For those who wonder what happens inside Disney World after the gates close at night, you’ll find the answers in the Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson.
When Disney Imagineers installed hologram guides for the Magic Kingdom using teenage models, they had no idea the technology might backfire. But backfire it did: some nights when the kids go to sleep, they wake up in one of the Disney parks as a hologram.
In Kingdom Keepers III, Finn, Philby, Willa, Charlene, and Maybeck are back as they search to find Wayne, their mentor and head Imagineer who has mysteriously gone missing. Concerned that Wayne has been abducted by the Overtakers-Disney villains who, along with other Disney characters, take over the parks when the turnstiles stop spinning. They desperately want to steer the parks to a far darker place. The five kids pick up a major clue from a close friend, Jez, whose dreams often accurately predict the future. The clue leads the kids to… investigate Disney Hollywood Studios and Epcot-through imaginary worlds that become real, by imaginary kids who are real.
Ridley Pearson is the best-selling co-author, along with Dave Barry, of the New York Times best-selling Peter & the Starcatchers series. He is also the author of twenty novels, including Steel Trapp, The Kingdom Keepers, Killer Weekend, Cut and Run, The Middle of Nowhere, The Pied Piper, Beyond Recognition, No Witnesses, The First Victim, Undercurrents, and Parallel Lies.
Pearson was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. Raised in Riverside, Connecticut, Ridley, his wife Marcelle, and their two daughters now reside in St. Louis, MO.