Hollywood Land – On most weekend nights and holidays, you can find the Mad T Party in the rear of Hollywood Land. When entering from Buena Vista Street, you’ll see signs for on your left. If you come from A Bug’s Land, you’ll see the Mad T Party straight ahead, just beyond the Hyperion Theater and the Monsters University dorm.
The Mad T Party is a dance party and a light show experience inspired by Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice in Wonderland. Live performers or DJs blast electronic music as party guests watch various performing acts, enjoy specialty food and drinks, or explore the Rabbit Hole, a foggy tunnel with tons of special effects. Whether guests just pass through as they explore Hollywood Land or stay for the full experience, the Mad T Party offers a fun and unique experience in California Adventure.
The Mad T Party is set up with a couple of different areas for guests to explore. The main stage, which showcases performers or bands, always draws a big crowd. There’s also a side stage, which has various street performers that always amaze the audience (my favorite is the aerialist group!). You can also find a wave of guests by the snack bar, enjoying the drinks and food items available exclusively at the T Party, or playing the Alice-themed arcade games. And for those seeking their own adventure, the Rabbit Hole offers a sensory experience mixing light, sound, and color. The Rabbit Hole also has an added challenge of finding the password to get inside; look for the Mad Hatter somewhere in the T Party and he’ll give you the password for the evening.
Depending on how crowded the park is during your visit, the Mad T Party can be overwhelming or a lot of fun. If the crowds are really massive, it’s hard to navigate the back area in Hollywood Land, and the lines for food or for the Rabbit Hole get pretty long. But if you’re visiting the park on a day that isn’t too crowded, the Mad T Party is a lot of fun. Personally I’m not a huge fan of the music they play at the Mad T Party, so I never stay for very long, but it’s cool to check it out when you’re nearby.
The Mad T Party is basically a small concert mixed with food and an arcade, so there is no good or bad time to visit. If you want a spot right in front of the stage, you might want to get there as soon as it starts up for the evening, but otherwise, you shouldn’t have a problem visiting. The hours for the party fluctuate based on the season and the performers, so ask a cast member or check the boards on Buena Vista street for more specific times during your visit.
You can purchase glowing Mickey ears in various places in the park that glow alongside shows. These ears also light up to match the Mad T Party performances.
The Mad T Party replaced ElecTRONica, an similar attraction based off the 2010 film Tron: Legacy.