The TEA CUP is 12m diameter in size and is composed of 9 gondolas spread over 3 rotating satellites, in total accommodating up to 45 passengers.
As the ride will be installed indoors, the client required a lowered platform height (less than 1m), which compares with 1.7m generally used for outdoor models.
Another unique feature of the ride is the “Steam Punk” theming, specially designed by the I.E. PARK designers. In relation to the speed of the ride, there are three different rotations:
- Main platform rotation – 8 rpm
- Satellites’ rotation – 20 rpm
- Free spinning rotation of the cups
The ride also incorporates three perimetral vertical totems and one central decoration, all utilizing fiberglass elements. Also important is the lighting of the cups and decorative elements, which allow spectators to fully appreciate the ride in low light conditions.
The lights are all LEDs and are installed on the cups and decorative elements.