VIDEO - New lighting effects at the Mad Tea Party

Aug 23, 2018 in "Mad Tea Party"

Posted: Thursday August 23, 2018 12:04pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Magic Kingdom's classic Mad Tea Party ride in Fantasyland debuted a new lighting package for this year's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Using overhead mounted articulated lighting fixtures, the ride gets a much more dynamic ride experience after dark on Halloween Party nights. Disney has so far said that the lighting will only be available on Party nights, but the lighting appears to be installed permanently, complete with color matched light fixtures to the roof structure. So it seems likely that at some point is may become a regular nighttime feature.

Here is a look at the lighting in action.

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"El Gran Magnifico"Dec 24, 2018

Well....I booked CSR for pre-Labor Day week (wanted to check out the tower)......and really bad eggs - Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho ......Now, bring on '19. 2018 - Late September (AP Discount) 09/28 MNSSHP PASS AD 2 x 89.46 = 178.92 09/28 MNSSHP PASS CH 2 x 84.14 = 168.28 ---------------------------------------------------------- Taxes: $ 21.20 Total: $ 347.20 Same week the year prior was about $10 lower per person.

yensid67Dec 24, 2018

Does anyone have the prices of the MNSSHP 2018, 2017 and 2016 Please post of PM me! I am trying to have a BALL PARK price for 2019! Looks like the prices go up $5 each year!?

ToTBellHopOct 30, 2018

First night, these two, one more I can remember. Some sell out close to party-open and that announcement doesn’t appear here.

Animaniac93-98Oct 30, 2018

How many nights sold out this year?

wdwmagicOct 30, 2018

yep most likely!

MisterPenguinOct 29, 2018

... by everyone trying to buy tickets for Halloween and finding out that was already fully booked. ;)

wdwmagicOct 29, 2018

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party sold out for October 30

HoraceHorizonsOct 22, 2018

You know, the real reason that I keep going, and I imagine this is why it hasnt been updated much, is that Im gonna be there during the Party, and it's Halloween / Christmas so people, I think, naturally want to do something special for a holiday so DISNEY gets away with it in that sorta spirited anticipation people have over holidays. I think the Pirates thing is a cool idea for a + but I'm hearing it needs more from people. Im gonna check it out though. If they just made some sort of effort to even just decorate the treat trails cheaply, and throw some character viewings in there, it would go a long way IMO. I'm curious what anyone else thinks of that. I think it would be great if they had the characters give out the candy but dont advertise who is giving it out. So it's a surprise which Villain or character is giving out candy. They can even switch it up so the same location has multiple people by using the utilidors to move characters around. That with some minimal decorating and maybe some music in the trails, would be an awesome draw with minimal production costs. The first problem I can think of with this is that people would try to take photos, but they can just control the crowd flow into the actual space where the character opens a door or surprises you with something, and not allow photos.

GringrinngghostOct 19, 2018

Animaniac93-98Oct 19, 2018

He wasn't a fan of the overlays, but his opinion never stopped them from happening at WDW, DL or TDL.

MisterPenguinOct 19, 2018

That was dramatic embellishment. :) But the horse did slip sideways and fall and the horseman fell off.

brb1006Oct 19, 2018

Wait did the time the Horse was heard whinnying in pain due to a broken leg actually happen in the past?

MisterPenguinOct 19, 2018

Also it seems that the parade doesn't start until the horseman is all the way through. I guess they want to make sure that any horse droppings are completely cleaned up before the parade gets there. And in the tragic case of another horsefall, they don't want a parade having to go around a horse on the ground whinnying in pain over a broken leg.

wdwmagicOct 19, 2018

I heard the first Hocus Pocus on Oct 18 was aborted after about 5 minutes - anyone know what happened?