The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland
The Sweep Spot # 172 - Tour of Disneyland in 1965

In this episode we take a virtual walk through Disneyland in the year 1965. This year Disneyland was celebrating 10 years. The park had grown, and was on the verge of adding a new Land, and some attractions. Join us as we walk through Disneyland in 1965 and see what attractions were there and which ones were not yet, and which ones, were about to open. Plus get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at our website www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:16am MST

The Sweep Spot # 171 - Interview with Voice actor Pete Renaday

In this episode we welcome Pete Renaday to the show. Pete is a voice actor and and actor. He has voiced for cartoons, movies, and theme parks. He has done voices for The Country Bear Jamboree, Mission to Mars, Mark Twain, Sailing Ship Columbia, and many more. Enjoy us as we discuss his great career. Plus some Disneyland Resort Current Events. Cleaning the Kingdom is on sale still for $13 Until the end of the year, get it now at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:07am MST

The Sweep Spot # 170 - A Man with Many Disneyland Custodial Stories

In this episode we welcome back retired Disneyland Custodian Harry. Harry started at Disneyland in 1962, and worked there for over 40 years. He has many great stories about working at Disneyland. We also have the latest in the Disneyland current events. Plus buy our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:29am MST

The Sweep Spot #169 - Tour of Disneyland in 1995

In this episode we have our Disneyland current events, then we welcome Jeff Tucker from the podcast 91 Reasons to our show. Jeff is here to help us walk around Disneyland as if it were the year 1995. We  virtually walk through each land and talk about what attractions were there then, and which ones are not any longer, or not yet. It is a fun discussion, so come along with us back to 1995. Plus get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at our website at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:30am MST

The Sweep Spot # 168 - The History of The Haunted Mansion Disneyland Part 3

In this episode we finish up our look at the history of The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. In this episode we take a tour of the attraction, scene by scene, plus you get to hear the scenes from the attraction as we go along. We also touch a bit on our experiences working in Custodial around and in this attraction. Enjoy this episode. You can buy our book Cleaning the Kingdom at our website www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:21am MST

The Sweep Spot #167 - The History of The Haunted Mansion Disneyland Part 2

In this episode we continue our look at the history of The Haunted Mansion, in part 2 of this series. For more about The Sweep Spot visit www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:40am MST

The Sweep Spot # 166 - Most Senior Custodian to Work at Disneyland

    In this episode we are super excited to talk to our friend and former Co Worker. His name is Harry and he worked at Disneyland from 1962 to 2004. He saw so many changes to the park and management over his 42 years of service at Disneyland in the custodian department. This is probably just one part of many discussions with Harry about his time at Disneyland. Enjoy and listen to living history of Disneyland. www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:17am MST

The Sweep Spot # 165 - History of The Haunted Mansion Disneyland Part 1

In this episode we start to look at one of Disneyland's most popular attractions and that is The Haunted Mansion. This attraction's history goes back before the park even opened. We learn its development over the years and what it could have been, and what it became. this is part 1 of a two parts. Also check out our new book Cleaning the Kingdom, which you can buy at www.thesweepspot.com plus show notes and more.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:04pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 164 -  Disneyland Custodian from 1975

In this episode we welcome a guest who was a Disneyland Cusrodian during the summer of 1975. We discuss some of the things that were quite different back then, in the park and in Custodial. He was there during a time of some changes, and we have a fun discussion. Get Cleaning the Kingdom book by us at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:08pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 163 - Visiting Every Disney Theme Park

In this episode we welcome a guest to our show, who is not just a guest but a listener. His name is Erik Krueger. Erik has been to every Disney theme park around the world. We take a look at these and discuss the different attractions and some of the similar ones too. From Disneyland Paris Resort, to Hong Kong Disneyland, to the Tokyo Disneyland Resort. Also buy Cleaning the Kingdom our book we wrote about working at Disneyland in Custodial buy at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:35pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 162 - Disney and Star Wars

In this episode we discuss the history of the Disney Company with George Lucas and Star Wars. We go back to Michael Eisner, and to the current announcents at the D23 Expo 2015. Plus the latest in the current events around the Disneyland Resort. also buy our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:59pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 161 - History of Space Mountain

In this episode we take a look at the history of the attraction Space Mountain. We find out that the idea for this attraction actually goes back to Walt Disney. This is such an iconic attraction in Disneyland and other parks around the world. Join us for this exploration. plus buy our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweespot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:24am MST

The Sweep Spot # 160 - Interview with Author David Koenig

In this episode we have one current event item, and then we have a guest. Our guest is author of Mouse Tales, More Mouse Tales, and his new book The People V. Disneyland: How Lawsuits and Lawyers Transformed the Magic. Plus our book Cleaning the Kingdom is out now! Order at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:49am MST

The Sweep Spot # 159 - A look at Disneyland in 2005

In this episode we take a tour of Disneyland during the year 2005. This was a big year for the park because it also turned 50 years old. There was much to celebrate, and we will talk about about those things in this episode. Plus the latest in Disneyland current events. Dont forget to order our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:48am MST

