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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_180.mp3
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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_Ep_176.mp3
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