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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,

We planned to resume the tours in June of 2021. The pandemic and its effects on businesses has created a few challenges in continuing the tour as scheduled. The restaurant conveniently located along our tour route at the Gene Autry Heritage Museum which would provide our box lunches is no longer operating. The Walt Disney Barn, one of the major stops on our tour is operating at limited capacity and will not allow for large groups such as ours to make block reservations.

After discussing these and other challenges with Bob, he has graciously offered to open up his home and host guests for a backyard picnic. This is a rare and exclusive opportunity to interact with Bob in a casual environment. Over the years a handful of similar events have been held at his residence at a much higher ticket price. This is being offered to existing ticket holders only, at no additional cost. The program will include a video presentation featuring all of the stops visited on the tour, a box lunch picnic, a Q & A time with Bob, an opportunity to personally interact with Bob as well as a guaranteed photo op. Guests that paid for any upgrade seats or experiences for the bus tour will be refunded those fees in full.

Guests who do not wish to participate in the alternative activity can request a full refund by contacting us at info@fandomproductions.com

If you are an existing ticketholder with a voucher code that needs to rebook, please contact ernie@fandomproductions.com and we’ll be happy to provide you with available dates and rebook you personally.

Ernie Alonzo, Fandom Productions