2. There was not enough money in the budget to to open the ride right away. An "upside-down" room was removed, and the tea party scene was relocated to the end of the ride.3. The amount of space allotted to the making of this right wasn’t enough so they had to expand and build elsewhere.
2. There was a young man who unfortunately was a paraplegic. He somehow lost his balance and admitted to fooling around. He overcompensated with his upper body when trying to steady himself and pulled himself up and over the lip of his teacup. He ended up with a few bumps and scrapes but on the whole was not injured. He said that Disney was not at fault at all.
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Alice in Wonderland and the Disney Theme Parks<br />By: Laureen Toiba<br />
Alice in Disneyland<br />Land in the harebrained world of the White Rabbit. Rideaboard your own over-sized caterpillar and visit friends like Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Queen of Hearts. <br /><ul><li>Take on the role of Alice in Wonderland
Experience scenes from the timeless animated classic
Anger the Queen of Hearts by interrupting her croquet game
Be the Guest of Honor at a hilarious Unbirthday Party</li></ul>-Disneyland.disney.go.com<br />
Fun Facts<br />Disneyland’s Alice in Wonderland is a 3 minute and 40 second long ride.<br />It was built in 1958, four years after the park opened, and redone in 1983 as part of the “New Fantasyland Project.<br />At the beginning of the ride the caterpillar goes up hill, and comes down a hill at the end -- the Alice in Wonderland attraction is built on the second floor of the ride building that houses Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.<br />
Take the Ride!<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eufa1DD3RCE<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfU0RG177pE<br />
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party<br />Take a giant tea cup out for a spin! Pour yourself into one of 18 colorful oversized tea cups and feel like you've entered Wonderland for a colorful, musical party ride that is sure to send you spinning. <br />Enjoy wide, gradual turns as you glide along or go on a wild, dizzying madcap adventure that spins you frantically round and round in circles. Each tea cup ride vehicle has a wheel in the center that lets you control how fast your cup spins. The faster you turn the wheel, the faster you spin!<br />This wonderfully wacky tea party is right out of The Mad Hatter and the March Hare's "Unbirthday" party from Disney's Alice in Wonderland. It will have you dizzy with laughter!<br />-Disneyworld.disney.go.com<br />
Fun Facts<br />The attraction is called Mad Tea Party at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom. It is known as Alice's Tea Party at Tokyo Disneyland, Mad Hatter's Tea Cups at Disneyland Paris, and Mad Hatter Tea Cups at Hong Kong Disneyland.<br />The tea cups in Disneyland no longer spin due to an accident with a paraplegic male.<br />Watch for the Dormouse, who periodically pops out of the teapot in the center of the platform.<br />