The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland

In this episode, we discuss current Disneyland events, as always. We also chat with Doobie and Rebekah from LaughingPlace.com, and then with John Martin, a retired Disneyland Operations Manager who started working in the Blue Bayou in 1967, and eventually became a Disneyland Custodial Manager, helping to open Disneyland Paris and Disney California Adventure. 

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: http://www.TheSweepSpot.com 

 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm MDT

In this episode we take a look at one of the original lands in Disneyland, Frontierland. We discuss what attractions are in this land, and some that are no longer there. We talk about the Restaurants, Stores, and the details in this land. Plus some Cast Member stories and more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on our podcast, our books and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:06pm MDT

Ep. 286 - Seth Kubersky from The Unofficial Guide Books
 In this episode we welcome Seth Kubersky who is a Co Author for the Unofficial Guide books for Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Las Vegas. We talk all about how he got started writing for them and an interesting conversation about some changes hat could be coming to the theme parks. For more info on our books Cleaning the Kingdom, our YouTube Channel, and more go to www.thesweepspot.com
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:26pm MDT

In this episode we talk all about Disneyland's Fantasyland. We discuss all the attractions, restaurants, music, entrances, theming that goes into the area. Plus some interesting facts, secrets and more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on our books Cleaning the Kingdom, our YouTube Channel, T shirts, and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:38pm MDT

In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, and Author Jim Korkis to discuss some Disneyland extinct attractions, and more. Jim is a wonderful author who is very knowledgeable about the Disney company and we always love talking with him hope you will enjoy this discussion, plus the latest in the Disneyland resort Current Events. For info on our YouTube Channel, Books, and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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

In this episode we welcome back Skipper Kyle to the podcast to talk about his most recent time working at Disneyland on the Jungle Cruise, and lots more! Kyle was a guest on our show on episode 75 and 128, Kyle is also the host of The Jungle Crews Podcast. Plus the latest in the Disneyland resort Current Events. Plus subscribe to our YouTube channel, get our books, and more at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:49pm MDT

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Cast Member and WED / Imagineering Research Analyst Melissa Rhone to talk all about her career with Disney. She worked with some of the Disney Legends who worked with Walt. She was there during a very interesting time late 70's and early 80s. Enjoy this great conversation, plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on our show go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:03pm MDT

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in the 1990. There was quite a bit going on, and the year Ken started working at Disneyland, and Lynn Graduated from high school. we had a lot of fun talking about which attractions were there then, and everything else in between. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on our books Cleaning the Kingdom, our Youtube channel, T shirts, Patreon and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:46pm MDT

In this episode we welcome Larry Meregillano, who played trumpet at Disneyland in the late 70s and 80s. Larry has some great stories, and was there for a unique time. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, with our guest Tommy Allison. For info on our podcast, books and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:08am MDT

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Fantasyland Attractions Cast Member Stephanie Fix to the show. We talk to her about the attractions she worked on and some fun stories, plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Listen to her podcast Main Street UCI podcast. For more info on our podcast and our books and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:06pm MDT

In this episode we discuss the history of Disney California Adventure, we talk from the construction to the opening, and up to now. Plus we talk about our most recent trip to Disneyland, and the Disneyland Resort Current Events. for more info or to buy our books go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:16pm MDT

In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, Author, and friend Jim Korkis, to talk about Disneyland in the year 1960. There was much going on as always with the ever changing park, and Jim is here to help us relive those times. Check out Jim's books on Amazon. For info on our show, our books, and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:32am MDT

In this episode we welcome Jim Farmer to the show. Jim worked the college program at WDW, then DCA Attractions, then as a DCA Custodial Manager. We have a fun conversation with him about his time working for Disney. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events with guest Michael Renfrow from ConciEars. For more info on our books, T Shirts, and more visit www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:13pm MDT

In this episode we welcome Robbie Von Roll to the show, Robbie's family goes way back with the skyway, as they are the people behind the Von Roll systems that ran at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and many others. We have a fun discussion with him about the Skyway. Check out his facebook pages 
 
 
For more info on our podcast, our books Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:15am MDT

