Adventureland in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, has always been a lush environment of tropical bliss with tall palm trees, exotic flowers, and the beat of native drums pounding in the distance. It's an exciting environment that not only takes the guest back in time but the landscape and attractions transport them to a different place. Home for decades to several classic fan favorite attractions like the Jungle Cruise, Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room and Pirates of the Caribbean. In 2001 one section of Adventureland got a brand new look when it became home to the Agrabah Bazaar and The Magic Carpets of Aladdin.
Though many fans were originally unsure of dropping this dessert town into the middle of what had largely been considered a jungle environment, the bright colors and exotic feel of Disney's popular movie Aladdin has been successful. Cheeky camels greet visitors walking by with jets of water shooting from their puckered lips. Many an unsuspecting tourist has been in the target of this refreshing surprise while looking down at the treasure embedded in the ground around the attraction. The musical accompaniment to this ride consists of classics from the 1992 Movie Aladdin.
The ride itself has a traditional hub and spoke design, with sixteen colorful cartoon like carpets spinning around a genie lamp. The carpets seat four guests at a time, with the riders in the front row of the carpet have the ability to control how high their carpets fly, rising and falling as they spin through the air. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin only lasts about 90 seconds and largely appeals to the youngest of Disney fans. However, it's probably one of my favorite hub and spoke rides because of the overall beauty that is Adventureland. There's something special to me about soaring above this exotic retreat on a magic carpet.
Do you enjoy flying on The Magic Carpets of Aladdin? Do you have a favorite Magic Carpet? If you haven't ridden, why not give it a try and take a quick escape? You may just discover a whole new world. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this attraction.