Sometimes YouTube pranks can be silly, dangerous or in bad taste, however, this Aladdin magic carpet illusion “prank” is sure to bring a smile to your face.
Aladdin is an old folk tale most probably of middle eastern origin which was created into a Disney movie in 1992. So how did they bring Aladdin and his magic carpet to life? The team behind this elaborate illusion used an electrically powered “boasted” skate board with a frame fixed on top. Aladdin travelled around New York City and captured lots of attention from the public.
The magic carpet video was captured in New York city and has received over 30 million views on YouTube since it was uploaded in 2015. There was a lot of preparation before this video could be made and the creators, Jesse and Casey Neistat, made a video explaining the build process.
In the video below they walk you through how they made the magic board and what their process was for getting the necessary permissions to film such a high profile stunt.
Jesse is the man dressed as Aladdin on the board. He has a YouTube channel with over 10 million followers. His about us page states, “Pranks, stunts, adventures, music videos, fashion, travel, philanthropy. Keeping the peace since 2009”. If you want to watch more content from Jesse subscribe to his YouTube channel for more elaborate pranks and stunts.
The man behind the camera work and board build is Casey, a videographer and YouTuber (over 12 million followers) from New York and to be honest, that doesn’t do him justice. Head over to his YouTube channel to see more from this amazing artist.