Mad T Party
|Mad T Party|
|Attraction type||Nighttime event|
|Designer||Walt Disney Imagineering|
|Theme||Alice in Wonderland|
|Music||Trance, new wave, dance-pop|
Mad T Party is a nighttime event at Disney California Adventure, part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Anchored in the Hollywood Studios subsection of the Hollywood Land section of the park, Mad T Party premiered on June 15, 2012, the same day the park was re-dedicated. The event, which succeeded ElecTRONica, is inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. On November 17, 2014, it was announced that Mad T Party will close permanently on November 30, 2014.
Mad T Party Band
The Mad T Party band includes two lead vocalists: an "Alice" and a "Mad Hatter". Both the Alice and the Mad Hatter roles are rotated through a talented roster of performers, which changes every night. The seven talented singers who portray Alice are Ashley Morgan, Dani Kerry, Jamie Carganilla, Jenny Kidd, Sheena Loza, Stephanie Renee Wall, and Jennifer Blackwell. The Mad Hatter roles are filled in by Drew Tablak, John Flanagan, Josh Disan, and Nathan Shrake. Previous "Mad Hatters" include Evan Saucedo, Rudy Cardenas and a fill-in is Dan Franklin. There is also a "Dormouse" on guitar portrayed by Johnny Gomez, Dan Franklin, and Todd McCool. A "March Hare" on bass played by Mike Hill, George Castells, Nick Schaadt, and Francesco DiCosmo. The "Caterpillar" is on the keyboard and the "Cheshire Cat" on the drums.
Music and Atmosphere
The music played at the Mad T Party is mainly dance music. Various types of music are played such as electro house, progressive house, and EDM. Guests of all ages are encouraged to dance at this event.
House of Cards
The House of Cards is where the event's performers are found. Performers include the Hottest Deck in Town who are professional dancers and an aerial act by The Dueling Queens. The stage's overhead structure is designed to look like its namesake — an LED-lit house of cards.
Drink Me is a cocktail club that offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with names that are appropriate to the Alice in Wonderland theme, e.g., the Croquette Tini (which the staff describes as a Cosmo), the Mad Hat-ito and the Mad Long Island Iced T.
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