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Friday, October 20, 2017

The Sweep Spot

The Sweep Spot #213 Former Top Custodial Manager Ray Sidejas Part 2

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...

The Sweep Spot #212 Retired Disneyland Band Drummer Joe Shaw

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...

The Sweep Spot # 211 Disneyland Custodian Ralph Apel

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 to work at DCA, but in Night Custodial....

The Sweep Spot 210 Part 2 Conversation with Former Disneyland Attractions Cast member

In this episode we continue our conversation with Alex Stewart who worked at Disneyland on the Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain, and other attractions. He has some great stories we think you will enjoy.     Show...

The Sweep Spot #209 Disneyland Attractions Cast Member

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, from The Jungle Cruise, Tiki Room, Big Thunder...

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

In this episode we continue what 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...

The Sweep Spot #207 Disneyland 1957 with Jim Korkis

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...

The Sweep Spot 206 Chris Strodder Disneyland Encyclopedia

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...

The Sweep Spot 205 Interview with Former Disneyland Custodial Legend Ray Sidejas

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...

The Sweep Spot 204 Pirates of the Caribbean with Rick West

In this episode we talk with Rick West, who is a former Disneyland Attractions Cast Member and founder of Theme Park Adventure. We talk about his time working at Disneyland on Pirates of the...

The Sweep Spot # 203 Interview with Former Disneyland Tour Guide

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...

The Sweep Spot #202 Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

In this episode we celebrate presidents Day by talking about an attraction at Disneyland that is dedicated to our former president Abraham Lincoln, Great Moments. We discuss the start of this historic attraction at...

The Sweep Spot # 201 Disneyland 1967 with Jim Korkis

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...

The Sweep Spot 200th Episode Celebration

EDITOR NOTE: Our heartiest congratulations to the Sweep Spot crew on their epic achievement. Our best wishes for the next 200! In this episode we celebrate our 200th episode. We have worked hard over the...

The Sweep Spot # 199 Talk with Former Disneyland Circle D Ranch Cast Member

In this episode we talk to friend, former Disneyland Custodian and Former Circle D Ranch Cast Member Hillary Jacobson. This is an amazing interview in which we learn behind the scenes stories of what...

The Sweep Spot # 198 Holidays Musical Tour of Disneyland

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...

The Sweep Spot # 197 Disneyland Trip Report and Sam Gennawey

In this episode we take a look at the latest Disneyland Resort Current Events, an interview with author Sam Gennawey as we talk about his new book JayBangs.  Lynn and his family went to...

The Sweep Spot # 196 Disneyland 1966 with Former Night Custodian Cast Member

In this episode we take a tour of Disneyland as if it were the year 1966 with former night Custodial Cast Member Rob Merritt. Rob worked there in the summer of 1966 and has...

The Sweep Spot # 195 Buddy Baker’s Music in the Disney Parks

In this episode we welcome blogger, podcaster Jeremy Harris from The Buddy Baker Project podcast. Jeremy has a big passion for the music of Buddy Baker, and Disney parks in general. We talk all...

The Sweep Spot # 194 Interview with Former Disneyland Custodian from the 60’s &...

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Custodian Jim to our show. Jim worked at Disneyland 1965 to 1967, and 1970 until 1979. Jim brings us a good idea of what it was like...