Aladdin in the Parks
As Disney’s Aladdin premieres in theaters this weekend, let’s take a look at where these dynamic characters make an appearance in the Disney Parks. It’s not a complete list, but it is a global one and includes past and present renderings. Let’s start with the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland.
Entering the park you will find an entertaining window just outside of the Emporium starring Aladdin. Check out the video:
Further on we find Aladdin’s Other Lamp inside one of the marketplaces in Adventureland.
Not long after Aladdin came out in the theaters, the former luau cove at Disneyland was transformed into Aladdin’s Oasis. It remained there, though largely unused, until just recently when it was transformed into the Tropical Hideaway.
At Walt Disney World, Aladdin has made his presence known over the years. Here’s one in a former parade:
This image is on display at Walt Disney Presents at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The spitting camels are a favorite in Adventureland. Old timers will remember that they were part of a parade that came down the streets of Disney’s Hollywood Studios years ago.
Aladdin’s Magic Flying Carpets sit squarely in Adventureland. It offers great views when flying high. The same attraction can be found in the Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris.
Speaking of Disneyland Paris, this entrance to Adventureland looks like it comes straight out of Aladdin. You can even see a little Genie weather vane on top. But it isn’t Aladdin’s genie.
Truth be told, the park was designed before Aladdin became a smash it in theaters. So, afterwards they added a diorama highlighting moments from the film.
Here’s a former float at Disneyland Paris paying tribute to Aladdin.
Let’s visit Disney’s newest park, Shanghai Disneyland. An attraction unique to the park is the Voyage to the Crystal Grotto. Here you can see an elaborate scene from Aladdin, complete with dancing fountains.
If you miss that, be sure to check out the Genie in the park’s parade. It’s Mickey’s Storybook Express. Genie brings up the rear.
Grab a bite later at Mickey & Pals Market Cafe. Among the pals is the gang from Aladdin. And they are celebrated in caricature on the walls.
Tokyo Disneyland has the most of any park devoted to the movie. First, there are not one, but two floats featuring the characters from Aladdin in their nighttime parade.
It’s called Arabian Coast at Tokyo Disney Seas. But they might as well have named it after Aladdin. There’s an elaborate theater show in the Magic Lamp Theater.
Inside the pre-show, a comical cobra snake sets up the elaborate 3-D attraction starring the Genie and a comical magician. Definitely worth checking out.
But there’s more. In one courtyard a far more elaborate magic carpet ride is named not after Aladdin, but after Jasmine.
There is a great deal of space dedicated to this ride, and a lot of elaborate details, like the golden Rajah shown below.
In a quieter courtyard sits this well, which also pays tribute to Jasmine, shown below.
And on the other side of another courtyard stands the Caravan Carousel. This is a two story carousel, and here you can find opportunities to grab a seat on the Genie.
Did we forget something? If you find an image of the cast of Aladin this weekend, send it our way and enjoy the premier!