ElecTRONica to close in California Adventure

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Disney California Adventure will be unveiling their new Mad T Party, a nightly dance party, on June 15. Themed to Tim Burton’s, Alice in Wonderland, guests will be invited to step through the Rabbit Hole and enter a new world full of music, games, food, dancing and cocktails. Although no exact location has been confirmed, it is expected that the streets of the Hollywood Pictures Backlot will be taken over by two stages, a lounge and an interactive game area.
The Mad T Party will be replacing the current all-age nightclub and dance party, ElecTRONica, which is set to close April 15.After Disney had great success with Glow Fest, a nightly dance party that was created as a pastime for guests waiting to watch the hit water show, World of Color, Disney presented ElecTRONica to help promote the movie Tron: Legacy. In fall 2010 ElecTRONica, which was supposed to be a temporary attraction, became a hit and attracted thousands of guests. Disney is expecting the Mad T Party to bring great success as guests of all ages are anticipating the arrival of this party.
“I love anything Alice in Wonderland — from the Disney movie, to the book and Tim Burton’s version. I’ve loved it ever since I was a little girl, so being able to experience Wonderland and the mad tea party as a 22-year-old is beyond exciting for me!” said Alice in Wonderland enthusiast Cristina Capacchione.
Disney Park Blogs recently gave guests a preview of what they can expect to see at this mad party. Guests will enter through a surreal entrance through the “rabbit hole” as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum help prepare guests for a night full of fun in Wonderland.

Wonderland will offer entertainment from the Mad T Party band which features a Mad Hatter singer and host, a Cheshire Cat drummer, a Caterpillar on the keys, and a White Rabbit DJ. The band will be performing live on a vibrantly colored main stage throughout the whole night, but the party would not be complete without an appearance from Alice herself. She’ll have the spotlight all to herself as she makes appearances throughout the night.

Guest can grab a drink and relax their feet in the Mad T Party’s lounge, The House of Cards. The lounge will be decorated to have a royal red and purple nightclub setting, evocating the foul-tempered Queen of Hearts. Playing-card themed cocktails, as well as mock cocktails will be served, while dancers showcase choreographies and outfits on a small stage in the lounge. Dancers are expected to wear outfits decorated with hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades, to resemble a “lucky” deck of cards.

The Mad T Party is not only anticipated by Disney and Alice fans, but also by Disney Cast Members.

“I’m excited to see Disney’s interpretation of Tim Burton. The atmosphere should be amazing, so I’m excited for the whole experience,” said Disney cast member Ashley Walkup. “As a cast member I’m excited for the costumes we’ll have to wear for this attraction, I’ve heard rumors about the designs and they sound like fun! I really think that guest will enjoy the outrageous costuming and makeup that Tim Burton brings to the table, which Disney will definitely include in the production of the Mad T Party.”

The park will have a busy summer as the Mad T Party is also set to debut with brand new attractions, Cars Land and Buena Vista Street.

“I’m excited to see the park when it’s complete. As an annual passholder I’ve been able to see the progress of Cars Land and it’s amazing how quickly they’ve put things together. I’m looking forward to seeing Buena Vista Street because Disney does a great job creating different environments,” said Mirella Fuentes, a biology major and Disneyland passholder.

Disney California Adventure plans to be extremely busy this summer due to the opening of these attractions. Regardless of the crowds, a visit to Disneyland this summer will definitely leave with new memories and stories. Be sure to join in on the “MADness”.

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