Journey to Wonderland at Grand Floridian’s Gone Mad Party

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Gone Mad

Are you looking for something new and interesting to do on your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida?  Take a journey to Wonderland at the Grand Floridian’s Gone Mad Party.  Here you will find fun and curious Mad T Party style seating, Disney Mad Hatter style photo-op props, a Mad Menu, Curiouser Drink Concoctions, and some crazy-good Alice in Wonderland Themed Sweet Treats.  The Gone Mad Party also boasts a dance party atmosphere while waiting to view Wishes Fireworks, across the Seven Seas Lagoon, at the Magic Kingdom.

Gone Mad

The Gone Mad Party is a free event that takes place every Wednesday evening, until further notice, from 8:30pm-10:30pm.  You do not need to be staying at the resort, or on Disney property for that matter, to attend.  The Grand Floridian recommends you call the day you would like to attend in order to confirm that the party will be held that night. The Gone Mad Party area is located just beyond the outdoor patio of Gasparilla Island Grill at the Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort.  This outdoor area faces the Seven Seas Lagoon with a good view of the Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle.

The Curious Mad T Party style seating was actually taken from the Mad T Party event location at Disneyland’s California Adventure.  The Mad T Party ended earlier this year.  The chairs and ottomans add a whimsical feel to the party area with their fun colors and design.  The chairs are large and can easily accommodate one adult or two small children.  The ottomans are a a great addition to the seating area offering a nice place to put your feet up or to set your food and drinks on.  This furniture is not overly comfortable as it is made of a durable hard plastic material.  However, they work well for an outdoor seating area and hold up great in the weather elements we are faced with here in Central Florida.

A table is set up with some fun photo-op props for you to use.  There are a variety of hats, Mickey ears, and gloves to choose from.  Put together an ensemble with your family and friends.  Then get some Gone Mad Hat Photos.

Gone Mad Menu

A Mad Menu is available to assist you with making a choice of a treat and/or a drink.  There are both alcoholic, and non-alcoholic drink concoctions to choose from.  Beer and wine are not listed on the menu but are also available for purchase.  Your children will love the Tweedle Juice.

Are you looking for a bit of an adventure on your journey to Wonderland?  If so, then it may not be too late to try a Curiouser Drink Concoction.  The only difficulty you will have will be which one to choose. Don’t be surprised if you should decide to drink more than just one!  The Purple Grin contains Sky Citrus Vodka, Xfusion Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Grenadine.  If that one doesn’t make you grin then pucker-up for Green Potion Punch.  This Curious Concoction is made with Hendrick’s Gin, Apple Pucker, Granny Smith Apple and Club Soda.  You will feel like Alice when she had to make the decision to drink, or not to drink, from the bottle that said, “Drink Me.”

Can you tell which part of the Gone Mad Party I was most fascinated with?  These crazy-good Alice in Wonderland Themed Sweet Treats are truly delectable.  These treats are colorful and fun.  They will draw you in with their details and flavor combinations.  The Cast Members called for more as they began to run low on different treats.  The week prior, they had completely run out of sweet treats.  This was not the case on Wednesday, August 10th.  One lady had to wait to the side for less than 5 minutes for more Cheshire Cat Cupcakes to make their appearance.  The Tiramisu in a Chocolate Tea Cup was my treat of choice.  I was completely amazed by this treat.  The tea cup, the spoon and the saucer are made of white chocolate; curiously edible.  It is impossible to eat the whole thing, unless you have two people.

As darkness descends upon the Gone Mad Party, prepare to be delighted.  The music comes alive for dancing, the sweet treats shine bright as they are displayed with glow cubes, and the entire area takes on a true party atmosphere.  As the time comes closer for Wishes, the crowds get a bit larger and the line to purchase treats and drinks gets longer.

If you have the chance to stop by the Disney Grand Floridian’s Gone Mad Party during your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, you will not be disappointed.  The jovial atmosphere, the theming, and the opportunity to view Wishes from this vantage point make for a spectacular evening.  I selfishly suggest you attend with at least 5 other people.  The reason for this is so that you can sample all 6 of the sweet treats of course!

The Mad Hatter: “Have I Gone Mad?”  Alice: “I’m Afraid so.  You’re entirely Bonkers. But I’ll tell you a Secret.  All the best people are.” ~Alice in Wonderland

Will you join me at the next Gone Mad Party?  Please leave your comments in the box below.







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Lisette R lives in Orlando, FL and is a local writer for Chip and Co. She loves all things Disney. She can primarily be found exploring the Walt Disney World Parks, Walt Disney World Resorts, and Disney Springs. When she is not at Walt Disney World she enjoys spending time researching and planning her next cruise on the Disney Cruise LIne or a visit to Disney Land.
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5 thoughts on “Journey to Wonderland at Grand Floridian’s Gone Mad Party

  1. Yes! I would definitely join you 🙂 Can’t believe it’s free, and the dessert prices aren’t too bad.

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