Facts at a Glance About The Magic Carpets of Aladdin:
|Park: Magic Kingdom. Location: Adventureland Height Requirement: None Fastpass: Yes|
|Quick Notes: Ride a magic carpet which spins and allows you to control how high or low to fly.|
|Disney Warnings: None.|
|Cautions: This attraction is an elevated spinning ride. You must step up and over a decoration on the vehicle to get into the ride seat. Camels spit water at the riders.|
|Length: The ride is approximately 1 ½ minutes long.|
|Special Needs Info:You must transfer from your wheelchair or ECV to the carpet car, or you can transfer to a wheelchair and board a wheelchair accessible carpet car.|
Overview of The Magic Carpets of Aladdin:
Aladdin, Dumbo and Astro Orbiter are basically the same ride themed three different ways. A major kid’s favorite, this attraction is an outdoor elevated spinning ride. Like a bicycle wheel, there’s a central hub with spokes sticking out. At the end of the spokes are the magic carpet vehicles. Each vehicle allows the rider in the front seat to control how high or low to fly. The rider in the back seat can control how to pitch the vehicle forward and backward.
Queue, Boarding & Seating for The Magic Carpets of Aladdin:
It’s a really popular ride with a very long queue. The outdoor queue is mostly shaded and is wheelchair accessible, but not ECV accessible. You must transfer from your ECV (and usually oversized or power wheelchairs) to a manual wheelchair before getting into the queue if you want to ride in the accessible carpet or you can’t walk the distance of the queue.
The attraction seats are hard plastic, shaped to look like well-padded bench seats. There are 16 ride cars that each hold 4 people. Each ride car has two rows of bench seats that hold two people in each row. There are loose fabric-style belts, shared by the entire seat.
More Wheelchair/ECV & Mobility Info: Wheelchair users can transfer to the ride seat, or request the wheelchair accessible carpet vehicle. To transfer right into the carpet vehicle you must step up and over a decoration on the vehicle side and into the seat.
In the accessible carpet vehicle, the regular ride seat is removed to make space for a wheelchair, and the back of the ride car folds into a ramp. The wheelchair will be loaded into the back of the carpet, the platform will be rotated to face front, and up to 2 companions will be seated in the front seat. The clamp that remains when the seat is removed projects up about 6 inches and is about 8 to 10 inches wide. Because of this, some wheelchairs will not be able to be loaded.
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin Feel, Experience, Details & Tips:
The magic carpet vehicles are really whimsical and colorful. The ride spins at a fairly good clip, so anyone with problems affected by spinning should avoid this. There are some spitting camels that spit water at the riders, but it’s not enough to get really soaked. You may be able to move your carpet vehicle to avoid the water.
The following video shows your point of view during the ride:
Here’s a video that is for Pooh sized people (Plus size). It also gives an excellent view of what the seats look like, and it shows the decoration that you must step over in order to board the magic carpet ride car.