Accessible Attractions | Mad Tea Party

Accessible Attractions | Mad Tea Party - Rolling with the Magic

Who’s ready for a spin in a tea cup? The Mad Tea Party at the Magic Kingdom has always been one of my favorite attractions. I love Alice in Wonderland and there is just something fun about spinning around in a giant tea cup and giggling like a kid.

Mad Tea Party

My sister and I used to spin it as fast as we could while my Mom begged us to please slow it down. Now that I’m older I feel her pain and don’t spin it near as fast (sorry Mom!) but it is still and attraction I love. Since the attraction is so similar at Walt Disney World and Disneyland I’m going to cover both in this post.

Walt Disney World


The Basics

Location: Fantasyland
Height Requirement: Guests can be any height
Accessibility: Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
FastPass+: Available
Who Should Ride: Fans of Alice in Wonderland and don’t mind spinning in a circle.


Wheelchair users will enter the attraction through the exit. Just make sure to see the Cast Member at the entrance of the queue before heading over there. Just keep in mind that if the wait time is longer than 10 minutes you may be issued a time to return to the attraction. Once you get to the exit a Cast Member will let you and your party into the attraction and direct you to your tea cup.

Accessible Attractions | Mad Tea Party - Rolling with the Magic

If you are able to stand and step into a tea cup than you can choose any that are available. If you are like me and need help transferring, there is one tea cup available that makes the process really easy.

Accessible Attractions | Mad Tea Party - Rolling with the Magic

A Cast Member will open up the side of the tea cup, which makes the opening wider, to make getting in and out easier. Next they will attach a transfer bench so you can transfer from your wheelchair, to the bench, and then into the tea cup.

Disneyland


The Basics

Location: Fantasyland
Height Requirement: Guests can be any height
Accessibility: Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
FastPass: Not Available
Who Should Ride: Fans of Alice in Wonderland and don’t mind spinning in a circle. This one is the 1955 original ride so even if you have been on the one at WDW you need to visit.


Accessible Attractions | Mad Tea Party - Rolling with the Magic

Just like the Magic Kingdom, you enter the attraction through the exit. You’ll see the sign above. Just make sure to alert a Cast Member. There is also an accessible tea cup and transfer bench for you to use. Just make sure the Cast Member knows that you’ll need them.

Accessible Attractions | Mad Tea Party - Rolling with the Magic

The transfer bench and the accessible tea cup make the Mad Tea Party an attraction we love to visit. The transfer process is easier since the tea cup and transfer bench are the same height. It allows me to continue to enjoy of of my all time favorite attractions.

We would love to hear about your experience.  What tips do you have? You can find more of our accessible attraction reviews here.

Accessible Disney Attractions - Mad Tea Party

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7 responses to “Accessible Attractions | Mad Tea Party”

  1. […] to capture your rocket toy vehicle with “The Claw.” My guess is this will be similar to the Mad Tea Party with an access door and maybe a transfer […]

  2. Fran Munyon says:

    Hi Melissa,
    Thank you so much for sharing your trips to wwd! We are planning our first trip to wwd since my husband began using an ECV. He can take just a couple steps unaided by a cane. With a cane maybe 20 steps. I could use all the help you can offer with navigating the parks so we are prepared for the process beforehand. Thank you!

  3. is there a spinner (center disk controller) in the accessible car of this ride?

  4. […] Ride Vehicle: There is an accessible tea cup. The side opens up making easier to get in and out. I don’t have a photo of the one at Disneyland but you can see a photo in the post covering the Mad Tea Party at the Magic Kingdom. […]

  5. HeidiPortzlineStrawser says:

    I love how Disney makes everything accessible!  I’ve visited with other wheelchair bound friends and Disney never makes them feel “different” – I just love that!  Thanks for sharing your experience with the teacups.

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