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Bob Gurr's Designer Times Archives


The Walt Disney Family Museum - Bob Gurr (10/2/2009)
Disney Legend Bob Gurr takes a very personal look at The Walt Disney Family Museum.

Michael Jackson Disneyland Fan Remembered - Bob Gurr (6/26/2009)
Disney Legend Bob Gurr talks about what it was like to work with the late Michael Jackson.

Bob Gurr Goes to Paris - Bob Gurr (8/14/2007)
Disney Legend Bob Gurr talks about his recent trip to Paris including Disneyland Paris.

Bob Gurr's Designer Times: Working with Walt - (12/26/2006)
On the heels of the Neal Gabler's book Walt Disney - The Triumph of The American Imagination, Bob Gurr gives a first hand account of what it was like working with Walt.

Designer Times by Bob Gurr - Bob Gurr (2/8/2006)
Bob Gurr's final regular Designer Times column.

Designer Times by Bob Gurr - Bob Gurr (1/11/2006)
Bob answers a reader's question about his own personal projects.

Designer Times by Bob Gurr - Bob Gurr (12/14/2005)
Bob answers a reader's question about working with contractors and suppliers.

Designer Times by Bob Gurr - Bob Gurr (11/9/2005)
Bob talks about his career before Disney.

Designer Times by Bob Gurr - Bob Gurr (10/12/2005)
Bob talks about how some of the court cases he's been involved in when Disney's been sued over their attractions.

Designer Times by Bob Gurr - Bob Gurr (9/15/2005)
In his third "reader question" column Bob talks about why established attractions like Mr. Toad are closed.

Designer Times by Bob Gurr - Bob Gurr (8/10/2005)
In his third "reader question" column Bob gets asked about the Maglev Monorails.

Designer Times by Bob Gurr - Bob Gurr (7/14/2005)
In his second "reader question" column Bob looks at some projects that never were.

Designer Times by Bob Gurr - Bob Gurr (6/8/2005)
In his first "reader question" column Bob looks at The Walt Disney Company - Then and Now.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (5/12/2005)
Disney Legend Bob Gurr wraps up his series of stories on his career with this month's columns. But it's not over yet as Bob asks readers to give their suggestion for future writings.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (4/13/2005)
Disney Legend Bob Gurr presents the 60th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob gives a case history of designing the Mk III and IV Monorails.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (3/10/2005)
Disney Legend Bob Gurr presents the 59th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about the design process.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (2/10/2005)
Disney Legend Bob Gurr presents the 58th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about working Mickey Mouse Airlines - Traveling at Disney

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (1/10/2005)
Bob has a special column on his friend and fellow Disney Legend, Ward Kimball.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (12/9/2004)
Disney Legend Bob Gurr presents the 56th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about working on the last movie monster, Godzilla.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (11/10/2004)
Disney Legend Bob Gurr presents the 55th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob has more on his Las Vegas days.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (10/13/2004)
Disney Legend Bob Gurr presents the 54th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about some of the secrets behind Las Vegas' Treasure Island Pirate Battle Show.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (9/8/2004)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 53rd part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about his work on the Treasure Island Pirate Battle Show in Las Vegas.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (8/11/2004)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 52nd part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about his work with Iwerks.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (7/14/2004)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 51st part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about his work on the Jurassic Park Movie T-Rex Animated Figure.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (6/9/2004)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 50th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about his work on the falling helicopter at Universal Studios' King Kong.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (5/12/2004)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 49th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about his work on King Kong for Universal Studios.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (4/14/2004)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 48th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about his work for Universal Studios on the 2010 Special Effects demonstration.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (3/10/2004)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 47th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about his work on the Tommy Walker Productions Spacecraft.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (2/11/2004)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 46th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob continues talking about his work on the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics closing ceremony.

