Mad Tea Party

Opened: October 1, 1971.


Fantasyland in between Tomorrowland Indy Speedway in Tomorrowland and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in Fantasyland.

Extra Magic Hours: Morning, Evening.

Ride Length: 90 seconds.

Type: Spinning tea cup.

Similar To: Unique.

Requirements: None.

Scary Factor: Low. The ride isn’t scary, but it’s liable to make people prone to motion sickness extremely uncomfortable. Even people that don’t normally have problems with motion may be slightly uncomfortable, especially if you choose to spin your individual tea cup. Skip the Tea Party if you have serious motion sickness issues and make sure everyone riding in the same cup is on the same page as far as spinning the individual cup.

What to Expect: The queue for Mad Tea Party is mostly covered, but it’s still  hot in the summer months because it doesn’t block the sun out from the sides.


Once you make it to the front of the line you will be placed in an oversized tea cup that seats 2-4 people, depending on the size of the individuals. The cups spin mildly no matter what, but there is a turntable in the middle of the ride that can be turned to spin the individual tea cup even faster.

There isn’t much more to it than that.

Where to Sit: It doesn’t matter which Tea Cup you choose. Have the heavier guests sit on one side to spin faster.

FastPass+: Yes, lowest possible priority. Availability is very good and most days, using FP+ here will only save about ten minutes.

What You Miss Using FastPass+: Just the wait.

Total Average Experience Time with FastPass+: 10 minutes.

4th FastPass+ Availability:

Expect to Wait:

When To Go: Around 11am or in the last few hours of operation is usually best. Despite loading slowly, Mad Tea Party sees what is usually one of the lowest waits in the park.

Rating: 5/10.

Commentary: While iconic, Mad Tea Party is more of a Disney-themed carnival ride than anything. Visit with plenty of time at Magic Kingdom or for some fun pictures that everyone will recognize.


  1. S says

    Don’t go full speed for the entire ride. It’s fun at the time, but you’ll feel like you’re dying as soon as the spinning stops. Learned that the hard way.

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