Disney Legend Bob Gurr, the man behind some of the most beloved Disney Park attractions of all-time, recently updated his fans that he’s doing great despite being stuck at home due to the ongoing pandemic.
The man behind 100 Disney attractions, including the Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn, Space Mountain, Main Street Vehicles, Autopia, and the Monorail, is still living his best life while at home.
Before California’s shelter-in-place orders, Bob Gurr was living anything but the retired life. At 88, Gurr has become a common sight at Disney theme parks, fan events like D23, and even at local grocery stores. The only living original Imagineer that worked personally with Walt Disney rides six miles on his mountain bike — every day!
Despite the continued closures and cancellations of theme parks and social mixers, Gurr’s management team at Fandom Productions has created multiple virtual events for fans to attend to hear the Disney Legend talk about his past creations and future projects.
In a recent interview with LA Spectrum News 1, Gurr explains:
“’People assume an old guy all by himself is lonely, but I’ve been doing podcasts, live TV, and being an elderly Zoom vlogger,’ Gurr told Spectrum News 1. ‘People are so used to a ‘Bob Gurr’ sighting at a park or a grocery store. They all got to get a piece of Bob.’”
Fans can still get a daily dose of Bob Gurr through podcasts, Zoom calls and a virtual version of Gurr’s Waltland Bus Tour that usually occurred monthly throughout the LA area.
Gurr’s manager and found of Fandom Ernie Alonzo stated:
“We normally offer a popular monthly Disney history-themed bus tour where Bob is the tour guide, however that is on hold until 2021,” said Ernie Alonzo, Gurr’s manager and founder of Fandom. “We’ll be offering a limited amount of 30-minute Zoom call sessions for fans with Bob beginning in September. We’re also working on producing a virtual version of the Waltland bus tour.”
We bet that when Disneyland reopens, Bob Gurr will be there to welcome back his old friend to the world like he did all those years ago in 1955 with Walt Disney.