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.
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.
For both both parks, 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.
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. The Cast Member will open up the side of the tea cup to make getting in and out easier.
At Walt Disney World, the Cast Member attached a transfer bench so I could transfer from my wheelchair, to the bench, and then into the tea cup. I don’t know if the bench is new since we didn’t use it on our trip to Disneyland however the website says it is available so make sure to ask.
The transfer bench and the accessible tea cup make the Mad Tea Party an attraction we love to visit. The transfer process is really easy and allows me to continue to enjoy of of my all time favorite attractions.