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Mad Tea Party

Mad Tea Party is one of the original Magic Kingdom attractions, and is inspired by the 1951 animated feature Alice in Wonderland. 18 giant teacups rotate on moving platforms as guests try to increase the spin by turning a centeral wheel. Unlike the Disneyland version of this ride, it is almost completely protected from the elements and remains open during bad weather. At the center of the attraction is a giant teapot, from which the Dormouse appears during each ride to take in the action.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: At the far right side of Fantasyland, near the entrance to Mickey's Toontown Fair.
  • Date Opened: October 1, 1971
  • # of Ride Units: 16 teacups
  • Ride Capacity: 4 adults per teacup
  • Restraint Method: None
  • Ticket Rating: C Ticket
  • Ride Photo: No
 
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Open/Close: Opens and closes with the park. One of the rides available during Extra Magic Hours when on-property resort guests can enter the park an hour early.
  • Wait Times: While relatively high capacity, and short in duration, Mad Tea Party is notoriously slow to load and unload.
  • Length of Ride: 90 seconds
  • FastPass: No
  • Single Rider: No
  • Queue Description: The queue wraps around the attraction and has no particular theming.
Access Information - Hide Section
  • Health Restriction: Even without rider assistance, the ride does involve spinning, so people with balance or nausea problems may want to avoid. When the rider's spin very fast, the odds of motion sickness and dizziness increase, as do g-forces.
  • Ride Access: The queue is wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchair Transfer: It will be necessary to transfer for any wheelchair or ECV into one of the tea cup ride units. Doing so requires being able to stand and take a small step up into the teacup. Riders should be able to sit upright.
  • Service Animals: No
  • Audio: Music plays during the ride.
  • Weight and Size Issues: None
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction: None
  • Child Swap: Yes
  • Other Issues:
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: Mad Tea Party has been at this location since the park opened in 1971.
  • The Attraction's History: The ride remains essentially unchanged since it opened.
  • Other Trivia:
    • An odd number: The 10/6 tag on the Mat Hatter's hat is not an impossible size, but rather the price: 10 shillings, sixpence.


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