Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Aladdin and his Magic Lamp - Weathervane Wednesday

 Today's weathervanes were photographed at Disneyland, Paris, France.

In Disneyland Paris, next to the Sleeping beauty castle, and above the entrance to Adventureland there are many weathervanes that tell the story of "Aladdin and his Magic Lamp".  We had to walk around this version of the storybook Arabic town to capture all of them as they spun in the wind.  We found six weathervanes- Aladdin on the magic carpet, a horse, a musician standing on a sword, a Phoenix, a camel over a crescent moon, and the genie emerging from the magical lamp.  Did we miss one?

All these weathervanes were two dimensional, with no cardinal points. The were all installed over various towers and domes above the twisting streets of Agrabah and it's marketplace. There was a passageway inside one building "Le Passage Enchante d'Aladdin", with whimsical dioramas behind windows that told the story from the Disney version of this tale.    

For the truly curious:

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To cite/link to this blog post: Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Aladdin and his Magic Lamp - Weathervane Wednesday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 31, 2023, ( accessed [access date]). 


  1. I've neve really had much yearning to go to Disneyland Paris, but now you are making me think a trip would be worthwhile! The camel on the moon is an interesting one.

    1. This is my second trip to Disneyland Paris, and I enjoyed it much more than Walt Disney World. It's smaller, more walkable (we could walk from our hotel to either of the two parks in five minutes), and less stress. No long lines or paying extra money for access or using an app to reserve rides. It's a more beautiful park, too, with gardens, labyrinths, and there is a dragon in the caves under the castle!