Disney Wiki
Disney Wiki

Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular was a Broadway-style show based on the 1992 animated feature film, Aladdin, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

It was performed inside the Hyperion Theater in the Hollywood Land section of Disney California Adventure from 2003 to 2016. On September 9, 2015, Disney announced that the show would close at California Adventure in 2016 to be replaced by a similar production based on the 2013 animated feature film Frozen.[1]

A version of the show continues to play onboard the Disney Cruise Line ships Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish.[2]


  • Miles Wesley - Aladdin
  • Deedee Magno, Cassandra Marie Murphy - Jasmine
  • Nick Santa Maria - Genie
  • Megan Sheehan – Carpet
  • Jance Roberts - Jafar
  • Jamila Ajibade - Narrator


The production is a Broadway-type show. Many of the classic scenes and songs from the movie are re-created on stage and some of the action even spills out into the aisles, like Prince Ali's jubilant arrival in Agrabah on elephant back. Flying carpets, magic lamps, wise-cracking genies, princesses and evil wizards are all a part of this musical production.

At Disney California Adventure, this 45-minute production took place in the 2,000 seat Hyperion Theater, located at the end of Hollywood Land.

Alan Menken composed and wrote lyrics for a new song for this production, called "To Be Free".

When Disney's California Adventure opened, an original Disney musical called Disney's Steps in Time was performed in the Hyperion. A scaled-down version of the musical Blast! followed.

The show remained consistently popular in its 13 years run at Disney California Adventure because, while most of the show is scripted, Genie's dialogue was constantly updated to reflect current events in the news and cultural trends, thus ensuring his jokes would be timely and relevant.

The show initially opened at Disney California Adventure with Fastpass but was discarded after a few months. It would be reinstated in the final month of the show as demand grew and the show played to full houses leading to its final day on January 10, 2016.

Disney originally announced the show at Disney California Adventure would be replaced by a Toy Story Musical with Aladdin closing in 2010. Due to a variety of reasons, Aladdin was extended to an open-ended run with Toy Story being shelved. 5 years later, Disney announced its closure to make way for Frozen: Live at the Hyperion which happened on January 10, 2016.

2019 Changes[]


The plot is based on the 1992 movie Aladdin.

The show opens with the audience meeting a traveler headed towards Agrabah, who offers to "help pass the time with a tale." A screen rises and the Cave of Wonders is visible on stage. The traveler says that it is the setting for "The Tale of the Magic Lamp" and then the actors on stage take over the tale-telling for the remainder of the show.

Jafar, Grand Vizier to the Sultan of the fictional kingdom of Agrabah, is attempting to access the Cave of Wonders for a magical oil lamp containing a genie. He and his talking parrot, Iago, learn that only the metaphorical Diamond in the Rough can enter the cave or anyone accompanied by him.

The next scene that opens up shows Aladdin in the marketplace of Agrabah, who has stolen an apple and is running away from the guards. He ultimately escapes and the marketplace goes back to normal. As Aladdin is wandering around, he bumps into a girl who is wearing a scarf over her head. He quickly steals another apple and approaches her and offers her the apple. At first, she declines, but he insists. He tells her that he can see that she is running away from something and would need help from someone. Just as she accepted the apple, the guards reappear, surrounding them. They seize both Aladdin and the girl, calling her his accomplice. He tells them that she is innocent, and at the same time the girl is struggling to free herself. The guard throws her to the ground, and the girl demands that they are treated better. The guards laugh that with the way she was ordering them around, one might think she was the Princess of Agrabah. The girl jumps to her feet and removes her scarf, revealing that she is wearing a beautiful outfit and a crown. She tells the guards that she is, in fact, the princess, and demands that they set Aladdin free. The guards agree, and the princess leaves.

As soon as she is gone, the guards seize Aladdin again and prepare to cut off his hand in punishment for stealing, telling him that no matter what the princess said, they had the authority to handle thievery in the marketplace however they see fit. Just in the nick of time, an old man (who is Jafar in disguise) appears and bribes the guards to free Aladdin unharmed, claiming to be Aladdin's father. He takes Aladdin to the Cave of Wonders and forces him to go down into it, telling him that he had consulted an oracle to determine that Aladdin is the Diamond in the Rough. He strictly warns Aladdin to touch nothing except the lamp. Aladdin enters the cave and discovers a room full of treasure, with the lamp high on a pedestal in the midst of it. As he climbs up towards it, he accidentally knocks over something beside it. The treasure begins disappearing, so he quickly grabs the lamp and ducks for cover as rocks fall down. Once everything is settled, he finds that the rocks have trapped him inside the cave and he meets a magic carpet who was also in the cave. The carpet tells him to rub the lamp, and when Aladdin does so, a genie appears.

