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Height Restrictions

Universal Orlando Ride Height Restrictions

This page lists all published Universal Orlando ride height restrictions for the Universal Studios & Islands Of Adventure theme parks and Volcano Bay water park

Know before you go!

Universal’s attractions are generally aimed at an older audience than Disney World. It is important to check any Universal Orlando ride height restrictions before you travel to avoid any disappointment when you arrive.  Thankfully, you have arrived at the right page!

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Universal Orlando Ride Height Restrictions

Listed in alphabetical order by park. You can also see if the attraction participates in the rider switch facility

Universal Studios Florida

From where you could “ride the movies” to feeling like you’re in them!

Thanks to Universal’s reliance on the same technology for several rides throughout the resort the average rider height for attractions in this park is now lower than it was.

The same magic number that gets you onto 75% of Disney World’s attractions will get you on roughly the same percentage in Universal Studios.

Despicable Me Minion mayhem
Area
Production Central
Min /Max
Min
Inches
40
CM
102
E.T. Adventure
Area
KidZone
Min /Max
Min
Inches
34
CM
87
Fast & Furious: Supercharged
Area
New York
Min /Max
Min
Inches
40
CM
102
Escape From Gringotts
Area
Diagon Alley
Min /Max
Min
Inches
42
CM
107
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Area
Production Central
Min /Max
Min / Max
Inches
51/79
CM
130/201
Men In Black Alien Attack
Area
World Expo
Min /Max
Min
Inches
42
CM
107
Race Through New York
Area
New York
Min /Max
Min
Inches
40
CM
102
Revenge Of The Mummy
Area
New York
Min /Max
Min
Inches
48
CM
122
The Simpsons Ride
Area
Springfield
Min /Max
Min
Inches
40
CM
102
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride- 3D
Area
Production Central
Min /Max
Min
Inches
40
CM
102
Nuthouse Coaster
Area
KidZone
Min /Max
Min
Inches
36
CM
92

Islands Of Adventure

New Millenium wonder park brings family focus to the fore with a little help from a boy called Harry!

Islands Of Adventure set out to right the most complained about part of Universal Studios – the lack of attractions for young children.

Seuss Landing does a wonderfully colourful job of entertaining not just small children but teenagers and adults too.

Sadly, beyond the curvy walls of Seuss Landing younger visitors could be left on the sidelines more than they might like.

Amazing Adventures Of Spiderman
Area
Marvel Super Hero Island
Min /Max
Min
Inches
40
CM
102
Cat In The Hat
Area
Seuss Landing
Min /Max
Min
Inches
36
CM
92
Dr Doom’s Fearfall
Area
Marvel Super Hero Island
Min /Max
Min
Inches
52
CM
133
Dudley Do-Wright’s Ripsaw Falls
Area
Toon Lagoon
Min /Max
Min
Inches
44
CM
112
Flight Of The Hippogriff
Area
Hogsmead
Min /Max
Min
Inches
36
CM
92
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Area
Hogsmead
Min /Max
Min
Inches
48
CM
122
Harry Potter & The Forbidden Journey
Area
Hogsmead
Min /Max
Min
Inches
48
CM
122
High In The Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride
Area
Seuss Landing
Min /Max
Min
Inches
36
CM
92
Incredible Hulk Coaster
Area
Marvel Super Hero Island
Min /Max
Min
Inches
54
CM
148
Jurassic Park River Adventure
Area
Jurassic Park
Min /Max
Min
Inches
42
CM
107
Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge Rat Barges
Area
Toon Lagoon
Min /Max
Min
Inches
42
CM
107
Pteranodon Flyers
Area
Jurassic Park
Min /Max
Min/Max
Inches
36/56
CM
92/142
Skull Island: Reign Of Kong
Area
Skull Island
Min /Max
Min
Inches
36
CM
92

Universal Orlando Ride Height Restrictions

– Water Parks

Some attractions are for younger children only so the height restriction is maximum not minimum

Universal’s Volcano Bay

Orlando’s newest water park is water-based heaven for everyone!

Volcano Bay is Orlando’s most popular water park for good reason.

It has the thrills of Blizzard beach with plenty of sunbeds and chill out space in a tiny footprint.  The park feels much larger than it’s current acreage.

The adults come for the sunbeds and slides but children will soo discover a water-filled play land to explore.

Honu of Honu ika Moana
Area
River Village
Min/Max
Min
Inches
48
CM
122
Ika Moana of Honu Ika Moana
Area
River Village
Min/Max
Min
Inches
42
CM
107
Kala and Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides
Area
Rainforest Village
Min/Max
Min
Inches
48
CM
122
Ko’okiri Body Plunge
Area
Wave Village
Min/Max
Min
Inches
48
CM
112
Krakatau Aqua Coaster
Area
River Village
Min/Max
Min
Inches
42
CM
107
Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides
Area
Rainforest Village
Min/Max
Min
Inches
42
CM
107
Punga Racers
Area
Rainforest Village
Min/Max
Min
Inches
48
CM
122
The Reef
Area
Wave Village
Min/Max
Anyone under 48 inches (122cm) must wear a life vest
Inches
CM
Runamukka Reef
Area
River Village
Min/Max
Max
Inches
54
CM
137
Taniwha Tubes
Area
Rainforest Village
Min/Max
Min
Inches
42
CM
107
TeAwa The Fearless River
Area
Rainforest Village
Min/Max
Min
Inches
42
CM
107
Tot Tiki Reef
Area
River Village
Min/Max
Max
Inches
48
CM
122
Waturi Beach
Area
Wave Village
Min/Max
Anyone under 48 inches (122cm) must wear a life vest
Inches
CM

Universal Orlando Ride Height Restrictions

– Fine Print

Some common questions about ride restrictions and how to use the information on this page

When Are These Updated?

This page was last updated in July 2021. If you have any questions a Universal Resort host can answer them for you either by phone or on email.

What About Disabilities?

Universal does a much better job about listing all forms of ride requirements, not just the height. You can download the latest rider safety leaflets and view more information on their rider safety page

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

Universal Orlando Resort offers a child swap facility for families with young children. It should be available on most attractions with a height restriction.  There will be a page dedicated to rider switch soon.

Does Universal Publish These?

Absolutely! These figures are taken directly from the Universal Orlando website. If you have further questions a Universal representative can answer them for you.

Is This Every Ride With Restrictions?

What is listed here is taken directly from the Universal Orlando website. Please bear in mind that the website may not be updated as attractions are added or closed. The information on this page is for guidance while you are planning,

Is Child Swap Available At Every Attraction In Universal Orlando

The wording on this is very vague on the Universal website. Rider switch is currently not available inside Volcano Bay Water Park due to the virtual queueing system used inside this park.

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