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The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland

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Join former Disneyland cast members Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman ,as they discuss all things Disneyland. They have had Disney Legends, Authors, podcasters former Cast members and more. Plus each episode they discuss latest Disneyland Resort news. If you like Disneyland, and want to learn insider tales, history, and great info then this is the perfect podcast for you.

Join former Disneyland cast members Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman ,as they discuss all things Disneyland. They have had Disney Legends, Authors, podcasters former Cast members and more. Plus each episode they discuss latest Disneyland Resort news. If you like Disneyland, and want to learn insider tales, history, and great info then this is the perfect podcast for you.

Location:

St. George, UT

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Join former Disneyland cast members Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman ,as they discuss all things Disneyland. They have had Disney Legends, Authors, podcasters former Cast members and more. Plus each episode they discuss latest Disneyland Resort news. If you like Disneyland, and want to learn insider tales, history, and great info then this is the perfect podcast for you.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Current Events as of Sept. 30, 2022

9/30/2022
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort. Once per month, you can join a live chat as we record these episodes by joining the Patreon for The Sweep Spot. We discuss MagicBand+ hotel changes, and more! We are Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Custodial Foremen and lifelong Disneyland fans who bring our perspective to what’s happening now at the Disneyland Resort. We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream Spotless and ...

The Sweep Spot Ep. #343 - Disneyland Jungle Cruise Skipper Roundtable Discussion Part 2

9/23/2022
A group of former Disneyland Jungle Cruise Skippers join us to chat about their time with the backside of water, the movie based on the attraction, and how being a skipper has stayed with them in the rest of life. 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 an unofficial Disneyland podcast, with weekly episodes now, with a Topical Episode every two weeks,...

Duration:01:00:34

The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Current Events as of September 16, 2022

9/17/2022
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort. Once per month, you can join a live chat as we record these episodes by joining the Patreon for The Sweep Spot. Our Patreon supporters join us this time as we discuss the announcements from the D23 Expo 2022, and more! We are Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Custodial Foremen and lifelong Disneyland fans who bring our perspective to what’s happening now at the Disneyland Resort. We have authored two books: Cleaning The...

Duration:00:48:57

The Sweep Spot Ep. #342 - Disneyland Jungle Cruise Skipper Roundtable Discussion

9/6/2022
A group of former Disneyland Jungle Cruise Skippers join us to chat about their time with the backside of water, the movie based on the attraction, and how being a skipper has stayed with them in the rest of life. 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 an unofficial Disneyland podcast, with weekly episodes now, with a Topical Episode every two weeks,...

Duration:00:53:56

The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Current Events as of September 2, 2022

9/3/2022
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort. Once per month, you can join a live chat as we record these episodes by joining the Patreon for The Sweep Spot. We discuss the rumored “Disney Prime” program, artificial turf, the DVC lounge announced for Tomorrowland, and more. For info on Ray Hedgpeth projects go to http://www.theamoebapeople.com/ We are Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Custodial Foremen and lifelong Disneyland fans who bring our perspective to what’s...

Duration:01:01:09

The Sweep Spot Ep. #341 - Disneyland Tomorrowland

8/26/2022
We discuss Tomorrowland at Disneyland, including its history and how we kept it clean. 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 an unofficial Disneyland podcast, with weekly episodes now, with a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating with a Current Events Episode the other weeks. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen, are...

Duration:00:53:17

The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Current Events as of August 19, 2022

8/20/2022
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort. Once per month, you can join a live chat as we record these episodes by joining the Patreon for The Sweep Spot. We discuss the Magic Keys program, price increases, and more, with our Patreon supporters giving their thoughts. We are Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Custodial Foremen and lifelong Disneyland fans who bring our perspective to what’s happening now at the Disneyland Resort. We have authored two books: Cleaning The...

Duration:00:56:32

The Sweep Spot Ep. #340 - Disneyland 1972 with Historian Jim Korkis

8/12/2022
To discuss Disneyland as it was in 1972, we welcome back popular recurring guest, author and historian Jim Korkis. We chat about Bear Country, the Main Street Electrical Parade, Imagineering, and more! 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 an unofficial Disneyland podcast, with weekly episodes now, with a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating...

Duration:00:04:29

The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Current Events as of August 5, 2022

8/6/2022
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort. Once per month, you can join a live chat as we record these episodes by joining the Patreon for The Sweep Spot. We are Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Custodial Foremen and lifelong Disneyland fans who bring our perspective to what’s happening now 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...

