The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

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.

Watch Out For The Cheeky CamelsWatch Out For The Cheeky Camels

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.

A Smooth Ride for All Ages to ShareA Smooth Ride for All Ages to Share

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.

Aliceacc wrote on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 00:37:

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Magic Carpet has been my youngest daughter's FAVORITE ride in WDW for ages. More than Soarin', more than Big Thunder, more than Small World... she LOVES Magic Carpet!!!

I love the spitting camel! It makes me laugh every single time!

BethA wrote on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 16:29:

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This has long been a favorite of ours, especially at night!

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 00:54:

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I haven't been on this one at night Beth, maybe I'll give it a try in June!

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