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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Sweep Spot

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...

The Sweep Spot Ep. 169 Virtual Tour of Disneyland in 1995

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland current events, then we welcome Jeff Tucker from the podcast 91 Reasons to our show. Jeff is here to help us walk around Disneyland as...

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 Ep 167 History of The Haunted Mansion Disneyland Part 2

In part 2 of this 3 part series on The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, we continue to look at the development, opening, and start the tour of this great attraction. The Haunted Mansion has...

The Sweep Spot Ep 166 Custodian who started in 1962 at Disneyland

In this episode we are super excited to talk to our friend and former Co Worker. His name is Harry and he worked at Disneyland from 1962 to 2004. He saw so many changes...

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 #164 Former Disneyland Cast Member from 1975

In this episode we welcome a guest who was a Disneyland Custodian during the summer of 1975. We discuss some of the things that were quite different back then, in the park and in...

The Sweep Spot Ep. 163 Touring All the Disney Theme Parks

In this episode we welcome a listener of The Sweep Spot, and a world traveler, His name is Erik Krueger. He is a Disney fan and has been to all the Disney theme parks...

The Sweep Spot Podcast #162 Disney and Star Wars

In this episode we take a look at the history of the Disney Company and Star Wars. We go back to when Michael Eisner came to the company in 1984 and wanted to do...