Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and director Guy Ritchi, Aladdin, Aladdin cast Jordan, red carpet

The two-word phrase "magic carpet" has a special place in the hearts of Disney enthusiasts, specifically Aladdin fans. That's probably why the stars of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin have ventured out on a Magic Carpet World Tour in anticipation of the film's release.

The countdown to Disney's live-action adaptation of Aladdin has officially begun, and Jordan is getting a taste of it all. This week, the stars of the upcoming film including Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and director Guy Ritchie landed in Jordan as part of the world tour. Why Jordan? Well, in case you didn't know, parts of the film were shot in the magical Wadi Rum and the city of Aqaba.

A VIP screening of the film, under Royal Patronage and hosted by Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, took place at Abdali Mall Prime Cinema. The stars also participated in a press conference organized by Jordan's Royal Film Commission.


"See Jordan like you've never seen it before"

Jordan is the fourth stop of the Magic Carpet World Tour after Paris, London, and Berlin. 

"Jordan did not only provide the amazing landscape needed for such a beautiful story, but also all the support needed to make it a success," said Princess Rym Ali, managing director by interim of the Royal Film Commission in Jordan, in a statement.

The live-action remake is set to be released in Jordan on May 23. Theaters in the United States will screen the film starting May 24.

The stars looked dazzling among the ancient ruins


Will Smith is the king of poses


According to the official press release, the film industry has created close to 95,000 jobs in Jordan. Films such as The Martian, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Star Wars: Rogue One were all shot in Jordan.