The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland

In this episode we have an interview that we did for someone else on Disneyland Fandom and social media in the early days. Plus latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book and more info at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:56am MDT

In this episode we welcome Gina Rock. During the Fantasy in the Sky firework show at Disneyland it would kick off with Tinker Bell flying high above Sleeping Beauty's Castle and Gina did that from 1983 to 2005. We hear some great stories from her. Plus Lynn's Disneyland Trip Report, and the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For more info on our book Cleaning the Kingdom and our podcast go to www.thesweepspot.com 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:34am MDT

In this episode we welcome Chris Lyndon from Jiminy Cricket podcast and Disneychris.com to talk with us about live music at Disneyland from 1955 to 1979. Enjoy this look at many of the groups and performers at Disneyland over the years. We also play samples of the music for many of the groups. For more info go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:06pm MDT

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in the year 1977. We discover some attractions that opened that year, and some closed, plus many other interesting facts. This is a fun way to virtually take a walk around the park in 1977. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. info on our podcast, and book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:26am MDT

In this episode we welcome back podcaster, author, and friend Jeff Baham. Jeff has written a book on the Haunted Mansion, has a website called Doombuggies.com, and a podcast Mousetalgia. We get into some interesting talk on Haunted Mansion fandom, history and more. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. for more info on our book, T shirts, show notes and more at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:11am MDT

In this episode we welcome author and podcaster  Aaron Wallace to the show to discuss the park Epcot. We talk about it's history, extinct attractions and it's future. Plus we welcome founder of Trader Sam's Coffee Company, and our latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For more info go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am MDT

In this episode we welcome author Chris Ware to talk about his two Disney books, then we take a look at Audio Animatronics at Disneyland, a trip report from our trip to Garner Holt Productions, and the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on our book and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:56pm MDT

In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, and Author Jim Korkis to discuss Disneyland in the year 1987. Some exciting things opened in 1987 at Disneyland from The Disney Gallery to Star Tours and we talk about it, plus so much more. Lets head back to 1987. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. We are also authors of Cleaning the Kingdom a book written by us, former Disneyland Custodial Cast Members telling insiders stories of Keeping Walt's Dream Spotless. Get it on Paperback, Kindle, and now Audiobook at Audible, and Itunes now! www.thesweepspot.com

 

 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:02am MDT

We are happy to welcome former Disneyland cast member, Disney Studio employee, and Imagineer Mark Eades to the show. Mark also went on to write for the OC Register.  Mark has some amazing stories from his time at Disneyland to Imagineering, to writing for the OC Register. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. You can find more info on Mark at www.markeades.com plus get show notes, our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more at www.thesweepspot.com 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:33am MDT

In this episode we welcome author and Disneyland Historian Donald Ballard. Donald is the author of some great books on the Disneyland Hotel, and is quite the expert. We think you will enjoy this discussion we have with him about The Disneyland Hotel. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at our website at www.thesweepspot.com we have it in paperback, Kindle, and now audiobook at Audible, or Itunes. 

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

In this episode we are going to take a virtual tour of Disneyland as if it was the year 1997. That year had some memorable moments, and times for both of us. Get ready as we discuss some of the attractions that weren't there yet, and some that are gone, plus all the other events that took place at Disneyland in 1997. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom autographed. Also get the book as an audiobook on flashdrive at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm MDT

In this episode we are back from D23 Expo 2017, and we have plenty to discuss and so we asked our friend from Season Pass Podcast Doug Barnes to join us. We have some great discussion about what was announced and some speculation. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom in paperback and audiobook at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:23pm MDT

In this episode we continue our discussion with Top Jani, and former Disneyland Custodial Manager Ray Sidejas. Ray was only the second Custodial Manager, and had a big role in opening many other Disney parks all over the world. Ray has so many memories and stories to share we needed to talk to him more. Plus the Disneyland current events. For info on our podcast, our book Cleaning the Kingdom, and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:59am MDT

In this episode we are very excited to have had the chance to talk with retired Disneyland Band drummer Joe Shaw. Joe started playing drums at Disneyland in June of 1973, and Retired in 2013. He has played in different places throughout Disneyland from the Golden Horseshoe, New Orleans Square, Plaza Gardens, Tomorrowland, the Mark Twain, and Main Street and more. Listen to him talk about his great career the last for 36 years. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Also come see us at the D23 Expo July 14, 15, 16. Info, our book, T-shirts and more at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:40pm MDT

