I had seen these rides for years, but we don't have on at Carowinds or at the local fairs. It's not exactly a thrilling ride, but I always wanted to ride the tea cups once. While I don't think Disney created the tea cups thing, their incarnation probably made Dollywood's big wigs want one for their park too.
We had a bad place in the Sun that day. This tea ain't iced tea.
And you have to do manual labor to make it spin, which I thought was pretty lame. Probably my least favorite ride there. Oh well... it is what it is.