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Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage Special Guest Appearance and Signing with Bestselling Author, Ridley Pearson

April 10 - April 11

Walt Disney World® Resort

Don’t miss your chance to meet acclaimed author Ridley Pearson when he appears at the Walt Disney World® Resort to celebrate the release of his newest book, Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage. Ridley Pearson will be with us to meet and greet Guests and sign copies of his latest novel!

Appearance Schedule:

  • Wednesday, April 10, 4 – 6 p.m. at Once Upon A Toy, Downtown Disney® Marketplace
  •  Thursday, April 11,  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at The Writer’s Stop, Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Kingdom Keepers VI  Dark Passage

Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage

The five Kingdom Keepers and their core friends have uncovered a startling truth: Maleficent and the Overtakers (Disney villains) are plotting a catastrophic event that could have repercussions far beyond the world of Disney. Aboard the Disney Cruise Line’s inaugural passage through the new Panama Canal, the Keepers and their holograms uncover a puzzle hidden within the pages of a stolen journal. The point of that puzzle will reveal itself in the caves of Aruba, the zip lines of Costa Rica, and the jungles of Mexico. A destructive force, dormant for decades, is about to be unleashed. The five Kingdom Keepers are to be its first victims.


Ridley Pearson

About Ridley Pearson

Ridley Pearson has written nearly 30 novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, including the Peter & The Starcatchers trilogy with Dave Barry. He is also the author of The Kingdom Keepers, Cut and Run, The Body of David Hayes, and Killer Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. In addition, he writes for TV and film: In 2003, a documentary he wrote about Alcoholics Anonymous aired on A&E in 2003 and The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer aired on ABC in 2004. Ridley, his wife, Marcelle, and their two young daughters split their time between St. Louis, Missouri and Hailey, Idaho.

When he’s not writing or reading to his children, the author plays music with The Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of best-selling authors who play shows around the country to raise money for America Scores. His bandmates include Dave Barry, Stephen King, Amy Tan, Scott Turow, and Mitch Albom.


Wristbands will be distributed to Guests on the day of the signing with each purchase of Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson allowing the wristband owner to get two books signed. A wristband from the appearance location is required to meet Ridley Pearson. A limited number of wristbands will be available the day of the signing. Once the wristbands have been distributed, the line to meet Ridley Pearson will close.
 Separate admission is required to enter Disney’s Hollywood Studios™.  Appearances are subject to time and availability and are not guaranteed. Restrictions apply. Event and information are subject to cancellation or change without notice including but not limited to dates, times, release dates, appearances and retails. A valid Walt Disney World® Resort receipt may be required.

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