The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland

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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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 www.thesweepspot.com

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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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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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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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