Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark

Ridley Pearson
Featuring a new paperback cover to match hardcover of Kingdom Keepers II: In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park "guides" find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside its walls. Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI--which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging--Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park. The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming? Finn's confusion only increases when he encounters Wayne, an elderly Imagineer who tells him that the park is in grave danger. Led by the scheming witch, Maleficent, a mysterious group of characters called the Overtakers is plotting to destroy Disney's beloved realm, and maybe more. This gripping high-tech tale will thrill every kid who has ever dreamed of sneaking into Walt Disney World after hours and wondered what happens at night, when the park is closed.


Reviewed: 2016-10-10
An entertaining book that takes readers back to when they believed in magic and all things Disney. In a classic story of good vs evil, readers and the protagonists find themselves traversing Magic Kingdom at night. These five kids have been chosen to save Disney, and possibly the world, from the villians. With many twists, turns and surprises you won't see coming, this book is a nice and enjoyable read. This book could be used as an educational tool for how to do research for fictional books. Pearson talked to imagineers and people who worked in Magic Kingdom to make sure that his facts and places were correct. This factual basis made the story and the magic stronger in the story, this showing the importance of doing your research if writing about a real place or planning your world out throughly if not.
Reviewed: 2016-10-03
"The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark" is a novel appropriate for readers in 6th grade or above. It is perfect for people who are Disney fans as it tells the story of what happens in Disney World when the gates close at night. For any Disney fan or for anyone who has been to Walt Disney World, there is a mystery of what happens after the park closes at night? Filled with mystery, action, adventure, and magic, it constantly creates suspense, keeping the reader engaged at all times. After reading this novel, I think that I would use this to teach students the history and life of Walt Disney, the creation of Walt Disney World, and teaching literature elements of flashback, flashforwards, foreshadowing, and symbolism. Although this may not be appropriate to read in high school or above, I do believe that older readers will enjoy this book just as much as it will bring the magic and joy of Disney back into their lives.
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