The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland (podcasts)

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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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:53am MST

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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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:04pm MST

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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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:11pm MST

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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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:56am MST

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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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:34pm MST

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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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:19pm MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

The Sweep Spot # 198 - Christmas Time Musical Tour of Disneyland

In this episode we go on a virtual tour of Disneyland during Christmas time. We worked at Disneyland during the 90s, and 2000's in Custodial we had the chance to work in all the different areas of Disneyland. This was great because we were able to also experience the different music that was changed in the areas for the Holiday season. Enjoy this tour, plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Merry Christmas!!! www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:16pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 197 - Disneyland Trip Report

In this episode we have our latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, an interview with author Sam Gennawey as we talk about his new book JayBangs, and Lynn and his family went to Disneyland and he will talk to us all about it. Enjoy this episode and check out our website for our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more www.thesweepspot.com

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

The Sweep Spot # 196 - Tour of Disneyland 1966

In this episode we take a tour of Disneyland as if it were the year 1966 with former night Custodial Cast Member Rob Merritt. Rob worked there in the summer of 1966 and has some great stories to tell as we talk about what Disneyland was like in 1966. It was a transitional year of changes, and an unfortunate event as well. For show notes, T Shirts, Our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am MST

The Sweep Spot # 195 - Buddy Baker's Music at the Disney Parks

In this episode we welcome Jeremy Harris from the Buddy Baker Project Blog, and Podcast. Jeremy is a huge fan of Buddy Baker and his music. Buddy provided much music you will be familiar with in the Disney parks. Join us on this journey as we talk about the music Buddy composed and listen to some of it as well. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Plus get our book Cleaning the Kingdom ans show notes for all the episodes at www.thesweepspot.com

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

The Sweep Spot # 194 - Former Disneyland Custodian from the 60's & 70's

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Custodian Jim to our show. Jim worked at Disneyland 1965 to 1967, and 1970 until 1979. Jim brings us a good idea of what it was like working at Disneyland in those earlier years. It is amazing how much hasn't change and in some way it has. Jim was a lead and worked along side some of the other cast members Ken and I had a chance to work with, and even some we had on our show. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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

The Sweep Spot # 193 - Fun Discussion about Touring Disneyland

In this episode we take a different and fun approach. We answer some questions about our touring habits, dislikes, likes and some fun talk, that any veteran Disneyland fan could appreciate or the new visitor. We welcome our friend Aaron Robbins from Chrurros and Villians podcast to join us in this discussion. Get show notes, our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:22pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 192 - Talk with Former Walt Disney World Custodian

In this episode we welcome another former Custodian, but this time not from Disneyland, but Walt Disney World. We get to talk with Kevin all about his time working at WDW in the Magic Kingdom, College Program, and more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events with Ken, Lynn and special guest Russell Flores. For show notes and more info including our book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

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

The Sweep Spot # 191 - Tour of Disneyland in 1956 With Jim Korkis

In this episode we welcome Disney Author and Historian Jim Korkis to our show to help us go on a Tour of Disneyland in the year 1956. This is a wonderful journey that your sure to love and learn much from. Plus our latest in the Current Events. For show notes and more visit www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:58am MST

The Sweep Spot # 190 - Chat with Former Disneyland Custodian

In this episode we welcome a friend and former Disneyland Custodian to our show to talk all about his time working at Disneyland. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get show notes and our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com 

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

The Sweep Spot # 189 - History of the Stores in Tomorrowland

In this episode we talk about the different stores over the years in Tomorrowland. This is an interesting look into what used to be in Tomorrowland. Plus we have the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events, with guests from Mouse Scouts Podcast. For show notes, T-Shirts, our book and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am MST

The Sweep Spot # 188 - Disneyland Resort Speculations, rumors, and Opinions

In this episode we welcome podcasters Chris Allison, and Chris Lyndon to join us in our discussion about the future of The Disneyland Resort, all with speculations, rumors, and ideas we have. We have our opinions on Star Wars Land, marvel, Tomorrowland and more. This is a fun discussion, but just our opinions on these issues. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at our website www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:27pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 187 - Disneyland Trip Report and more

In this episode we are back from our big Disneyana weekend. We have plenty to talk about along with some live clips from Disneyland, and more. Plus we welcome author Joshua Shaffer of the book Discovering the Magic Kingdom. Plus our latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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

The Sweep Spot # 186 - Tour of Disneyland in 1976

In this episode we take a virtual tour of Disneyland in the year 1976. We talk about each Land and their attractions in that year. 1976 seemed to be a great year at Disneyland and hope you enjoy this journey with us. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.theswepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:50pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 185 - Dusty Sage of MiceChat.com

In this episode we welcome guest Dusty Sage to our show. Dusty is CEO at MiceChat.com. We have an interesting conversation about how and why Dusty is a Disney fan, and theme park fan. We talk to him about social media, Disneyland in the 90's, future Disneyland, The Walt Disney Birthplace and more. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:18am MST

