Mad Tea Party at Magic Kingdom

Mad Tea Party, commonly referred to as the Teacups Ride, is a classic spinning attraction at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. You’ll run straight into the teacups ride as you exit Tomorrowland and enter into Fantasyland.

It’s actually the first attraction you’ll encounter as you walk past the Tomorrowland Speedway. Disney’s Mad Tea Party offers the opportunity to spin in your very own teacup.

The below chart references details for Mad Tea Party.

Mad Tea PartyMagic Kingdom



Height Requirement:


Eligible for Disney Genie+


Ride Type:

Spinning Tea Cups

Seats Per Vehicle:

Two to Three

Rider Switch:


Good For:

Those who like to spin!

Scare Factor:


Must-Do List:

Medium Priority

Perfect For:

All Ages

Special Mention:

It might get a little dizzy!

Mad Tea Party at Magic Kingdom

Mad Tea Party is one of those attractions that guests will either love to ride or love to watch. I’ll be the first to admit that I love to ride in some instances and love to watch in others.

If my son and niece want to take a spin, I’m probably outside watching. They like to spin the interior steering wheel as fast as they can go, resulting in a true gettin’ dizzy experience.

As far as riding the teacups without using the interior spinner, the ride is fairly mild and easily doable for most.

Need to Know: Mad Tea Party is a Magic Kingdom ride that’s typically rather easy to experience. The attraction’s line wraps around one side of the exterior, and you should be able to see how many guests are ahead of you when you enter the line.

Best Time to Ride: This attraction can be ridden at most any point during the day. If there is a long line, you know that things have progressed in a downward spiral for the Magic Kingdom as a whole.

Personally, I enjoy riding the teacups in the evening when the attraction is a little more lit up. And during the Halloween Party, it’s been known to have a special effect layover similar to the picture toward the top of the page.

Here’s a look at Disney World’s version via YouTube: Complete Ride

Know Your Disney Rules When Riding With Children-Any child under the age of seven or younger must be accompanied by an adult fourteen years or older.

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