In this episode we welcome Ralph Apel to our show. Ralph worked in Disneyland Day Custodial with both Ken and Lynn, then years later went back wot work at DCA, but in Night Custodial. He shares his memories of over 10 years in Custodial. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book, T Shirts, and info at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am MDT

In this episode we continue our conversation with former Disneyland Attractions cast member Alex Stewart. This is part 2. There is no current events, but we will continue with the Disneyland Resort Current Events next time. Enjoy! Show notes and info at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am MDT

In this episode we welcome Former Disneyland attractions cast member Alex Stewart to our show to talk about his time working on Westside attractions at Disneyland, plus our latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. Get info and our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:51am MDT

In this episode we continue an episode we started in the past episode with Jim Korkis talking with us about Disneyland 1957. So if you didn't listen to episode 207, it would be best if you went back and listened to that first. Also we have a short interview with author Heather Mc Lane who wrote the kindle book Drinking at Disneyland. for show notes and more visit www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:35pm MDT

In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, and author Jim Korkis. We take a look at the year 1957 in Disneyland, and talk about what was new, what was gone and what may be coming, plus many great stories. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more info at www.thesweepspot.com 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:26pm MDT

In this episode we welcome author Chris Strodder. Chris wrote the books The Disneyland Book of Lists, and The Disneyland Encyclopedia. He has a new 3rd edition of the book out now, and is here to talk all about whats new and much more. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get info and our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:51am MDT

In this episode we are very happy to have our former Disneyland Custodial Manager Ray Sidejas on our show. Ray was only the second person to head up the Custodial department at Disneyland. He started in 1964, and retired in 2011. He had a huge influence and impact on what Disneyland Custodial is today. When you go to a Disney theme Park you can be sure that, it is as clean as it is because of Ray. He has so much great info to share and I am sure you will enjoy this. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current events and much more. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom, show notes and much more at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:34am MDT

In this episode we welcome Former Disneyland Attractions Cast member, Theme Park Adventure founder, and Disneyland fan Rick West. he worked on Pirates of The Caribbean and has some great stories to share with us, plus much more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Current Events. For info and our book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:47am MDT

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Tour Guide Andrea Keech to the show to talk about her time working at Disneyland in 1969. She had the honor of taking guests on tours of Disneyland, and has some great stories to share. Plus her book Cream of the Crop: Tour Guide Tales From Disneyland's Golden Years. Plus the latest in the Disneyland current events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom, show notes and more at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:07am MDT

The Sweep Spot # 202 - Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

In this episode we celebrate presidents Day by talking about an attraction at Disneyland that is dedicated to our former president Abraham Lincoln. This attraction is Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. We talk about its start at the New York Worlds Fair 1964/1965, to all of its versions at Disneyland, Ca. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get show notes and our book Cleaning the Kingdom at our website www.thesweepspot.com

 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:07am MDT

The Sweep Spot # 201 - Disneyland 1967 with Jim Korkis

In this episode we welcome back Disney historian and author Jim Korkis. We discuss the new offerings Disneyland had in the year 1967, including the new Tomorrowland, and Pirates of the Caribbean. This is a great look at both these areas and we know you will learn something new. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Current events. For show notes and our book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:44am MDT

The Sweep Spot # 200 - 200th Episode Celebration

In this episode we celebrate our 200th episode. We have worked hard over the past almost 6 years. Lynn started the podcast in 2011, and it grew over the years and has shaped and formed, but always remained about Disneyland, and working there too. We have had so many awesome guests over the years from Disney Legends, Authors, Cast Members, Former Cast members, Podcasters, and more. We have had such a wonderful time with the show, and hope to have many more. In this episode we have the Disneyland Resort Current Events, messages from fellow friends and podcasters, the history of The Sweep Spot, questions from listeners, and more. Join us for the celebration. Show notes and our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:28pm MDT

The Sweep Spot # 199 - Former Disneyland Circle D Ranch Cast member

In this episode we talk to friend, former Disneyland Custodian and Former Circle D Ranch Cast Member Hillary Jacobson. This is an amazing interview because we learned behind the scenes of what it is like to work at the Circle D Ranch at Disneyland. This means she worked with all the animals at Disneyland at one time or another, and drove the famous Horse Drawn Street Cars down Main Street. plus more. Also we have our Disneyland Current events, and a new sponsor ConciEars the official Disney Planners of The Sweep Spot podcast. Also get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:18am MDT

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