Thursday, March 29 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Once Upon A Toy, Downtown Disney Marketplace

Kingdom Keepers V Shell Game by Ridley Pearson

Don’t miss your chance to meet acclaimed author Ridley Pearson (@RidleyPearson on Twitter) when he appears at Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate the pre-launch of his newest book, Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game. Ridley Pearson will be with us to meet and greet Guests and sign copies of his latest novel!

Walt Disney World Resort has been given the exclusive opportunity to premiere Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game several days before the National Launch of the novel! Once Upon a Toy at Downtown Disney Marketplace and The Writer’s Stop atDisney’s Hollywood Studios ™ will be the only places to find Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game before its national release on Tuesday, April 3!

You can pre-order your copy of Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game from and have it in your hand on April 3!

On Thursday, March 29, Once Upon a Toy will begin selling Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game at 3:00pm. Wristbands will be distributed to Guests with each purchase of Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game. A wristband from Once Upon A Toy is required to meet Ridley Pearson. A limited number of wristbands will be available the day of the signing. Wristband supplies are limited and not guaranteed. Once the wristbands have been distributed, the line to meet Ridley Pearson will close.

If you can’t make it in person, Lou Mongello and WDW Radio will be on hand to chat with Ridley and broadcast the event at 

Watch and chat live in “The Box.” Broadcast time to begin about 2:30pm ET.

 Also, learn about a VERY special surprise that can be found in the book!!


About Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game

As the five Kingdom Keepers enter high school, everything is about to change. The Maintenance Base that controls all four parks in Disney World is under attack by the a group determined to change Disney forever. Relationships between the Keepers are no longer as simple as they once were. In fact, nothing is as simple as it once was. An after-hours visit to Typhoon Lagoon is a game changer. The Keepers lose one of their most valuable supporters. But there’s work to do.

The Disney Dream leaves Port Canaveral on an historic cruise to Los Angeles with a special treat in store for guests: the Disney Host Interactive teenage guides are on board. Finn, Maybeck, Charlene, Willa, and Philby join celebrity guests as the DHI experience moves to one of the most advanced cruise ships in the world.

But all is not right below decks. Strange things are happening. Unexplained phenomena. Only the Kingdom Keepers know the truth behind their invitation to be in attendance: nearly every Disney villain is aboard the ship, including Maleficent.

The Overtakers have infiltrated the cast and crew. And no one knows what they have planned.

The Dream sets sail filled with enthusiastic guests and crew. But not for long. Maleficent takes over a video screen and warns the guests of trouble to come. With the ship arriving to the beaches of Castaway Cay–its first of many exotic ports of call–the Kingdom Keepers are under attack; back home the Base is threatened and about to fall. The Overtakers have expanded in ways never foreseen, and it’s clear they intend to use this element of surprise to accomplish what has eluded them so far: victory.

But not if Finn Whitman and friends have anything to say about it.