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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Sweep Spot

The Sweep Spot Ep.165 History of the Haunted Mansion Part 1

In this episode we start to look at the history of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. This is not a complete history, but there was quite a bit of research put into this to...

The Sweep Spot # 226 Live Music at Disneyland 80’s to Present

In this episode we welcome back Chris Lyndon, known as Disney Chris to help us explore live music at Disneyland. In episode 223 we talked about live music at Disneyland through the 70's, and...

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 Ep. 155 The History of Tomorrowland at Disneyland Part 1

In this episode we start a new series called The History of Tomorrowland. We take a look a what attractions, restaurants, and shops were there during specific time periods. This week we start with...

The Sweep Spot # 149 Richard Ferrin President of The Disneyland Alumni Club

In this episode we welcome Richard Ferrin to the show. Richard was King Lion in the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland, now a theme park designer and president of The Disneyland Alumni Club....

The Sweep Spot #175 History of Big Thunder Ranch Area

In this episode we take a look at an area of Disneyland that is no longer there. . . the Big Thunder Ranch. This rustic area, which opened in 1986, hosted a petting zoo,...

The Sweep Spot Episode 145: Disneyland in 1985

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in 1985. We learn about what attractions were there at that time, which were not yet, and some that went away. We talk about some...

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 188 Disneyland Resort Speculations, rumors, and Opinions

In this episode we welcome podcasters Chris Allison, and Chris Lyndon to join us in our discussion about the future of The Disneyland Resort, all with speculations, rumors, and ideas we have. We have...

The Sweep Spot Ep. 140 – Tony Baxter Interview

In this episode we are very happy and luck to have such an amazing guest. He is former Vice President of Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, he is Tony Baxter. Tony is responsible...

The Sweep Spot Ep. 168 History of The Haunted Mansion Disneyland Part 3

In this episode we finish up our look at the history of The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. In this episode we take a tour of the attraction, scene by scene, plus you get to...

The Sweep Spot Episode 160 Author David Koenig

In this episode we welcome author David Koenig. David is here to talk about his brand new book The People V. Disneyland. Plus our book is out now Cleaning the Kingdom order it at www.thesweepspot.com

The Sweep Spot Episode 136 – Stores on Main Street Part 1

In this episode, we take a look at the stores on the East side of Main Street over the years. If you'd like to learn some of the interesting facts and history about these...

The Sweep Spot #220 Epcot Discussion with Aaron Wallace

In this jam packed episode we have the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events, we talk with Eric from Trader Sam's Coffee, and for the main topic we welcome author and podcaster Aaron Wallace...

The Sweep Spot 180 – Chat with a Former Disneyland Custodian

In this episode we have the latest in Disneyland Resort current events. Our main segment features a former Disneyland Custodian, Robert Diaz. Robert worked with both Ken and I. He was a Lead, General...

The Sweep Spot # 219 Audio Animatronics, Authors, and more!

In this episode we talk about Audio Animatronics at Disneyland, we talk briefly about the history and what attractions at Disneyland has them, plus a discussion about our recent tour of Garner Holt Productions,...

The Sweep Spot # 181 Early Disneyland with Author Todd Pierce

In this episode we welcome author Todd Pierce to the show. Todd is the author of the new book Three Years in Wonderland. A book about C V Wood and the building and opening...

The Sweep Spot Ep. 139 – Tour of Disneyland in 1974

In this episode we take a look at the year 1974. This time period is an interesting time. It was just 7 years past Walt Disney's death, and almost 10 years away from Michael...

The Sweep Spot #221 Haunted Mansion Talk with Jeff Baham

In this episode we welcome back podcaster, author, and friend Jeff Baham. Jeff has written a book on the Haunted Mansion, has a website called Doombuggies.com, and a podcast Mousetalgia. We get into some...

The Sweep Spot 142 – Disneyland Main Street Projects That Never Happened With Jim...

IN this episode we welcome author, Disney historian Jim Korkis. We take a look at the Disneyland Main Street that never was. We look at Liberty Street, International Street, and Edison Square, plus more....