This is a bonus episode for all. In this episode we discuss Tomorrowland 1998. Enjoy this, and if you like it sign up at patreon.com search The Sweep Spot and give $5 or more a month to receive one free bonus episode per month. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! From Lynn and Ken.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:14pm MDT

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in the year 1999. Both Ken and I were working at Disneyland at this time and share some of our memories along with some history. Join us for this fun conversation. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our books and more at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:18am MDT

In this episode we welcome Stan Freese to the show. Stan is a famous Tuba Player, but also more well known for working at Disneyland as the Casting and Entertainment director for 45 years. Stan is responsible for many of the acts you know and have known in the parks. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on our books and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:10am MDT

In this episode we welcome author Jeff Barnes to talk about his book The Wisdom of Walt and just a fun conversation about Disneyland. Plus get the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get info on our books and more at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm MDT

In this episode we welcome friend and former Disneyland Custodial Cast Member Kelly Merrell. Kelly worked with both Ken and Lynn in Disneyland Custodial, and has very fond memories of that role, but now has a new role that he also talks about at the Resort. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, and more! For info on our books Cleaning the Kingdom Volumes 1 and 2, T Shirts, and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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

In this episode we welcome Dave creator of FreshBaked Disney. His channel has been around for 6 plus years, and is a quite popular channel too. We talk all about how his channel got started, plus some interesting Disneyland talk too. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Current events. You can get info on our books Cleaning the Kingdom volume 1 and 2 and more at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:19am MDT

In this episode we welcome Former Disneyland Cast Member Annie Ruygt to the show. Annie worked at Disneyland as a Jungle Cruise skipper, and on Big Thunder Mountain, plus she is a co host on the podcast The Backside of Water. We talk all about her adventures, and just some good old conversation about Disneyland. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on her podcast The Backside of Water. For more info on our show, books and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:53pm MDT

In this epsode we welcome back our friend and author David Koenig. David has written many books but is well known for the Mouse Tales books. David has a new booking coming out Oct. 1 called The 55er's a book all about the people who started at Disneyland in 1955. Plus the Disneyland Resort current events. For autographed copies of our first and second book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:46pm MDT

In this episode we just got back from the D23 Expo, and there is much to share about our time at our booth, and that whole weekend. We shared a booth with Russell Flores, and Joshua Shaffer, and we had a blast so we invited them to come on the show and have a virtual round table discussion about our weekend. Plus mixed in is some Disneyland Resort current events. For autographed copies of our new book and our first book go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:50pm MDT

In this episode we welcome friend, author, and all around Disney fan Russell Flores to the show to help us discuss some Disney books. We talk about all sorts of Disney books that are in our collections. There is so many we don't even get to all of the ones we wanted to, hope you enjoy this, and get some good gift ideas or some to add to your want list. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For more info on our books Cleaning the Kingdom Volume 1 and 2, and much more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm MDT

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in the year 1989. Many things going on that year and we will touch on all of them. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events, plus a trip report. for info on our books Cleaning the Kingdom volumes 1 and 2 and other info go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:01am MDT

In this episode we welcome back Disney historian and author Jim Korkis. We have Jim back to talk about a few Extinct Disneyland Attractions. This goes along with his new book Secret Stories of Extinct Disneyland. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Plus get our newest book Cleaning the Kingdom:Day Past and Present on Amazon. For info visit www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:28am MDT

In this episode we welcome two guests who are both authors and have their own books. first we have Shad Engkilterra author of the book Haunted Mansion Creativity, and then we have Alastair Dallas who wrote the book Inventing Disneyland. These are both great books and we talk to them about how they wrote them, why, and much more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:51pm MDT

In this episode we welcome former Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Morris. Tom was a Disneyland cast member, worked on early Epcot, Disneyland and Disneyland Paris and more. He has his footprint on Many of your favorite attractions and this is a great interview. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. For more info visit www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:08pm MDT

In this episode we welcome writer and photographer from MiceChat Scott Attula to talk with us all about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Scott has been there now several times and gives us all the info we need! Plus the latest in the Disneyland Report current events, for more info on our book, patreon, T shirts and more visit www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am MDT

In this episode we welcome back author, former cast member, and friend David Smith. We talk about what took place during the year 1979 in Disneyland. You discuss what the feel was like, what was new, what had just opened. We also get some great tales from David about working attractions on the west side of the park. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For more on us, our podcast, and our book visit www.thesweepspot.com

