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Aladdins Magic Carpet Ride
Website: Disney Quest Homepage
Ride Type: VR Headset Movie
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.0625
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 19
Last Review: 2/19/2012 9:04:00 AM
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1 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Gjinckxs on 2/19/2012 9:04:00 AM
Having been to the parks 7 times already, all through out my childhood. I've had a chance to watch the parks grow. The Tech in this ride was first introduced at Epcot center, in the Inoventions Center. It was a small show that ran throughout the day, and you would cram into a small room where a man with a lab coat would talk to you about VR, and it's need in upcoming technology. You would walk around in a VR world of Venice. The GFX were very OLD PC to today's standards. Then it changed a few years later, to the same place in Epcot, but it was a lot bigger show, and still only one person from the crowd had a chance to ride. But this time it was the Aladdin ride we know from Disney Quest now. Still it was just a showcase for the upcoming technology. Then when Disney Quest was first opened, they moved from Epcot, and started the Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride. Pro's 1) Great new Technology that showcases how VR can be used in a gaming setting, and how your perception of others can be changed to fit the game world. 2) The world of agraba was detailed highly, and was a pleasure to look at. The world was vast, and it almost seemed like I didn't have enough time to explore and see what it had to offer, before I was shoved off onto the next task. 3) Being able to enjoy it with the whole family was fantastic. It made it a lot more fun than just me in the game, with people watching me on stage. Cons 1) The helmet was very bulky and didn't fit as well as it could (Though it had to be made to fit everyone's head) The design hasn't changed since 1995. 2) The seat was not all that comfortable seeing as your supposed to be gripping a carpet and not a bike. It made the controls very strange and a little disorienting. 3) After the ride was over, not only did I feel angrily sick, but both my parents were sick as well. (This may just be the older version of the ride and it may well have been fixed in an update since 2002. My 12 year old sister loved it at the time! In short, beware of this ride. It's been using technology created in the early to mid 90's, which makes it very sub-par to today's technological standards. It would be a great ride, but it definitely needs an update!

1 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 9/5/2008 8:15:00 AM
As a child I always envied Aladdin. Why? Because he can fly on his magic carpet essentially whenever he wants, which is probably the next best thing to a roller coaster. DisneyQuest has certainly probably fulfilled some kids dreams with this Aladdin-based attraction, but did it bring back memories of my dreams as a kid flying high above Agrabah. Simply put, NO!

Aladdin’s Magic Carpet is one of those virtual reality attractions meaning riders are required to don those heavy VR helmets. I personally really despised them since they were just so heavy on my head and also very uncomfortable. In my opinion, this attraction would have been far better if there was just a normal video screen in front of riders. Thankfully when I hopped on this it was a walk-on, but at other points during my visit it had pretty significant waits compared to other attractions at DisneyQuest due to it operating at half capacity during my visit.

The whole premise of the attraction is weird. In order to defeat Jafar, players must fly around Agrabah using their magic carpet collecting magical gems in order to defeat him. Honestly though, I found the plot confusing since the audio quality of the helmets was definitely lacking and muffled for me. Steering was a challenge for a majority of my ride, only with about 30 seconds left did I finally gain full control of the carpet, which definitely hampered my ride experience. Lastly I have a comment on the graphics. I know that the attraction probably hasn’t been redone since opening ten years ago, but the graphics really are too overly simplistic and an embarrassment in my opinion.

If you haven’t been able to tell from my review, this ride was a massive disappointment. From the uncomfortable helmets to a poorly-executed concept, Aladdin was just a failure in essentially all aspects in my opinion. While others may enjoy this type of attraction, it just was a massive let down for me and I probably would never experience this attraction again, even if it were a walk-on. It was just that horrible for me.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up J65 on 6/28/2005 5:00:00 PM
Pretty fun, but more fun smaller kids. I didnt enjoy it a real lot, but I still think its a fine addition to Disney Quest.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Jason07 on 5/26/2004 3:41:00 PM
I seem to like this ride, but the line is always long. I like being able to fly around the different areas and explore, but the picture is usually blurry and it always slips off my head.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Axman on 5/23/2004 11:59:00 PM
SPECTACULAR!!!!This ride is an excellent example of waht technology can do today. The coolest part is being able to look at the people next to you and see vurtual Abus hovering on magic carpets.This ride rocks soooooooooooooo hard!:thumbsup:

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up cordovad6 on 10/12/2003 1:12:00 AM
Not too bad, not too good. It was fun because you get to play it with a group of four, and if i am not mistaken, if you enter the cave of wonders always take the left side.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Swimace on 9/1/2003 4:18:00 PM
This was fun. The story never changed though, so once you beat it the next times are really simple. Iliked the feeling of being in a game. When you look over to your partner theyre a monkey so thats kinda funny

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up schroom on 6/7/2003 2:13:00 PM
Fun to play. The headset was kind of annoying though, but besides that, the ride was good.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up thechad on 5/18/2003 2:32:00 PM
This one is actually pretty fun...when you win.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up praxis on 5/5/2003 5:59:00 PM
The animation was nice and the VR controls worked pretty well (takes a little getting used to) but exactly what youre supposed to do is unclear. Are the other players your teammates, or competitors?

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