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Climb aboard your magic carpet and soar above the colorful bazaar below in this attraction that all ages will love.
Aladdin’s magic carpets ride is located in Adventureland in Magic Kingdom. You can read more about it on the Walt Disney World site.
You can also find Aladdin in Disneyland on the Storybook Land Canal Boats attraction where you’ll see the royal city of Agrabah and Cave of Wonders.
Aladdin in your Homeschool
We’ve often heard that the story of Aladdin and the Magical Lamp is a part of the Arabian Nights, or the ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ told by Scheherazade, the woman who effectively invented the cliffhanger. In a cunning move devised to save her life, she decided to start telling the sultan a story, but each night would break off in the middle of the narrative … so the sultan would keep her alive until the next night, when he would find out what happened at the end of the story. Hence the title, One Thousand and One Nights.
And that’s true…kind of. It is part of the collection, but it wasn’t always. In reality, the tale was added to the collection by French translator, Antoine Galland, in the early eighteenth century.
Some other, possibly, surprising news is that the original story isn’t set in the Middle East at all, but China! There are a lot more differences between the story we’re familiar with and the original, too.
Some books you might want to check out:
- Arabian Nights Retold from the Classics
- Tales from the Arabian Nights
- The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor
- Alibaba an the Forty Thieves
Movies you might enjoy:
Some general ideas for literature studies:
- Write a book report
- Give a speech
- Create a power point presentation about the author or book
- Make a diorama of a scene from the story
- Act out a portion of the story
- Write a letter to (or from) one of the characters
- Make a poster to advertise the book
- Write a ‘what happens next’ story
- Find other works by the same author, from the same time period or writing style.
- Choose passages for copywork or dictation.
- Do vocabulary and/or spelling projects.
- Study the history of the story setting.
- Do an author study.
- Read the story and watch the corresponding movie, then discuss or write about similarities and differences.
- Write a review of the book or movie, telling someone why they should or should not read/watch it.
You can meet Aladdin and Jasmine in the Morocco Pavilion in the World Showcase in Epcot.
Aladdin family movie night and activities – Includes crafts, recipes and more!
Aladdin and the Arabian Nights Novel Study – This unit study is not free, but might still make a good addition to your study.