The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland

In this episode, we welcome Lisa Baxter, who helped open Disney California Adventure as a cast member and wrote the new book California Dreamin’ - Disney California Adventure: An Insider’s Journey. We also welcome Aaron and Scott from Bobsleds and Banthas podcast to discuss current events at the Disneyland Resort.

We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream Spotless and Cleaning The Kingdom: Night, Day, Past and Present.

 

The Sweep Spot is a biweekly podcast focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com 

Direct download: The_Sweep_Spot_Ep_290.mp3
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The Sweep Spot is a biweekly podcast focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts. Ken has written for LaughingPlace.com in the past, starting with the launch of the site.

In this episode, we discuss current Disneyland events, as always. We also tour Disneyland as it was in 1980 with novelist & nonfiction author Dave Smith, who was a cast member in 1980. Big Thunder Mountain was new and the park celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream Spotless and Cleaning The Kingdom: Night, Day, Past and Present.

 

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

Direct download: The_Sweep_Spot_Ep._289.mp3
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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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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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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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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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_285.mp3
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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

Direct download: the_sweep_spot_ep_284.mp3
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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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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

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel as well, Enjoy!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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