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Disneyland Tea Cups ride is located in the Disneyland Resorts theme park, Disneyland


Tea Cups Video Shows the Classic California Fun Ride


Have you ever ridden a teacup such as those seen in the photo above? By putting your hands on the wheel and pushing or pulling, the cup spins faster. This fantastical ride, also known as Mad Hatter Teacups, was first introduced to the public in 1955 in the original Disneyland park in Anaheim. The tea cups come in many pastel colors such as peach with orange trim, turquoise, pale yellow, lavender and powder blue. Each cup is set in a saucer that guests step onto, climbing in the cup through a door that swings open. Up to three adults and two children can squeeze into a tea cup (the comfortable amount is three to four people). Once seated on a bench-style seat that wraps around in a circle with the centerpiece flat table guests can grab onto, you pull together in one direction to get the tea cup spinning even more than the ride, itself offers with its pre-programmed spin.


Some guests really work the wheel so that they spin at a dizzying pace. Such fun is completely optional and most riders with children let the ride do the work, turning and twisting in a fun manner without too much action.


The tea cup ride is set to approx. two minutes, which is just the right amount of time to enjoy it without getting bored. In the amusement business, there's a fine art to maximizing an experience and Disneyland, the top theme park in California and Disneyland theme parks globally are the world's largest theme park entity. They've had years to refine the experience for guests and have it down to a science, as you'll discover when delightfully climbing aboard a tea cup, minus the tea. Enjoy this video and watch more great Disneyland Resort Theme Park videos


A catchy tune called, a Very, Merry Unbirthday plays as you spin in colorful self-contained units shaped like teacups that hold up to 4 guests, each.


A very merry unbirthday
To me
To who?
To me
Oh, you

A very merry unbirthday
To you
Who, me?
To you
Oh, me

Let's all congratulate us with another cup of tea
A very merry unbirthday to you

Now statistics prove
Prove that you've one birthday
Imagine just one birthday every year
Ah, but there are 364 unbirthdays
Precisely why we're gathered here to cheer

A very merry unbirthday
To me?
To you
A very merry unbirthday
For me?
For you
Now blow the candle out, my dear
And make your wish come true
A very merry unbirthday to you


In this un-birthday, the Mad Hatter hosts a tea party in an outdoor garden filled with bright colors and a Japanese lanterns. Situated between the Storybook boat ride and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride in Fantasyland, this spinning ride only lasts a couple minutes but is filled with joy as the bright, happy music is generously pumped through loudspeakers to the giggling, spinning audience.


Fantasyland is one of the most beloved, fun themed areas of Disneyland as it sits next to the park centerpiece where stunning fireworks are launched at night, Sleeping Beauty Castle.  Dumbo the Elephant ride, It's a Small World ride and other favorites are nearby.  For families with children or adults who seek low-action with less jostling around, this is where you'll want to go.


Connecting to Fantasyland via It's a Small World ride is Mickey's ToonTown, a place where small children can play, ride several kiddie rides, and families can dine on simple foods such as hot dogs.