The Sweep Spot # 158 - The History of Tomorrowland at Disneyland Part 4

In this episode we finish our look at the History of Tomorrowland at Disneyland. This series was a par 4 series where we took a look at each year the park was opened and saw some great attractions comes and go, and some not so great attractions come and go as well. This area has probably had more changes then in any other area in the park. We hope you enjoy this final look at the history of Tomorrowland at Disneyland. Plus preorder our soon to be out book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:51pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 157 - History of Tomorrowland at Disneyland Part 3

In this episode we continue our series on the history of Tomorrowland. In part 3 of this series we talk about the years 1986 to 1998. We see many loved and missed attractions leave during these years, and a new Tomorrowland arise. This would be the 2nd biggest Tomorrowland remodel in its history. Also current events of the Disneyland Resort and preorder our upcoming book Cleaning the Kingdom out End of July 2015. www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:13am MST

The Sweep Spot # 156 - History of Tomorrowland at Disneyland Part 2

In this episode we continue our History of Tomorrowland Series. In part 2 we go from the year 1967 to 1985. The Tomorrowland 1967 Refurb is probably the best Tomorrowland that we have seen in its history. it is one we enjoy talking about and you will learn more about it. There was not a whole lot of changes in Tomorrowland until 1977, when Space Mountain was added. We leave off at 1985, just on the brink of two attractions that would be added, and we will talk about those in Part 3, next time. Also we have the latest in current events at the Disneyland Resort. Plus we mention our new upcoming book Cleaning the Kingdom due out Late July, or early August. You can now preorder the book at www.thesweepspot.com now!

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:04am MST

The Sweep Spot # 155 - History of Tomorrowland at Disneyland Part 1

In this episode we start a new series. This series is the history of Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park. In this episode, part 1. We go from 1955 to 1966. We take a look at all the attractions that have been in Tomorrowland during those years. Also what shops and restaurants too. This is a fun look at Tomorrowland, and was fun to do the research for it. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Curent Events. Enjoy! www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:31am MST

The Sweep Spot # 154 - Tour of Disneyland in 1975

In this episode we will go on a tour around Disneyland as if it was the year 1975. we learn about what attractions were there then, what type of shows and parades, and more! Plus the latest in current events. www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:15pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 153 - Disneyland, So Many Lists and an Author

In this episode we welcome back to our show author of The Disneyland Encyclopedia and his latest book Disneyland Book of Lists. We discuss his new book, Disneyland history and more. Plus the latest in Disneyland Resort current events. www.thesweepspot.com

We are two former Disneyland Custodial Cast members talking Disneyland history, stories working there, authors, Disney legends, and more.

Soon a book will be out by us called Cleaning The Kingdom, due out this summer. We will talk all about Disneyland Custodial, the history of the department, great stories, memories, typical days, and much more!

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:36am MST

The Sweep Spot # 152 - Shops in New Orleans Square at Disneyland

In this episode we take a look at the stores in New Orleans Square Disneyland. New Orleans Square Opened in 1966, and over the years there has been many changes in these store locations. We will discuss what was there, and what is there now, and what they sold. Plus this weeks Disneyland current events. www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:31am MST

The Sweep Spot # 151 - Tour of Disneyland in 1955

In this episode we talk a look at Disneyland in the year 1955. Now we didnt include much on opening day because that could be its own show, and it will this year. Also we have the latest Disneyland Resort current events. www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:38am MST

The Sweep Spot #150 - Return to Disneyland after 40 yrs and Listener Questions

In this episode we welcome a friend and listener of the show Leon. He has not been to Disneyland in about 40 years, and he ans his wife recently went after all those years, hear about his trip. Also we take a few questions from listeners and talk about Disneyland after the park closes, and more. www.thesweepspot.com and a book coming out called Cleaning the Kingdom, in Summer 2015!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am MST

The Sweep Spot # 149 - Theme Park Designer and President of the Disneyland Alumni Club

In this episode we welcome Former Disneyland cast member, Theme Park Designer, and president of The Disneyland Alumni Club Richard Ferrin. Richard had a unique role at Disneyland, that I am sure you all have heard of or seen before. Plus he talks a bit about his theme park work, and the Disneyland Alumni Club. www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am MST

In this episode we take a look at the history of The Golden Horseshoe Saloon at Disneyland. We talk about some interesting facts, and how it is such a beautiful building. We also talk about some of the shows that took place inside and performers over the years. www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am MST

The Sweep Spot # 147 - Sam Gennawey and Universal VS. Disney

In this episode we welcome back authorSam Gennawey to our show. Sam is well known for for book Walt and the Promise of Progress City, The Disneyland Story, and his latest book Universal VS. Disney. We get into Universal Stuios Hollywood, Disney, and Walt Disney World a bit. www.thsweepspot.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am MST

The Sweep Spot # 146 - Disneyland Restaurants of the Past

In this episode we take a look at The past restaurants at Disneyland. We learn where these food locations were, and what they served. www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:22am MST

In this episode we start our series for the new year and this time we take a look at Disneyland in the years that end with 5. This episode we take a look at the year 1985. We see what attractions were there, which where not, or not yet and more. www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:28am MST

The Sweep Spot # 144 - The Matterhorn Bobsleds

In this episode we take a look at The Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland. We learn what was in its spot before this great attraction, who designed and worked on it, and the changes over the years. Plus some cast member stories, and current events of the week. www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:04am MST

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