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

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT