Mad Hatter's Tea Party
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|At A Glance
||Merry go round style fairground
attraction., very popular with younger children.
The Mad Hatter's Tea Party (Or Mad Tea Party) is a merry-go round
style ride along the lines of the "'Whip" in giant whirling
tea cups, each of which which can be made to spin faster or slower
by the guests in the individual cup.
The idea originates from the 1951 Disney animated film Alice
in Wonderland (in which the Mad Hatter hosts a tea party in
celebration of his Un-Birthday) and not directly from the original
book by Lewis Carroll.
Like the Dumbo ride, the Mad Tea Party only takes a small number
of people at a time, so whilst it's not in the same popularity
league as the likes of Disney's roller coaster rides, it can still
generate quite long queues, and is particularly popular with children
that are old enough to want to ride fairground dtyle attractions,
but who fall foul of the ride height restrictions for the more
"thrill" rides at The Magic Kingdom.
It's a ride that should probably be avoided by anyone that suffers
from any form of motion sickness though.