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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.

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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
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The Sweep Spot #382 - Disneyland and DCA Custodian Jeremiah LeCompte - Part 3

4/19/2024
Jeremiah returns to talk about making a lasting impression on guests, water wading in the DCA wharf, multiple unusual assignments, and much more! This is a must-listen. He was previously on Episodes 371 & 373. 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: a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating with a Current Events Episode the other weeks. Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record chat. 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\

Duration:01:18:42

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The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Current Events as of April 12, 2024

4/13/2024
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, including excited speculation about Avatar Land, talk of a new Autopia, Downtown Disney changes, and so much more! Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record 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 focusing on the Disneyland Resort, now weekly, 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 your hosts. For more information and to order books, visit our official website: http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

Duration:01:14:00

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The Sweep Spot #381 - Disneyland Cast Member Debbie Handy

4/5/2024
Debbie Handy joins us to chat about working several Disneyland roles from the mid-1970s until 1983, including as a parade float driver and a Fantasyland ride operator, working on many different attractions. 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: a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating with a Current Events Episode the other weeks. Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record chat. 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\

Duration:00:58:25

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The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Current Events as of March 29, 2024

3/30/2024
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, including Avatar land speculation, more info about Tiana’s transformation of Critter County and its mountain, DisneylandForward news, and more! Once per month,including this time, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record 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 focusing on the Disneyland Resort, now weekly, 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 your hosts. For more information and to order books, visit our official website: http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

Duration:01:17:40

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The Sweep Spot # 380 - A Look at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland 1998 and More!

3/22/2024
In this episode we discuss Disneyland’s Tomorrowland 1998 and before. We look at some former attractions and what was added in the 1998 refurbishment and beyond. 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: a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating with a Current Events Episode the other weeks. Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record chat. 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\

Duration:01:35:59

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The Sweep Spot - Special Current Events Edition / Trip Report

3/16/2024
Lynn and his son Luke record live at Disneyland and recap their latest trip to Disneyland, and Universal Studios Hollywood. 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 focusing on the Disneyland Resort, now weekly, 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 your hosts. For more information and to order books, visit our official website: http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

Duration:00:20:40

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The Sweep Spot # 379 - Disney Imagineering with Artist Ethan Reed

3/8/2024
We welcome artist Ethan Reed, who worked in a Disney Store before becoming a Walt Disney Imagineer, working on various projects for Disney Parks, including Mystic Manor, The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, 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: a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating with a Current Events Episode the other weeks. Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record chat. 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\

Duration:01:06:47

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The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Current Events as of March 1, 2024

3/1/2024
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, including a recap of a public meeting for DisneylandForward, character unionization, a new theme park design class, and more! Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record 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 focusing on the Disneyland Resort, now weekly, 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 your hosts. For more information and to order books, visit our official website: http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

Duration:00:57:09

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The Sweep Spot #378 - Disneyland Ride Operator and Main Entrance Cast Member Dorri Neal

2/23/2024
We welcome Dorri Neal, who worked at Disneyland in the late 1970s and early 1980s at the Main Entrance and in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland Attractions, to chat about her time as a cast member. 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: a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating with a Current Events Episode the other weeks. Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record chat. 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\

Duration:00:53:24

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The Sweep Spot # 378 - Disneyland Ride Operator and Main Entrance Cast Member Dorri Neal

2/23/2024
We welcome Dorri Neal, who worked at Disneyland in the late 1970s and early 1980s at the Main Entrance and in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland Attractions, to chat about her time as a cast member. 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: a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating with a Current Events Episode the other weeks. Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record chat. 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\

Duration:00:23:58

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The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Current Events as of Feb. 16, 2024

2/17/2024
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, including the progress on unveiling and opening Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, more Star Wars Nite fun, the Food and Wine Festival, and more! Once per month, including this time, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record 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 focusing on the Disneyland Resort, now weekly, 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 your hosts. For more information and to order books, visit our official website: http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

Duration:00:51:22

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The Sweep Spot # 377 - Unofficial Guide to Disneyland Author Seth Kubersky

2/9/2024
We welcome back author Seth Kubersky of “Unofficial Guide” fame to discuss the bigger picture when it comes to the future of Disneyland and theme park resorts in SoCal and the Orlando area. Universal is making a play to be the destination of choice in Florida. 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: a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating with a Current Events Episode the other weeks. Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record chat. 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\

Duration:00:51:33

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The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Current Events as of February 2, 2024

2/3/2024
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, including the debut of the “new” Pixar Place Hotel, DisneylandForward developments, Downtown Disney changes, and more! Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record 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 focusing on the Disneyland Resort, now weekly, 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 your hosts. For more information and to order books, visit our official website: http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

Duration:01:00:42

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The Sweep Spot # 376 - Pre-Shows for Disneyland Attractions

1/26/2024
We discuss the history, features, and reasons for “pre-shows” for Disneyland attractions, the things you see before you get to the main part of an attraction, usually as part of the wait. 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: a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating with a Current Events Episode the other weeks. Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record chat. 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\

Duration:01:46:28

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The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Current Events as of Jan. 20, 2024

1/21/2024
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, including new coverage of Tiana’s Bayou, Downtown Disney changes, and more! We recorded in Disneyland so this edition is a bit different. Once per month, our Patreon participants (https://www.patreon.com/thesweepspot) join us in our live-as-we-record 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 focusing on the Disneyland Resort, now weekly, 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 your hosts. For more information and to order books, visit our official website: http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

Duration:00:32:09

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The Sweep Spot #375 - Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland with Author Ken Bruce

1/12/2024
Ken Bruce, animation industry veteran, joins us to talk about Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland. He’s written a book about it, Before the Birds Sang Words.For over 60 years, the Tiki Room has been delighting guests. Join us for a closer look. 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: a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating with a Current Events Episode the other weeks. Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record chat. 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/

Duration:01:11:48

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The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Current Events as of Jan. 5, 2024

1/6/2024
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, including the return of Magic Key sales, the passing of Disney Legend Dick Nunis, the five pyro shows coming this year, and more! Once per month, including this time, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record 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 focusing on the Disneyland Resort, now weekly, 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 your hosts. For more information and to order books, visit our official website: http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

Duration:01:04:09

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The Sweep Spot # 374 - The Disneyland Year in Perspective

12/15/2023
We look back at the year that was at Disneyland with some additional perspective and also recount some of the memorable episodes of The Sweep Spot podcast. It’s been an eventful year with new offerings, and some notable closures, some planned, some not! We had great guests on the show to talk about Disneyland past, present, and future. 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: a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating with a Current Events Episode the other weeks. Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record chat. 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\

Duration:01:18:50

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The Sweep Spot - Disneyland Resort Current Events Dec. 8, 2023

12/9/2023
We catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, including the many announcements about festivals and special events for 2024, new and returning live entertainment, construction at Downtown Disney, and more! Once per month,including this time, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record 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 focusing on the Disneyland Resort, now weekly, 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 your hosts. For more information and to order books, visit our official website: http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

Duration:01:10:36

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The Sweep Spot # 373 - Disneyland and DCA Custodian Jeremiah LeCompte - Part 2

12/1/2023
We welcome back Jeremiah, who worked at Disneyland and then DCA in Custodial. We worked alongside him. He has some unique stories, including about some tragic events, so listener discretion is advised. He previously joined us on Episode 371: https://lynnbarron.libsyn.com/the-sweep-spot-371-disneyland-and-dca-custodian-jeremiah-lecompte 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: a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating with a Current Events Episode the other weeks. Once per month, our Patreon participants join us in our live-as-we-record chat. 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

Duration:01:11:03