The Very Merry UnBirthday Party Comes to a Halt at Walt Disney World

When it comes to Walt Disney World, the most quintessential rides lie in wait at Magic Kingdom.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

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These are the classic Disney attractions, the ones that everyone thinks of when they think of the theme park. The list includes Dumbo the Flying Elephant, the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, “it’s a small world,” Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and of course, the Mad Tea Party.

Mad Tea Party

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Mad Tea Party, more colloquially known as ‘the teacups,’ is one of Walt Disney World Resort’s most iconic attractions. Inspired by the 1955 film Alice In Wonderland (based on Lewis Carroll’s stories), this attraction takes Guests and invites them to a seat at the Mad Hatter’s unpredictable table.

Whether Guests want to spin wildly or enjoy a gentle turning, these teacup ride vehicles can do it all. The Mad Tea Party is a popular choice among Guests of all ages, and it’s easily a fan favorite.

However, it seems that the Very Merry UnBirthday Party may be canceled for now.

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According to the official Walt Disney World app (or the My Disney Experience app), Magic Kingdom’s Mad Tea Party is temporarily closed.

It’s important to note that Magic Kingdom’s Mad Tea Party opened in 1971, making it one of the Disney Park’s opening day attractions. After over 50 years of steady operation, typical wear and tear can occur, leading to slight mishaps such as this one.

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Although the Mad Tea Party is closed at the time of this article’s publication, we have no doubt that it’ll be up and running soon, and there’s nothing to worry about.

After all, there are 364 days in a year to celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.