/ Thursday, April 18th, 2013

kk6Welcome back, my fellow Keepers!  THANK YOU to everyone to joined us for our first week’s discussions.  I don’t know about you, but as much as I would love to be on a Disney cruise….. I am VERY glad I am not one of the Keepers on this one!  WOW!  I would need a major vacation after THIS cruise!

If you are just joining us, welcome!!!  The premise behind our book club is easy: we will post discussion questions every Thursday.  You can join in by answering one or all of them in the comments section.  Then, join us every week to see how the conversation develops!  We are working on a couple other surprises, too, so stay tuned!  You can check out our first week’s questions and discussion here.

Also, be sure to register (for free!) to be a Kingdom Keeper Insider and help Ridley to write the final book in this series!  We’ll discuss some of those questions as well!

And so, without further ado, here are this week’s questions, covering the next set of chapters of The Dark PassageNext week’s questions will cover chapters 13-19 (pages 135-252).

Oh, and I am loving this so much, we are extending another offer of a mystery ticket this week!  One person who responds to this week’s questions (by Wednesday April 24) will receive a WDW Radio Mystery ticket!  Congratulations to AllieDisneyGirl who won last week’s mystery ticket!!

Discussion Questions–Please post your thoughts in the comments below, and check back often to see how the discussion progresses!

1. On page 61, our very own Lou Mongello was once again featured as a character in a Kingdom Keepers book, as the “enthusiastic” person who patches Storey and Finn through to Wayne.  If YOU could play a part in this book, what role would YOU like to play?

2. Also in this chapter, the Keepers discuss the merging of the Minotaur with a Mayan bat god.  If you could combine any 2 Disney characters to create a new one, which would you combine and why?  What would your new character be called?

3. In contemplating Chernabog, the Keepers discuss the concept of a balance of power, and refer to the fact that the current escalation in violence is a result of the fact that their very existence has tipped the balance.  If this is true, and the Overtakers and “good” characters are balanced, who is the counterpoint to Chernabog?  to the Evil Queen?  to Maleficent?

4. The discovery of Chernabog inside the Buzz Lightyear balloon reminded me of Lou’s advice to always “look up.”  What has been your favorite Imagineering discovery when you have “looked up”?

5. If you were a cast member like Clayton Freeman (see chapter 12), what would you say if the Keepers came to you with the story of a Disney villain hidden backstage of a theater on the Disney Cruise Line?



5 thoughts on “WDW Radio Disney Book Club: Kingdom Keepers VI, Week 2 Discussion”

  1. Tony E (BacksideOfWater) says:

    1. I would want to be a Cast Member loyal to the Keepers if not a VKK.

    2. I don’t think I’d want to the perfection the Imagineers come up with but I’d combine Aladdin’s speed and quick thinking with Hercules’ strength. I’d call the new hero Hercuddin

    3. Cernabog is the Ultimate Evil. His counter balance character wise is the ultimate good, Mickey Mouse. Non character wise I’d say either Wayne or Walt Disney.

    As for the Evil Queen shes cold and vain. Character wise I see her counter balance as Dopey. He’s very warm and friendly and not selfish at all. Non character wise I’d say Willa for the same reasons.

    Malificent is powerful and cunning. Her counterbalnce would need to be eually as powerful. I see the Fairy Godmother or The Blue Fairy as being the good character to challenge her. Non character wise her counterbalnce has since book 1 page 1 Finn.

    4. I literally just got back from WDW. While there I toured the Grand Floridian. I followed Lou’s advise and looked up. The ceiling of the GF lobby is so amazing and immaculate! Just stand there near the piano and look up. You won’t regret it.

    5. Knowing as much as I do about the Keepers and the ongoing battle I’d take it seriously but if I didn’t I’d think they were making up stories and wasting my time.

  2. Carla&kelsey says:

    1- we would be Jess and Amanda as simple is that.

    2-Mickey and Lou from WDW radio the Character would be called luoicky!!!!!

    3- 1 Mickey Mouse 2 Philby 3 Finn

    4- know Wayne existes

    5- i tomato ally believe you can i help!

  3. CriesDuringWishes says:

    1. The Box people would be awesome support to the KK! We can communicate with Philby via the Box.

    2. How about Simba plus Bolt!

    3. Evil Queen- Charlene, Merida
    Malificent- Finn, Mickey
    Chernabog- that will take a group effort, I think his counterpart is all Keepers, all Characters!

    4. This may be too simple but I gotta go with Muppetvision pre show! LOL

    5. I’d want to believe! I’d ask them to show me and help out.

  4. AllieDisneyGirl says:

    1. I have literally dreamed of being a part of the KKs’ adventures! If I could be involved, I think I would be a VKK. I know a lot about Disney, so maybe I could be useful that way.

    2. Hmmm… that’s a tricky one! Maybe I’d combine Tinkerbell and Figaro. You’d have a pet cat who could fly! And, “Tinkaro” could give me some kitty pixie dust, so I could go to Neverland!

    3. Chernabog is the most powerful OT that we’ve seen, so I think his counterpart is the most powerful good Disney character: Mickey Mouse, specifically, Sorcerer Mickey (and they’re both from Fantasia!). The Evil Queen has a lot of magical powers. Her powers are dark, and they come from spells. Her counterpart would have a lot of GOOD magic spells… maybe Merlin. Maleficent also has dark powers. She’s an evil fairy known for giving out bad curses. Her counterpart might be a good fairy who grants wishes, like the Blue Fairy or the Fairy Godmother.

    4. I’m always impressed by the level of detail in the Disney parks! As for looking up, the first thing that comes to mind is Be Our Guest restaurant. In the ballroom, the ceiling is incredible! It looks just like the movie!

    5. I’d definitely believe them, and I’d go check it out (or maybe I’d send someone more qualified to check it out, if it was very dangerous). I’ve always believed in the Disney characters and magic… good and bad.

  5. Brooke M (disneyskater3 says:

    1. I would want to be a fairlie more than anything, like Amanda and Jess, but an Imagineer or VKK would be fun too.

    2. I would combine Tinkerbell and a Princess, then you have a fairy princess (hopefully with just as much attitude as tink).

    3. I think that the only balance to Chernabog is Mickey. The darkest of the dark can only be driven out by the lightest of the light. The evil queen’s counter would be Merlin and maleficent is best countered by the three good fairies.

    4. My favorite discovery is probably the details that have been incorporated into the KK books. I love knowing the random little things actually exist.

    5. I’d believe it. I’ve lived more than 1/2 my life with KK and all of my life with Disney (in various capacities), it’s hard to imagine it any other way. As such, the whole KK and Disney mentality is eternally etched into my brain.