Duration:00:19:29

The Sweep Spot #339 - Disneyland Custodial Lead Jennifer "Foof" Smith

7/29/2022
We welcome former Disneyland Custodial Lead Jennifer Furfaro Smith, our co-worker we affectionately knew as “Foof.” She was one of the main Leads in the early days of cleaning up Fantasmic! and helped open Disney California Adventure. She also shares stories of meeting celebrities during her almost-24 years at the 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...

Duration:00:25:27

The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Current Events as of July 22, 2022

7/23/2022
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort. Once per month, you can join a live chat as we record these episodes by joining the Patreon for The Sweep Spot.. We are Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Custodial Foremen and lifelong Disneyland fans who bring our perspective to what’s happening now 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...

Duration:00:34:41

The Sweep Spot # 338 - Disney Landscape Architect Scott Girard

7/9/2022
We welcome Scott Girard, who started working on the Disneyland Monorail and Railroad before moving on to other Attractions. He went on to be an Imagineer in Landscape Architecture, working on Big Thunder Mountain, New Fantasyland, and Videopolis. He also worked on the opening of Walt Disney World, EPCOT Center, and Tokyo Disneyland. Plus, we catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, joined by our Patreon supporters. We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of...

Duration:01:35:06

The Sweep Spot #337 - Disneyland as a Lifelong Dream with Bruce Kimbrell

6/25/2022
We welcome Bruce Kimbrell, who knew he wanted to work at Disneyland as a young boy, and went on to work at Disneyland and the Disney Institute for a total of 40 years. He shares stories about working in Attractions, interacting with celebrities, creating “Walt Disney and You,” and how you can see his name at Disneyland City Hall. Plus, we catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, as always. We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream...

Duration:01:55:30

The Sweep Spot # 336 - Disneyland Custodial with Wendy James

6/11/2022
We welcome Wendy James, who worked in Sweeping an Disneyland Park in the early 1990s, then returned to sweep in Disney California Adventure in the early 2000s. Plus, we catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, as always, with our Patreon supporters joining our live chat. 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 podcast with full episodes every two...

Duration:01:31:11

The Sweep Spot #335 - Disneyland Monorail & Imagineering with Val Usle

5/28/2022
We welcome architect & author Val Usle, who was a Disneyland Monorail driver starting in 1975 until he became an Imagineer. He was involved with projects at Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Disneyland Paris. He has two books available: Theme Park Project Management and Theme Park Sustainability. Plus, we catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, as always. We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream Spotless and Cleaning The...

Duration:01:51:09

The Sweep Spot Ep. #334 - Disneyland Changes with Show Writer Rick West

5/12/2022
Rick West returns to chat about the changing conditions of theme park design and operation, especially at the Disneyland Resort. Rick is a Show Writer for theme parks and was a Ride Operator on the west side of Disneyland. He also created several acclaimed Theme Park Adventure publications on attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones Adventure, and Tarzan’s Treehouse. He is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Midsummer Scream. We have authored two books: Cleaning The...

Duration:02:08:26

The Sweep Spot # 333 - Disneyland 1962 with Jim Korkis

4/30/2022
Disney author and historian Jim Korkis joins us to discuss what was happening at Disneyland in 1962! Jim always brings great stories. We also catch up on current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always. 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 podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman,...

Duration:02:06:56

The Sweep Spot # 332 - Disneyland Trip Planning with Katie and Erin

4/16/2022
Rope Drop & Park Hop Podcast hostesses Katie and Erin share their tips for having a great Disneyland visit. They are two moms from Boise, Idaho who really love the Happiest Place on Earth! We also catch up on current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always. 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 podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on...

Duration:01:12:07

The Sweep Spot # 331 -Disneyland Ambassador 1966 Connie Swanson

4/2/2022
Connie joins us to talk about being one the first Disneyland Ambassadors, being a Tour Guide, Walt Disney, and more! We also catch up on current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always. 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 podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland...

Duration:01:12:57

The Sweep Spot # 330 - Disneyland's Toontown History and More!

3/19/2022
Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland is undergoing a 30th Anniversary enhancement and expansion. We discuss the past, present, and future of Toontown, and what it was like for us to work there. We also catch up on current events at the Disneyland Resort, with our Patreon supporters joining us. 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 podcast with full episodes...

Duration:00:49:31