Thursday, April 12, 2012

"K" - A to Z Challenge - Walt Disney World

Let's jump right in with "K"!

First up - Kingdom Keepers. I'm sure you're asking what a book series has to do with Disney World...well, if you've read them, then you'll know! They are a series of books set in WDW and since the fifth one just came out, I figured it was apropos to include them in my Disney list. There are a few inaccuracies, some of which the author, Ridley Pearson, blames on poetic license, others I think are just lack of familiarity with the parks, but if you can get past them, it's a pretty good read!

The basic premise is that a group of kids get picked to be models for holograms, only to discover that they are more tied to their holograms than they thought because in their dreams they are transported inside the parks and have to battle the parks audioanimatronics run by the queen of mean, Maleficent!

The very first book I bought in Disney World, which makes it more special, and read it on the plane on the way home. They are childrens books and read as such, but hey, what adult hasn't read Harry Potter or Artemis Fowl or Percy Jackson! Ridley Pearson has also written several Peter Pan books as well, so he does know Disney!

The franchise has spread to an online game, a possible movie in the future, and an entire online community!  I actually haven't read books 4 and 5 yet because I need to re-read all the others first, but I'll get around to it eventually.

Next up, Kali River Rapids - now, I like a good water ride as well as the next person, but I don't like getting as wet as you do on this one!It's crazy! I think you'd be less wet just walking through the river! We don't ride it anymore, but if you venture to do it, definitely take a change of clothes (and, for the record, rain slickers don't work because once the water comes over the sides and soaks the plastic seats, you're screwed because your pants just soak it right up and the floor fills with water as well, so there goes your shoes too!

Here's a POV video just to first it doesn't look so bad, but keep watching!

Kona Cafe - and you probably thought I forgot the food! I've given a mini review of Kona when I did my Polynesian Resort review. We're not gonna eat there this year because last time was just so-so and we're getting in a bit of a restaurant rut, but it's still amazing overall. Two words come to mind when I think of Kona - STICKY WINGS (although Am might say Fire Rock)!

Another one down!

1 comment:

Vickie said...

Loving all the Disney items!