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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1636 Comments
  • phebe
    phebe12 months
    Awesomeness 😀
    • x_goddess_x
      x_goddess_xabout 1 year
      WOW
      • onceaponaend
        onceaponaendabout 1 year
        Wow, this is amazing! And funny!
        • wolfy_blue
          wolfy_blueabout 1 year
          wow this is awesome
          • pusheenicorn
            pusheenicornover 1 year
            that's really cool! and that's a good idea. if other people have hover boards, they can do it, too. 😁
            • gold3nglare
              gold3nglareover 1 year
              cool
              • jkbear
                jkbearover 1 year
                LOL
                • therandomasian
                  therandomasianalmost 2 years
                  Would this is super creative. Love the magic carpet
                  • wolfiegamer3
                    wolfiegamer3about 2 years
                    Sick wish I could do that
                    • coolvae
                      coolvaealmost 2 years
                      he's on a scateborde with a carpet on top.
                      • jango
                        jangoalmost 2 years
                        you can get an electric skateboard and red cloth with gold tassels
                      • teen_girl
                        teen_girlabout 2 years
                        Haha nice!