Genie tells Aladdin that he would be granted three wishes, with the limitations that 1) he couldn't wish for more wishes (the "Kim Kardashian rule"), 2) that he couldn't wish to have anyone fall in love with him (he's "just like Dr. Phil"), and 3) that he couldn't wish to raise the dead (they end up looking like anyone in the news at the time). The scene closes with Genie performing a big musical number.

The next scene shows the princess, Jasmine, confronting Jafar and demanding that Aladdin be given, at the very least, a fair trial. Jafar feigns remorse and tells her that Aladdin had already been "disposed of" and that she had bigger issues to be concerned about. Before she has time to react, the Sultan enters. Jafar tells him that they had been discussing her upcoming marriage, for which everything was planned except for whom she would marry. The Sultan tells her that she needs to decide soon, and Jasmine complains that all of her suitors are "egotistical braggarts." Just then, large procession bursts in, led by the Genie who announces the entry of "Prince Ali, the love of Princess Jasmine's life." It appears that Aladdin has used his first wish to be freed from the cave, and his second wish to become a prince. Aladdin, dressed as Prince Ali, rides upon an elephant, dismounts, and askes Jasmine to marry him. She refuses and runs away. Afterward, the Genie suggests to Aladdin that perhaps that parade approach was not appropriate (or "too Vegas") and that Aladdin should go talk to her alone. Aladdin thanks Genie for his help and promises to use his third wish to free Genie after Jasmine falls in love with him. Aladdin then leaves to go find Jasmine, bringing the magic carpet with him.

The next scene shows Jasmine in her room. She sings a song comparing herself to being a "lucky bird inside a gilded cage." She wishes that she could be like a normal girl and fall in love with someone. Aladdin appears up on her balcony and asks to spend some time with her. She refuses, saying that she believes he was only interested in marrying her for her wealth. She tells him that if he expected her to believe that he was actually in love with her, that he should jump off her balcony. Aladdin does so by jumping down onto the magic carpet. He then shows her the carpet and invites her to go on a ride with him. He tells her he only wants to get to know her better. She agrees and climbs onto the carpet with him. Because of his mannerisms in their exchange, she is momentarily suspicious that he may be the boy she met in the marketplace, but they don't discuss it. After the carpet ride, they kiss and she tells him she needs to go speak with her father about "something very important."

After Jasmine leaves, Genie comes into the room, either updating his Facebook or Twitter status using his lamp or, more recently, stating he "found Nemo" (adding a burp to indicate he ate him). He asks Aladdin how things went and Aladdin tells him that he and Jasmine are in love. Genie then asks Aladdin to fulfill his promise and use his third wish to free him. Aladdin refuses, saying that he still might need his third wish to keep on fooling Jasmine into thinking he really is a prince. Genie and the carpet both leave angrily.

Immediately after they leave, Jafar and several guards enter the room and arrest Aladdin. He is taken to the main room of the palace. Jafar takes the magic lamp from Aladdin and rubs it, and the Genie appears. Several more guards enter, bringing with them Jasmine and the Sultan. They realize that Jafar has hypnotized the palace guards. Jafar reveals to Jasmine that Prince Ali was actually Aladdin and that Aladdin had lied to her. Jafar uses his first wish to become the Sultan (after which Genie makes multiple jokes at Jafar's expense), and his second wish was to become "the most powerful sorcerer on earth" and prepares to kill Aladdin. Aladdin tricks Jafar by telling him that Genie was more powerful than Jafar could ever be since Genie had given Jafar his power. Jafar then uses his third wish to become a genie but is sucked down into the magic lamp as soon as he becomes a genie. The guards become unhypnotized and Genie sends Jafar's lamp to the Cave of Wonders. Iago not wanting to get thrown out tries to get on their good side, but Genie mentions chicken nuggets (or buffalo wings, regular or extra crispy, Angry Birds, The Hunger Games, or Duck Dynasty) which causes Iago to fly away in fear. Jasmine tells the Sultan that she still wants to marry Aladdin, even though he wasn't a prince. The Sultan agrees. Aladdin asks Genie if he still has the third wish, and the Genie says that he does. Aladdin uses it to free the Genie like he promised he would, and then he and Jasmine marry, as Genie and the carpet depart for Disneyland.


