For many, the Spitting Camel, who seemingly guards The Magic Carpets of Aladdin in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom, is a source of equal parts nostalgia and frustration. One moment, you’d be strolling and taking in the sights and sounds of Adventureland, the next, you’d be hit straight in the eye with a squirt of vaguely warm Florida swamp water. Always unexpected no matter how well aware you were of the camel’s existence, the spitting statue has been a staple of The Magic Carpets of Aladdin since 2001.
Well, today we uncovered something somewhat unsettling…
Replaced by a desert-like garden with succulents, the area now just houses the sign, with no sign of the Bactrian beauty in sight.
It’s so odd seeing the surrounding ground so… dry. The removal is an odd choice, especially given that we are headed into the hot summer months where water-spraying is far more acceptable.
Could the camel simply be undergoing maintenance? Given its sudden disappearance, we aren’t entirely sure it will return.
The other camel is still there, at least.
What do you think of the camel removal? Are you happy you won’t be randomly squirted with water anymore, or are you sad and nostalgic for this loss? Sound off in the comments!