Interactive, 1955 Original Ride
Pour yourself into a giant pastel teacup and rotate madly amid a menagerie of color and sound. Celebrate your “un-birthday” in Wonderland as you glide 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 begins, the cups swirl atop 3 separate 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. Featuring the same resplendent floral colors, wacky architectural flourishes and objects of disproportionate size as seen in the movie, this timeless attraction places you in the middle of all the kooky mayhem.
Today, some incarnation of the attraction exists at every Disney park destination around the world.
A wheel in the center of the teacup 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.