Entries from All Ears® Guest Blog tagged with 'Bob Gurr'

Disney's Interest in World's Fairs Beyond the 1964-1965 New York Event

Walt Disney stands with a model of the "it's a small world" pavilion, one of the stars of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. [The Walt Disney Company] Walt Disney never did anything half-way. He always seemed to take...

The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: A watershed moment in Disney history

Walt Disney stands in front of two World's Fair posters in a publicity photo taken in 1964. [The Walt Disney Company] To many long-time Disney followers, the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair was a watershed moment for the Walt...

Omnimover and PeopleMover: A look at two Disney-designed ride conveyances

Bob Gurr sits behind the wheel of a car as he tests the ride system that would be used on the Ford Magic Skyway attraction during the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. Note the individual drive wheels embedded in...

Disney Legend Marty Sklar learns that inspiration can be a two-way street

Marty Sklar, center, poses for a photo after his presentation at the Festival of the Arts in Epcot in February. From the left are Julian Robinson, Chuck Schmidt, Marty, Janet Schmidt and Gail Robinson. [Courtesy of Gail and Julian...

Monorail guru Bob Gurr talks about Monty ... and his concept drawing of the famed transit vehicle

Bob Gurr's original drawing of the monorail, sketched in late 1958. The color was added by Disney Legend John Hench. Hey, Bob Gurr ... now that you've completed a documentary showing the world just how you designed some of...

Documentary shows how Bob Gurr created so many classic Disney attractions

Bob Gurr holds a copy of his book, "Design: Just For Fun," after its release. [Ape Pen Publishing] If there's such a thing as a blueprint for an exciting, fun-filled, never-a-dull-moment retirement, Bob Gurr seems to have created it....

Until Shanghai, railroads have been chugging through Disney parks since 1955

Walt Disney, left, proudly surveys Disneyland as the E.P. Ripley pulls into the station on opening day, July 17, 1955. With him are then-California Gov. Goodwin Knight, center, and Fred Gurley, president of the Santa Fe Railroad. When Shanghai...

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