 

 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:21pm MDT

In this episode we welcome back Disney historian, author, and friend Jim Korkis. He is here to talk to us about Disneyland the year 1969. This was an important year because one of Disney's best attractions opened up that year. We talk all about the Haunted Mansion with Jim from its creation to its opening, plus more. We also have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get more info on our show, our book, and Jim's books at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:20pm MDT

In this episode we welcome Scott Attula. Scott writes and takes photos for MiceChat.com and is also a former Walt Disney World Custodial Cast Member. We have a fun discussion about working at WDW, to being a Disneyland fan and contributor for MiceChat. Plus the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. For more info go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:49am MDT

In this episode we welcome Freddy Martin. He worked on the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland, and Tiki Room, Big Thunder Mountain and more. Freddy worked there in the late 80s to early 90s, and has some great stories to tell. Also he is one of the hosts from the podcast Themed Attraction Podcast. Check out all of Freddy's stuff here. Find the Themed Attraction Podcast on iTunes and stitcher. Visit ThemedAttraction.com to read articles about theme park design. Visit FreddyMartin.net for Freddy’s personal blog. Follow on socials @SkipperFreddy
Also the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, plus info on us at www.thesweepspot.com like our book Cleaning the Kingdom, T Shirts, show notes, links to Patreon, and more.
 
 
 
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:45pm MDT

In this episode we welcome Walt Disney Imagineering Media Designer Joe Herrington to the show. Joe has worked at all the Disney parks around the world. He programmed attraction vehicles such as Indy, Radiator Springs Racers, Space Mountain, Spaceship Earth and so many more. Plus he setup the music you hear in the parks as you are in lines, shops, restaurants, and more. This is an episode you wont want to miss. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. for info on our book, patreon, and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:09am MDT

In this episode we welcome Guy Selga from Touring Plans. Guy is a Disneyland fan first, and works for Touring Plans collecting data on how long lines are at certain times, and days, and much more. Join this interesting conversation. Plus latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. More info on our book, and more at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:38am MDT

In this episode we welcome Bob D'Arcy to the show. Bob worked at Disneyland while it was being built, and worked in the publicity department as Disneyland's first host. He would give tours of the park for the first two years, and has some amazing stories to tell. Get his book A Walk In The Park
Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events with all the latest on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:12am MDT

 In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, Author, and friend Jim Korkis. Jim is with us to talk about the year 1959 at Disneyland. We take a close look at the events, attractions, shops and more that opened that year, plus much more with Jim Korkis. You can get Jim's books at Amazon. Also we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, and much more! For our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more info about podcast go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:05am MDT

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Attractions Cast Member Bruce Turner. Bruce worked at Disneyland from 1967 to the early 80s. He worked on so many attractions you will have to listen to hear them all along with his great stories. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Plus get our bonus episodes once a month by going to our website www.thesweepspot.com and going to the Patreon link. Plus our book Cleaning the Kingdom on paperback, Kindle, and Audiobook.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:03am MDT

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland attractions Cast Member Robert Baca to the show. Robert worked at Disneyland from 1995 to 2008 and has some amazing stories from the canoes, rafts, and more! Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on our book, show notes, Bonus show and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:28am MDT

In this episode we welcome our friend Craig Cauthen, Craig worked at Disneyland In Custodial with Ken and I and then later transferred to the Fireworks department. Craig has some great stories about working in Custodial, and some amazing stories about working with Fireworks at Disneyland. You will enjoy this conversation we had with him, plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Plus Join our Patreon to receive a bonus episode once a month. For more info go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:51am MDT

In this episode we welcome author and Disney Historian Jim Korkis back to the show to talk to us about Christmas Time at Disneyland over the years. We talk about the Candlelight Processional, Holiday overlays and much more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For more info on our book, and show go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:47am MDT

In this episode we welcome author Marcy Carriker Smothers to the show to discuss her book Eat Like Walt. Her book is an amazing book all about Walt Disney and food. Walt ate just like everyone else and we have a wonderful conversation with Marcy about her book and food. This episode will make you hungry. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. For our book Cleaning the Kingdom and info on the show visit www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:03pm MDT

