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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Sweep Spot

The Sweep Spot # 189 History of the Stores in Tomorrowland

In this episode we talk about the different stores over the years in Tomorrowland. This is an interesting look into what used to be in Tomorrowland. Plus we have the latest in Disneyland Resort...

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 # 187 Disneyland, and Disneyana Trip Report

In this episode we are back from our big Disneyana weekend. We have plenty to talk about along with some live clips from Disneyland, and more. Plus we welcome author Joshua Shaffer of the...

The Sweep Spot # 186 Virtual Tour of Disneyland in 1976

In this episode we take a virtual tour of Disneyland in the year 1976. We talk about each Land and their attractions in that year. 1976 seemed to be a great year at Disneyland...

The Sweep Spot # 185 Interview with Dusty Sage of MiceChat

In this episode we welcome special guest Dusty Sage to our show. We have an interesting conversation about how and why Dusty became a Disney fan, and theme park fan. We talk to him...

The Sweep Spot 184 Walt Disney World Trip Report

In this episode we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, an interview with Ted from Disneyana to discuss the upcoming Disneyana Convention in July, and Ken returns back from Walt Disney...

The Sweep Spot # 183 The History of The Mine Train at Disneyland

In this episode we talk about the history of The Mine Train at Disneyland, also known as The Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland. This attraction took up much of Frontierland from 1956 until 1977....

The Sweep Spot #182 A Musical Tour of Disneyland

In this episode we play and discuss some of Disneyland's music you can hear in the different lands. We will discuss each track and talk about maybe a memory we had in that land...

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 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 #179 Date Nite and Dixieland Night at Disneyland

In this episode we take a look at two promotions Disneyland had in the late 50's. The promos were designed to get younger guests to stay in the park longer. It was very fun...

The Sweep Spot #178 A Tour of Disneyland in 1996

In this episode we take a virtual tour of Disneyland in the year 1996. We go through each land and discuss the attractions that were there during this time. Plus we talk about other...

The Sweep Spot # 177 Discussion about Herb Ryman

We are launching a series of episodes where we talk about people who have contributed to the making of Disneyland over the years. This time we feature the legendary Herb Ryman. He was the...

The Sweep Spot #176 Disneyland Cast Member Tales from the 60’s

In this episode we welcome a former Disneyland custodial cast member who started in 1965 and left in 1969. He was there during some incredible changes, and not all good changes either. During the...

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 174 Tour of Disneyland 1986

In this episode we take a virtual tour of Disneyland in the year 1986. This year was very interesting because there were still attractions from the early days and the 70s, like America Sings,...

The Sweep Spot #173 Potties at Disneyland

In this episode we have the latest current events around the Disneyland Resort, and our main topic is all about Restrooms at Disneyland. We discuss how Disneyland keeps them so clean, our experiences working...

The Sweep Spot 172 A Tour of Disneyland in 1965

In this episode we take a virtual walk through Disneyland in the year 1965. This year Disneyland was celebrating 10 years. The park had grown, and was on the verge of adding a new...

The Sweep Spot Episode 171 Pete Renaday

In this episode of The Sweep Spot we welcome Pete Renaday to the show. Pete is a voice actor and and actor. He has voiced for cartoons, movies, and theme parks. He has done...

The Sweep Spot Episode 170 Many Stories to Tell by Retired Custodian

In this episode we welcome Harry back to our show. Harry started at Disneyland in 1962, and stayed for over 40 years. He has seen, and done a lot over the years working in...