorn.  He has incredible insight and opinions on leadership, creativity and resourcefulness that he tells through personal experiences.  At the end Bob shares how he finds pixie dust in his days, you won't believe it! Show Notes and References: For signed merchandise including the new Bobsled collectible visit www.fandomproductions.com The Waltland tour website www.Waltland.com Find Bob's book on Amazon with key word Bob Gurr Find us online: Website: www.PixieDustFan.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/PixieDustFan Instagram:  www.instagram.com/PixieDustFan Carrie on Instagram:  www.instagram.com/muppetcrazy/ Join our Facebook group:  Pixie Dust Fans Support Pixie Dust Fan by shopping at Disney and Amazon  I have resort tours on YouTube as well - check out my channel!

1hr 8mins

26 Aug 2020

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Ep 100: Disney Legend Bob Gurr

The Positively Disney Podcast

A candid conversation with Disney legend Bob Gurr and imagineer known for his inventions such as the Disneyland monorail, Matterhorn bobsleds, Haunted Mansion doom buggies, Submarine voyage and more! Bob shares many pearls of wisdom and stories about his life.✭FOLLOW THE SHOW✭WEBSITE: https://www.positivelydisney.comFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/positivelydisneybookINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/positivelydisneybookTWITCH: https://www.twitch.tv/positivelydisneySOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/positivelydisneypodcast✭WATCH MORE✭PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJIVJJQM58OPIaffBnebA9lgiWhPhkg_h


9 Aug 2020

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#012 Bob Gurr - Interview with a Disney Legend and Imagineer

Finding Walt Disney

In this episode I interview Disney Legend and Imagineer Bob Gurr about his incredible career working for Walt Disney. We discuss Bob's early life as a young boy through his time at WED Enterprises working directly for Walt Disney on the construction of Disneyland. Bob is often quoted as saying..."If it moves on wheels at Disneyland, I probably designed it." That quote is quite accurate considering Bob's impressive resume as designer of such iconic attraction ride vehicles as: the Monorail, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Disneyland Fire Engine, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride cars, and the OmniMover ride vehicle system, which appears most notoriously in the 'Doom Buggies' Haunted Mansion ride vehicles.  Bob is not only a Disney Legend, his career is legendary but it did not end when Bob officially left Disney in 1981. In fact, Bob not only continued to work as Designer for many years after leaving Disney, he is still working today!  Be sure to check back for a Part 2 of this podcast interview in which Bob and I will further explore his time at Disney and beyond.  You can learn more about Bob Gurr and his incredible life by visiting:  BobGurr.com Bob also conducts Bus Tours in Southern California of historic and iconic locations that are significant to Walt Disney history. You can learn more about these incredible WaltLand Tours by visiting: WaltLand.com Be sure to follow The Finding Walt Disney podcast here to keep up to date on future episodes.  facebook.com/findingwaltdisney https://www.instagram.com/findingwaltdisneypodcast/ twitter.com/disneypodcast23 Thank you for listening! Be sure to share with all your Disney-loving friends and family!

1hr 15mins

22 May 2020

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DYKD Archives: Freddy Martin's Interview with Imagineer Bob Gurr

The Did You Know: Disney Podcast - A Disney Parks, Disney History, and Disney Pop Culture Podcast

In this special episode, we've pulled another episode out of the DYKD archives. This fully remastered episode features Freddy Martin interviewing the great Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr. Bob Gurr is responsible for creating most every ride vehicle in Disneyland, save very few. He is a fascinating individual who had the unique opportunity to work with Walt Disney himself. In fact, toward the end of the episode, Freddy and Bob talk about some personal stories involving Bob and Walt. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this very unique and wonderful interview. A very special thank you to Dr. Barry Hill for mixing the interview footage.

1hr 11mins

16 Jan 2020