Friday, June 24, 2022

The Sweep Spot Ep. #337 - Disneyland Influencer Bruce Kimbrell

We welcome Bruce Kimbrell, who knew he wanted to work at Disneyland as a young boy, and went on to work at Disneyland and the Disney Institute for a total of 40 years. He shares stories about working in Attractions, interacting with celebrities, creating “Walt Disney and You,” and how you can see his name at Disneyland City Hall. Plus, we catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, as always. Join our Patreon to join us for live chats as we record our Disneyland Resort Current Events segment.


The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

There are many easy and free ways to listen to The Sweep Spot in addition to clicking below.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

How To Listen To The Sweep Spot Podcast

Please give us a listen! We are the NUMBER ONE Disneyland podcast hosted by two former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen! The highest rated! The most downloaded! The most acclaimed!

(If you don't know what a podcast is, in our case, it is basically an audio recording you can access online. It's as easy as clicking to listen to it as it "streams." You can also download the file to listen any time you want.)

The Sweep Spot Podcast is a show that focuses on the past, present, and future of Disneyland. Each main episode typically catches you up on current events at the Disneyland Resort, and then we have a "main topic" that might involve one or more of the following: 

  • the history of an attraction or other Resort feature
  • what Disneyland was like in a specific year
  • an overview of a "land"
  • interviewing an author, former cast member or Imagineer
  • trip reports
  • and more!
Since we - Lynn and Ken - were Disneyland Day Custodial Sweeping Foremen and annual passholders for many years, we often include our personal experiences and insights from working and playing there.

Our magical travel and vacation planning partners, ConciEARS, often provide a quick overview of what is happening at other Disney destinations.

Those main episodes are usually released every two weeks.

Mini episodes are much shorter and usually deal with one topic, such as an interview or Lynn's thoughts related to something about Disneyland. These were generally released on the weeks we didn't release a main episode.

Both our main episodes and our mini episodes are currently FREE! However, you can get a monthly BONUS episode and join us in a written chat monthly as we record our Current Events segment by supporting the podcast by a certain amount via Patreon. The podcast costs us money to produce and provide, since we need equipment, online storage, and more. 

The first place new episodes will appear will be our official archive, where you and stream episodes and download episodes. Once you go to that archive, listening is as easy as clicking on an episode. Bookmark this archive!

The Sweep Spot can also be found on various podcast platforms, if you'd prefer to listen through these: 

So, subscribe or follow there, and/or bookmark us on your favorite platform. Also, it would be great if you could post a review of the podcast on those services, or leave comments, if you can.

If you like visiting Disney fan websites, we're there, too! Bookmark us at MiceChat or LaughingPlace and comment on the episodes there.

This is our YouTube Channel - subscribe to us there!

If those options still aren't enough, you can find us on the iHeart and Audacy apps, Spotify, and TuneIn if you like using those.

This is our Facebook Group, where you can discuss the podcast with other listeners. 

This is our official website, where you can find everything related to the show.

We have some clothing, mugs, and more with graphics that Disneyland fans will love.

You can e-mail the show at TheSweepSpot at gmail dot com

The Sweep Spot Podcast is an UNOFFICIAL Disneyland podcast, meaning it is in no way associated with or endorsed by The Walt Disney Company or any entity thereof.

Friday, June 10, 2022

The Sweep Spot Ep. #336 - Disneyland Custodial with Wendy James

We welcome Wendy James, who worked in Sweeping an Disneyland Park in the early 1990s, then returned to sweep in Disney California Adventure in the early 2000s. Plus, we catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, as always, with our Patreon supporters joining us in a live chat.


The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

There are many easy and free ways to listen to The Sweep Spot in addition to clicking below.

Friday, May 27, 2022

The Sweep Spot Ep. #335 - Disneyland Monorail & Imagineering with Val Usle

We welcome architect and author Val Usle, who was a Disneyland Monorail driver starting in 1975 until he became an Imagineer. He was involved with projects at Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Disneyland Paris. He has two books available: Theme Park Project Management and Theme Park Sustainability. Plus, we catch up on the latest at the Disneyland Resort, as always.


The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

There are many easy and free ways to listen to The Sweep Spot in addition to clicking below.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

The Sweep Spot Ep. #334 - Disneyland Changes with Show Writer Rick West

Rick West returns to chat about the changing conditions of theme park design and operation, especially at the Disneyland Resort. Rick is a Show Writer for theme parks and was a Ride Operator on the west side of Disneyland. He also created several acclaimed Theme Park Adventure publications on attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones Adventure, and Tarzan’s Treehouse. He is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Midsummer Scream.

The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

There are many easy and free ways to listen to The Sweep Spot in addition to clicking below.

Friday, April 29, 2022

The Sweep Spot Ep. #333 - Disneyland 1962 with Jim Korkis

Disney author and historian Jim Korkis joins us to discuss what was happening at Disneyland in 1962! Jim always brings great stories. We also catch up on current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always.


The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

There are many easy and free ways to listen to The Sweep Spot in addition to clicking below.

Friday, April 15, 2022

The Sweep Spot Ep. #332 - Disneyland Trip Planning with Katie and Erin

Rope Drop & Park Hop Podcast hostesses Katie and Erin share their tips for having a great Disneyland visit. They are two moms from Boise, Idaho who really love the Happiest Place on Earth! We also catch up on current events at the Disneyland Resort, with our Patreon supporters joining us.


The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.

For more information and to order books, visit our official website: 

http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

There are many easy and free ways to listen to The Sweep Spot in addition to clicking below.