Mad T Party

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This article is about the nighttime event at Disney California Adventure. For the spinning tea cup ride, see Mad Tea Party.
Mad T Party
Mad T Party logo.svg
Mad T Party.jpg
Disney California Adventure
Area Hollywood Land
Status Closed
Opening date June 15, 2012 (2012-06-15)(Original) May 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
Closing date November 30, 2014 (2014-11-30)(Original)
March 30, 2016
Replaced ElecTRONica
Replaced by Disney California Food and Wine Festival
General statistics
Attraction type Nighttime event
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Theme Alice in Wonderland
Music Trance, new wave, dance-pop

Mad T Party was a nighttime event at Disney California Adventure, at 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.[1] The event, which succeeded ElecTRONica, is inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.[2] Mad T Party closed on November 30, 2014.[3] On December 5, 2014 it was announced that its temporary replacement would be "Freeze the Night! A Family Dance Party", inspired by Disney's 2013 animated film Frozen. "Freeze the Night!" ran through May 15, 2015.[4] On February 13, it was announced that Mad T Party would return on May 22 as part of the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration [5]

On February 15, 2016, it was announced that Mad T Party's final night of performance would be March 30, 2016.[6]

DJs[edit]

Alice performs on the main stage.

There were six resident Djs: DJ Adam Auburn, VIND3R formerly DJ Michael Paul, DJ Jason Jass, DJ Missy B, DJ David Bullock, and DJ Wendy Walker.

Mad T Party Band[edit]

The Mad T Party band included two lead vocalists: an "Alice" and a "Mad Hatter". Both the Alice and the Mad Hatter roles were rotated through a roster of performers, which changed every night.

Music and Atmosphere[edit]

The music played at the Mad T Party was mainly dance music. Various types of music were played such as electro house, progressive house, and EDM. Guests of all ages were encouraged to dance at this event.

Features[edit]

Located in between the Muppet*Vision 3D theatre and Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, Mad T Party contained numerous activities.[7]

House of Cards

House of Cards[edit]

The House of Cards was where the event's other acts are found. Performers included the Hottest Deck in Town who are professional dancers and an aerial act by The Dueling Queens. The stage's overhead structure was designed to look like its namesake — an LED-lit house of cards.[8]

In keeping with the eclectic setting of the film, music by contemporary artists such as Bruno Mars, The Beatles, Maroon 5, Prince, No Doubt and Lady Gaga were played.[9]

Drink Me[edit]

Drink Me was a cocktail club that offered alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with names that are appropriate to the Alice in Wonderland theme, e.g., the Croquette Tini (which the staff described as a Cosmo), the Mad Hat-ito and the Mad Long Island Iced T.[7][10]

Mad Arcade[edit]

Similar to Flynn's Arcade at ElecTRONica, the Mad Arcade hosted interactive games based on characters from the film. There were games such as "Whack-A-Hat" and "Bandersnatch Ball"[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trowbridge, Robin. "It’s Almost ‘T’ Time at Disney California Adventure Park!". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Glover, Erin. "Fall Into the Rabbit Hole at Mad T Party – Coming to Disney California Adventure Park". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  3. ^ http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/11/mad-t-party-steps-out-of-disney-california-adventure-park-and-back-through-the-looking-glass-november-30/
  4. ^ Slater, Shawn (December 5, 2014). "New ‘Frozen Fun’ Opens at Disneyland Resort January 7". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/02/mad-t-party-returns-to-disney-california-adventure-park-as-part-of-disneyland-resort-diamond-celebration-beginning-may-22/
  6. ^ Slater, Shawn (February 15, 2016). "Last Serving of Mad T Party Set for March 30 at Disney California Adventure Park". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Buck, Fielding (29 May 2012). "DISNEYLAND: California Adventure previews Mad T Party". The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Trowbridge, Robin. "The Mad T Party Has Built an Amazing House of Cards!". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Trowbridge, Robin. "Sharing the Splendiful Sounds of the Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure Park". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  10. ^ MacDonald, Brady (27 May 2012). "Review: Mad T Party keeps rocking at Disney California Adventure". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  11. ^ Trowbridge, Robin. "Classic Arcade-Style Games Get a ‘Mad’ Twist at Disney California Adventure Park". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved 29 June 2012.