Saturday, 11 August 2012

Hollywoodland: Mad T Party

Having replaced elecTRONica, Mad T Party is going strong every night from 7 till park closing. The band comes out and plays for twenty minutes on the hour then the White Rabbit DJ rules the sound stage for he remainder of the hour.

They also have more drinks available than elecTRONica did. Over by the house of cards, there is a truck that sells different slushes: green apple, cotton candy, and pear. I think those are the only flavours. I got the green apple and cotton candy mixed in one of the three souvenir cups because my friend suggested it and it was delicious. The tart of the apple and the sweet from the cotton candy complimented each other well, and I feel if I had gotten only one flavour it would have been too tart or too sweet for me depending on which I got.

The three different souvenir cups they have cost a little over $7 and the options are the teacups, which I got, the yard cup that is tall and crazy, and the generic Disneyland souvenir cup with the Burton Cheshire Cat on it.

Other drinks available are the cotton candy lemonade and various alcoholic beverages which are on sale at the Drink Me stand.


Now for the band. Some nights they're good and other nights, not so great. I've been four days in a row now and I think I have a good grasp on who I like and who I don't.

First the Mad Hatter: front man of the group and lead singer.


 This Hatter has particularly sexual movements, which are not Disney appropriate at times, but he gets away with it because he's pretty awesome.


Next, let's go to the Cheshire Cat on drums.


It is really hard to get a decent picture of him since he it sitting behind drums the entire time but in one photo you can see the Cheshire Cat face on his vest and his grin that matches it perfectly.


On keyboard we have the Caterpillar!


He probably has the most comfortable looking costume ever. They look like pyjamas almost, and if I could wear that to work all day I would be a happy camper...but I can't. He is also really good at the keyboard and I am jealous, but I like my piano more than my keyboard.


Now we have the March Hare on the bass!


The March Hare is amazing and does a great job staying in character and acting crazy all the time. Like him playing with his ear in that last photo.


Next is the Doormouse on guitar!





I love the boots, the purple, shorter ones are my favourite. If I could steal them I would. Anyway, the only confusing thing about this character is that in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, the Doormouse (Mallymkun) is female. I'm guessing they just wanted Alice to be the only female in the band.


Speaking of Alice, here she is.


She comes out after the first song then does a solo and is with the band till the end of the set. She has an okay voice, some nights it sounds pretty bad though.

That's Mad T Party. I know it was more of the band than the drinks but it's really the whole experience.

-Charlotte







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