The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland

In this episode we talk about this popular show that was in the 64, 65 Worlds Fair, Disneyland and now WDW. For show notes go to www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we welcome back frequent guest Ken Pellman to continue our series on Working In the different areas of the park at a Disneyland Custodian, and our experiences working there. This wee we talk about New Orleans Square and Critter Country in Disneyland. We talk about some of the changes to these areas over the years, and some behind the scenes secrets. Enjoy! www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we first pay a tribute to a Disney legend who passed away this week, his name is Robert Sherman. Then we go back to the 80s, and look at Videopolis and Fantasyland Theatre. We learn about this dance and concert area, that was then turned into a theatre. We hope you enjoy this look back. www.thesweepspot.com for show notes and more!

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In this episode we take a look at the history of Mickeys Toontown at Disneyland. We look at the different attractions this land has to offer along with some behind the scenes stuff. Hope you enjoy. Show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we take a look at two attractions that are no longer around at Disneyland. These attractions maybe were a hard of their time with the technology they presented. The Sweep Spot podcast is two former Disneyland cast members talking Disneyland history, touring tips, and behind the scenes at Disneyland. www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we continue a series we started in November where we visit each land and discuss how it was working as a custodian in that area of Disneyland. We welcome back frequent guest to the show Ken Pellman and take a tour through Adventureland and Frontierland. Enjoy this show and find pictures and show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we take a look at the history of Space Mountain at Disneyland. We learn that there is quite a bit of history behind this attraction. We also welcome back to our show Ken Pellman to tell his stories working at Disneyland. Enjoy this and check out the show notes and pictures at www.thesweepspot.com

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In this show, we take a look at a Mini-land in Disneyland. We look at The Alice In Wonderland Attraction and The Tea Cups. We talk about the history of these two attractions and how it was working around there too! Check out our website www.thesweepspot.com for show notes, Enjoy!

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In this episode we welcome back author and former Disneyland cast member David Smith. We discuss two attractions that David had the chance to work on while working at Disneyland. Hear his great stories and more! www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode first Laura will talk about her most recent trip to Club 33, then we will talk about going to Disneyland in the rain, and cold. We give tips on how to make your day better with the rain, and what attractions are best for that weather. Then we are happy to welcome Carole Mumford to our show. Carole is on the board of directors for The Disneyana Fan Club. She discusses the fan club, and the next events coming to Anaheim. Join us for this fun filled episode! show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we discuss working at Disneyland on New Years Eve, and especially 1999. Hope you enjoy this and other episodes at www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode 36, Laura is at Disneyland, so I welcome back my good friend Ken Pellman back to to the show to discuss Adventure Thru Inner Space. We both have memories of this attraction and talk about its history and more. Plus we have a short interview with Laura live from Disneylands Club 33! Hope you enjoy. www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we talk about some of the offerings at Disneyland, and some cast members things too! Enjoy this Holiday special as we also welcome a friend of ours to the show to discuss Disneyland at Christmas time.

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In this episode we will start a new series where will we visit the different areas in the park and discuss how it is working in that area from a custodians point of view. We welcome back a frequent guest to our show Ken Pellman. Hope you enjoy. Visit www.thesweepspot.com for more info.

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In this episode we talk about a restaurant in Disneyland that not many people have been in. Disney doesnt really advertise this place and it is one of Disneylands secret places. We talk about the history, description of it, and what there is to eat there. Come join us on this trip to Club 33.

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In this episode Lynn talks about his most recent trip to Disneyland with his family. Lynn talks about some of the attractions he went on, and the places he ate at, plus some tips while traveling to Disneyland. Hope you enjoy this trip to Disneyland. www.thesweepspot.com

