PHOTOS: Spitting Camel Removed from The Magic Carpets of Aladdin in the Magic Kingdom

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…

It’s gone.

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!

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Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Nooo bring it back

John Andre
John Andre
1 year ago

I am very glad to see this camel gone. As a matter of fact I rode the ride for the very first time about a month ago, and I was not aware of this spitting camel and as I passed it, the camel did spit in my eye, and it irritated it. It’s good that this pesky camel is gone because depending on how well filtered the water is coming out of the camel (if it is even filtered at all, which it’s probably not) there could be bacteria build-up in the lines, and that could get into someone’s eyes,… Read more »

Dave
Dave
1 year ago
Reply to  John Andre

Somebody always has to whine about something. Even in the happiest place on Earth.

Harfortaur
Harfortaur
1 year ago
Reply to  John Andre

Ummm…go to Universal you unhappy turd. I’m sure their camel water is very filtered, and we won’t be bothered by a wet blanket like you.

Christy P
Christy P
1 year ago
Reply to  John Andre

It sounds like the camel you are referring to is still there. It looks like the one during the ride isn’t gone, just the one outside of the attraction.

Cecilia
Cecilia
1 year ago
Reply to  John Andre

Wonder how many millions of eyes, ears, and mouths that water has come in contact with, only to have the people connected to heretofore mentioned parts come out virtually unscathed…and maybe even laughing!

Michelle
Michelle
1 year ago
Reply to  John Andre

HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA wow

Matt
Matt
1 year ago
Reply to  John Andre

Oh please. Want some cheese with that whine?

Kelly
Kelly
1 year ago
Reply to  John Andre

I agree about the hygiene aspect. Although, I think Disney could still keep the camel, just not have it spit at their customers. Why does it seem everything has to be an extreme? Should it stay, should it go? Just stop the spitting! Case closed. Smh.

Anthony Millevoi
Anthony Millevoi
1 year ago
Reply to  John Andre

Waaaaa!

Allan
Allan
1 year ago

The spitting camel was originally part of a pair on a float in the early 90s Aladdin parade. With the live action Aladdin remake could the Aladdin parade be coming back?

Rick McCarson
Rick McCarson
1 year ago
Reply to  Allan

Shut up…it’s water…get over it

Vidalia
Vidalia
1 year ago
Reply to  Rick McCarson

You replied to the wrong comment.

Mike d
Mike d
1 year ago

I have no nostalgia about this stupid camel. They can remove the whole attraction and restore the original theme of the area and I’ll be happy. This attraction has always looked out of place, and ruins the tiki room and the original tropical immersion of the area. The magic Kingdom is pretty much one big fantasyland now.

Tom Debarna
Tom Debarna
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike d

Agree 100%

Cj Brown
Cj Brown
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike d

2nd on wanting ALL of Aladdin removed from Adventureland at WDW (it belongs in Fantasyland, bring back Adventureland to its tropical / exotic themes).

Now bring in some Tiki Statues that squirt filtered water randomly at Park Guests (and perhaps an African Statue).

Melanie B.
Melanie B.
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike d

Totally agree Mike, it makes the Adventureland area very cramped and congested, and if kids want to go around in a circle they can ride Dumbo, the carousel, or Triceratop Spin. There’s just no reason to keep this, and Aladdin deserves a much better ride.

Trina Navarre
Trina Navarre
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike d

I am very sad my grandchildren love getting wet before and after riding the ride

Donald Smith
Donald Smith
1 year ago

Liked the camel, was a cool thing to watch people get a squirt every now then. Probaly somebodys Michael Kors purse got wet and filed a class action lawsuit. Needs 100k for mental anxiety. If I was a betting man, thats what i would bet on.

Michele
Michele
1 year ago
Reply to  Donald Smith

You are so right!

Doug
Doug
1 year ago
Reply to  Donald Smith

I agree. Some people are always looking for a reason to sue. They either cannot enjoy anything, or they have terrible luck with lottery scratchers and blame Disney!

