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Join former Disneyland cast members Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman ,as they discuss all things Disneyland. They have had Disney Legends, Authors, podcasters former Cast members and more. Plus each episode they discuss latest Disneyland Resort news. If you like Disneyland, and want to learn insider tales, history, and great info then this is the perfect podcast for you.
 
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We welcome Bill Long, who was a Director of Marketing for Disneyland in the 1970s and helped with early publicity for Walt Disney World. He tells us how the Disney parks got so much free publicity in the days when the company avoided paying for ads. He has a lot of great stories. We also discuss current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always. F…
 
In this mini episode of The Sweep Spot Lynn talks about some of the Cast member Perks He remembers when he worked at Disneyland in Custodial from 1998 to 2007. Enjoy, and be sure to check out our regular episodes with Lynn and Ken. For info on show, and our books go to www.thesweepspot.comBy Lynn Barron
 
We welcome Disney Legend and author Tom Nabbe, who was a Disneyland and Walt Disney World cast member and was there for the opening of both! He was also the original Tom Sawyer at Disneyland. He wrote From Disneyland's Tom Sawyer to Disney Legend: The Adventures of Tom Nabbe.We also discuss current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always. We hav…
 
We welcome award-winning artist, filmmaker, and author David Bossert to discuss his new book 3D DISNEYLAND: Like You've Never Seen It Before. We chat about his work in Disney Animation, his new podcast, and much more!We also discuss current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always. We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales o…
 
In this episode Lynn discusses his favorite podcasts and not all Disney. This list does not mean there are not other podcasts out there that he enjoys, these are the narrowed down list, because there is only so much time in a week to listen. These are mini episodes and are just a small taste of what we do on our regular shows. Hope you enjoy! For i…
 
We tour Disneyland as it was FIFTY years ago, in 1970! And then we jump ahead thirty years from then to discuss what the park was like in the Year 2000! We also discuss current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always. We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream Spotless and Cleaning The Kingdom: Night,…
 
In this mini Episode of The Sweep Spot Lynn discusses a more recent moment he had with a cast member from his March trip. Hope you enjoy this episode and also check out our main episodes as well. For info on our podcast and books go to www.thesweepspot.comBy Lynn Barron
 
We welcome back Disney historian and prolific author Jim Korkis to discuss Halloween at Disneyland, with the Haunted Mansion, Walt Disney, and Ray Bradbury included! Jim’s latest books debuting momentarily are The Vault of Walt Volume 9: Halloween Edition and Hidden Secrets of the Disney Cruise Line. We also discuss current events at the Disneyland…
 
In this episode, we chat with one of our former bosses and one of the first women to be a Custodial Manager. After gaining much experience in Disneyland Park, Charlene helped to open California Adventure. She has many fascinating stories and we really enjoyed talking with her. We also discuss current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always. We h…
 
In this episode Lynn takes you back to September 11, 2001. Where were you on that say? If you were old enough, and living in the United States you remember where you were when it happened. Lynn tells his story, as it relates to Disneyland, when he worked there during that time. for info on our podcast and our regular shows visit www.thesweepspot.co…
 
In this episode, we examine Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with artist & designer Mark Brickey, “Adventures in Design” is his YouTube channel and his podcast is “Disneyland For Designers.” We also discuss current events at the Disneyland Resort. We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream Spotless and Cleaning …
 
In this new series of Sweep Spot shows we thought we would have a mini episode on the weeks we don't have our main episode. This is Lynn just talking about various topics all related to Disneyland. Could be from when he worked there, or visited as a guest. Enjoy! In this Episode Lynn talks about why he is excited to go back to Disneyland and why he…
 
In this episode, we welcome Robyn Schatz Sarvis, who was a 1997 Disneyland Ambassador and had worked in several roles as a cast member. She has some great stories you won’t want to miss. We also discuss current events at the Disneyland Resort.We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream Spotless and Cleani…
 
In this episode, we welcome Lisa Baxter, who helped open Disney California Adventure as a cast member and wrote the new book California Dreamin’ - Disney California Adventure: An Insider’s Journey. We also welcome Aaron and Scott from Bobsleds and Banthas podcast to discuss current events at the Disneyland Resort. We have authored two books: Cleani…
 
