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St. George, UT

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Former Disneyland cast members discussing Disneyland history, touring tips, stories, behind the scenes, interviews with Disney legends, authors, podcasters, and more. Plus the latest Disneyland Resort news.

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English


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The Sweep Spot # 216 - Disneyland Hotel with Donald Ballard

8/20/2017
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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.

Duration: 01:35:36


The Sweep Spot # 215 - Disneyland 1997

8/6/2017
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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

Duration: 01:41:54


The Sweep Spot # 214 - D23 Expo Announcements with Doug Barnes

7/23/2017
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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

Duration: 01:20:05


The Sweep Spot # 213 - Top Jani - Former Disneyland Custodial Manager Part 2

7/8/2017
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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

Duration: 01:45:55


The Sweep Spot # 212 -Retired Disneyland Band Drummer Joe Shaw

6/25/2017
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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...

Duration: 02:07:56


The Sweep Spot # 211 - Disneyland Custodian Ralph Apel

6/10/2017
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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

Duration: 02:15:10


The Sweep Spot # 210 - Disneyland Attractions Cast member part 2

5/27/2017
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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

Duration: 01:06:32


The Sweep Spot # 209 - Disneyland Attractions Cast member

5/13/2017
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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

Duration: 01:34:28


The Sweep Spot # 208 - Disneyland 1957 with Jim Korkis Part 2

5/7/2017
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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

Duration: 01:37:35


The Sweep Spot # 207 - Disneyland 1957 with Jim Korkis Part 1

4/30/2017
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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

Duration: 02:01:59


The Sweep Spot # 206 - Chris Strodder The Disneyland Encylopedia

4/15/2017
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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

Duration: 01:32:23


The Sweep Spot # 205 - 1 Jani - Former Disneyland Custodial Manager

4/1/2017
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In this episode we are very happy to have our former Disneyland Custodial Manager Ray Siedjas 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...

Duration: 01:54:59


The Sweep Spot #204 - Pirates of the Caribbean with Rick West

3/18/2017
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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

Duration: 02:07:47


The Sweep Spot # 203 - Disneyland Tour Guide Interview

3/5/2017
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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

Duration: 01:24:52


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

2/19/2017
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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

Duration: 01:46:05


The Sweep Spot # 201 - Disneyland 1967 with Jim Korkis

2/5/2017
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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

Duration: 02:15:32


The Sweep Spot # 200 - 200th Episode Celebration

1/22/2017
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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...

Duration: 02:38:20


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

1/8/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:40:34


The Sweep Spot # 198 - Christmas Time Musical Tour of Disneyland

12/19/2016
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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

Duration: 02:03:22


The Sweep Spot # 197 - Disneyland Trip Report

12/11/2016
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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

Duration: 01:40:11

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