In this episode we welcome Mallory, and Scott from MouseGeek Radio podcast to discuss our favorite sounds at the Disneyland Resort. We also have the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. For more info and our book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:53am MDT

In this episode we welcome our good friend and The Sweep Spot's official Disney vacation planner Michael Renfrow of ConciEars to the show. He is here to answer listeners questions, and give us tips and ideas on planning your Disney vacation. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. for more on our show, T shirts,links, and our book Cleaning the Kingdom got to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:43am MDT

In this episode we welcome Chris Nichols and his wife authors of the new book Walt Disney's Disneyland. This book is amazing with concept art, photos black and white and color, and lots of information as well. This is a big book, but well worth it. We talk to him about why he wrote it, how, and how he and his wife wrote the book and their love for Disneyland. We also have the Disneyland Current Events, plus more. Plus get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more at our website www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm MDT

In this episode we welcome the man in charge at Micechat.com Dusty Sage. We discuss the future of Disneyland Resort, with information we know, and some speculation as well. Its a fun discussion as we talk about future changes, that are coming and some that we wish would come and much more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. for show notes, and our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:04pm MDT

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Attractions Cast Member David Smith. Dave worked at Disneyland starting in the year 1978, and he has some great stories to tell, and we take a look at what was going on in Disneyland in that year. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, and more. For show notes, our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more visit www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:11pm MDT

In this episode we welcome Bill Watkins to the show. Bill worked WED Enterprises from 1966 to 1985. He was Project Engineer for the WEDway People Mover, for Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain and more. Plus we welcome Michael from ConciEars and Erick to discuss the Run Disney event in April. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on the show, and our book go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:03am MDT

 In this episode we welcome comedian, former Universal Studios Hollywood Tram Tour Guide, theme park fan, and founder of Fake Theme Park, Jason Ginsburg. We have a not so Disney conversation, but a fun one that I'm sure you will find entertaining. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more at our website www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:25am MDT

In this episode we take a look at the year 1998 at Disneyland. It was a significant year for us at The Sweep Spot because our very own Lynn Barron started in Custodial at Disneyland. It was also a year of changes, and many in the near future. With the New Tomorrowland, and the start to what would eventually become the Disneyland Resort. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more at our website www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:56am MDT

In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, and Author Jim Korkis. Jim is the author of the Vault of Walt book series and many more, and his latest More Secret Stories of Disneyland book. We talk about Disneyland in the year 1968, which was considered a quiet year, as far as developments, but we found plenty to talk about. Plus latest in Disneyland Resort Current events, Lynn's trip report and more. For info on our book Cleaning the Kingdom, show notes, links and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:42pm MDT

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Matterhorn climber John Artherton to the show. John was a performer as well as a climber, from 1966 to 1969. he has some great stories about his time climbing the Matterhorn, and more. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. For our book Cleaning the Kingdom, show notes, T shirts, and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am MDT

In this episode we decided to slow things down and take a look at all the changes going on and coming to the Disneyland Resort. To do this we welcome friend, web master, and author Russell Flores to our show. We discuss a wide variety of topics at the Disneyland. Hope you enjoy! For info on our podcast and book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am MDT

In this episode we welcome Greg who is a former Disneyland Security Cast member, and also a podcaster on Micecast, and youtuber. We had a great time talking with Greg about working at Disneyland, Disneyland history, and much more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book and more at www.thesweepspot.com

 

 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:24pm MDT

In this episode we welcome back Brian Levine to our show. Brian worked at Disneyland in the late 80's on the Disneyland Railroad, Omnibus,and more. He also was there during some of the crazy promotions Disneyland had in 1988 like the Ferris Wheel at the Main Street Train Station, and the Hub. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Plus get our book, and more at www.thesweepspot.com
 
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:34pm MDT

In this episode we welcome retired Custodial Cast Member Tim Cluney to the show. Tim started at Disneyland in 1969 and retired in 1995. He worked 3rd shift, Graveyard, and then went to management and worked days. Tim has some great stories working the night and what it was like. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Form show notes, our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com If you order book from website it will be signed by authors. Also it is on Kindle, Nook, Itunes, and Audible

