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!

Photo Credit: YouTube/screencapturet

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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1620 Comments
  • spykitten
    spykittenSunday, November 17, 2019 at 12:40 pm
    Wow.
    • spykitten
      spykittenSunday, November 17, 2019 at 12:40 pm
      Oh my gosh!
      • ocean_lover_55
        ocean_lover_55Friday, November 15, 2019 at 1:10 pm
        WOW! THAT'S AWESOME!😆IMAGINE SEEING THAT GOING AROUND YOUR TOWN!😀
        • heguysMonday, November 11, 2019 at 7:21 am
          i think it's like a skateboard or something
          • Liam hookMonday, October 7, 2019 at 7:28 am
            so cool
            • lil girlThursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:39 am
              They should make more so we can buy them in stores. If they do I am buying one.
              • victoria1234
                victoria1234Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10:22 am
                I could'nt show me the video anymore it said it's unlovable
                • Drama LlamaThursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:18 pm
                  OMG
                  • 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?