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In his 27 years as a Disney Imagineer, Bob Gurr was known for doing the impossible. He designed a submarine fleet, the cars of Autopia, and the Monorail that soars above the park on a single beam. With the opening of Tomorrowland in 1955, Gurr shaped a vision of the future that still feels out of reach today.

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Break bread with Disney Legend Bob Gurr with this exclusive experience package.  Dine on gourmet burgers while you listen to stories and ask questions about working at Disney and Beyond. 

“Burgers with Bob” will take place on Thursday, October 21st from 12:00 to 1:30pm. Venue to be announced two weeks before the event.

Includes:

  • Gourmet Burger with Side (Fries or salad), Non-alcoholic Drink, Dessert
  • Special Event Lanyard (includes VIP Access)
  • Limited Edition Event Print
  • A Copy of Bob’s Book, Disney & Beyond
  • Ticket to the Evening Event

You and a friend will join Bob Gurr on a once in a lifetime private tour of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. You’ll not only learn about the historical background of the planes at the museum, but you’ll talk planes with Bob and listen to stories of his piloting days as a private pilot for Walt Disney.

Bob & Bombers will take place on October 21st from 2:30pm-4:00pm at the Hamilton Warplane Heritage Museum.

Includes:

  • Private tour for 2 of the Warplane Museum with Bob Gurr
  • 2 Premium tickets to the evening event.
  • Special Event Lanyard
  • Limited Edition Event Print
  • A Copy of Bob’s Book, Disney & Beyond

BOB GURR MERCHANDISE

Ticket Prices and Add-on Packages

  • Tickets are select seating and start at $40
  • Tickets include an Audience Q/A Session with Bob Gurr
  • Prices include access to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum on date of event

VIP Meet and Greet Bob (ticket add-on)

  • Exclusive pre-show meet & greet with Bob Gurr
  • Personal photograph with Bob Gurr
  • Early entrance to the venue

Bob Gurr Merchandise*

  • Representatives of Bob will be selling merchandise at the event.

*Mr. Gurr will only be signing merchandise purchased through the event at the Meet and Greet.  Additional items will be assessed a $10 fee.

Disney Imagineer / Legend Bob Gurr

Imagineer Bob Gurr has always been a man on the move. And, for nearly 40 years, he helped move many a happy Disney theme park guest aboard vehicles and ride conveyances of his own design. As he’s often quipped, “If it moves on wheels at Disneyland, I probably designed it.”

And he certainly has. Bob has developed more than 100 designs for attractions ranging from Autopia and Matterhorn Bobsleds to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Monorails, and more.

Born in Los Angeles on October 25, 1931, young Bob was fascinated with tools, mechanical devices, and cars. He often crawled through a hole in the fence of nearby Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale to sneak into the cockpits of idle transport airplanes, while at school he decorated his test papers with sketches of automobiles.

Later, he attended Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles on a General Motors scholarship, where he studied industrial design. Upon graduation in 1952, he was hired by Ford Motor Company, but soon purchased a rubber stamp marked “R.H. Gurr Industrial Design” and went into business for himself.

Soon after, WED Enterprises, today known as Walt Disney Imagineering, hired Bob to consult on the design of miniature cars for Autopia. Walt Disney was so impressed with Bob’s knowledge and skill that he invited him to join the Imagineering family, which then was solely dedicated to the design and construction of Disneyland.

Over the next nearly four decades, Bob worked transportation magic developing the memorable Flying Saucers attraction in Tomorrowland, the antique cars and double-decker buses of Main Street, U.S.A., Ford Motor Company’s Magic Skyway, which premiered at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, and more. Bob also helped design the mechanical workings of Disney’s first Audio-Animatronics® human figure, Abraham Lincoln, featured in Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.

In 1981, Bob retired early from Imagineering to launch GurrDesign, Inc., and, three years later, joined creative forces with two former Imagineers to form Sequoia Creative, Inc. The firm, which specialized in “leisure-time spectaculars” and “fantastical beasts” developed King Kong and Conan’s Serpent for Universal Studios, Hollywood.

Among his other mechanical feats, Bob was instrumental in creating the mysterious UFO that soared over the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games. He also consulted on the animated T-Rex figure featured in Steven Spielberg’s motion picture Jurassic Park.

Bob continues to consult on Disney projects, including the giant Ursula creature featured at Tokyo DisneySea. In 1999, he was honored with the Themed Entertainment Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He released his memoir, Design: Just for Fun, in 2012.

Bob continues to make mechanical magic while living his favorite philosophy, in the words of Malcolm Forbes: “While alive, live!”

Source: D23 The Official Disney Fan Club

COVID Policy / Requirements

The health and safety of Bob Gurr, our guests and everyone involved in making these shows happen safely is our top priority. Accordingly, we have adopted venue, industry and provincial guidelines for COVID protocols and continue to work with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum to ensure a safe environment for the event.

As per the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum:

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Statement on MANDATORY VACCINATIONS Effective: September 22, 2021

As cases have risen in Hamilton, in Ontario and in the country over the past days and weeks, the well-being of CWHM, staff, volunteers and guests has always been our priority. We believe now is the time to take the further necessary steps in making everyone as safe as possible. Throughout the pandemic, CWHM has been adhering to public health guidelines around social distancing, hand washing, mandatory mask wearing and other PPE requirements. Mandatory vaccinations will add another level of protection in the fight against COVID-19.

As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. People are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the full series of a COVID 19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by World Health Organization.

Beginning Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum including all employees, volunteers, members, visitors, and guests attending any functions, events, or activities at the museum will be required to provide proof of full vaccination in order to gain access to the museum.**

Please also note that no visitor/guest in and out privileges to the museum will be granted during step 3 of Covid protocols.

**Guests/Visitors will have to show government-issued ID and a receipt as proof of full vaccination against COV/D- 19. Proof of full vaccination must be dated at least 14 days prior to the day of their event/visit.

Accordingly, masks are also required to be worn by all individuals when walking around the facility. Masks can be removed once seated.

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The vaccination and masking policy will be implemented as an open-ended one, with any changes or reversals informed by updates relating to infection rates, transmission data, variant developments, and local, provincial and federal regulations.