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

In this episode we welcome back Disney historian and author Jim Korkis. We discuss some of the maybe not so well known Disneyland secrets. Plus the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. For show notes, our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:51pm MDT

In this episode Ken and Lynn discuss their memories with Disneyland. From their first visit, to recent years, they both have a lot to share about Disneyland. Going with family, friends, and more, listen to their exciting times growing up at Disneyland and discover why they have the passion they do for "The Happiest Place on Earth". For show notes, how to contact them, and their book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:23am MDT

In this episode we welcome friend and foodie Jae Brattain to the show to discuss his time at the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival. Plus we discuss Lynn's trip to Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood. also the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. for our book Cleaning the Kingdom, show notes, and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

 

 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:38pm MDT

In this episode we welcome our friend and a manager Ken and Lynn had to pleasure working with, and his name is Jeff Sandy. Jeff worked at Disneyland from 1990 to 2007 in Night Custodial and Day Custodial. Jeff was able to work some amazing events and helped open Hong Kong Disneyland as well. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get info and our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:05am MDT

In this episode we talk with former Disneyland Attractions and Guest Relations Cast Member Austin Carroll. We talk with her about her time working Fantasyland Attractions, and Toontown. Plus her time working in Guest Relations. She has some great stories you wont want to miss. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:29am MDT

In this episode we welcome back retired Disneyland Custodial Manager. This is Part 3 of our interview. Ray started at Disneyland in 1963, and worked his way up the ranks to finally become in charge of all of Disneyland Custodial. Ray was the second Custodial manager ever at Disneyland. Chuck Boyajian was hired by Walt Disney to start the Custodial department in 1955, and Ray followed Chuck. So this is a very unique perspective of Disneyland history you will not hear anywhere else. Plus get the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. Plus get our book Cleaning the Kingdom on paperback and signed at www.thesweepspot.com or on Kindle and audio book on Audible, and itunes. 

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_228.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:14am MDT

In this episode we welcome back author, and Disney Historian Jim Korkis. We discuss the year 1958 at Disneyland, with the additions, and the growing new park. Disneyland was just 3 years old, but adding new things and planning is always something on the horizon. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. for more info on our podcast, our book and show notes go to www.thesweepspot.com

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_227.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am MDT

In this episode we welcome back Chris Lyndon, known as Disney Chris to help us explore Live music at Disneyland. In episode 223 we talked about Live Music at Disneyland up to through the 70's, and this time we go through the 80's to present time 2018. Hear some samples of this music and performers we talk about. Plus the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. Plus get our book Cleaning the Kingdom on paperback at our website, and the audio version at Audible and Itunes. Visit www.thesweepspot.com for more info.

Direct download: The_Sweep_Spot_ep_226.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:19pm MDT

In this episode we have an interview that we did for someone else on Disneyland Fandom and social media in the early days. Plus latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book and more info at www.thesweepspot.com

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_225.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:56am MDT

In this episode we welcome Gina Rock. During the Fantasy in the Sky firework show at Disneyland it would kick off with Tinker Bell flying high above Sleeping Beauty's Castle and Gina did that from 1983 to 2005. We hear some great stories from her. Plus Lynn's Disneyland Trip Report, and the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For more info on our book Cleaning the Kingdom and our podcast go to www.thesweepspot.com 

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_224.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:34am MDT

In this episode we welcome Chris Lyndon from Jiminy Cricket podcast and Disneychris.com to talk with us about live music at Disneyland from 1955 to 1979. Enjoy this look at many of the groups and performers at Disneyland over the years. We also play samples of the music for many of the groups. For more info go to www.thesweepspot.com

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_223.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:06pm MDT

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in the year 1977. We discover some attractions that opened that year, and some closed, plus many other interesting facts. This is a fun way to virtually take a walk around the park in 1977. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. info on our podcast, and book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_222.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:26am MDT

In this episode we welcome back podcaster, author, and friend Jeff Baham. Jeff has written a book on the Haunted Mansion, has a website called Doombuggies.com, and a podcast Mousetalgia. We get into some interesting talk on Haunted Mansion fandom, history and more. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. for more info on our book, T shirts, show notes and more at www.thesweepspot.com

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_221.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:11am MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_220.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_219.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:56pm MDT

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

 

 

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_218.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:02am MDT

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 

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_217.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:33am MDT

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. 

