Description And Comments
Well done in the Disney style, but still just an amusement-park ride. Alice in Wonderland's Mad Hatter provides the theme and patrons whirl around feverishly in big teacups. A rendition of this ride, sans Disney characters, can be found at every local carnival and fair.
- Open for Early Entry.
This ride, aside from not being particularly special, loads slowly. Skip it on a busy schedule if the kids will let you. Ride in the morning of your second day if your schedule is more relaxed. Even during the busiest times of year, the wait will be less than 20 minutes.
A warning for parents who have not given this ride much thought: teenagers like nothing better than to lure an adult onto the teacups and then turn the wheel in the middle (which makes the cup spin faster) until the adults are plastered against the side of the cup and are on the verge of throwing up. Unless your life's ambition is to be the test subject in a human centrifuge, do not even consider getting on this ride with anyone younger than 21 years of age.
Note: Rain stops Mad Tea Party flat, and it can often be down for a few hours after a good pour.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Mad Tea Party when you visit on a day with a given Disneyland Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Mad Tea Party Wait Times.
You can make the teacups spin faster by turning the wheel in the center of the cup; fun but not worth the wait.
Other Attractions in Fantasyland
- Alice in Wonderland
- Casey Jr. Circus Train
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- it's a small world
- King Arthur Carrousel
- Matterhorn Bobsleds
- Mickey and the Magical Map
- Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
- Peter Pan's Flight
- Pinocchio's Daring Journey
- Pixie Hollow
- Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough
- Snow White's Scary Adventures
- Storybook Land Canal Boats
- The Royal Hall
Touring Plans with Mad Tea Party
- Disneyland Dumbo-or-Die-in-a-Day Plan
- Disneyland Two-Day Plan for Adults with Children - Day 2
- Adult Plan-One Afternoon and One Full Day - Full Day 2
- One-Day Plan for Parents with Small Children
|Wait per 100 people ahead||8 minutes|
When to go
Before 11:00 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
|Opening Date||July 17, 1955|
|Scope and scale||Minor Attraction|
|Closures / Refurbishments|
Let us know.