Magic Kingdom

Adventureland

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

(May 24, 2001 - present)

 

History and photos of The Magic Carpets of Aladdin magic carpet ride in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom.

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On May 24, 2001, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin opened in the new Agrabah section of Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom.  Based on the 1992 Disney animated film Aladdin, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin brought the lands of Arabia to the Magic Kingdom.

This new addition was squeezed into a spot in front of The Enchanted Tiki Room Under New Management, and it involved converting some of the shops to the new theme.  Part of the conversion involved adding a place where you could meet and take your picture with Aladdin and Jasmine.

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The Magic Carpets of Aladdin is a Dumbo-style ride where individual ride vehicles are connected to a central base, and the entire ride rotates counter-clockwise.  The main difference is that these ride vehicles seat up to four people (two rows of two people).  The riders in front decide if the flying carpet will rise or fall, and the riders in the back determine the vehicle's pitch (tilting forward or backwards).

This is a fairly simple ride with some outstanding theming despite its small size.  Fans of Aladdin will immediately recognize the magic lamp at the top of the ride.  Beneath it you'll find fun artwork of both Abu and Genie.  The magic carpet ride vehicles are bright and colorful.  It's an eye-catching sight as the colors of the flying carpets clash with the adobe-style walls and control building, which look like they're straight out of the older days of Arabia.  Complementing the ride and line queue is a camel by the attraction's sign.  Watch out though as the camel is known for spitting water at passing guests.

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You won't be flying above the Adventureland skies for too long.  Like Dumbo in Fantasyland and the Astro Orbiter in Tomorrowland, the ride only lasts for about 90 seconds.

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