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Finding all the ride restrictions can be a frustrating process.  This page details all ride restrictions published by Seaworld Parks And Resorts, owners of Seaworld and Busch Gardens so you can plan smarter and manage expectations.

To download all Seaworld Parks Orlando Ride height restrictions click the link below. Scroll down for park by park breakdowns and individual park download lists.

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For an online list of Seaworld & Busch Gardens ride height restrictions please scroll down. You can download printable lists of all the restrictions to help your holiday planning by clicking the button under each park description.

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Just want to check a figure in your head keep scrolling for a full list of restrictions in alphabetical order and by park.

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Click here to download a copy of all Seaworld Florida Park’s ride restrictions in one go! They are formatted to print on an A4 sheet of paper.

Seaworld Orlando Ride Height Restrictions

Seaworld Orlando

Seaworld’s rebranding into adventure parks has added much needed thrills over the last few years at the expense of family offerings.

That changed in 2019 with Sesame Street taking over Shamu’s Happy Harbour. This area is completely different to Busch Gardens Sesame Street Land so if you’re thinking of doing both young children will certainly not be bored.

Area
Min/Max
Inches
CM
Abbys Flower Tower
Sesame Street
Min
42
107
Big Bird’s Twirl ‘N’ Whirl
Sesame Street
Min
36
91
Cookie Drop
Sesame Street
Min
42
107
Elmo’s choo Choo Train
Sesame Street
Min
36
91
Ice Breaker
Sea Of Power
Min
48
122
Infinity Falls
Sea Of Mystery
Min/Max
42/78
107/192
Journey To Atlantis
Sea Of Legends
Min
42
107
Kraken
Sea Of Legends
Min
54
137
Mako
Sea Of Mystery
Min
54
137
Manta
Sea Of Shallows
Min
54
137
Paddle Boats (without supervision)
Sea Of Mystery
Min
56
142
Sea Carousel
Sesame Street
Min
42
107
Slimey’s Slider
Sesame Street
Min
42
107
Super Grover’s Box Car Derby
Sesame Street
Min
38
97
Wild Arctic
Sea Of Power
Min
42
107

Busch Gardens Tampa Ride Height Restrictions

Busch Gardens Tampa

If you are a teenager chances are that a visit to Bush Gardens will be high on your list.

As one of the top zoo institutions in the U.S.A. Busch Gardens Tampa has plenty to offer younger visitors beyond Sesame Street Land.

It is great as a day trip if you are going to be based in Orlando but if you want to twin Orlando thrills with a week of calm by the sea Busch Gardens offers welcome relief from some of the U.S. best beaches and the largest water park on the Gulf Coast

Area
Min /Max
Inches
CM
Cheetah Hunt
Egypt
Min
48
122
Cobra’s Curse
Egypt
Min
42
107
Congo River Rapids
Congo
Min
42
107
Falcon’s Fury
Pantopia
Min/Max
54/77
137/196
Iron Gwazi
Morocco
Min
48
122
Jungle Flyers (must be 6+ years)
Jungala
Min
48
122
Kumba
Congo
Min/Max
54/77
137/196
Montu
Egypt
Min/Max
54/77
137/196
Sand Serpent
Pantopia
Min
46
117
Scorpion
Pantopia
Min
42
107
SheiKra
Stanleyville
Min/Max
54/77
137/196
Stanley Falls (without adult supervision)
Stanleyville
Min
46
117
Tigris
Stanleyville
Min
54
137
Wild Surge
Jungala
Min
38
97

Aquatica By Seaworld Attraction Height Restrictions

Aquatica By Seaworld

Aquatica is the perfect calming day out for those that want a break from Disney.

The pastel colours and Caribbean theming mix well with some of the best water slides in Orlando.

Add in plenty of sun loungers and one of the largest wave pools in Orlando what’s not to love about this Caribbean slice of heaven in the middle of Orlando.

