The Magic Carpets of Aladdin is a ride in the Magic Kingdom, at Walt Disney World Resort. It is based on the 1992 film, Aladdin. It is similar to the ride Dumbo the Flying Elephant, in that riders in the front rows control how high their carpets fly, and the ride lasts about 90 seconds. The spinner at the Magic Kingdom and Walt Disney Studios Park takes the form of a device conjured by the Genie and topped with the Magic Lamp.
The Magic Kingdom version features spitting camel statues that were originally a parade float elements from the Aladdin's Royal Caravan parade. Additionally, much of the surrounding area took on an Arabian theme, with nearby gift shops being converted into the Agrabah Bazaar and a meet and greet with the film's characters joining them.
The attraction also opened at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris on March 16, 2002 under the title Flying Carpets Over Agrabah. The attraction is set against a large "movie set" backdrop of Agrabah, with guests playing as the extras in Genie's directorial debut.
A third version of the attraction opened at Tokyo DisneySea at the Tokyo Disney Resort on July 18, 2011 (4 months after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami) under the title Jasmine's Flying Carpets, in an effort to improve attendance. The attraction is next to Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage. It was opened for Tokyo DisneySea's 10th anniversary celebrations.
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin is based on the hit Disney animated feature Aladdin. The story continues at the park as the lovable Genie, in a fit of flight and fancy, has conjured up an entire fleet of magic carpets (16 in all) for adventure-seeking Guests to experience on this attraction.
Take off on a magical ride above a bustling bazaar aboard an enchanted carpet that you control. Climb aboard a colorful, 4-passenger vehicle and take off into the air as the strings of Middle Eastern music play overhead.
Rotate around a giant genie bottle and magic lamp—bobbing up and down, forward and back—as the lush flora and weathered walls of the bazaar whirl by below. But be on the lookout: An unruly camel who likes to occasionally “spit” water at flying carpets has been seen nearby!
As the master of your very own flying carpet, you are in control of your flight. If you’re seated in the front row, direct how high or low you fly by moving an onboard lever up or down. If you’re sitting in the back row, pressing a magic scarab will tip your flying carpet forward or backward.