The shiny new look seems tailor-made for the short attention spans of the wall-to-wall under-25 crowd of mostly high school and college kids who have made the alcohol-infused and music-centric outdoor rave a wildly popular success at the Anaheim theme park.
If it ain't broke, reboot it.
Disney has a longstanding reputation of doing cool and hip very badly in its never-ending desire to stay current with pop culture. Witness Disney Dance Crew with its epic fail of Mixmaster Mickey Mouse hip-hop dancing to mash-ups of urban street sounds.
Just like ElecTRONica and GlowFest before that, the Mad T Party transforms the moribund Hollywoodland studio backlot into a pulsating neon nightclub of crowd-surfing, conga-lining and fist-pumping good times.
Hewing closely to the successful formula, Mad T Party is little more than a redo of ElecTRONica, with reskinned buildings, renamed cocktails, relocated stages and a restocked video arcade.
The lone Drink Me cocktail bar proved a popular destination for the thirsty revelers, with a Space Mountain-like line snaking from the cash register for the $11.50 Croquet Tinis and Mad Hat-itos.
The new live band is a nice twist, with the musicians taking on the personas of Wonderland characters that tread just outside the squeaky-clean Disney mold - with Alice's revealing costume a bit too risque and the Mad Hatter's hip thrusts a tad too suggestive. With the White Rabbit DJ filling in during band breaks, the music hews closely to the KIIS-FM playlist of Katy Perry, Pink, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Chris Brown and Fun.
The highlight of the night: a stilt-walking puppeteer who navigated through the densely packed crowd in the guise of a colorfully plumed ostrich with an articulated neck to the delight of the cellphone camera-wielding throngs.
Outside of a new look and a new name, the Mad T Party is more of the same old, good old stuff -- and that seems just fine with the party rocking people on the dance floor.
The night was best summed up by the slogan on the black T-shirts worn by dozens of disheartened ElecTRONica fans: I (heart) Tron but this will do for now.