We have some suspicions about the future of The Magic Carpets of Aladdin at Magic Kingdom. Could it fly away forever, or is it just going to experience some changes?
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Located in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin (or Magic Carpets for short) is a spinner-style attraction. You climb in a 4-person rug vehicle and spin in a giant circle. A lever allows you to control going up or down, but watch out for the spitting camel!
Personally, this is not one of my favorite attractions. Dumbo in Fantasyland and Triceratop Spin at Dinoland in Animal Kingdom are similar attractions, and we tend to do only one of these during a trip. I think a splash area with the spitting camel would be pretty fun in its place.
But, I am getting ahead of myself. What’s going on with Magic Carpets? Is Disney planning to close the attraction? Or, will it simply undergo some changes in the future?
Not on the Genie+ list
Not on that list are Astro Orbiter, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, and The Magic Carpets of Aladdin. Now, what’s interesting is Astro Orbiter and PeopleMover never offered FastPass+ so it makes sense that they would not be on the list of Genie+ attractions.
Magic Carpets, however, did offer a FastPass+ so why is it not on the list of included attractions for Genie+? Is Disney planning to not offer any type of Lightning Lane access? It’s not a very popular ride, and wait times are consistently low.
Lightning Lane Signs
We have confirmation that almost every attraction in Magic Kingdom now has a Lightning Lane sign. Disney has removed any signs that FastPass+ once existed and has installed the new ones.
Like mentioned above, the only rides that do not have signs are Astro Orbiter, PeopleMover, and Magic Carpets. Did Disney simply forget about Magic Carpets, or is something else going on?
I (Monica) picture three scenarios that are potentially taking place: they are removing the ride from the park completely, Magic Carpets will be removed from line-skipping benefits, or someone forgot to change the signs out. I’m leaning towards the second option.
What do you think? Would you like to see a new attraction, or is it just going to be standby only? Join the conversation below and on Facebook.