Could This Classic Magic Kingdom Ride Be Next on Disney’s Chopping Block?

In Walt Disney World, all of the classic attractions can be found in Magic Kingdom. These rides are quintessentially Disney, the ones fans think of when picturing Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle.

The list includes rides like the Haunted Mansion, “it’s a small world,” Pirates of the Caribbean, Enchanted Tiki Room, the Jungle Cruise, and of course, Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

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The Dumbo ride is so simplistic and beloved that the formula has been replicated throughout Walt Disney World. But two of the most iconic replications can also be found in Magic Kingdom Park: Astro Orbiter and the Magic Carpets of Aladdin.

However, some fans think the iconic flying carpets may have limited time in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland.

Main sign for The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

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One fan took to social media and shared their opinion, saying the classic attraction could “go at any time”,

Aladdin Magic Carpets could go at any time. It’s been having frequent issues with creeking joints, half the vehicles closed, and so on. It’s a clone in the same park as the original, it’s not popular or high capacity, and clearing that space would allow easier flow of people. […] There are also rumors of renovating that whole area to big a mini New Orleans Land. Similar to the way Disney Land cleared pathways in anticipation of Galaxy’s Edge, Aladdin would be an easy sacrifice to the crowd control gods.

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It’s worth noting that while they make excellent points regarding the Aladdin ride, nothing has been confirmed yet.

That being said, things at Walt Disney World are constantly changing, and Walt Disney Imagineers and planners are always thinking of ways to improve the Park experience for Guests.

Sometimes, that means sacrificing an attraction.

DINOSAUR at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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We see this recurring pattern with Disney, where the company lets an attraction deteriorate without refurbishment or TLC if the end is nigh. It’s almost as if the Walt Disney Company is willing to let Guests run rides ragged, getting every bang for their buck before demolishing the attraction.

We saw it with Splash Mountain (in both Magic Kingdom Park and Disneyland Park), and we’re currently seeing it with Animal Kingdom’s DINOSAUR attraction.

Does that mean we could see something similar with the Magic Carpets of Aladdin? Only time will tell.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.