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A Living Legend

Spend the day with Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr as your guide and host for this 5-hour excursion into early Disney history.

Walt Disney History Tour

Embark on a half-day magical journey as you visit some of the most significant sites in Walt Disney's early Los Angeles.

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Tours with Bob Gurr are available throughout the year. Click the Buy Tickets button to see available dates and book your tickets!

About Bob Gurr

Iconic Imagineer and Disney Legend Bob Gurr is the only remaining original imagineer among those assigned by Walt Disney to design Disneyland in 1954.

Bob is currently featured on “The Imagineering Story” for Disney +, the new ultimate streaming destination for all things Disney.

Bob had a hand in designing most all of the attraction vehicles with wheels in the original Disneyland park including: 

  • Autopia cars
  • Haunted Mansion Doom Buggies
  • Monorail
  • Submarine Voyage
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Peoplemover
  • Flying Saucers
  • Main Street Omnibus
  • Disneyland Fire Engine
  • and many more…
Bob also developed the first realistic humanoid animatronic Mr. Lincoln for Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. Bob received the prestigious Disney Legend Award in 2004 and his handprints adorn the Court of Legends at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. He has the distinct honor of having a window on Main Street USA in both Disneyland and The Magic Kingdom. Apart from Disney he designed the King Kong Encounter animatronic for Universal Studios Hollywood, designed the flying UFO for the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, assisted Steven Spielberg in pre-production for the Jurassic Park T-Rex animatronic dinosaur, designed effects for Michael Jackson’s Victory tour as well as countless other projects and attractions that have entertained us for years and will continue to live on for generations to come.

Join Waltland & legendary Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr as you embark on an amazing half-day magical journey through a bygone era. You’ll visit some of the most significant Walt Disney landmarks and points of interest that played an important role in not only the Walt Disney Company, but in the life of Walt Disney the man with stop and walk locations including Walt & Roy Disney’s first homes, the Griffith Park Mary-go-Round, Walt’s Barn and more. Your ticket includes a box lunch at the beautiful Gene Autry Heritage Museum.

Walt Disney with character figurines
Walt Disney Studios Silly Symphony sign

Dear Friends,

Like so many others, we have suffered a major disruption of business during this global pandemic. Our tours typically travel with up to 50 guests in close proximity for several hours. Owing to the current mandates in L.A. County as well as the additional concerns for those in Bob Gurr’s age group, we now estimate tours resuming in June but hopefully sooner with the distribution of the vaccines.

We know a majority of you have transferred your ticket once and some of you twice. While we are not able to offer refunds, we assure you that as long as we are running these tours, we will always hold a rain check for you. If you’re a general admission ticket holder, finding an alternate date should be easy. For those of you with any type of upgrade tickets, if you are not able to find the same upgrade tickets for your new tour date, we will be happy to adjust the price of your initial purchase.

Rescheduling instructions:

Existing ticket holders will receive an email with a voucher code about 30 days before their scheduled tour. As of now, we have tour dates listed from June – January 2022. Once you receive that email with the voucher code, you can visit www.Waltland.com and re-book a new date. You’ll enter the voucher code (specific to you) at check out. 

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

For those of you who do not feel safe attending a tour anytime in the foreseeable future, we would like to offer you a set of 4 Bob Gurr signed vintage attraction poster prints in lieu of a tour. Accepting this offer will void any rain checks. The posters sell online for $120 (the current cost of a Waltland Tour ticket). We have over 20 styles to choose from. If interested in this option please email us at info@Waltland.com and we will get back to you with details on how to proceed.

Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time and most of all for your continued support of Bob Gurr and small businesses.

Ernie Alonzo, Fandom Productions