Guests of all ages will have great family fun while flying high over Agrabah on The Magic Carpets of Aladdin in Adventureland at Walt Disney World. This attraction, based on the 1992 Disney film, Aladdin, is a magical ride on an enchanted carpet that is controlled by the riders.
The ride is quite similar to the Dumbo attraction in New Fantasyland and lasts about 90 seconds. It’s an aerial carousel featuring a “hub”- a huge Genie lamp and “spokes”- the 16 colorful, enchanted carpets that hold 4 passengers each. If you sit in the front row, you can select how high or low you fly by moving a lever up or down. If you’re sitting in the back row, you can press a magic scarab that will tilt your flying carpet forward or backward.
The queue area looks authentic with Arabian architecture including Terra Cotta tiles and distressed concrete. Look at the walkway for a hidden Mickey in the embedded “jewels”!
To add to the fun, there’s a water-spewing camel that “spits” intermittently at the carpets as they soar over Adventureland! At the entrance of the ride, there is another camel that “spits” on people as they walk by. It’s quite entertaining to watch the surprised victims get doused!
Check the Times Guide for characters from Aladdin. It’s likely you’ll spot Jasmine or Aladdin in the area for meet & greets.
While this is not a “must do” attraction at the Magic Kingdom, small children and young families will certainly enjoy it. It’s a great alternative for those that don’t wish to climb in the nearby Swiss Family Treehouse. Enjoy a magic carpet ride on The Magic Carpets of Aladdin during your next Disney World vacation!
Written by Sheri Morris, “Main Street Morris” — Sheri is proud grandmother with a keen eye for detail. She specializes in Disney Travel for adults and RV travel. Book your next vacation with Sheri at 804 405 5005 or at [email protected].