Designer Times: 1984 Los Angeles Olympics - Closing Ceremonies Spacecraft - Bob Gurr (1/14/2004)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 45th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about his work on the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics closing ceremony.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (12/10/2003)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 44th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about working on Animated Lighting EFX for the 1984 Michael Jackson Victory Tour.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (11/12/2003)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 43rd part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about working on King Kong at Universal Studios.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (10/8/2003)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 42nd part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about working on the Conan Swords and Sorcery Show for Universal Studios.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (9/10/2003)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 41st part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about the RiverTowne Animated Restaurant Show.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (8/12/2003)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 40th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob looks at his work immedietely after Disney.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (7/9/2003)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 39th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob looks at his work on Tokyo Disneyland.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (6/11/2003)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 38th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob takes you through some of the projects of the late-70s.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (5/14/2003)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 37th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks developing Epcot and GM's participation in it.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (4/9/2003)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 36th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about some of the projects he was assigned to in the years after the opening of Walt Disney World.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (3/12/2003)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 35th part in his series of columns the early days at Disney and his career. This month Bob talks about the building submarines at Walt Disney World.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (2/12/2003)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 34th part in his series of columns the early days at Disneyland and his career. This month Bob talks about the history of the parking lot trams.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (1/8/2003)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 33rd part in his series of columns on his career. This month Bob talks about putting Disney Monorails in Las Vegas.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (12/11/2002)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 32nd part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob continues talking about the Autopia.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (11/13/2002)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 31st part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob talks about some of the internal workings of the Autopia.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (10/10/2002)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 30th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob talks about designing the Omnimover.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (9/10/2002)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 29th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob talks about the Peoplemover, the Skway and the AstroJets..

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (8/14/2002)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 28th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob talks about the Mark III Monorail.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (7/11/2002)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 27th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob talks about second generation Monorail development.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (6/12/2002)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 26th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob talks about designing Mr. Lincoln.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (5/8/2002)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 25th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob talks about the Carousel of Progress.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (4/10/2002)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 24th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob talks more about 1964 New York World's Fair and the Magic Skyway.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (3/13/2001)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 23rd part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob talks about 1964 New York World's Fair and the Magic Skyway.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (2/13/2002)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 22nd part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob talks building the Monorail Tractors.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (1/9/2002)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 21st part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob talks about Duck Bumps and Disneyland's famous Flying Saucers

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (12/12/2001)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 20th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob looks at Walt's runabout.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (11/14/2001)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 19th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob looks at the classic Autopia..

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (10/10/2001)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 18th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob takes a look back at the Matterhorn.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (9/12/2001)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 17th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob takes a short detour to Las Vegas to talk Monorails.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (8/8/2001)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 16th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob tells some great Monorail stories.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (7/11/2001)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 15th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This month Bob looks at the very hectic days leading up to the new Tomorrowland of 1959.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (6/13/2001)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the 14th part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. In this column Bob looks at designing some of the early Disney animals.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (5/9/2001)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the thirteenth part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. In this column Bob looks at Disneyland's Excursion Train.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (4/11/2001)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the twelfth part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. In this column Bob looks at the precursor to the Monorail - the Viewliner.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (3/14/2001)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the eleventh part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. In this column Bob focuses on more of the early Disneyland vehicles and the development of some visual gags.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (2/14/2001)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the tenth part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This column Bob discusses the design of the Main Street Vehicles.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (1/10/2001)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the ninth part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This column Bob discusses learning to redesign attractions that weren't quite making it.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (12/13/2000)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the eighth part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This column focus on Bob's attempts to meet Walt's demands for unique Disneyland vehicles.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (11/8/2000)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the seventh part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This column focus on getting the Disneyland steam trains up and running.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (10/11/2000)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the sixth part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This column focus on the weeks after Disneyland's opening. Also in this column is Bob's account of the Club 33 Breakfast and Imagineer Tour of Disneyland to benefit the Ryman-Carroll Foundation as told from the "other side".

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (9/13/2000)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the fifth part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland. This column is all about opening day at the Autopia.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (8/9/2000)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the fourth part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (7/12/2000)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the third part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (6/14/2000)
Legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr presents the second part in his series of columns on the early days of Disneyland.

Designer Times - Bob Gurr (5/10/2000)
Our newest regular column, Designer Times is by legendary Imagineer Bob Gurr and will focus on the early days of Disneyland from a first person perspective.

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