With the closure next week of the Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular at Disney California Adventure, we thought we’d take the opportunity to share a few figures given to us by Disney.
If you want to catch it before it goes, “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” performs several times a day and now has Disney FastPass service, to reserve a show time.
A new FROZEN stageshow will open at Hyperion Theater in this summer.
‘Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular’ By the Numbers
- 13,000,000+ – Guests who have experienced the show since it opened
- 14,000+ – Total performances
- 20,000+ – Makeup applications to prepare the Genie
- 110+ – Total performers in the company
- 48 – Pieces of scenery on stage
- 32+ – Cast members who perform each day
- 10+ – Cast members from the show who have performed on Broadway or in the touring casts of Broadway hits
- 8 – Original performers who are still with the cast
- 5 – Timeless songs
- 3 – Wishes granted by the Genie
- Puppets for the show, including the original Iago, Elephant, horse and snake puppets, were created by Michael Curry Designs, the same team that designed the Tick Tock the Croc seen in “Fantasmic!” and the Sebastian puppet in “Mickey and the Magical Map.”
- The song “To Be Free” was written by Alan Menken, specially for the musical stage show at Disney California Adventure.
- Opening-day makeup artist Brad Hardin continues to prep performers for the daily shows.
Memorable Genie Quips
- “Do I have lamp breath?”
- While on the flying carpet: “Hey, I’m soarin’ over California!”
- On the restrictions in the Genie Rule Book:
- “I can’t bring anyone back from the dead – but there’s an app for that!”
- “Ixnay on wishing for more wishes.”
- “Hey Carpet! Nice weave!”
- Genie, as he reluctantly uses his powers to name Jafar the Sultan of Agrabah: “You look good as the new Sultan. You look good up close. You would look much better from Jafar!”
Captivating Scenes from the Show
- As he introduces himself to Aladdin, Genie shows off his powers with bright lights, magical tricks and an extravagant musical number, “Friend Like Me,” featuring energetic and acrobatic clones of himself.
- Aladdin and Jasmine discover “A Whole New World” as they soar above guests’ heads aboard a flying Magic Carpet, passing by breathtaking monuments around the world.
- Under the guise of “Prince Ali,” Aladdin makes a grand entrance into the Hyperion Theater by riding an “elephant” through the seating area, followed by a trail of dancers carrying priceless treasures and animals.
- Genie’s jokes frequently change to reference popular culture and current events, making each performance a unique experience.