Watch Aladdin's Magic Carpet In Real Life

It's a rug that moves, but it's not quite what you think.

Kevin Gordon Carpet

Before Harry Potter showed up with his brooms, the coolest flying object in the fantasy world was Aladdin's magic carpet.

Bringing back the gliding rug is Australian rugby player Kevin Gordon, who apparently is a great big fan of the Disney movie. In a YouTube video uploaded last month, the muscular Gordon can be seen lying prostrate on a carpet which is sliding down the street pretty much like it did in the movies – although it isn't airborne.

This real-life contraption of Aladdin's primary transport is basically just a regular rug on top of a skateboard that is just scooting downhill. Yeah, so this flying carpet too may not be real, but the video's background song and Gordon's acting make it a fun watch.