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NEWS: Disney Releases Wishables With 100 Percent of Sales Donated to Make-A-Wish

There’s an adorable new Disney Parks Wishable collection that has been released and it’s truly something magical. Learn more below.





 

Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Anthony Armenia:

‘Tis the season for giving! The celebration of Disney and Make-A-Wish® working together for 40 years to grant life-changing wishes continues with the debut of the latest collection of Disney Parks Wishables. Themed to the Magic Carpets of Aladdin attraction, the adorable new series features the original wish granter himself: Genie! This collection is available NOW at select Disney Parks around the world, the Disney store and online at shopDisney.com and is the perfect stocking stuffer for the holidays!

This Disney Parks Wishables is the final collection in the trio of product this fall that began with the debut of the popular Wishes Come True Blue color collection and last month’s lovable Mickey Mouse plush, which unlocked donations to Make-A-Wish! I’m excited to announce that as of today, sales from these two merchandise offerings have unlocked a total donation of $591,100 to Make-A-Wish so far, and we’re not done yet…

 

Disney will donate 100 percent of the purchase price from the sales of the Disney Parks Wishables: Magic Carpets of Aladdin series to Make-A-Wish to grant more life-changing wishes.

That’s right, the Disney Parks Wishables: Magic Carpets of Aladdin series is the first-ever product collection from Disney Parks with 100 percent of the purchase price from each sale being donated to a charitable organization, and just in time for the holiday season!

In the spirit of giving, we also launched a very special edition of Play Disney Parks trivia celebrating the magic of wishes! Don’t forget to check out the app to play now through Friday and stay tuned to the My Disney Experience and Disneyland apps later today, where we’ll be sharing even more about Disney and Make-A-Wish!*

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So join us in giving back this holiday season with The Wishes Come True Blue color collection, Mickey Mouse vintage holiday plush and the latest Disney Parks Wishables: Magic Carpets of Aladdin series. All available now at shopDisney.com with select products available at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and Disney stores in North America. To learn more, visit http://wish.org/disney.

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RELATED ARTICLE: 7 Facts and Secrets About Magic Carpets of Aladdin at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

By Christy Caby

Aladdin is an amazing animated feature film from the Disney collection.  The movie won various awards and the characters have maintained popularity through the years.  The ride isn’t a “thrill” ride, but it is still a lot of fun and one that the whole family can enjoy.  Here are 7 facts and secrets about the Magic Carpets of Aladdin in Adventureland:


 

7 – The two golden camels were originally part of a parade.

You will notice the two golden camels at the attraction.  These two camels were actually originally built to be a part of the Aladdin parade at Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios).  The camels were moved to the entrance of the Soundstage Restaurant for a while and then found their permanent home at the Magic Carpets of Aladdin once it opened.

6 – The camels actually spit

So not only have these camels been well traveled, but they also spit at guests.  One of the camels is posed to spit at guests as they are walking by the attraction.  The other camel is posed to spit at guests that are actually riding the attraction.  For the camel to be able to spit on you, you have to keep your magic carpet about mid-way up.  If you want to ensure you avoid getting wet, then go all the way to the top once your controls start.

Magic Carpets of Aladdin

5 – First Aladdin attraction and area to be created. 

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin opened in 2001 along with the Agrabah Bazaar area.  This area is the first and only Agrabah themed area to help immerse guests into what it might have been like to shop on the streets of Agrabah.  The attraction is the first permanent Aladdin attraction.  It is very similar to Dumbo the Flying Elephant in how it operates and creates another ride for guests in the area to help offload some of the crowds and wait times from the classic Adventureland attractions.

4 – The first new attraction added to Adventureland in almost 28 years.

The addition of the Magic Carpets of Aladdin was a way to add more to Adventureland and another attraction that was easy to assemble and add to the area to provide more for the guests to do and experience while in Adventureland.  There isn’t a ton of room to expand in this area and there hadn’t been a completely new attraction added since Pirates of the Caribbean opened in December of 1973 (almost 28 years!).  It was time for something new to be added to the area while making use of the space that was available within Adventureland.


 

3 – Pay attention to the centerpiece of the attraction.

The center focal point of the attraction is actually pretty neat.  It is a huge genie bottle that has characters from the movie all over it.  It is a great to see some of the familiar characters and faces from the movie in the ride since that is really the only place where you see them in the entire attraction. It helps relate the attraction back to the basis of the ride and remember the beloved characters from the movie.

2 – There are controls in each seat and they do different things.

The ride in theory is very similar to Dumbo the Flying Elephant, but some aspects are very different.  There are actually 2 rows of seating in each carpet as opposed to the 1 row in each elephant on Dumbo.  There is only 1 control on Dumbo which allows you to go up and down.  On Magic Carpets of Aladdin, there are two controls since each row of seating has their own joystick.  One control allows you to move up and down as you wish.  The other one tilts the carpet forward and back for a different kind of experience.  You can either ride in any one position or you can constantly move your carpet while you fly through the air.  It definitely gives you more control over your ride experience and let you have a little bit different of an experience than you can on other attractions. The front row of seats control the height, which the back row gets the control for the tilt effect.

1 – Key ride facts:

  • Opening Day: May 24, 2001
  • Minimum Height Restrictions: None
  • Ride Duration: Around 1.5 minutes
  • Rider Swap: Not available
  • Ride Photo: None
  • FastPass+ Available: Yes

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Chad & Cindy Nykamp

After years of multiple Walt Disney World vacations, Cindy and Chad's dream of living in Orlando came true in 2010. After friends and family made them their go-to-people for Walt Disney World advice, Cindy and Chad launched DisneyLists.com in August 2015 to share their knowledge and love of Disney. Chad and Cindy have been Disney World Annual Passholders for years, DVC members, together have raced more than 70 runDisney races, and particularly love cruising on the Disney Cruise Line. Chad and Cindy also regularly represent DisneyLists.com at Walt Disney World media events. While attending these events, they get an insiders view of all the new things that have come to Walt Disney World. These experiences have helped them gain knowledge and expertise they happily pass on to their followers. They still can't believe how lucky they are to have such an amazing opportunity and will continue to share Disney with anyone who will listen!
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