Visitors to London’s Leicester Square this morning were met with the mysterious site of Aladdin’s lamp standing there before them. Mega-star Will Smith, the voice of the Genie in Disney’s new live action film Aladdin, was secretly hidden behind the lamp and watched the crowds from a camera feed. As visitors approached the lamp, he spoke to them, his voice booming out through a hidden microphone. At an appointed time, children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation arrived to have their photo taken with the lamp. To the amazement and delight of the crowd, Will Smith suddenly appeared for a meet and greet – and to tell the children that they were going to Disneyland Paris.
The stunt created a great buzz on social media, as well as making the wishes of some very special children come true.