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Complete Guide to The Magic Carpets of Aladdin at Magic Kingdom

Complete Guide to The Magic Carpets of Aladdin at Magic Kingdom

Open your eyes, and enjoy wonder by wonder as you take a magic carpet ride over Adventureland in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

Climb aboard a colorful flying rug and listen to the soothing sounds of Middle Eastern music as you live out your own Aladdin and Jasmine moment.

You control your own fantastic point of view by picking how high or low you fly!

Hop a carpet and keep reading for our complete guide to The Magic Carpets of Aladdin.

Before we get too far into it, make sure you check out our guide on the Best Rides at Magic Kingdom for information on every attraction and show at Magic Kingdom.

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin Quick Facts

  • Location: Adventureland, in Magic Kingdom
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anybody
  • Attraction length: About 90 seconds
  • Do we recommend? For families with little ones and/or only as a time filler
  • When to visit: Anytime, anytime with Genie+
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes, included with Genie+
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Eligible for Extended Evening Hours: Yes
  • Scheduled Refurbishments
  • Tip(s): Look for the camels that spit.
  • Description: This is essentially Dumbo but with carpets. If you need to pare down your list of rides to fit them all in, this is definitely one that could be taken off. If you happen to have little ones who like the Dumbo-like rides, this will be fun for them.


The Magic Carpets of Aladdin is located in Adventureland across from The Jungle Cruise and Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.

Here is the location on the map:

magic carpets of aladdin location at magic kingdom

Download the PDF

magic kingdom park map

How to Ride The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin has a Standby Line and a Lightning Lane. There is no Single Rider Line. Eligible guests can also ride the attraction during Extended Evening Theme Park Hours.

Do I need to use Genie+ at The Magic Carpets of Aladdin?

Genie+ is available a The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, but it is not an early priority since Genie+ availability rarely runs out.

Be sure to check out our Magic Kingdom touring plans for more Genie+ advice.

Rider Switch/Child Swap

As there is no height requirement, and this is definitely a ride little ones will enjoy, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin does not offer Rider Switch.

Rider Switch is Disney’s system that allows guests with small children to take turns riding bigger rides, while another person/people wait with the little one.

What to Expect When You Ride


The outdoor queue is mostly shaded as you wind your way to the front to board your magic carpet. But, be warned, this can get very hot during those high temperature days.

Ride Vehicles

Ride Vehicles are recreations of the magic carpet from Disney’s animated Aladdin! With two rows of bench seats with hardbacks, each of the 16 carpets can hold up to 4 guests.

the magic carpets of aladdin at magic kingdom

If you’re seated in the front row, you can control the height of your carpet by moving the lever up or down. In the back row, you can press a magic scarab to tip your flying carpet forward or backward.

Accessibility Information

For those in ECVs, you must transfer to a wheelchair to enter the queue and then from the wheelchair to the ride vehicle.

On the Ride

If you prefer to experience The Magic Carpets of Aladdin without any spoilers, you may want to skip this part.

view from magic carpets of aladdin

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin is a hub-and-spoke attraction, just like Dumbo the Flying Elephant and TriceraTop Spin, but themed to Aladdin.

You fly around a giant Genie lamp on “magic carpets” as music from the movie plays.

the magic carpets of aladdin at magic kingdom

The lever in the front row makes the carpet go up and down, while a magic scarab in the back tips the carpet forward and backward.

If you choose to ride high up in the air, make sure you watch for some very cool views of Adventureland.

Is The Magic Carpets of Aladdin Kid-Friendly?

This is a great ride for families with small kids, even though you can ride your carpet high over Adventureland. If you or your little ones are scared of heights, just don’t go too high with the controls!

We have a full guide on several other things that might scare little ones at Disney World.


Strollers are not allowed in most queues at Disney World, including for The Magic Carpets of Aladdin.

They can be left at the designated stroller parking area near Pirates of the Caribbean or Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.


The Magic Carpets of Aladdin opened on May 23, 2001 in the newly created Agrabah Bazaar, an expansion of Adventureland.

agrabah bazaar

It is based on the 1992 Disney animated classic, Aladdin.

It was the first new attraction in Adventureland since Pirates of the Caribbean was added to the park in 1973. It was also the first permanent Aladdin-themed attraction in Walt Disney World.

Other Fun Details

  • Keep an eye on those camels! There are two spitting camels at the Magic Carpets of Aladdin. You’ll have to dodge one spitting camel as you ride the attraction, while the other one squirts nearby pedestrians. But this isn’t their first appearance at Walt Disney World. They originally were part of Aladdin’s Royal Caravan parade at Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios) from December 21, 1992 until August 27, 1995. After that, they were placed outside of the park’s Soundstage Restaurant which closed in 1998. The spitting camels were finally relocated to the Magic Carpets of Aladdin in 2001.
spitting camel at magic carpets of aladdin
  • In 2001, the construction of Agrabah Bazaar and the Magic Carpets of Aladdin added an Arabian theme to Adventureland.
  • A second version of this attraction opened at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris on March 16, 2002, as Flying Carpets Over Agrabah. This version is set against a large “movie set” and you are an extra in Genie’s directorial debut.
  • A third version opened at Tokyo DisneySea on July 18, 2011, as Jasmine’s Flying Carpets.