Min/Max
Inches
CM
Cutback Cove & Big Surf Shores
Weak or non-swimmers should stay behind the black line
Weak or non-swimmers should stay behind the black line
Weak or non-swimmers should stay behind the black line
Dolphin Plunge
Min
48
122
Ihu’s Breakaway Falls
Min
48
122
Kata’s Kookaburra Cove
Adult supervision required for those under 48 inches (122cm) tall
Adult supervision required for those under 48 inches (122cm) tall
Adult supervision required for those under 48 inches (122cm) tall
KareKare Curl
Min
48
122
Loggerhead Lane
Anyone under 48 inches (122cm) must wear a life vest
Anyone under 48 inches (122cm) must wear a life vest
Anyone under 48 inches (122cm) must wear a life vest
Omaka Rocka
Min
48
122
Ray Rush
Min
42
107
Riptide Race
Min
42
107
Roa’s Rapids
Anyone under 51 inches (130cm) must wear a life vest
Anyone under 51 inches (130cm) must wear a life vest
Anyone under 51 inches (130cm) must wear a life vest
Tassie’s Twisters
Anyone under 48 inches (122cm) must wear a life vest and be able to maintain proper riding position unaided
Anyone under 48 inches (122cm) must wear a life vest and be able to maintain proper riding position unaided
Anyone under 48 inches (122cm) must wear a life vest and be able to maintain proper riding position unaided
Taumata Racer
Min
42
107
Walhalla Wave
Min
42
107
Walkabout Waters
Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult
Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult
Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult
Whanau Way
Anyone under 48 inches (122cm) must wear a life vest and be able to maintain proper riding position unaided
Anyone under 48 inches (122cm) must wear a life vest and be able to maintain proper riding position unaided
Anyone under 48 inches (122cm) must wear a life vest and be able to maintain proper riding position unaided

Busch Gardens Adventure Island Attractions Height Restrictions

Adventure Island

Adventure Island is Tampa’s water park.  If you are basing yourself in the area it is a perfect way to cool off while offering something for everyone.

If you are only staying in Orlando it could be hard to justify a day trip here with so many larger competing water parks right on your doorstep.

Min/Max
Inches
CM
Aruba Tuba
Min
48
48
Calypso Coaster
Min
48
48
Caribbean Corkscrew
Min
48
48
Colossal Curl
Min
48
48
Riptide
Min
42
42
Solar Vortex
Min
42
42
Vanish Point
Min
48
48
Water Moccasin
Min
48
48
Wahoo Run
Min
TBA
TBA

Seaworld Parks Orlando Ride Height Restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions

How Up To Date Are These?

This page was last updated in April 2022.

Does Seaworld Publish These Restrictions?

In a roundabout sort of way yes, you can find a list on the Seaworld Parks corporate website. The Busch Gardens website will make you look at each attraction individually.

How Can I Experience The Ride If My child is Too Small To Ride?

Seaworld and Busch Gardens operates a child swap facility within their parks.  Each park operates in a slightly different way but out of all the main parks in Orlando these are the most generous with your time.

Seaworld Or Busch Gardens, Which Is Best For Young Children?

Both parks offer plenty for younger visitors with a huge focus on animals and conservation. Seaworld focuses on marine wildlife while Busch Gardens Tampa is themed to Africa with a huge selection of wild animals to find.

Older children will want to ride the bigger rides at Busch Gardens but Seaworld also has some of the best roller coasters in Orlando if you would rather not travel the 1 hour west to Tampa.

What About Disabilities?

Seaworld was the first certified autism theme park in the U.S. A 22-page document can be downloaded from the ride accessibility program section of the Seaworld website which also has contact information for further help.  Busch Gardens also has it’s own ride accessibility program.

Is This Every Ride With Restrictions?

Seaworld and Busch Gardens are frustrating websites to get any clear information out of. The lists you see on this page are taken from the Seaworld Parks corporate website but I suspect there are more attraction restrictions than they list. If in doubt check the individual attraction page.

Is Rider Switch Available At Every Attraction In Seaworld & Busch Gardens

There is frustratingly very little information about child swap inside the parks on both Seaworld and Busch Gardens websites. It is best to assume that child swap is only available on the most popular and newer attractions. Ash an attraction host before entering the queue to be sure.

If Each Park Has It's Own Water Park Which Do I Choose?

Adventure Island in Tampa is a great water park but only if you are staying there on a twin-centre holiday. With the quality of other water parks around Orlando, it wouldn’t make sense to travel all that way for what you can get on your doorstep.