Thursday, March 21, 2013
Aladdin's Carpet Soars Again
Easily (and I mean easily) the highlight of Disney California Adventure's stage spectacle Aladdin at the Hyperion Theater was the sequence that saw Aladdin and Jasmine fly through the air on a magic carpet ride while performing A Whole New World. Well that sequence has been grounded for about a year and half after a technical mishap had the carpet with its strapped-in performers dangling upside-down waiting for rescue. Since that time (Sept. 2011), the flying carpet has been removed from the show and the song performed from the stage rather than soaring from the rafters.
Without the flying carpet, many fans of the show, myself included, have said that well...maybe...it might be time for another show. After all, Aladdin is about 10 years old and is a bit long in the tooth (but still plays before packed crowds). Well, good news. The flying carpet / A Whole New World sequence has returned to performances as of last weekend. And now fans of the show who have seen it multiple times, can return to saying that Aladdin is clearly one of the best things Disney California Adventure has to offer.
Welcome back carpet....