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Mad Hatter's Tea Cups

Don't be late, this is a very important date!

In celebration of another happy unbirthday, the merry Mad Hatter cordially invites you to one of his infamous tea parties...

With eccentric decorations, zippy music and colourful, spinning tea cups spiralling around and around the garden, this is one party invite you simply must accept!

Spin through a mad unbirthday party with the Mad Hatter in Wonderland.

  • Opening Date

    12th April 1992

  • Attraction Type


  • Duration

    2 minutes

  • Capacity

    Up to 4 party guests per tea cup, 18 tea cups

  • Suitablility
    • Children 3-7
    • Children 8-12
    • Young Adults
    • Adults
    • Seniors


  • The Paris version of Disneyland's classic Mad Tea Party is the only version to feature the stunning petal-shaped glass roof and extravagant surrounding gardens.
  • This was one of the opening day attractions at Disneyland in California on 17th July 1955. Known as the Mad Tea Party, it was moved and redesigned slightly as part of the New Fantasyland project in 1983. Unlike the later Florida, Tokyo and Hong Kong versions, the original features no shelter from the rain and so becomes unable to operate in inclement weather.
  • The concept for the Mad Hatter's Tea Cups was originally much more outrageous, with early 1950s plans calling for the Mad Hatter's dinner table to be featured in the centre of the ride and various lanterns and decorations all around. With later versions of the attraction, some of these ideas were finally incorporated, such as the colourful Japanese garden lanterns seen here.

These truly mad Tea Cups measure no less than 1.8 metres in diameter!


  • The best time to ride is during Extra Magic Hours or just after, when the park first opens its gates.
  • Alternatively, ride after nightfall if possible for an even wilder spin as the Japanese lanterns illuminate and the lights of Fantasyland spiral around your tea cup!


  • May not be suitable for sufferers of motion sickness or dizziness.
  • Due to the centrifugal force caused by the rotation of the teacups, this attraction is not suitable for those who may find it difficult to hold themselves upright.
  • Transfer required. Must be accompanied in order to assist in transfer to the ride vehicles, which have limited legroom and access only via a small opening.