Monday, September 20, 2021

The Sweep Spot #318 - Former Disneyland Attractions Cast Member Mason Nakamura

We welcome back former Disneyland Ride Operator Mason to talk about his time in Tomorrowland Attractions like Submarine Voyage, Peoplemover, Monorail, and Westside Attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean from 1987 to 1995. Plus, we catch up on 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, Day, Past and Present.

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, September 03, 2021

The Sweep Spot #317 - Disneyland in 2001

We discuss Disneyland as it was in 2001, which was 20 years ago! There was a lot going on, with Resort expansion and more! Plus, we catch up on 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, Day, Past and Present.


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.



Monday, August 23, 2021

The Sweep Spot #316 - Disneyland Imagineering Talk With Brian Collins

We chat with Brian Collins, who was a Show Writer with Walt Disney Imagineering and is now with The Brainstorm Institute. Plus, we catch up on 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, Day, Past and Present.

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




Monday, August 09, 2021

The Sweep Spot #315 - Claude Coats

We chat with David Bossert and Alan Coats about the soon-to-be released book Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer - The Making of Disneyland. Like Claude, David worked in Animation and has authored outstanding books related to Disneyland. Like his father before him, Alan became a Disney Imagineer.Plus, we catch up on 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, Day, Past and Present.


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.



Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Sweep Spot #314 - Disneyland’s Splash Mountain Opening Crew

We chat with three ride operators from the earliest days of Splash Mountain at Disneyland. Plus, we catch up on 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, Day, Past and Present.


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 


Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Sweep Spot #313 - Disneyland’s New Orleans Square

We explore New Orleans Square at Disneyland, including its history, attractions, entertainment, shops, restaurants, and how we covered it for Custodial. Plus, we catch up on 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, Day, Past and Present.


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 


Thursday, July 01, 2021

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 Foreman! 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 are generally released on the weeks we don't release a main episode.

Both our main episodes and our mini episodes are currently FREE! However, you can get a monthly BONUS episode 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.