Kingdom Keepers Quest brings novels to life at Magic Kingdom


#1

Did anybody here about this latest offering from the MK?

"The Disney Youth Programs division has brought to life the popular Kingdom Keepers novels by Ridley Pearson with an educational challenge in the Magic Kingdom. Kingdom Keepers Quest is a self-guided tour through the Disney World theme park in search of clues to save the magic.

The quest is designed for kids 10 to 12 years old, but is not limited to those ages. Typically, groups of five students and a leader tackle the challenge together, solving puzzles and testing math and language arts skills as they move from attraction to attraction. Each student receives a unique map, and the group has a workbook and a leader guide.

The length of time for Kingdom Keepers Quest varies because it is a self-guided tour, but it could be completed in 3 to 4 hours if started in the morning, said Sarah Domenech, a Disney public relations manager.

“One of the most potent added values of Kingdom Keepers Quest is that it puts the action of literacy back on the ground. Students are able to take a book and live it.,” Pearson said. “Creativity doesn’t come from reading a book or taking a class, it comes from going out and living every day and looking around you. By taking this program, kids will learn to observe, work as a team, take new ideas and process them in new ways, and bring them back into the classroom.”

Quest tickets for Florida residents are $53 plus tax, which includes that day’s admission to Magic Kingdom with a non-park hopper ticket. (There is not a separate price for passholders.) Rates for those living outside Florida depend on the type of ticket purchased and begin at $124 for a three-day base ticket.

Because this is a self-guided tour, groups may choose the time and day to start, within Magic Kingdom daily operating hours, of course. To register, call 877-939-6884."

Kingdom Keepers Quest brings novels to life at Magic Kingdom – A Mom and The Mouse – Orlando Sentinel


#2

I just called to try and set my kids up. It goes through the education program of Disney. They said that they are currently testing the program and haven’t decided when it will become an official field trip usually for groups from schools. It looks fun and educational. My kids have really enjoyed the books, so I thought it would be a good experience for them next week. Maybe next time.


#3

I LOVE these books! Glad to hear it is not limited on ages :slight_smile:
I am the same mom that had my DD(14) chastising me at MagicQuest wand training for mis-using my wand… specifically I cast a spell and made the kettle stir when I was supposed to be listening to my Wizard instructor…Whoops! I couldn’t resist it really! Hehehe!
This sounds FUN!


#4

We did a Y.E.S. program last summer and had a really good time but this sounds like so much fun. Wish it would’ve been offered then and we would’ve schedule more than one program.


#5

too bad it’s not like the kim possible thing at epcot that everyone could do! DD10 would love it!! she is reading the series now :wink:


#6

Sarah check with the Youth Education Series Dept. They do book mostly in groups, but they also book individuals together to form groups too. They may consider doing one of those on this program too if there’s an interest.