The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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