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The Grounds x 'Aladdin'

Wander through vibrant market stalls, eat cake on ottomans and rub a magic gold lamp at The Grounds of 'Agrabah'.
By Samantha Teague
May 03, 2019
By Samantha Teague
May 03, 2019

First, Alexandria's sprawling all-day eatery (you know the one) was transformed into a sprawling wonderland of snow, sweets and flowers for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Then, it was filled with cherry blossoms, London lamps and kites for Mary Poppins Returns. Now, coinciding with the launch of Disney's live-action Aladdin, it's become The Grounds of 'Agrabah'.

The setting — which is already gorgeous with or without Disney activations — is playing host to an otherworldly oasis, made up of a series of realms referencing those in the film. Inside the gold-filled Cave of Wonders, you'll find a magic lamp; at 10am, 12pm and 2pm everyday, the Genie will appear to grant you 'three wishes'. While we don't know exactly what that'll entail, we're hoping for free cake and cocktails (or, maybe, an endless Tim Tam packet).

Continue walking and you'll enter the Palace Courtyard, Princess Jasmine's home, where you'll be able to relax on ottomans and cushions under palm trees. Hopefully, someone may even be on-hand to feed you grapes. Further still is the Market Place, channeling the souqs and bazaars of northern Africa and western Asia. Here, you'll find plenty of The Grounds' sweets and snacks, of course.

For something more substantial, head across to the cafe for slice of the limited edition I Wish For More... Cake: a pistachio sponge layered with chocolate and orange blossom. Aladdin-themed cocktails will also be on offer at the Potting Shed and Garden Bar, including a a hibiscus and rosehip iced tea served in a giant magic lamp (you can, in theory, share this between two people) and a colour-changing guava and jasmine butterfly pea slushy.

The Grounds x Disney's Aladdin will be open from 7am–9pm daily. 

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