Aladdin takes magic carpet ride through NYC in viral stunt
Aladdin has gone viral.
A video of Aladdin taking a seemingly real-life magic-carpet ride through the streets of New York City has gone viral, amassing nearly two million views since it was published to YouTuber Jesse Wellens' channel on Friday.
Dressed as Disney's street rat-turned-prince, Wellens rides through the city on a booster board ingeniously designed to look like a magic carpet hovering just above the ground -- to the shock and amusement of New Yorkers on the street.
An eight-and-a-half minute behind-the-scenes video documented how Wellens and filmmaker Casey Neistat pulled off the stunt with the hidden motorized skateboard; that clip has drawn 735,000 views at the time of publication.
Wellens, the popular vlogger behind the PrankvsPrank YouTube channel, has more than 9 million subscribers on YouTube.
Neistat, who was featured on the HBO series "The Neistat Brothers" with his brother Van, has 1.4 million subscribers of his own.