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.