The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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