Tea Cups

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Tea Cups


Name Tea Cups
Category Family Ride
Type Spinning
Park Area Boulevard
First Year 1976
Riders 24 (6 cups X 4)
Dispatch Rate 4:00
Ride Duration 2:00
About the Ride Info Box

Tea Cups is a spinning ride located in the Boulevard. It opened in 1976.

For the 2018 season, it received a colorful new sign.



Disneyland in California and The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida both have tea cup themed spinning rides called "Mad Hatter's Tea Party." The Adventureland version is a different type of ride, where the cups interchange locations on multiple platforms, while the Disney versions just rotate.



  • Sign: Tea Cups
  • Guide Map: Tea Cups
  • In-Park Map Signs: TEA CUPS
  • Website: Teacups

I think the webmaster's keyboard has a sticky space bar sometime. Still, teacups appears to be a real word, so maybe the other three need to be changed instead.

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