Disneyland Offering an Exclusive First Look at 'Aladdin' Ahead of Theatrical Release!
If you’re a '90s baby like me, Aladdin was a VHS always played, your rug was a flying carpet, and you probably know both parts to a “Whole New World”. So when I heard about the Disney live-action remake directed by Guy Ritchie, I was both scared and excited. Scared that it would never be able to do the original justice, but eager to experience the magic all over again in a brand new way. And to adequately prepare you for the next Aladdin installment, Disney is offering a first look into the movie at their Disneyland Theme Park in Anaheim, California!
Disneyland has revamped its former attraction known as "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln", where an animatronic President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, and has redecorated the opera house with costumes and props from the new film. Guests get the chance to have a first look inside the magic that is bringing this live-action film to life.
When you walk into the gallery, you see costumes worn by the actors who play Aladdin and Jasmine (Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott), the magic carpet used to fly around the world, and Genie’s lamp. Along the walls are 6 different artists' depictions of scenes from the film, and while Mr. Lincoln is on “vacation”, his stage is used to project a never-before-seen clip from the movie.
In the clip, the audience is introduced to Aladdin and Jasmine in the iconic scene where they first meet in the marketplace. Each moment that passed, I thought they might cut the clip short and tease us, but Disney treats you with the entire classic song “One Jump Ahead”. You watch Jasmine and Aladdin run through colored powder, jump from rooftops, and witness the angelic voice of Massoud. All of which makes you just even more excited for all of the movie's other iconic songs.
I left the theatre with all my doubts and fears behind me, and I can confidently say that the new live-action movie is going to be a magical adventure. And for those who have the opportunity, check out the props, costumes, and exclusive clips that are offered at Disneyland. If not, the magic is still out there, and it hits theaters May 24!