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_216.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:08pm MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_215.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_214.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:23pm MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_213.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:59am MDT

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

Direct download: the_swep_spot_212.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:40pm MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_211.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_210.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_209.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:51am MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_208.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:35pm MDT

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 

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_207.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:26pm MDT

In this episode we welcome author Chris Strodder. Chris wrote the books The Disneyland Book of Lists, and The Disneyland Encyclopedia. He has a new 3rd edition of the book out now, and is here to talk all about whats new and much more. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get info and our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_206.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:51am MDT

In this episode we are very happy to have our former Disneyland Custodial Manager Ray Sidejas on our show. Ray was only the second person to head up the Custodial department at Disneyland. He started in 1964, and retired in 2011. He had a huge influence and impact on what Disneyland Custodial is today. When you go to a Disney theme Park you can be sure that, it is as clean as it is because of Ray. He has so much great info to share and I am sure you will enjoy this. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current events and much more. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom, show notes and much more at www.thesweepspot.com

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_205.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:34am MDT

In this episode we welcome Former Disneyland Attractions Cast member, Theme Park Adventure founder, and Disneyland fan Rick West. he worked on Pirates of The Caribbean and has some great stories to share with us, plus much more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Current Events. For info and our book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_204.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:47am MDT

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Tour Guide Andrea Keech to the show to talk about her time working at Disneyland in 1969. She had the honor of taking guests on tours of Disneyland, and has some great stories to share. Plus her book Cream of the Crop: Tour Guide Tales From Disneyland's Golden Years. Plus the latest in the Disneyland current events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom, show notes and more at www.thesweepspot.com

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_203.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:07am MDT

The Sweep Spot # 202 - Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

In this episode we celebrate presidents Day by talking about an attraction at Disneyland that is dedicated to our former president Abraham Lincoln. This attraction is Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. We talk about its start at the New York Worlds Fair 1964/1965, to all of its versions at Disneyland, Ca. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get show notes and our book Cleaning the Kingdom at our website www.thesweepspot.com

 

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_202_compressed.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:07am MDT

The Sweep Spot # 201 - Disneyland 1967 with Jim Korkis

In this episode we welcome back Disney historian and author Jim Korkis. We discuss the new offerings Disneyland had in the year 1967, including the new Tomorrowland, and Pirates of the Caribbean. This is a great look at both these areas and we know you will learn something new. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Current events. For show notes and our book Cleaning the Kingdom go to www.thesweepspot.com

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_201.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:44am MDT

The Sweep Spot # 200 - 200th Episode Celebration

In this episode we celebrate our 200th episode. We have worked hard over the past almost 6 years. Lynn started the podcast in 2011, and it grew over the years and has shaped and formed, but always remained about Disneyland, and working there too. We have had so many awesome guests over the years from Disney Legends, Authors, Cast Members, Former Cast members, Podcasters, and more. We have had such a wonderful time with the show, and hope to have many more. In this episode we have the Disneyland Resort Current Events, messages from fellow friends and podcasters, the history of The Sweep Spot, questions from listeners, and more. Join us for the celebration. Show notes and our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_200.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:28pm MDT

The Sweep Spot # 199 - Former Disneyland Circle D Ranch Cast member

In this episode we talk to friend, former Disneyland Custodian and Former Circle D Ranch Cast Member Hillary Jacobson. This is an amazing interview because we learned behind the scenes of what it is like to work at the Circle D Ranch at Disneyland. This means she worked with all the animals at Disneyland at one time or another, and drove the famous Horse Drawn Street Cars down Main Street. plus more. Also we have our Disneyland Current events, and a new sponsor ConciEars the official Disney Planners of The Sweep Spot podcast. Also get our book Cleaning the Kingdom and show notes at www.thesweepspot.com

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_199.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:18am MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_198.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:16pm MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_197.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:51am MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_196.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_195mp3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_194.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_193.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:22pm MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_192.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:14am MDT

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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_191.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:58am MDT

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 

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_190.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:10am MDT