About Bob Gurr

About Iconic Imagineer and Disney Legend Bob Gurr

Bob Gurr with Lincoln

A Living Legend

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. His most famous work was for Walt Disney’s Disneyland Park, and its subsequent sister parks. Bob is said to have designed most, if not all, of the ride vehicles of the Disneyland attractions, including the Autopia cars, Haunted Mansion doom buggies, the Disneyland Monorail, the Submarine Voyage, and the Matterhorn Bobsleds 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.

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Waltland Tour Update Regarding COVID-19,

Dear Guests,

Federal Stay at Home mandates to slow the spread of COVID-19 have been extended through April 30th. We will be taking added precautions to continue to protect the health and wellbeing of Bob and our guests. That said, we plan to resume our regular tour schedule with our June 21st tour.  


While we are not able to offer refunds, we are happy to announce that we will be offering ticket transfers to any of our upcoming Waltland tour dates (pending availability) for up to 12 months beginning in June. You will have until June 2021 to reschedule your tour.  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, it may be more difficult for you to find the exact ticket type available since the upgrade tickets are normally the first to sell out. To make that easier, all guests will be placed on an email list and will be the first to be notified once a new tour is added to the schedule. Once you commit to a new date, we are not able to transfer it again so please be sure that the new date works with your schedule.

To schedule an alternate date simply go to Waltland.com and look for availability of your ticket type on the website. Once you see that your ticket type is available, email ernie@waltland.com with your new date selection. You should receive confirmation within 48 hours of submitting your new date. Remember, you have up to 12 months beginning in June to book an alternate date. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time and most of all for your continued support of Bob Gurr and small businesses.