DAY FIVE (Part 2) TUESDAY - December 14, 2010 We missed out on some of the DIS Unplugged Podcast events by having the Palo Brunch (podcast taping and speaker autograph sessions). We happened to pass by Studio Sea (where they were doing the autograph session) after our Brunch and poked our heads in. Bob Gurr, Charles Ridgway and Lee Cockerell were still in there. We didnt have our items to be signed (they were back in our stateroom), but we didnt want to miss out on this opportunity to meet them and get a picture. Charles Ridgway with Bill and Jennifer Charles Ridgway was initially responsible for the Publicity Department at Disneyland. He worked for Walt! He started with Walt before Disneyland was even completed. Charles Ridgway has written a memoir called Spinning Disneys World (I read it in two days! Great read!). I love the story in his book about sneaking into Disneyland when he was just a reporter to get the scoop on the construction progress. It is a great book for any Walt Disney and Disney parks fan. Charles Ridgway has handled the publicity for every Disney theme park opening including the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland. To me, it was surreal to meet people that that actually knew the Walt Disney. Walt died before I was born. So, I am always mesmerized by people that actually knew and worked with him. Charles Ridgway was the cutest. Bill called him Mr. Ridgway and he said, Call me Charlie. He is now retired and a Disney Legend. Bob Gurr with Bill and Jennifer Bob Gurr is the mastermind Disney Imagineer behind most of the ride vehicles for the Disneyland park. Initially, he was hired to design the cars for the Autopia at Disneyland and then continued from there to the monorail and the famous and innovative Matterhorn. He is now retired and a Disney Legend. He is full of energy! Bob Gurr was around every corner of the ship. I bumped into him in the kids clubs, the bars, in the Cove Café ... He was filming while onboard. He is a great inspiration. Whenever you are riding on the monorail or Tomorrowland Speedway, thank Mr. Gurr. Lee Cockerell with Bill and Jennifer Lee Cockerell is the former Executive Vice President of Resort Operations at Walt Disney World. He now does speaking engagements on leadership and had written a couple of books. Bill and I first met Lee Cockerell during DISapalooza in December of 2009. It was nice to meet him again and get another picture. He is a very gracious man. Prior to the cruise, we had kept in contact with some of our fellow Adventures by Disney - California Backstage Magic tour travelers from last April. One of our travel mates (Thank you Matthew!) organized a get together onboard. So, after our quick meet and greet with Bob Gurr, Charles Ridgway and Lee Cockerell, we met back up with my Mom and headed up to deck 9 for the ABD Meet.