This is my favorite ride in Fun Town Splash Town Park in Saco, ME. No, I do not ride, but I like its aesthetics best. I think the idea of people being served inside the cups, this time, is quite amusing. Inside, they experience an actual tempest in a teapot. It was for me the one time I got brave and sit in one of those cups.
Visually, the blue color of the artwork contrasts well with the white background. Also, the dainty appearance of this tea set belies the madness that it makes.
Walking away from the rides, we met a group of young men looking for some entertainment. One said, “let us try the teapots!” Another replied in a much put-upon tone, “The tea pots? Really?” Obviously, he did not know what he was in for.
The old world feel evoked by this little section of the park stands out against the loudness and gaiety in the entire park.
Lastly, contrasting motions propel the ride. The whole set sits on a big circular platform. Inside the platform are smaller circular platforms that accommodate three cups each. The two platforms move in opposite directions: clockwise for one, counter clockwise for the other. On top of these movements, the teacup itself rotates on its axis, should I say.
It is a fun ride, really, if you are not as wary of motions as I am. My children loved it. And it looks so pretty, too.
Thank you for coming by. For more contrasts, please visit WPC: CONTRAST and Ailsa’s Travel Theme: World Cups.
22 thoughts on “TEA TIME (For WPC: Contrast and Travel Theme: World Cups)”
Oh, I love love love those teacups!! 🙂
Exquisite! I would love to do it myself:)
A teacup merry go round??? Have never seen anything like it before Imelda! 🙂
a merry-go-round gone wild, is more like it. I felt like being stirred and shaken inside the cup when I got in it one time.
Those are pretty teacups! Much prettier than Disney’s! I used to love rides like this when I was a kid. Now just looking at them makes me dizzy! 😀
That wasn’t at all what I expected when I came, but what fun! I would go in these.
Imelda… this is just such a lovely post,,, love the tea cups but probably would stand and watch rather than participate… not sure my stomach could put up with the rotations any more…
I have a set of teacups and tea pot that look very similar to this ride. I agree with you, Imelda. The ride looks so pretty but you’ll never catch me inside one of those cups!
You have a pretty tea set. If I am not mistaken, this design is a classic and a sought after one. Yes, I’d refer the teacup to be in my hand, not me inside of one. 🙂
What a unique and beautiful carousel! It sounds like a lot of fun, but quite hectic on the stomach. 🙂
True, it can be quite unforgiving. The force of the rotation throws one against the side of the cup.
This is so much fun. Did your ride the cups. That is a contrast between the young and the young at heart.
A few years back, I rode in a cup. Not this visit, though. I could not handle the motion (and cannot understand why people have to subject themselves to such ‘violence’ to have fun). 🙂 I was never a fan of amusement park rides, though now, I have to ride the occasional ‘tame’ ride to accompany a young child. Funny thing though, my 5year old was bolder than me.
Kids have no sense of fear. I know what you mean.
There are only a few rides that I would take in an amusement park and this I could take. Pretty cups.
Oh, love this entry! Those cups! I used to ride something like that when I was a child.
OK I admit it – I did the ride and loved it 🙂 Fun post Imelda! Perfect for both challenges.
What a fun ride! We used to take the kids on the tea-cups at Disneyland but they didn’t look like ‘proper’ tea-cups such as these! The blue on the white makes for a wonderful contrast for the challenge, reminds me of English Wedgwood pottery…perfect for a lovely cup of tea 🙂
I love the teacup rides, but I have to say – these are much prettier than the ones I’ve ridden at Disneyland 🙂