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Monday, September 25, 2017

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The Sweep Spot Episode 152 History of the Shops of New Orleans Square Disneyland

In this episode we take a historical look at the shops of New Orleans Square in Disneyland. There has been many changes over the years to this area, and we will talk about every...

The Sweep Spot Episode 151 A Tour of Disneyland in 1955

This week we continue our series where we tour Disneyland in the years that end with a 5. We have already done 1985, so this episode we are taking a look at the year...

The Sweep Spot #150 Trip Report, and Listener Questions

In this episode we welcome a friend and listener of to the show. He hasn't been to Disneyland in over 40 years, so we asked him what he did, thought, and ate? Plus some...

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 # 148 The Golden Horseshoe Saloon at Disneyland

In this episode we take a look at the history of The Golden Horseshoe Saloon at Disneyland. We look at the building, shows, performers and more. This place is a great place filled with...

The Sweep Spot #147 Sam Gennawey and Universal VS. Disney

In this episode we welcome author Sam Gennawey to discuss his new book Universal VS. Disney. This is a great discussion on the Universal Studios of the past, current state and future.

The Sweep Spot: Past Restaurants at Disneyland

In this episode we take a look at The past restaurants at Disneyland. We learn where these food locations were, and what they served.

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 Ep. 143 Disneyland Trip Report

In this episode Lynn talks about his most recent family vacation to Disneyland Resort. As someone who has been to Disneyland probably hundreds of times, and worked there for 12 years, Disneyland never gets...

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....

The Sweep Spot Episode 141 The History of The Disneyland Hotel

In this episode we take a look back at the long history of The Disneyland Hotel. This hotel has gone through so many changes over the years, with great additions, and some things we...

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. 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 137 – Stores on Main Street Part 2

In this episode we continue our look at the history of the shops on Main Street at Disneyland. There has been so many changes over the past 59 years, but not as many as...

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 Episode 133 – Interview with Former Disneyland Cast Member Who...

In this Episode we welcome former Disneyland cast member Vern Hoiland. Vern was hired into Disneyland in 1969 and retired in 2006. Vern saw a lot fo changes over the years from managment, park...

The Sweep Spot – Disneyland Past and Future Anniversary Celebrations

In this episode of The Sweep Spot, we take a look at some of the past anniversary celebrations Disneyland has had. These normally would come every 5 to 10 years and most of the...

The Sweep Spot — Throwback to Disneyland 1994

This week we go back to Disneyland 1994. We welcome past guest and former Custodian Vince and we take a virtual tour of the park as it was in 1994 and rediscover what attractions...

The Sweep Spot Podcast: The Old Frontierland

This week we take a journey back to the early days of Frontierland at Disneyland. We look at some attractions, exhibits, shops and restaurants, and some you maybe didn't know existed. Disneyland opened in...

The Sweep Spot: Jungle Cruising

In this episode we talk with former Disneyland Jungle Cruise skipper. His name is Kyle and he also has a podcast called: Tales From the Jungle Crews. On this episode we talk about his...