Aladdin in real life: You might be a Disney fan, but you’ll never be this level of Disney fan

You know who you are.

There are some Disney fans who, by “Disney” mean they love going to the Parks. There are some Disney fans who, by “Disney” mean all the food they love enjoying at the Parks. And then there are some Disney fans who, by “Disney” mean specifically that they are fans of one or more Disney characters.

Content creator @RhyzOrDie is one such Disney fan.

He took to Instagram to share that he had an idea for creating content that featured him as a real-life Aladdin, complete with the flying carpet and that the idea had been “brewing” in his obviously creative mind for about eight months.

And on Halloween this year, his imagination took flight–and so did he, thanks to his magic carpet. The video below is the finished product.

@RhyzOrDie rides his magic carpet through the streets of Dubai, through a marketplace in the city, and even out on open water. The gorgeous Burj Kalifa stands at attention in the background.

And then there are those beautiful sunset videos. It’s amazing.

His idea became a reality thanks to some PVC pipes, an awesome cameraman, a hoverboard, and some really amazing movie magic. Is it PhotoShop of After Effects? We don’t know, and we’re not sure we want to know. Just let us have our magical moment.

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But if you’re one of those people for whom the question, “How’d they do that?” will eat you alive until you find out, worry and fret no more. Here’s the follow-up video which shows in detail how the video was made, the actual training the star had to undergo to prep himself for the video, and how the special effects were achieved.  You can even meet the costume designers who created this Aladdin’s crazy accurate costume.

But if you watch it, don’t tell us everything about how it was made. Again, we’re happy over here in our magic!

All photos and videos are credited @RhyzOrDie.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!