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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.

The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 221 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

northerntwo ,

One of the best Disneyland podcasts!

The Sweep Spot has absolutely become one of my favorite podcasts and listening has become a really special part of my day. I’ve listened to every episode and really enjoy the great interviews and stories they share about their time working at my favorite place on Earth. It’s like hanging out with a couple friends. Thanks Lynn and Ken!

KenFromOC ,

Loved show 262 with Tom Morris

What a great episode with Tom Morris! So much neat information and history he has. I could have listened another couple of hours with him. Hope he does another episode with you guys in the near future.
One thing he said though puzzled me..... he said Journey Into The Imagination was not opened the day Epcot opened and according to Wikipedia he’s right, it opened March 1983.
I was at Epcot the day it opened and I seemed to recall it was open and we went on the ride, but then again I went back in the fall of 1983 so maybe that’s what I remember.

Nice work guys!
Ken Goldenberg
Orange Co., CA

MMDGP ,

Very Interesting and Informative

I discovered this podcast a while back, downloaded all of the episodes, and have caught up on all of the episodes over a period of several months. Wow - what a history over several years of Disneyland and several years of podcasting. Lynn was far from the greatest of speakers in the early episodes ("um" up to three times per sentence!!!) but the unique content from the perspective of former cast members was so interesting I bore with those early episodes in which former co-host Laura carried the ball. If you don't know what a honeybucket is or what "Code H" stands for - you don't know Disneyland as well as you might think you do. Unfortunately, Laura left the show somewhere around episode 98 and there were a rocky 3-4 episodes where Lynn all but lost his way in the absence of a partner - that is, until Ken came permanently on board. Not only that, but by about that point forward, Lynn finally was reaping the benefits of podcasting experience and since those early-100's shows with Ken has greatly increased his confidence and delivery and is obviously now a comfortable speaker. As for Ken, he has sounded qualified to be a professional broadcaster from the beginning. The humor and banter between the two is highly entertaining, and the shows are always packed with super-interesting and informative content. The coverage of current events is always well-researched and well-presented, and there is almost always a super-knowledgeable and informative guest. Best of all are the ones where the treasure trove of Disney knowledge extraordinaire Jim Korkis is the guest. The only reasons I give this show 4 rather than a full 5 stars are 1) audio quality from some guests is poor. This is probably due to phone connections and can't be helped, and fortunately is a rare occurrence, but there were a couple of episodes that were so bad in this regard I just gave up and skipped them. 2) Starting with the last couple of years or so, WAY too much time (anywhere from 5 to 8 minutes) is spent plugging the Sweeping the Kingdom book and the sponsors. But if this is necessary to keep the show running, it's worth it. And be that what it may, it doesn't change one bit the fact that this is still a very entertaining and informative podcast and well worth listening to - from the very beginning. I now regret that having caught up, I will no longer be able to binge-listen to new episodes but will have to resign myself to waiting two weeks between episodes. Yikes!

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