I rhapsodized about my obsession with the Bob-A-Round boats in an earlier column. Shortly after that, I received a message from Bob Gurr about those boats as well as another project with a similar name that might interest me: the Bob-A-Long boats.
After picking myself up off of the floor (I mean, how often does a Disney Legend email you), I asked Bob a few more questions about the Bob-A-Long boats and he agreed to write a bit about them for me. Bob also sent along two photos of the Bob-a-Long boat which have never been published before!
The Bob-A-Long by Bob Gurr
Soon after WDW opened in 1971, various small watercraft were introduced to the waterways for guest rental operations. One of these watercraft was a small round tub-like electric powered boat, known as the Bob-a-RoundHave you heard of any other mythical Disney boats, buses or other conveyances?
What long-gone vehicle would you like to see again?
Leave your comments about these questions or anything else you'd like to mention about today's column in the comments section below.
Bob Gurr has a new book set to be released in May of this year. You are just in time to pre-order your very own copy!
DESIGN: Just for Fun By Bob Gurr
Available May 2012 - order now - 1,000 limited edition, numbered and autographed by the author. Hardbound color illustrated 216 page collector's edition. Check or money order. $58.95 plus tax and shipping by USPS priority mail. Order now at: bobgurr.com
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