Video Of The Week - Aladdin And His "Magic Carpet" Take New York City By Storm

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On Friday, October 30th, New York City residents received an early Halloween surprise when Disney's street urchin Aladdin and his "magic carpet" came zooming down the streets. The clever stunt that appeared to be straight out of the popular movie was the brainchild of vlogger Jesse Wellens and reality television star Casey Neistat.

The two came up with the idea just two weeks ago following some intense brainstorming. While there wasn't enough time to create a flying carpet like the one Aladdin had, they did manage to build a pretty incredible one using an electric skateboard and red cloth!

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For those that missed the live show, there is an even better video complete with a catchy remix of Aladdin's "Friend Like Me" and Robin William's powerful genie voice. Wellens and Neistat say they wanted to create something that was dramatic and entertaining and bring a smile on everyone's face on this fun holiday. If the over 7 million views the video has garnered since it was released on YouTube just three days ago is any indication, the pranksters have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams!

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  • kittylover111
    kittylover111Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:28 am
    WOW
    • tea_time
      tea_timeTuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5:25 am
      Wow, this is amazing! And funny!
      • wolfieland
        wolfielandMonday, April 5, 2021 at 11:26 am
        wow this is awesome
        • pusheenicorn
          pusheenicornThursday, December 10, 2020 at 9:28 am
          that's really cool! and that's a good idea. if other people have hover boards, they can do it, too. 😁
          • gold3nglare
            gold3nglareMonday, November 30, 2020 at 7:13 am
            cool
            • jkbear
              jkbearSunday, November 29, 2020 at 11:50 am
              LOL
              • therandomasian
                therandomasianTuesday, July 7, 2020 at 3:08 pm
                Would this is super creative. Love the magic carpet
                • wolfiegamer3
                  wolfiegamer3Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 6:21 am
                  Sick wish I could do that
                  • coolvae
                    coolvaeWednesday, July 29, 2020 at 12:16 pm
                    he's on a scateborde with a carpet on top.
                    • jango
                      jangoFriday, July 10, 2020 at 9:02 am
                      you can get an electric skateboard and red cloth with gold tassels
                    • teen_girl
                      teen_girlThursday, May 14, 2020 at 12:42 pm
                      Haha nice!
                      • rami
                        ramiSaturday, April 18, 2020 at 3:24 pm
                        who watched Aladdin? if you didn't, you totally should.
                        • ultrajango
                          ultrajangoMonday, July 13, 2020 at 8:33 am
                          I did, by the way the real life version is way better (and cooler) than the cartoon version.