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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1614 Comments
  • CringyFriday, March 22, 2019 at 7:29 am
    look at dis dude
    • 123bob
      123bobSaturday, March 2, 2019 at 4:25 pm
      Can you fly with that carpet?
      • Epic GamesThursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:50 am
        Cool you know Season 8 is water theme and there's gonna be helicopters
        • CoolTuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:17 pm
          Fortnight is not as good as this
          • Human BeingFriday, January 18, 2019 at 12:50 pm
            cool
            • unicorn-cyoThursday, September 20, 2018 at 1:04 pm
              i cant belive my eyes
              • unicorn-cyoThursday, September 20, 2018 at 1:03 pm
                so cool
                • LizzyFriday, August 31, 2018 at 12:07 pm
                  oh my god that is so funny
                  • Little phycoFriday, August 31, 2018 at 9:35 am
                    AWWWWW I WISH THE VID WOULD PLAY
                    • 🐕🐕🐕Friday, August 31, 2018 at 8:31 am
                      this is awasome!!!