The Sweep Spot is a biweekly podcast focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts. Ken has written for LaughingPlace.com in the past, starting with the launch of the site.In this episode, we discuss current Disneyland events, as always. We also tour Disneyland as it was in 19…
 
In this episode, we discuss current Disneyland events, as always. We also chat with Doobie and Rebekah from LaughingPlace.com, and then with John Martin, a retired Disneyland Operations Manager who started working in the Blue Bayou in 1967, and eventually became a Disneyland Custodial Manager, helping to open Disneyland Paris and Disney California …
 
In this episode we take a look at one of the original lands in Disneyland, Frontierland. We discuss what attractions are in this land, and some that are no longer there. We talk about the Restaurants, Stores, and the details in this land. Plus some Cast Member stories and more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on ou…
 
Ep. 286 - Seth Kubersky from The Unofficial Guide Books In this episode we welcome Seth Kubersky who is a Co Author for the Unofficial Guide books for Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Las Vegas. We talk all about how he got started writing for them and an interesting conversation about some changes hat could be coming to the the…
 
In this episode we talk all about Disneyland's Fantasyland. We discuss all the attractions, restaurants, music, entrances, theming that goes into the area. Plus some interesting facts, secrets and more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on our books Cleaning the Kingdom, our YouTube Channel, T shirts, and more go to …
 
In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, and Author Jim Korkis to discuss some Disneyland extinct attractions, and more. Jim is a wonderful author who is very knowledgeable about the Disney company and we always love talking with him hope you will enjoy this discussion, plus the latest in the Disneyland resort Current Events. For info on o…
 
In this episode we welcome back Skipper Kyle to the podcast to talk about his most recent time working at Disneyland on the Jungle Cruise, and lots more! Kyle was a guest on our show on episode 75 and 128, Kyle is also the host of The Jungle Crews Podcast. Plus the latest in the Disneyland resort Current Events. Plus subscribe to our YouTube channe…
 
In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Cast Member and WED / Imagineering Research Analyst Melissa Rhone to talk all about her career with Disney. She worked with some of the Disney Legends who worked with Walt. She was there during a very interesting time late 70's and early 80s. Enjoy this great conversation, plus the latest in the Disneyla…
 
In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in the 1990. There was quite a bit going on, and the year Ken started working at Disneyland, and Lynn Graduated from high school. we had a lot of fun talking about which attractions were there then, and everything else in between. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on our b…
 
In this episode we welcome Larry Meregillano, who played trumpet at Disneyland in the late 70s and 80s. Larry has some great stories, and was there for a unique time. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, with our guest Tommy Allison. For info on our podcast, books and more go to www.thesweepspot.com…
 
In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Fantasyland Attractions Cast Member Stephanie Fix to the show. We talk to her about the attractions she worked on and some fun stories, plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Listen to her podcast Main Street UCI podcast. For more info on our podcast and our books and more go to www.the…
 
In this episode we discuss the history of Disney California Adventure, we talk from the construction to the opening, and up to now. Plus we talk about our most recent trip to Disneyland, and the Disneyland Resort Current Events. for more info or to buy our books go to www.thesweepspot.comBy Lynn Barron
 
In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, Author, and friend Jim Korkis, to talk about Disneyland in the year 1960. There was much going on as always with the ever changing park, and Jim is here to help us relive those times. Check out Jim's books on Amazon. For info on our show, our books, and more go to www.thesweepspot.com…
 
In this episode we welcome Jim Farmer to the show. Jim worked the college program at WDW, then DCA Attractions, then as a DCA Custodial Manager. We have a fun conversation with him about his time working for Disney. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events with guest Michael Renfrow from ConciEars. For more info on our books, T Shirt…
 
In this episode we welcome Robbie Von Roll to the show, Robbie's family goes way back with the skyway, as they are the people behind the Von Roll systems that ran at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and many others. We have a fun discussion with him about the Skyway. Check out his facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/vonrollmodelropeways/ Von Roll…
 
This is a bonus episode for all. In this episode we discuss Tomorrowland 1998. Enjoy this, and if you like it sign up at patreon.com search The Sweep Spot and give $5 or more a month to receive one free bonus episode per month. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! From Lynn and Ken.By Lynn Barron
 
