Disney Legend Bob Gurr Shares His Shelter In Place Lifestyle With Fans!

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88-year-old Disney Legend and Imagineer Bob Gurr has updated his Instagram fans about what he’s doing to stay safe during Los Angeles County’s shelter in place order. Gurr, who is among the elderly population most at risk for contracting the current pandemic, is staying as busy and active (but safe!) as possible.

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Whats up with Bob now that the Los Angeles County Shelter in Place order has him locked up you ask? Glad you asked – I’m having a blast here at my Quail Ridge Resort in the beautiful Tujunga Mountains north of Los Angeles. I have food for many weeks. My local YMCA Gym has drive-thru free veggies for seniors. The ladies there took my photo as I received my free bag. I cook two or three hot meals every day. But before dinner, I celebrate each sunset with a wonderful libation in my very own 1955 Disneyland Mr. Toad Car, “Winky”. Every night I get to travel anywhere in the World I would like to visit. How? With my home Xplane flight simulator. Some nights I’m in Zermatt circling the real Matterhorn in my big helicopter and just the other night I buzzed through the Las Vegas Strip in my cute little chopper. Now that I’m not doing appearances, I have more time to be in hot water…yes, in my outdoor Jacuzzi, especially at night in my lighted Tiki-like backyard. And time too for my mobility scooter design job using Solidworks and QCAD on my 27 inch Mac. Also, I keep up with all the news, do project research, and learn new skills. Anytime the weather’s great, I head out for a 12-mile bike ride – yeah, RED bike, matches my red shoes. Sure hope all of you are having as much quarantine fun time as I am! SeeYa ‘round the net..

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Gurr assured his followers, “I have food for many weeks. My local YMCA Gym has drive-thru free veggies for seniors. The ladies there took my photo as I received my free bag. I cook two or three hot meals every day. But before dinner, I celebrate each sunset with a wonderful libation in my very own 1955 Disneyland Mr. Toad Car, “Winky”.” The photo he shared features “Winky” and a smiling Gurr wearing a 101 Dalmations sweatshirt.

The famous Imagineer continued, “Every night I get to travel anywhere in the World [sic] I would like to visit. How? With my home Xplane flight simulator. Some nights I’m in Zermatt circling the real Matterhorn in my big helicopter and just the other night I buzzed through the Las Vegas Strip in my cute little chopper.”

Gurr’s love of unique vehicles clearly hasn’t waned with time. He is credited with designing many of Disneyland’s most iconic vehicles, including the Autopia cars, Haunted Mansion Doom Buggies, the Disneyland Monorail, and, perhaps most famously, the Matterhorn Bobsleds. In 2004, Gurr was officially named a Disney Legend.

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Gurr’s Instagram post concluded with details about his active lifestyle, telling fans, “Anytime the weather’s great, I head out for a 12-mile bike ride – yeah, RED bike, matches my red shoes. Sure hope all of you are having as much quarantine fun time as I am!”

Are you enjoying your time at home as much as Bob Gurr? Tell us what Disney-centric activities you and your family are up to in the comments!

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