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

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

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

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. and a book coming out called Cleaning the Kingdom, in Summer 2015!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In this episode we welcome Disney author and historian Jim Korkis to talk about parts of Disneylands Main Street that never happened.

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In this episode we are very happy and luck to have such an amazing guest. He is former Vice President of Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, he is Tony Baxter. Tony is responsible for such attractions as Star Tours, Splash Mountain, Indiana Jones Adeventure, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and much more. In this interview we try to ask him questions you may not have heard him talk about on other podcasts. Enjoy this rare interview with Tony Baxter. Show notes and more at

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In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in 1974. We discuss which attractions were there and which were just not. It is fun to look back and talk about Disneyland in this period of time.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm MDT

In this episode we have lots to look forward to. First we have our current events of the week, then we have an interview with author, podcaster Jeff Baham, then live from Disney California Adventure with Russell Flores, then the main segment David Smith (the novel author) joins us to discuss what the park was like before it opens and after it closes, plus going to the parks now as a ex-cast member.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am MDT