JJS
JJS
1 year ago
Reply to  Donald Smith

You are awesome!

Cecilia
Cecilia
1 year ago
Reply to  Donald Smith

😂 I was going to go the EEEWWW! GERMS! route to point out that there are germs at the largest theme park on the planet, mainly focusing on the watery parts, but I got tired of typing.

John Ohman
John Ohman
1 year ago
Reply to  Donald Smith

Now that is a great theory. Don’t get my expensive accessories wet or I will sue.

LARRY m BURKE
LARRY m BURKE
1 year ago
Reply to  Donald Smith

Keep the camel

ysidro Garcia
ysidro Garcia
1 year ago
Reply to  Donald Smith

Im sure something like that really did happen because one person wants to ruin it for everyone else. Knowing dam well there probably never gonna go back there again.

Demarke
Demarke
1 year ago
Reply to  ysidro Garcia

They’re working on replacing it with an auction scene where the camel is forcing several villagers to sell their grandfather clocks, paintings, and other items.

Demarke
Demarke
1 year ago
Reply to  Donald Smith

I once sued because I got a bad case of the bends from the pressure change riding the hydrolators many years ago and had to sue for several million dollars.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Demarke

Those darn hydrolators… they gave me the bends every single time! I hope everyone is smart enough to realize just how funny your joke is.

ChimneyJim
ChimneyJim
1 year ago

Now remove the rest of the ride!

Doug
Doug
1 year ago

My main concern was that my camera would get damaged if it got wet. A lot of us are taking photos.

Madeline Gutierrez
Madeline Gutierrez
1 year ago
Reply to  Doug

It also rains A LOT in Orlando – bring camera in protective gear.

Meredith
Meredith
1 year ago

This family is going to miss it!

K.P.
K.P.
1 year ago

Terrible! Somebody with tons of money and influence got spit on and this is the end result. So sad that our society has to be so politically correct and afraid to the Nth degree of being sued. If it doesn’t conform kill it, it must be a terrorist or worse yet a Republican! Pretty soon there will be no Disney World…far too scary!

Patrick A Collins
Patrick A Collins
1 year ago

Was there a few weeks ago and didnt see it spit at all. Lets hope for a referb.

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

Probably someone whined about getting spritzed.

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
1 year ago

Which camel is gone? The one who spits on passersby or the one who spits on the riders?

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
1 year ago

Which camel is gone, the one who spits at passersby or the one who spits on the riders?

Matthew Danley
Matthew Danley
1 year ago

Pretty sure there are lawsuits from.people getting squirted. They removed the same type of shtick at universal last year. They had a stone statue the yelled at you and squirted you with water. It was awesome. But also removed

Carolyn
Carolyn
1 year ago

Our family loved the camel. It was just part of the fun. If you can’t have fun at WDW then I don’t know where you can enjoy something just for the pleasure of it. We will miss it.

Christine Heslin
Christine Heslin
1 year ago

Put ze camel back!

kristy
kristy
1 year ago

ha ha ha best reply ever!!!!!

David
David
1 year ago

There are always a few spoilers who ruin fun things for the thousands that love them.

Corinne
Corinne
1 year ago

Matilda Clements
Matilda Clements
1 year ago

This is very sad!!! I hope it’s not a permanent removal- Disney is designed for magic and whimsy- a spitting camel was lots of fun. Who cares if anyone got a little wet?!?!

Patty
Patty
1 year ago

Disney.. stop removing the traditions that make the parks fun and unique!!

Allan
Allan
1 year ago
Reply to  Patty

The Camels weren’t there for the park’s first 25 year and were a recycling of a float element from the 90s Aladdin parade. Search Aladdin parade at MGM on YouTube since I can’t seem to link footage.
Reminds me of ‘the hat’ at DHS which was put up for a Fantasia anniversary and stuck for years.

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