Magic Kingdom Park
Pour yourself into an oversized teacup and twirl quickly or slowly amid a menagerie of color and sound. Celebrate your “un-birthday” in Wonderland as you sail back and forth around a towering teapot beneath a windswept party of paper lanterns, as festive music fills the air.
The Tea Cups
Each teacup holds up to 5 Guests—there are 18 decorative cups in all. As the party gets underway, the cups swirl atop 3 turntables, which are mounted on one larger turntable. It’s a crazy contraption you’d half expect to find somewhere in Wonderland!
Mad Tea Party is inspired by the Mad Hatter’s party sequence in Walt Disney’s animated classic Alice in Wonderland. Modeled after the original 1955 Disneyland park attraction of the same name, Mad Tea Party features the same resplendent floral colors, wacky architectural flourishes and objects of disproportionate size as seen in the movie.
Today, some incarnation of the attraction exists at every Disney theme park around the world.
Each tea cup includes a wheel in the center that lets you control the direction and speed of your spin. If you decide you want a wild ride, simply turn the wheel fast and hold on. If you want a gentler ride, you may opt to not turn the wheel at all.
Please be aware that although you can control the spinning, your teacup automatically tosses and turns on the platform deck.