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Mad Tea Party, Anaheim

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Mad Tea Party is a spinning tea cup ride at five of the six Disneyland-style theme parks around the world. The ride theme is inspired by the Unbirthday Party scene in Walt Disney's Alice In Wonderland. The ride has gained infamy over the years for the number of guests who get motion sickness as a result of the spinning component to the ride.The attraction is called Mad Tea Party at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom. It is known as Alice's Tea Party at Tokyo Disneyland, Mad Hatter's Tea Cups at Disneyland Paris, and Mad Hatter Tea Cups at Hong Kong Disneyland.All five versions of the attraction are located in Fantasyland, and all except the Tokyo version were opening-day attractions at their respective parks. The Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland versions do not have a big teapot in the center of the ride platform.Like Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Disneyland and its Hong Kong counterpart have a replica of one of the teacups located outside of the attraction to be used by guests for better photo opportunities.Attraction facts Ride system: Three small turntables, which rotate clockwise, each holding six teacups, within one large turntable, rotating counter-clockwise Theming: The Dormouse can be seen popping his head out of a large teapot in the middle of the large turntable. This occurs only at Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland, as the other parks do not feature a central teapot; Hong Kong Disneyland and the March Hare Refreshments at Disneyland Paris feature their own teapots apart from the ride. Restrictions: The original attraction at Disneyland is unable to run in the rain because once the turntables are saturated with a moderate amount of water, they slip and can no longer spin. The other versions of this attraction at Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland are covered to prevent such situations, as well as to protect riders from extreme heat and sun. Unlike its Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland counterparts, the Disneyland Paris version has a petal-shaped glass roof.
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  • I have some vertigo issues, so I dreaded getting on this with my kids who wanted to spin fast until someone puked. It is true that the tea cups do not spin as fast as they used to, because I did get....  more
    I have some vertigo issues, so I dreaded getting on this with my kids who wanted to spin fast until someone puked. It is true that the tea cups do not spin as fast as they used to, because I did get....  more »
  • We've read that the orange diamond tea cup spins the fastest so we tried it. Unfortunately, once we started spinning, one of us started feeling sick so we had to stop spinning it. We never got to... 
    We've read that the orange diamond tea cup spins the fastest so we tried it. Unfortunately, once we started spinning, one of us started feeling sick so we had to stop spinning it. We never got to...  more »
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  • This is definitely a classic! This is one of the rides you remember. Kids will love this ride, and even adults will enjoy this colorful, spinning ride! If you go to Disneyland, you have to go here!!
  • Kids love very safe.

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