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This week we take a look at two classic Disneyland attractions. These are both opening day attractions and both have great charm, and details. I hope you enjoy this journey and learn something new. www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode 30 we talk to a listener of the show Mallory o' Bryant. It was her husband and her first trip to Disneyland and we hear all about it land by land. She is a long time WDW fan so it is interesting to hear her perspective of Disneyland for the first time. Come along on this fun journey into Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Check out show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we will discuss the popular overlay Haunted Mansion Holiday. We will talk about its history, our experiences, and fun facts. Then in the second segment we are proud and honored to welcome to our show Garner Holt. Garner Holt works closely with Disney to bring to you some of the best animatronics. We listen to how he got started, to some of his Disney projects especially Haunted Mansion Holiday. Hope you enjoy this and our other episodes. www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we welcome a guest to our show who was a former Disneyland custodian who talks about The retirement party for Former Disneyland Custodial manager Ray Sidejas. We hear about how he formed kept the great traditions alive and going at Disneyland and hear about his awesome going away party. Then we discuss the history of Caration Plaza Gardens at Disneyland and its great history. Hope you enjoy this. Check out show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we welcome author and Disney fan David Koenig. We discuss his books, and Disneyland memories. A very interesting look at behind the scenes at Disneyland. Check out the show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we take a look at a show that has been popular since it began, that show is Fantasmic! We look at its history, behind the scenes, and custodial aspect to the cleanup and more! Enjoy this journey into imagination. Check out show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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In this episode we finish up our 59 refurb series and discuss the Disneyland Monorail. We look at the history and some custodian stories. Remember to go to www.thesweepspot.com and check out show notes, research materials, photo contest, and more!

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In this episode we are very excited to have one of the authors of The Hidden Mickey Books join us for an interview. He is not only an author, but a big Disney fan and former cast member. Come along and hear about his great books, and his experiences working at Disneyland.

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In this episode we take a look at Walt Disneys interest in space and how it evolved into Disneyland. We look at attractions like Rocket to the moon, Flight to the moon, Mission to mars, and more! Put on your space suit and prepare for launch!!

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In this episode we take a look at attractions at Disneyland and see which ones were inspired by movies. We also review our D23 Expo Weekend. Come along and enjoy this trip!

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In this episode we discuss an attraction that was around a long time, but wasnt the most popular attraction. We also take a look at fastpass at Disneyland.

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In our 20th episode of The Sweep Spot we discuss two important attractions at Disneyland and dear to Walt. We talk about the history of The Mark Twain and the Columbia ship. At the end of the episode we also have an announcement!

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In this episode we discuss The Jungle Cruise. we talk about the history and learn some secrets about this opening day attraction. To tell these stories we are glad to welcome a former Jungle Cruise Skipper Danielle to our show. Bon Voyage!

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In this episode we take a tour of Disneyland and each pick our favorite attraction in each land. We also mention an attraction we have not been on before too, plus more! Enjoy this tour of Disneyland!

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In This episode we bring back Ken Pellman to talk about Splash Mountain. He has such a unique story to tell about the opening of this attraction, I am sure all of you will truly enjoy this! Also we talk to a former Outdoor Vending cast member who worked at Disneyland in the early 80's. Enjoy!

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In this episode we are joined by Aaron of The Disneyland Mixpot. We discuss alittle bit of everything. Enjoy!

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In this episode we discuss one of the most recognizable landmarks, and in my opinion one of the most beautiful. We will discuss Sleeping Beauty's Castle with history, and fun facts, enjoy!

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This Episode we learn some new things about Dumbo The Flying Elephant, Casey Jr. Train, Plus we ask each other some questions about our favorite things at the park.

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In this episode we talk about Lynn's most recet trip to Disneyland with his Nephew. We talk about the new Star Tours, and Little mermaid attractions, plus more!

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In this episode we discuss the original Star Tours attraction at Disneyland. You will learn some history, secrets and our own experiences working around this attraction.

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In this episode we take a look at 4 dark rides in Fantasyland at Disneyland. We look at the history of these attractions and share some secrets, and experiences working around these attractions. 

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In this episode Laura tells us about her most recent visit to the Disneyland Resort, and some tips on traveling with children. We go around Disneyland Park talking about almost every attraction and her experience with her baby and 10 year old cousin.

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In this episode we talk about one of our favorite childhood attractions, and a well missed one too. The Country Bear Jamboree has been gone from Disneyland for almost 10 years now, and we take a look back at its history and more.

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In this episode we talk about the history of The Matterhorn Bobsleds, and some tales you may not have heard, Enjoy!

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Join us this Episode as we have our first Guest on the show Ken Pellman. We talk about what a typical day as a Disneyland custodian is, and what it is like to work at Disneyland.

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In this show we take you on a tour of Disneyland and tell you some of the things that you must see! We give you ideas, suggestions and secrets.

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