I always thought it was referencing beauty and the beast. Cause the same things happen in beauty and the beast. In Aladdin it's not a spell. It's just a genie with magic. In beauty and the beast it's actually a spell on the castle.
so sad, but true. "Odette" from Swan Princess, "Kayley" from Quest for Camelot, "Anya" from Anastasia, and "Eilonwy" from Black Cauldron. <<<the Swan princess was made by a Disney director so I count it was Disney