The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland

In this Episode we finsih up our series on the 3's. Meaning we covered Disneyland in 1993, 1983, 1973, and this time 1963. Nate Parrish of Wedway Radio Podcast joins us to discuss what kinds of attractions were at Disneyland in 1963.

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In this episode Lynn Barron and Matt Parrish talk about an exhibit that was at Disneyland in the early years. This exhibit was in Tomorrowland and was called The Bathroom of Tomorrow. We learn some interesting facts about what was to come and not to come to bathrooms in the future.

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In this episode we discuss lines or queues at Disneyland. Some have lots of theming and some do not, some have some touches of it too. We also discuss what it was like working lines at Disneyland as a Custodian.

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In this episode Ken Pellman, David Smith and Lynn Barron discussion in a casual conversation about Diane Disney and her impact on the Disney company outside of being Walt Disney's daughter.

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In this episode we welcome back author Sam Gennawey. Sam has a new book out called " The Disneyland Story - The Unofficial Guide To The Evolution Of Walt Disney's Dream". Sam talks with us live from DCA about his new book, plus about how the site of Disneyland was choosen.

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In this episode we are so happy to have Bob Gurr back on our show. Bob is the man behind many attraction at Disneyland. I hope you enjoy this very good interview with a Disney Legend.

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In this special episode you are taken on a tour through Disneyland, with music. We go to each land and play some of the sounds and music you may hear as you go through each land. Lynn Barron is a former Disneyland cast member. This music is owned by The Walt Disney Company.

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In this episode we take a look at what was going on at Disneyland in the year 1993. Ken and Lynn discuss some history and cast member stories along the way.

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In this episode Ken and Lynn take a look at one of the best themed attractions in all Disney parks. This is The Tower Of Terror. Learn history and more about this attraction.

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In this episode I am glad to welcome David Smith and his friend Kevin. David has been a guest on The Sweep Spot many times before and worked mainly canoes and Pirates while at Disneyland. Kevin worked thos two attractions as well , but also few others including Star Tours on opening day in 1986. Hope you enjoy this.

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In this episode Ken and Lynn discuss some of the many legends, myths and rumors that have circulated over the years. We tackle these rumors and straighten them out! Plus Disneyland Resort news with Tommy.

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In this episode I am proud to have a guest on the show to help discuss Disneyland 1973, and that guest is Jeff Baham from Mousetalgia podcast. Jeff is also known for a Haunted Mansion fan site. check out our show notes at

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In this episode we take a look at an attraction that was there on opening day, but in a slightly different form. This is a theatre called Circle-Vision. The films that were shown inside this theatre were fun, but the real attraction was watching scenes in 360 degrees. Hope you enjoy this!

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In this episode we are happy to have back Lauren Delmont back to our show. This time we talk about Hong Kong Disneyland, since she has been there 3 times now. Enjoy!

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In this episode we are pleased to have Doug Barnes from The Season Pass Podcast. We discuss the recent D23 Expo 2013. We talk to Doug about his passion for Disney and all the events over the past weekend.

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In this episode welcome back to our show Vince Mitchell. Vince was in Custodial at Disneyland in the 90s. He tells us stories about working there. 

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In this episode we welcome back David Smith and Russell Flores. Both are authors that will have their books on sale at the Expo.

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In this episode we take a look at all the diffferent shops that have been in Adventureland and Frontierland in Disneyland over the years. Some you may remember and some may be new to you, enjoy!

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In this episode we take a look at Disneylands most famous parade.

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In this episode we celebrate our 100th show! To do this we bring on Ken, Tommy, and new co host Kristin. We have a round table discussion about the podcast and Disneyland!

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In this episode I am happy to have Kristin Jankel on the show. She is a former Disneyland cast member. We take a look at the year 1983 at Disneyland.

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In this episode Ken comes on to talk about Safety at Disneyland. We talk about some of the changes Disneyland has made over the years to make attractions more safe for guests and cast members. Are some of these precautions too much? 

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In this episode we welcome Tim O day to the show. Tim has worked many different roles for the Walt Disney Company. From parades, to publicity, to promotional, to Imagineering, and an author.

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In this episode we welcome former Disneyland cast member Vince Mitchell. He tells us some great stories about his time working at Disneyland. 

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In this episode we talk about two attractions that had a short stay at Disneyland, but are very interesting.

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In this episode we welcome Ken Pellman back. Lynn and Ken have a conversation about how and why we worked at Disneyland, memories, stories and more!

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In this episode we talk about what the best times are for certain attractions. We go through each land, and most attractions. We hope you find something new that you learned from this. Plus the latest Disneyland Resort News from @tommypix. Who is live from Disneyland on this episode. Enjoy!

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In this episode we discuss what used to be in Fatnasyland at Disneyland from 1955 to 1982. A Pirate Ship.

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In this episode we talk about the recent passing of one of the original mouseketeers Annette Funicello. Annette's career was started with Disney, and we talk about some of her contributions to Disneyland and more.

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In this episode we talk about the begining of Audio Animatronics to now. We learn about the different types, and what attractions have them and had them.

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In this episode we discuss all the different parades that have been at Disneyland, plus learn about how custodial did the cleanups.

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In this episode we take a look at all the stores that used to be and that are in Fantasyland Disneyland. We are a podcast with two former Disneyland cast members talking Disneyland. Also the latest Disneyland Resort News With Tommy.

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In this episode Ken takes us on a journey of what Westcot would have been. Enjoy this look at the plans that Disney had to build a Epcot style park where DCA is now instead of DCA.

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In this short episode we discuss an area of Disneyland not too many people know about, but was part of Disneyland history.

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In this episode we attempted to talk about making your ultimate Disneyland using attractions from Magic Kingdom in Florida and Disneyland. The conversation goes in other directions, but comes out even better then I thought it would. Enjoy!

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In this episode we talk about the 3 different shows that took place in the Magic Eye Theatre at Disneyland.

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In this episode we welcome George Taylor to our show to talk about the different Disneyland books out there. This was a fun discussion and hope you enjoy it! Show notes at

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In this episode we finally get to a listeners question, which is our first and last day working at Disneyland. We hear some great stories about working at Disneyland with our good friend Ken Pellman Enjoy!

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In this episode we discuss the history of The Swiss Family Treehouse, and the changes that took place in 1999. 

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