The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland
The Sweep Spot # 198 - Christmas Time Musical Tour of Disneyland

In this episode we go on a virtual tour of Disneyland during Christmas time. We worked at Disneyland during the 90s, and 2000's in Custodial we had the chance to work in all the different areas of Disneyland. This was great because we were able to also experience the different music that was changed in the areas for the Holiday season. Enjoy this tour, plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Merry Christmas!!! www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:16pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 197 - Disneyland Trip Report

In this episode we have our latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, an interview with author Sam Gennawey as we talk about his new book JayBangs, and Lynn and his family went to Disneyland and he will talk to us all about it. Enjoy this episode and check out our website for our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:51am MST

The Sweep Spot # 196 - Tour of Disneyland 1966

In this episode we take a tour of Disneyland as if it were the year 1966 with former night Custodial Cast Member Rob Merritt. Rob worked there in the summer of 1966 and has some great stories to tell as we talk about what Disneyland was like in 1966. It was a transitional year of changes, and an unfortunate event as well. For show notes, T Shirts, Our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am MST

The Sweep Spot # 195 - Buddy Baker's Music at the Disney Parks

In this episode we welcome Jeremy Harris from the Buddy Baker Project Blog, and Podcast. Jeremy is a huge fan of Buddy Baker and his music. Buddy provided much music you will be familiar with in the Disney parks. Join us on this journey as we talk about the music Buddy composed and listen to some of it as well. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Plus get our book Cleaning the Kingdom ans show notes for all the episodes at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am MST

The Sweep Spot # 194 - Former Disneyland Custodian from the 60's & 70's

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Custodian Jim to our show. Jim worked at Disneyland 1965 to 1967, and 1970 until 1979. Jim brings us a good idea of what it was like working at Disneyland in those earlier years. It is amazing how much hasn't change and in some way it has. Jim was a lead and worked along side some of the other cast members Ken and I had a chance to work with, and even some we had on our show. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am MST

The Sweep Spot # 193 - Fun Discussion about Touring Disneyland

In this episode we take a different and fun approach. We answer some questions about our touring habits, dislikes, likes and some fun talk, that any veteran Disneyland fan could appreciate or the new visitor. We welcome our friend Aaron Robbins from Chrurros and Villians podcast to join us in this discussion. Get show notes, our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:22pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 192 - Talk with Former Walt Disney World Custodian

In this episode we welcome another former Custodian, but this time not from Disneyland, but Walt Disney World. We get to talk with Kevin all about his time working at WDW in the Magic Kingdom, College Program, and more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events with Ken, Lynn and special guest Russell Flores. For show notes and more info including our book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:14am MST

The Sweep Spot # 191 - Tour of Disneyland in 1956 With Jim Korkis

In this episode we welcome Disney Author and Historian Jim Korkis to our show to help us go on a Tour of Disneyland in the year 1956. This is a wonderful journey that your sure to love and learn much from. Plus our latest in the Current Events. For show notes and more visit www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:58am MST

The Sweep Spot # 190 - Chat with Former Disneyland Custodian

In this episode we welcome a friend and former Disneyland Custodian to our show to talk all about his time working at Disneyland. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get show notes and our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:10am MST

The Sweep Spot # 189 - History of the Stores in Tomorrowland

In this episode we talk about the different stores over the years in Tomorrowland. This is an interesting look into what used to be in Tomorrowland. Plus we have the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events, with guests from Mouse Scouts Podcast. For show notes, T-Shirts, our book and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am MST

The Sweep Spot # 188 - Disneyland Resort Speculations, rumors, and Opinions

In this episode we welcome podcasters Chris Allison, and Chris Lyndon to join us in our discussion about the future of The Disneyland Resort, all with speculations, rumors, and ideas we have. We have our opinions on Star Wars Land, marvel, Tomorrowland and more. This is a fun discussion, but just our opinions on these issues. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at our website www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:27pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 187 - Disneyland Trip Report and more

In this episode we are back from our big Disneyana weekend. We have plenty to talk about along with some live clips from Disneyland, and more. Plus we welcome author Joshua Shaffer of the book Discovering the Magic Kingdom. Plus our latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:30am MST

The Sweep Spot # 186 - Tour of Disneyland in 1976

In this episode we take a virtual tour of Disneyland in the year 1976. We talk about each Land and their attractions in that year. 1976 seemed to be a great year at Disneyland and hope you enjoy this journey with us. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.theswepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:50pm MST

The Sweep Spot # 185 - Dusty Sage of MiceChat.com

In this episode we welcome guest Dusty Sage to our show. Dusty is CEO at MiceChat.com. We have an interesting conversation about how and why Dusty is a Disney fan, and theme park fan. We talk to him about social media, Disneyland in the 90's, future Disneyland, The Walt Disney Birthplace and more. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:18am MST

The Sweep Spot # 184 - Walt Disney World Trip Report

In this episode we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, an interview with Ted from Disneyana to discuss the upcoming Disneyana Convention in July, and Ken returns back from Walt Disney World to tell us all about his trip. For show notes and our book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:04pm MST

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

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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

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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

The Sweep Spot # 173 - Restrooms at Disneyland

In this episode we have the latest current events around the Disneyland Resort, and our main topic is all about Restrooms at Disneyland. We discuss how Disneyland keeps them so clean, our experiences working in them, and a tour of all the Restrooms at Disneyland Park. Come join us for some potty talk on The Sweep Spot. For more stories of all aspects of Custodial at Disneyland and insider stories go to www.thesweepspot.com to order your book today.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:20am MST

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