The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland
The Sweep Spot # 143 - Disneyland Trip Report

In this episode Lynn tells us about his recent trip to the Disneyland Resort.

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In this episode we welcome Disney author and historian Jim Korkis to talk about parts of Disneylands Main Street that never happened.

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The Sweep Spot # 141 - History of The Disneyland Hotel

In this episode we take a look at the long history of The Disneyland Hotel. This hotel which opened in 1955, has changed quite a bit over the years, but it has set the standard for resort hotels all over. Join us as our frequent guest David Smith joins us on this journey. The Sweep Spot is former Disneyland cast members talking Disneyland history, interviews, stories working there and more. Join Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman for past episodes as well.

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In this episode we are very happy and luck to have such an amazing guest. He is former Vice President of Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, he is Tony Baxter. Tony is responsible for such attractions as Star Tours, Splash Mountain, Indiana Jones Adeventure, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and much more. In this interview we try to ask him questions you may not have heard him talk about on other podcasts. Enjoy this rare interview with Tony Baxter. Show notes and more at

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In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in 1974. We discuss which attractions were there and which were just not. It is fun to look back and talk about Disneyland in this period of time.

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In this episode we have lots to look forward to. First we have our current events of the week, then we have an interview with author, podcaster Jeff Baham, then live from Disney California Adventure with Russell Flores, then the main segment David Smith (the novel author) joins us to discuss what the park was like before it opens and after it closes, plus going to the parks now as a ex-cast member.

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In this episode we continue our look at the stores on Main Street at Disneyland. We look at each location and its history. Plus Stories about working in the stores in custodial.

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In this episode we take a look at the stores on Main Street in Disneyland. Over the years there has been so many changes in the stores, due to many reasons we will discuss and see as we take this journey down Main Street USA.

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In this episode we discussthe history and stories of Tom Sawyer Island with our guest David Smith. Bbut before that we welcome director of the movie As Dreamers Do, Logan Sekulow.

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In this episode we take a look at DIsneyland in 1964. We discover some attractions which were there, and some which were not yet there. It is a fun trip through Disneyland in the year 1964. Also we have the current Disneyland Resort news with Tommy.

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In this episode we are happy to welcome former Disneyland custodial cast member Vern Hoiland to our show. Vern was my and Kens first lead and worked at Disneyland from 1969 until 2006. He is a wealth of info on what it was like to work in the park back then, and some special things he was able to do while working there, plus Disneyland Resort News with Tommy. 

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In this episode we discuss the former show / attraction at Disneyland called America Sings. Ken and Lynn have fond memories of this missed attraction.

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In this episode we take a look back at some of Disneylands Anniversay celebrations. We learn about some of the promotions behind these and more. Plus we discuss what could be for the 60th.

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In this episode we welcome back former custodial cast member Vince Mitchell. We discuss the year 1994 at Disneyland. We talk about what attractions were there then , and some that were not.

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In this episode we take a look at what early Frontierland was like at Disneyland. We learn about some of the attractions, shops, exhibits, and resturants. Join us for this journey.

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In this episode we welcome back Skipper Kyle. We discuss his podcast Tales From the Jungle Crews, and his time working at Disneyland. Plus we listen to Kyle tell some stories he has heard from other skippers that were on his show. Enjoy!

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In this episode we take a look at the history of It's a Small World, and some memories we have working in custodial.We are two former Disneyland custodial cast members talking Disneyland history.

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In this episode we go back to the year 1984 at Disneyland. We take a tour of the park as if it were 1984. We talk about what was there then and maybe what wasnt there. We learn some interesting things, along with much that we knew, but it is still fun to talk about. Plus the latest Disneyland Resort news.

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In this episode we welcome two guests. The first guest is Chris Lyndon from he has a site dedicated to Disneyland music, then Jimmy Tucker joins us to discuss The Muppets and The Disney Company, along with a look at Muppets Vision 3D. And of course the current Disneyland Resort News with Tommy.

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 We are former Disneyland custodial cast members talking history of Disneyland, interviews, current Disneyland Resort News and more. In this episode we discuss the history of Big Thunder Mountain. We also discuss some stories about working there in custodial and more. For show notes and more go to

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In this episode we take a look back at some of the amazing guests and discusions we have had on The Sweep Spot for almost over 3 years now. Listen to bits of interviews by Rolly Crump, Bob Gurr, Garner Holt, Sam Gennawey, Mark Silverman, and more.

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This week we take a look at one attraction that is very missed and another that may not be missed. We look at the people mover and the rocket rods. One attraction opened in 1967 and the other opened in 1998. Both used the same track, but in differet times. show notes at

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In this episode Lynn and Ken discuss some of their faborite Disneyland books. Some of these books are about people who helped build Disneyland, worked there and more. Plus the latest Disneyland Resort news with Tommy.

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In this episode we talk about an attraction in Disneyland, which is in Adventureland. This attraction is very popular and a must to go on when visiting Disneyland. Indiana Jones Adventure opened in 1995 and is still a very popular attraction. Learn all about its early stages, to how we as custodians at Disneyland cleaned it and also some of our persoanl stories with this attraction. Plus the Disneyland Resort News with Tommy. Enjoy!

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