Main article: Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular (soundtrack)

Buena Vista Records released an official soundtrack to the production in 2003. This is an original cast recording and includes almost every piece of music used in the show. The main cast on the recording is Miles Wesley (Aladdin), Dee Dee Magno (Jasmine), Nick Santa Maria (Genie), Lance Roberts (Jafar), and Jamila Ajibade (Narrator).

Track Listing[]

  1. Arabian Nights/A Thousand Stories/Who Dares Approach (1:43)
  2. Off You Go/The Mouth Closes (:34)
  3. You Have Been Warned (:11)
  4. Aladdin Intro (:24)
  5. One Jump Ahead (2:44)
  6. Street Rat! (:24)
  7. Princess of Agrabah (:14)
  8. Old Man (:48)
  9. Go Now, Into the Cave/Gold Reveal/Cave Collapse (1:57)
  10. Carpet (:39)
  11. Genie Up (:22)
  12. Friend Like Me (3:18)
  13. The Palace (:25)
  14. Sultan's Fanfare (:13)
  15. Prince Ali (2:04)
  16. Genie Free/Jafar Plots (1:27)
  17. To Be Free (2:44)
  18. A Whole New World (3:38)
  19. A Whole New World - Underscore (:20)
  20. I'll Say (:42)
  21. We Through Yet/Prince Ali (Reprise) (1:36)
  22. Snake! (:41)
  23. He Has More Power (:50)
  24. Father, I've Decided (:59)
  25. Celebration (1:36) (includes "Arabian Nights", "To Be Free", "A Whole New World")
  26. Curtain Call (1:13) (includes: "One Jump Ahead", "Prince Ali", "To Be Free", "Friend Like Me")

The show was arranged and orchestrated by Timothy Williams.

Differences Between Original and Musical[]


  • On September 25, 2011; the flying carpet prop that was used during the "A Whole New World" segment malfunctioned while flying throughout the theater, causing the carpet to flip over and suspend the actors playing Aladdin and Jasmine upside-down. The performance was immediately stopped and the theater evacuated. However, The actors were not injured.


See also[]


v - e - d
Disney California Adventure logo
Buena Vista Street
Red Car Trolley
Hollywood Land
Disney Animation Building (Turtle Talk with CrushAnimation AcademySorcerer's Workshop) • Disney Junior Dance Party!Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!Mickey's PhilharMagicHyperion TheaterRed Car Trolley
Grizzly Peak
Grizzly River RunSoarin' Around the WorldRedwood Creek Challenge Trail

Seasonal: Villains Grove

San Fransokyo Square
The Bakery Tour
Performance Corridor
Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar
Cars Land
Radiator Springs RacersMater's Junkyard JamboreeLuigi's Rollickin' Roadsters

Seasonal: Haul-O-Ween • Mater's Graveyard JamBOOree • Luigi's Honkin' Haul-O-Ween • Mater's Jingle Jamboree

Paradise Gardens Park
Goofy's Sky SchoolSilly Symphony SwingsJumpin' JellyfishThe Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea AdventureGolden Zephyr
Pixar Pier
IncredicoasterInside Out Emotional WhirlwindJessie's Critter CarouselPixar Pal-A-RoundToy Story Midway Mania!Games of Pixar Pier
Avengers Campus
Avengers Quinjet (Opening in ???) • Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure

Seasonal: Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark

Current Entertainment
Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!World of Color

Seasonal: Disney's Celebrate America • World of Color: Seasons of Light • World of Color: Villainous • Frightfully Fun Parade

Former Attractions and Entertainment
A Bug's Land (Flik's FlyersFrancis' Ladybug BoogieHeimlich's Chew Chew TrainIt's Tough to Be a Bug!Princess Dot Puddle ParkTuck & Roll's Drive 'Em BuggiesThe Ugly Bug Ball) • Bountiful Valley FarmHyperion Theater (Steps in TimeThe Power of Blast!Aladdin: A Musical SpectacularFrozen: Live at the Hyperion) • California Screamin'Disney Junior - Live on Stage!Doctor Strange: Mysterious of the Mystic ArtsGolden DreamsKing Triton's Carousel of the SeaLilo & Stitch's Ohana LuauLuigi's Flying TiresMaliboomerMission Tortilla FactoryMuppet*Vision 3DSeasons of the VinePaint the NightSuperstar LimoThe Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorWho Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It!S.S. RustworthyDisney's LuminAriaDisney's Electrical ParadeDisney's Eureka! A California ParadeBlock Party BashPixar Play ParadeCondor Flats (Paradise PierGolden State)

Seasonal: World of Color: Winter Dreams • World of Color: Celebrate! - The Wonderful World of Walt Disney

