Get ready for Bunk’d on Disney Channel!!
If your kids love Disney Channel shows like mine do, then they are going to FLIP over one of Disney’s newest shows: BUNK’D. Make sure to mark your calendar (and gather up the kiddos!) because BUNK’D airs for the first time tomorrow night, Friday July 31st on The Disney Channel!
BUNK’D is a spinoff of Jessie, the Disney show featuring the Ross siblings. The popular Disney Channel show has such a large following that it’s no surprise that executive producers ( Pamela Eells O’Connell, Adam Lapidus, Phil Baker and Erin Dunlap ) ran with this entertaining series about the Ross kids coming from a wealthy family living in a New York penthouse to spend summer at a Maine camp.
Disney Channel’s Bunk’d stars some of your favorite Disney kids along with some new friends as they all head off to a rustic summer camp adventure and exciting summer camp in rural Maine called Camp Kikiwaka.
The Cast of Bunk’d
The Cast of Bunk’d includes Karan Brar (Ravi Ross), Skai Jackson ( Zuri Ross ) and Peyton List (Emma Ross ) are the three kids that are transitioning over to this new show, and will be joined by Nina Lu (Tiffany), Miranda May (Lou), Nathan Arenas (Jorge) and Kevin G. Quinn (Xander). Together these talented kids make up the cast of enthusiastic (and hilarious!) young campers at Camp Kikiwaka.
We got an exclusive first look at the set of Bunk’d and it was exciting to see where they were filming all of the new Bunk’d episodes.
I had so much fun checking out the BUNK’D set and chatting with the main cast members – what a neat bunch of young actors! Their enthusiasm for being part of this sitcom and Maine’s rustic Camp Kikiwaka was very apparent.
They are all so talented, friendly and very well spoken. We had the opportunity to speak with each one of them and I was so impressed with how open they were about their experiences and child actors, and it was also neat to see their true passion and love for their time together as well as their time on the set.
One thing that really impressed me, was that these kids were so easy to talk to and super friendly.
Here is a photo of Karan Brar recording a birthday message for my 8 year old daughter. He recorded the message as his character, Ravi Ross, and it was so impressive how quickly he can jump back and forth between Karan and Ravi – true talent! (Ravi has an accent, Karan actually doesn’t!) If you would like to see the birthday message that he recorded for my daughter, you can see it here. (needless to say, she was pretty excited!)
I’m pretty sure that Bunk’d will become one of our favorite tv shows as the sitcom energy on the set was high and it’s pretty hard not to get excited about seeing them all together again, old and new characters alike.
Again – so many familiar faces in this cast! You might also know Skai Jackson (Zuri) from Jessie, she is darling and she and her new cast members Nina Lu (Tiffany) and Nathan Arenas (Jorge) are as sweet and cute as can be! They also recorded a sweet message for my daughter (you can see that here – aren’t they too cute!!?) and I can’t wait to see them in this series.
And I have to mention, that little Nathan Arenas – I just wanted to take him home with me, he is the cutest little thing ever! No doubt he will steal some scenes!
Kevin Quinn (Xander) and Karan Brar (Ravi) were very excited about their new adventures on the set of BUNK’D and I think that you are really going to enjoy their characters in this series. I was so impressed with them, such neat young men.
Xander will no doubt be the camp heartthrob and I’m sure that Ravi will entertain fellow campers (and the audience) with this charming personality and humor – he is such an enthusiastic actor with so much talent!
I was so thrilled to see List’s return to another Disney show – we’ve loved her in past projects and seeing her as part of the cast of bunk’d was exciting. Best friends with another of our favorites – Miranda May – is another reason we have been so excited about this new series.
Peyton List (Emma) and Miranda May (Lou) were so sweet! They are really wonderful young ladies – so warm and friendly and I’m so happy to have my children looking up to all of these kids. Now that I have met them in person, I can tell you – I am truly impressed! From what I have seen of the new series so far, Peyton’s character Emma is darling as always and plays an eccentric new camper.
Miranda joins Bunk’d and plays a very fun character named Lou who is a cheerful head counselor – you’ll REALLY get a kick out of her! Cheerful Lou brings so much light to the set and this series. We’ve actually been fans of Miranda May for quite a few years as we first discovered her talent when she starred in Disney’s Channels Liv & Maddie playing Lacey. (our love for Disney Channel shows runs deep!)
What I love most about these Disney shows, and this one especially – since I have met the kids and been on the set – is that they are simple story lines that kids can relate to. They take real life / real world situations and incorporate humor and life lessons in situations that young people can learn from while being entertained at the same time.
And…of course, I’ll be right there watching it with them!
Cast Members to Watch For
Other noteworthy cast members include: Raphael Alejandro, Shelby Simmons, Nathan Arenas, Mallory James Mahoney, Will Buie Jr., Shelby Simmons, Scarlett Estevez, Israel Johnson, Trevor Tordjman and more!
Another thing that I love about Disney Channel spinoff shows is that you can not only expect fan favorites and new faces, but you can usually count on some guest appearances as well. You’ll see favorite Disney Channel stars like Cameron Boyce (Luke Ross), Kevin Chamberlin (Bertram), Raven–Symoné (Raven’s Home) and I can only guess that we’ll see quite a few stars of Disney Channel come through this series as the seasons continue… who are YOU hoping shows up in a surprise visit on the set of Bunk’d?
If you love Disney Channel content, make sure to check out these other fun on set visits and interviews:
Interview with Stuck in the Middle Cast
On the set of Disney Channel’s Liv & Maddie (Dove Cameron!)
Meet the Stars of Disney Channel’s Mech-X4 series
Disney Channel’s Gamers Guide with Cameron Boyce set visit
Here’s a little teaser clip to get you excited about this fun series:
BUNK’D airs Friday night, July 31st right after the Disney Channel premiere of DESCENDANTS!
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.