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01-31-2003, 03:32 PM
I haven't seen the show, and I've heard mixed reviews. When The magic carpet is flying in the "Whole new world" sequence, where does the carpet come from? I understand that the actors on the carpet are actually stunt doubles though.

Another thing, what kind of mechanism makes the carpet fly?

01-31-2003, 03:40 PM
The actors are doubles. The show I saw had relatively close approximations. I've heard they can be wayyyyyyyyyy off (as far as looking like the main actors).

Since this is basically a spoiler, I'll spoiler tag it:

The carpet flies down from the right as you face the stage. It starts off near the ceiling about half-way (or so) over the audience. They seem to use wires. Although the carpet is played by an actress during most of the show, when it flies it is a prop.

Its one of the better parts of the show and fun to watch.

01-31-2003, 08:14 PM
the main actors have understudys for them they use cable riggs to fly carpet & the aladdins use riggs to jump the show is awsome