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & SpaDisney's Paradise Pier Hotel

v - e - d
DLC Upscaled
Disney Magic
Disney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicMarvel Heroes UniteTangled: The MusicalTwice Charmed
Disney Wonder
Disney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicFrozen: A Musical SpectacularThe Golden Mickeys
Disney Dream
Disney's BelieveThe Golden MickeysBeauty and the Beast
Disney Fantasy
Aladdin: A Musical SpectacularDisney's BelieveDisney's Wishes
Disney Wish
Aladdin: A Musical SpectacularDisney Seas the AdventureThe Little Mermaid Musical
Former Entertainment
Hercules: The Muse-icalToy Story: The MusicalVillains Tonight!

v - e - d
Aladdin Logo
Films: Aladdin (video/soundtrack) • The Return of Jafar (video) • Aladdin and the King of Thieves (video/soundtrack) • Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your DreamsAladdin (2019) (video/soundtrack) • Aladdin 2

Shows: Aladdin: The Series • "Hercules and the Arabian Night" • Great Minds Think 4 ThemselvesA Poem Is...
Books: Comic bookAladdin's QuestA-Mazing AladdinJasmine's Magic CharmRoyal WeddingsJasmine: The Missing CoinJasmine the MatchmakerDisney Princess BeginningsThe Art and Making of AladdinAladdin: Far From AgrabahThe Magic Carpet's Secret
Video Games: Video gameNasira's RevengeActivity CenterDisney's MathQuest With AladdinAladdin PinballDisney InfinityDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts codedKingdom Hearts χKingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χDisney Enchanted TalesDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Magic KingdomsDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion KingDisney POP TOWNDisney Classic Games CollectionDisney Speedstorm

Disney Parks
Arabian CoastCaravan CarouselCastle of Magical DreamsCountry Bear Musical JamboreeDisney Animation BuildingGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldKaribuni MarketplaceLe Passage Enchanté d'AladdinMickey's PhilharMagicPLAY!Sorcerers of the Magic KingdomStorybook Land Canal BoatsThe Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management)The Magic Carpets of AladdinVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Aladdin: A Musical SpectacularBelieve! Sea of DreamsCinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney's BelieveDisney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicFeel the MagicGolden Fairytale FanfareMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey and the MagicianMickey and the Wondrous BookOnce Upon a MouseRoyal Princess Music CelebrationThe Adventure of RhythmThe Magic Lamp TheaterThe Starlit Princess WaltzVillains Tonight!
Restaurants: Aladdin's Oasis
Shops: Adventureland Bazaar
Parades: A Million Splashes of ColourAladdin's Royal CaravanCelebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's FantillusionDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney Adventure Friends CavalcadeDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Dreams.... And Shine Brighter!Happiness is Here ParadeMagic HappensMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartyMickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey and Friends CelebrationThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLightsNightfall GlowDisney Harmony in Color! Parade
Fireworks: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsDisney Dreams!Disney EnchantmentDisney in the StarsFantasy in the SkyHappily Ever AfterHarmoniousIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightIlluminate! A Nighttime CelebrationMickey's Mix MagicMomentousOnce Upon a Time Remember... Dreams Come TrueWishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney DreamsWonderful World of AnimationWorld of ColorWondrous Journeys
Spring: Disney Color-Fest: A Street Party!Disney Pirate or Princess: Make Your Choice
Summer: Disney's Summer Oasis SplashStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseStitch's Summer Dance Bash
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney Villains Wicked GatheringFrightfully Fun ParadeHappy HallowishesHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsJack Skellington’s Villainous GatheringKooky Spooky Halloween NightRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Villains WorldVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!
Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeRoyal Christmas Wishes

Original: AladdinGenieJasmineAbuMagic CarpetThe SultanRajahJafarIagoThe PeddlerRazoul The Royal GuardsGazeemPrince AchmedHarem GirlsFarouk