The Sweep Spot # 184 - Walt Disney World Trip Report

In this episode we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, an interview with Ted from Disneyana to discuss the upcoming Disneyana Convention in July, and Ken returns back from Walt Disney World to tell us all about his trip. For show notes and our book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:04pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 183 - History of The Mine Train at Disneyland

In this episode we talk about the history of The Mine Train at Disneyland, also known as The Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland. This attraction took up much of Frontierland from 1956 until 1977. Learn all about its history and more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get the companion book to this show called Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 182 - A Musical Tour of Disneyland

Join former Disneyland Custodial Cast Members talk about the latest current events at Disneyland, plus this episode we take a virtual walking musical tour of Disneyland. We listen to music from every area of Disneyland and shortly discuss each track. Join us on this tour! Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:19pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 181 - Early Disneyland with Author Todd Pierce

In this episode we welcome author Todd Pierce to the show. Todd is the author of the new book Three Years in Wonderland. A book about C V Wood and the building and opening of Disneyland. It is a very interesting look into this time period of Disneyland history. We have an interesting discussion about how Disneyland struggled on that opening day, but it all worked out for the best. obviously. Plus current events and more! get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:36am MST

In this episode we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events, and our main segment a former Disneyland Custodian Robert Diaz. Robert worked with both Ken and I. He was a Lead, General Lead, Office Clerk, and work in scheduling for Custodial. This chat is kind of like sitting at Trader Sams and listening in on some former Disneyland cast members talking old times. Enjoy! Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and our show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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

In this episode we discuss two nighttime promotions at Disneyland's first 20 years. These were Date Nite at Disneyland and Dixieland Nights. These were both popular are were predecessors for others to come. Plus the current events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:14am MST

The Sweep Spot # 178 - A Tour of Disneyland in 1996

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in the year 1996. We go through each land, virtually and discuss which attractions were there at that time and which were not yet. Plus what else was going on at Disneyland in that year. Plus we have an interview with Jerry Cornell from Theme Parkology. We talk all about his Disneyland documentaries. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events Get our book and all show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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

The Sweep Spot # 177 - Discussion about Herb Ryman

In this episode, we are starting a series of episodes to come, where we talk about people who have contributed to the making of Disneyland over the years. This time we talk about Herb Ryman. He was the first person to actually draw out what Disneyland would look like, with Walt's directions of course. Learn more about this talented man, in this weeks episode. For show notes, our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:32am MST

In this episode we welcome a former Disneyland custodial cast member who started in 1965 and left in 1969. He was there during some incredible changes, and not all good changes either. During the building of New Orleans Sq., New Tomorrowland of 1967, Disneyland's 10th anniversary, and more. Plus we have the latest in the current events. www.thesweepspot.com

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

The Sweep Spot # 175 - History of Big Thunder Ranch Area

In this episode we take a look at an area that is no longer there. That is Big Thunder Ranch. This area which opened in 1986 hosted a petting zoo, a cabin, a farm, an arena, restaurant, restrooms, and more over the years. For many this was there favorite place to eat, or maybe a quiet place to sit, or a place to see a show. Disneyland is a place that has always had changes, and I know many of us have great memories of attractions of the past, or places like Big Thunder Ranch. So in this episode we talk about the history of this place of the past. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. Plus get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com and show notes.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:47am MST

The Sweep Spot # 174 - A Tour of Disneyland in 1986

In this episode we take a virtual tour of Disneyland in the year 1986. We talk about the attractions that were there then, and to help us on this tour we welcome listener of the show, and former Disneyland cast member Brian Levine. Plus the latest in Disneyland current events. For our book Cleaning the Kingdom all about our time working at Disneyland in Custodial, buy it now at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am MST

The Sweep Spot # 173 - Restrooms at Disneyland

In this episode we have the latest current events around the Disneyland Resort, and our main topic is all about Restrooms at Disneyland. We discuss how Disneyland keeps them so clean, our experiences working in them, and a tour of all the Restrooms at Disneyland Park. Come join us for some potty talk on The Sweep Spot. For more stories of all aspects of Custodial at Disneyland and insider stories go to www.thesweepspot.com to order your book today.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:20am MST

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 # 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

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

The Sweep Spot # 143 - Disneyland Trip Report

In this episode Lynn tells us about his recent trip to the Disneyland Resort. www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:26am MST

The Sweep Spot # 141 - History of The Disneyland Hotel

In this episode we take a look at the long history of The Disneyland Hotel. This hotel which opened in 1955, has changed quite a bit over the years, but it has set the standard for resort hotels all over. Join us as our frequent guest David Smith joins us on this journey. The Sweep Spot is former Disneyland cast members talking Disneyland history, interviews, stories working there and more. Join Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman for past episodes as well. www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:04pm MST

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