The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland

In this episode we welcome Mallory, and Scott from MouseGeek Radio podcast to discuss our favorite sounds at the Disneyland Resort. We also have the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. For more info and our book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we welcome our good friend and The Sweep Spot's official Disney vacation planner Michael Renfrow of ConciEars to the show. He is here to answer listeners questions, and give us tips and ideas on planning your Disney vacation. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. for more on our show, T shirts,links, and our book Cleaning the Kingdom got to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:43am MST

In this episode we welcome Chris Nichols and his wife authors of the new book Walt Disney's Disneyland. This book is amazing with concept art, photos black and white and color, and lots of information as well. This is a big book, but well worth it. We talk to him about why he wrote it, how, and how he and his wife wrote the book and their love for Disneyland. We also have the Disneyland Current Events, plus more. Plus get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more at our website www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm MST

In this episode we welcome the man in charge at Micechat.com Dusty Sage. We discuss the future of Disneyland Resort, with information we know, and some speculation as well. Its a fun discussion as we talk about future changes, that are coming and some that we wish would come and much more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. for show notes, and our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Attractions Cast Member David Smith. Dave worked at Disneyland starting in the year 1978, and he has some great stories to tell, and we take a look at what was going on in Disneyland in that year. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, and more. For show notes, our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more visit www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we welcome Bill Watkins to the show. Bill worked WED Enterprises from 1966 to 1985. He was Project Engineer for the WEDway People Mover, for Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain and more. Plus we welcome Michael from ConciEars and Erick to discuss the Run Disney event in April. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on the show, and our book go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:03am MST

 In this episode we welcome comedian, former Universal Studios Hollywood Tram Tour Guide, theme park fan, and founder of Fake Theme Park, Jason Ginsburg. We have a not so Disney conversation, but a fun one that I'm sure you will find entertaining. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more at our website www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:25am MST

In this episode we take a look at the year 1998 at Disneyland. It was a significant year for us at The Sweep Spot because our very own Lynn Barron started in Custodial at Disneyland. It was also a year of changes, and many in the near future. With the New Tomorrowland, and the start to what would eventually become the Disneyland Resort. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more at our website www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, and Author Jim Korkis. Jim is the author of the Vault of Walt book series and many more, and his latest More Secret Stories of Disneyland book. We talk about Disneyland in the year 1968, which was considered a quiet year, as far as developments, but we found plenty to talk about. Plus latest in Disneyland Resort Current events, Lynn's trip report and more. For info on our book Cleaning the Kingdom, show notes, links and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:42pm MST

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Matterhorn climber John Artherton to the show. John was a performer as well as a climber, from 1966 to 1969. he has some great stories about his time climbing the Matterhorn, and more. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. For our book Cleaning the Kingdom, show notes, T shirts, and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am MST

In this episode we decided to slow things down and take a look at all the changes going on and coming to the Disneyland Resort. To do this we welcome friend, web master, and author Russell Flores to our show. We discuss a wide variety of topics at the Disneyland. Hope you enjoy! For info on our podcast and book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am MST

In this episode we welcome Greg who is a former Disneyland Security Cast member, and also a podcaster on Micecast, and youtuber. We had a great time talking with Greg about working at Disneyland, Disneyland history, and much more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book and more at www.thesweepspot.com

 

 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:24pm MST

In this episode we welcome back Brian Levine to our show. Brian worked at Disneyland in the late 80's on the Disneyland Railroad, Omnibus,and more. He also was there during some of the crazy promotions Disneyland had in 1988 like the Ferris Wheel at the Main Street Train Station, and the Hub. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Plus get our book, and more at www.thesweepspot.com
 
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In this episode we welcome retired Custodial Cast Member Tim Cluney to the show. Tim started at Disneyland in 1969 and retired in 1995. He worked 3rd shift, Graveyard, and then went to management and worked days. Tim has some great stories working the night and what it was like. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Form show notes, our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com If you order book from website it will be signed by authors. Also it is on Kindle, Nook, Itunes, and Audible

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am MST

In this episode we welcome back Disney historian and author Jim Korkis. We discuss some of the maybe not so well known Disneyland secrets. Plus the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. For show notes, our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:51pm MST

In this episode Ken and Lynn discuss their memories with Disneyland. From their first visit, to recent years, they both have a lot to share about Disneyland. Going with family, friends, and more, listen to their exciting times growing up at Disneyland and discover why they have the passion they do for "The Happiest Place on Earth". For show notes, how to contact them, and their book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:23am MST

In this episode we welcome friend and foodie Jae Brattain to the show to discuss his time at the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival. Plus we discuss Lynn's trip to Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood. also the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. for our book Cleaning the Kingdom, show notes, and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

 

 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:38pm MST

In this episode we welcome our friend and a manager Ken and Lynn had to pleasure working with, and his name is Jeff Sandy. Jeff worked at Disneyland from 1990 to 2007 in Night Custodial and Day Custodial. Jeff was able to work some amazing events and helped open Hong Kong Disneyland as well. 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: 10:05am MST

In this episode we talk with former Disneyland Attractions and Guest Relations Cast Member Austin Carroll. We talk with her about her time working Fantasyland Attractions, and Toontown. Plus her time working in Guest Relations. She has some great stories you wont want to miss. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:29am MST

In this episode we welcome back retired Disneyland Custodial Manager. This is Part 3 of our interview. Ray started at Disneyland in 1963, and worked his way up the ranks to finally become in charge of all of Disneyland Custodial. Ray was the second Custodial manager ever at Disneyland. Chuck Boyajian was hired by Walt Disney to start the Custodial department in 1955, and Ray followed Chuck. So this is a very unique perspective of Disneyland history you will not hear anywhere else. Plus get the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. Plus get our book Cleaning the Kingdom on paperback and signed at www.thesweepspot.com or on Kindle and audio book on Audible, and itunes. 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:14am MST

In this episode we welcome back author, and Disney Historian Jim Korkis. We discuss the year 1958 at Disneyland, with the additions, and the growing new park. Disneyland was just 3 years old, but adding new things and planning is always something on the horizon. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. for more info on our podcast, our book and show notes go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am MST

In this episode we welcome back Chris Lyndon, known as Disney Chris to help us explore Live music at Disneyland. In episode 223 we talked about Live Music at Disneyland up to through the 70's, and this time we go through the 80's to present time 2018. Hear some samples of this music and performers we talk about. Plus the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. Plus get our book Cleaning the Kingdom on paperback at our website, and the audio version at Audible and Itunes. Visit www.thesweepspot.com for more info.

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