Sequels: Abis MalAbis Mal's ThugsCassimSa'LukForty ThievesThe Oracle
TV Series: SadiraMercQueen HippsodethScaraKing PectorThe MukhtarKing MamoodEdenSultan Pasta Al-DenteDhandiHamedPharabuPrince UncouthmaGeneral GoudaBrawnhildaBudRuntaThundraQueen KimblaSydneyBrisbaneKoala KidMachanaFasirRiders of RamondSamir the "Destroyer"SquirtCaptain Al BahtrossPrince WazooAjed Al-GebraicAmalAbnor MalMechaniclesScooterMaraudersZorastoMozenrathXerxesKhartoumSiroccoShamanMirageHaroud Hazi BinFashoomSaleenArmandAyam AghoulEvil AladdinCaliph KapokSootinaiDaru TavelevilMalchoDominus TuskAl Muddy SultanAl MuddyAzizMinos and FatimaNefir HasenufNefir's ImpsArbutusMagmaAmuk MoonrahChaosEvil GenieScourge of the DesertAmin DamoolaFrigeedAnubisSahkata, Razili, and FaridaSand MonsterSand SharkMothiasDing and OopoQueen DelucaKing ZahbarQueen Deluca's BrothersThe Great RiftMamluksKileemThe EtherealZin and ZangKutatoUnkbuutDestane
Enchanted Tales: AneesaHakeemSaharaSharma
Video game characters: NasiraBizarrahVery Ankh-Amman
Deleted Characters: ZenaGenie of the RingJasmine's MotherBabkak, Omar, and Kassim
Remake: Dalia

Season One: Getting the Bugs OutMudder's DayFowl WeatherThe Prophet MotiveMuch Abu About SomethingMy Fair AladdinTo Cure a ThiefNever Say NefirRaiders of the Lost Shark

Season Two: "Air Feather Friends" • "Bad Mood Rising" • "Do the Rat Thing" • "The Vapor Chase" • "Garden of Evil" • "Some Enchanted Genie" • "Web of Fear" • "Plunder the Sea" • "Strike Up the Sand" • "Sneeze the Day" • "I Never Mechanism I Didn't Like" • "Forget Me Lots" • "Scare Necessities" • "SandSwitch" • "Lost and Founded" • "Moonlight Madness" • "The Flawed Couple" • "Rain of Terror" • "Dune Quixote" • "That Stinking Feeling" • "The Day the Bird Stood Still" • "Of Ice and Men" • "Opposites Detract" • "Caught by the Tale" • "Elemental, My Dear Jasmine" • "Beast or Famine" • "Smolder and Wiser" • "The Game" • "Poor Iago" • "The Spice is Right" • "The Animal Kingdom" • "Power to the Parrot" • "The Sands of Fate" • "Hero with a Thousand Feathers" • "The Citadel" • "Snowman is an Island" • "The Secret of Dagger Rock" • "In the Heat of the Fright" • "Witch Way Did She Go?" • "The Seven Faces of Genie" • "The Wind Jackals of Mozenrath" • "A Clockwork Hero" • "Mission: Imp Possible" • "Stinker Belle" • "Sea No Evil" • "Shadow of a Doubt" • "Smells Like Trouble" • "The Way We War" • "Night of the Living Mud" • "Egg-stra Protection" • "A Sultan Worth His Salt" • "Heads, You Lose" • "The Love Bug" • "When Chaos Comes Calling" • "Genie Hunt" • "Armored and Dangerous" • "The Lost Ones" • "Eye of the Beholder" • "Shark Treatment" • "Black Sand" • "Love at First Sprite" • "Vocal Hero" • "The Lost City of the Sun" • "As the Netherworld Turns" • "Seems Like Old Crimes" • "From Hippsodeth, with Love" • "Destiny on Fire" • "The Return of Malcho"
Season Three: "The Hunted" • "Riders Redux" • "The Book of Khartoum" • "While the City Snoozes" • "Two to Tangle" • "The Ethereal" • "The Shadow Knows" • "The Great Rift"

AgrabahCave of WondersThe Sultan's PalaceThe Vanishing IsleOdiferousThe Isle of GalifemMorbiaOld Wizard's Lab
Golden Scarab BeetleJafar's Snake StaffGenie's LampJafar's LampEden's BottleMozenrath's GauntletCrystal of IxBlue Rose of ForgetfulnessTree of RenewalEmerald of KhufuCassim's DaggerThe Oracle's ScytheHand of Midas
Original: Arabian NightsOne Jump AheadFriend Like MePrince AliA Whole New World

The Return of Jafar: I'm Looking Out for MeNothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend)Forget About LoveYou're Only Second Rate
King of Thieves: Party in AgrabahOut of Thin AirWelcome to the Forty ThievesFather and SonAre You In or Out?
Enchanted Tales: More Than a Peacock PrincessI've Got My Eyes on You
Deleted: Humiliate the BoyProud of Your BoyWhy Me?You Count on MeCall Me a PrincessBabkak, Omar, Aladdin, KassimHigh AdventureMy Finest HourTo Be FreeDesert Moon
Broadway: A Million Miles AwayThese Palace WallsSomebody's Got Your BackDiamond in the Rough
Remake: Speechless

See also
MusicalFriend Like IagoThe Disney AfternoonDisney RenaissanceAs Told by Emoji