In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in the year 1999. Both Ken and I were working at Disneyland at this time and share some of our memories along with some history. Join us for this fun conversation. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our books and more at www.thesweepspot.com…
 
In this episode we welcome Stan Freese to the show. Stan is a famous Tuba Player, but also more well known for working at Disneyland as the Casting and Entertainment director for 45 years. Stan is responsible for many of the acts you know and have known in the parks. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. For info on our b…
 
In this episode we welcome friend and former Disneyland Custodial Cast Member Kelly Merrell. Kelly worked with both Ken and Lynn in Disneyland Custodial, and has very fond memories of that role, but now has a new role that he also talks about at the Resort. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, and more! For info on our books Cle…
 
In this episode we welcome Dave creator of FreshBaked Disney. His channel has been around for 6 plus years, and is a quite popular channel too. We talk all about how his channel got started, plus some interesting Disneyland talk too. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Current events. You can get info on our books Cleaning the Kingdom volume …
 
In this episode we welcome Former Disneyland Cast Member Annie Ruygt to the show. Annie worked at Disneyland as a Jungle Cruise skipper, and on Big Thunder Mountain, plus she is a co host on the podcast The Backside of Water. We talk all about her adventures, and just some good old conversation about Disneyland. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Re…
 
In this epsode we welcome back our friend and author David Koenig. David has written many books but is well known for the Mouse Tales books. David has a new booking coming out Oct. 1 called The 55er's a book all about the people who started at Disneyland in 1955. Plus the Disneyland Resort current events. For autographed copies of our first and sec…
 
In this episode we just got back from the D23 Expo, and there is much to share about our time at our booth, and that whole weekend. We shared a booth with Russell Flores, and Joshua Shaffer, and we had a blast so we invited them to come on the show and have a virtual round table discussion about our weekend. Plus mixed in is some Disneyland Resort …
 
In this episode we welcome friend, author, and all around Disney fan Russell Flores to the show to help us discuss some Disney books. We talk about all sorts of Disney books that are in our collections. There is so many we don't even get to all of the ones we wanted to, hope you enjoy this, and get some good gift ideas or some to add to your want l…
 
In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in the year 1989. Many things going on that year and we will touch on all of them. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events, plus a trip report. for info on our books Cleaning the Kingdom volumes 1 and 2 and other info go to www.thesweepspot.com…
 
In this episode we welcome back Disney historian and author Jim Korkis. We have Jim back to talk about a few Extinct Disneyland Attractions. This goes along with his new book Secret Stories of Extinct Disneyland. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Plus get our newest book Cleaning the Kingdom:Day Past and Present on Am…
 
In this episode we welcome two guests who are both authors and have their own books. first we have Shad Engkilterra author of the book Haunted Mansion Creativity, and then we have Alastair Dallas who wrote the book Inventing Disneyland. These are both great books and we talk to them about how they wrote them, why, and much more. Plus the latest in …
 
In this episode we welcome former Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Morris. Tom was a Disneyland cast member, worked on early Epcot, Disneyland and Disneyland Paris and more. He has his footprint on Many of your favorite attractions and this is a great interview. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. For more info visit www.thesweepspot.…
 
In this episode we welcome writer and photographer from MiceChat Scott Attula to talk with us all about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Scott has been there now several times and gives us all the info we need! Plus the latest in the Disneyland Report current events, for more info on our book, patreon, T shirts and more visit www.thesweepspot.com…
 
In this episode we welcome back author, former cast member, and friend David Smith. We talk about what took place during the year 1979 in Disneyland. You discuss what the feel was like, what was new, what had just opened. We also get some great tales from David about working attractions on the west side of the park. Plus the latest in the Disneylan…
 
In this episode we welcome back Disney historian, author, and friend Jim Korkis. He is here to talk to us about Disneyland the year 1969. This was an important year because one of Disney's best attractions opened up that year. We talk all about the Haunted Mansion with Jim from its creation to its opening, plus more. We also have the latest in the …
 
In this episode we welcome Scott Attula. Scott writes and takes photos for MiceChat.com and is also a former Walt Disney World Custodial Cast Member. We have a fun discussion about working at WDW, to being a Disneyland fan and contributor for MiceChat. Plus the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. For more info go to www.thesweepspot.com…
 
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