In later years, Bob was honored by The Society of American Magicians, taught magic at adult classes at Stuyvesant High School, and reached a new generation of children through his educational video, ''Bob McAllister's Amazing Magic".
Always a child at heart, Bob made the rounds of Manhattan magic supply shops on roller skates. He even ran his own rink, “The People Palace”. On July 21, 1998, Bob passed away at the age of 63.
Looking back, Wonderama was truly an amazing show, finding its way into the lives of many people despite being seen, for the most part, only on local New York television. It was an important show for kids, because it made implicit the idea that "kids were people too". Like Art Linkletter before him, Bob was great with kids and he was the next best thing to Santa Claus.