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Universal Orlando Height Restrictions

You would not want your kids disappointed and bored when they discover they can’t ride the attractions based on their favorite characters.

Height requirements at the Universal Studios Orlando theme parks are helpful if you consider the ideal time for your children to visit. 

The best time to visit Universal Studios Orlando is when the children are tall enough to enjoy the park’s attractions.

Plan your vacation and save yourself a headache from all the screaming and crying. 

The Universal Orlando height restrictions are in place to protect small kids, and you must ensure it is safe for them to ride certain attractions.

So check the height restrictions before entering the attraction line.

Elevate your Universal Orlando experience with Express Pass Tickets, ensuring you soar past height restrictions to enjoy all attractions without delay.

Test seats are also available before certain rides to help you feel extra comfortable about your kids joining those rides.

Universal Orlando height restrictions range from the lowest height requirement of 34 inches (87 cm) for E.T. Adventure to the tallest at 54 inches (138 cm) for The Incredible Hulk Coaster. 

Some Universal Studios Orlando rides and attractions are suitable for everyone and do not have a minimum height limit, including 

  • Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl, Universal Studios Florida
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – Islands of Adventure
  • Caro-Seuss-el – Islands of Adventure
  • The Hogwarts Express – Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure

Note: Children under 48 inches must ride with a supervising adult on rides without a height restriction.

Universal Studios Florida height requirements

For visitors’ safety on rides and attractions, it’s critical to understand height restrictions. 

It benefits tourists by avoiding rides that may be too harsh or harmful based on their height or physical abilities. 

However, failure to comply with these rules carries risks that could cause harm or even death.

Visitors must follow these Universal Studios Orlando ride height requirements and avoid attempting to ride anything inappropriate for their age.

Universal Studios Florida’s height requirements range from 34 inches (87 cm) to 51 inches (130 cm). 

The Universal Studios Florida height requirements are as follows.

Ride NameHeight Requirements
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem– Must be 40’’ (102 cm) tall.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 40’’ to 48’’ (102 cm to 122 cm).
– Under 40” (102 cm) must enjoy a stationary seat next to it. 
ET Adventure– Must be 34’’ (87 cm) in height.
– A supervising adult must accompany children 34’’ to 48’’ (87 cm to 122 cm). 
Fast & Furious – Supercharged– Must be 40’’ (102 cm) tall.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 40’’ to 48’’ (102 cm to 122 cm).
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts*– Must be 42’’ (107 cm) tall.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 42’’ to 48’’ (107 cm to 122 cm).
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit*– Must be at least 51’’ (130 cm) and at most 79’’ (201 cm) in height.
MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack– Must be 42’’ (107 cm) in height.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 42’’ to 48’’ (107 cm to 122 cm).
Race through New York, starring Jimmy Fallon– Must be 40’’ (102 cm) tall.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 40’’ to 48’’ (102 cm to 122 cm)
Revenge of the Mummy*– Must be 48’’ (122 cm) tall
The Simpsons Ride– Must be 40’’ (102 cm) in height
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 40’’ to 48’’ (102 cm to 122 cm)
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D– Must be 40’’ (102 cm) in height
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 40’’ to 48’’ (102 cm to 122 cm)
Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster– Must be 36’ (92 cm) in height.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 36’’ to 48’’ (92 cm to 122 cm)

Note: These rides offer test seats, allowing riders to assess their comfort and fit before riding.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure height requirements

While there are more adrenaline-pumping thrill coasters at Islands of Adventure than at Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure height requirements are stricter.

Height limits at Universal’s Islands of Adventure range from 36 inches (92 cm) to 54 inches (138 cm).

Below are Universal’s Islands of Adventure height requirements for all rides and attractions. 

Ride NameHeight Requirements
The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman– Must be 40’’ (102 cm) tall.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 40’’ to 48’’ (102 cm to 122 cm)
Cat in the Hat– Must be 36’’ (92 cm) tall.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 36’’ to 48’’ (92 cm to 122 cm)
Doctor Doom’s Fearfall*– Must be 52’’ (133 cm) in height
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls*– Must be 44’’ (112 cm) in height.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 44’’ to 48’’ (112 cm to 122 cm)
Flight of the Hippogriff– Must be 36’’ (92 cm) in height.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 36’’ to 48’’ (92 cm to 122 cm)
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure*– Must be 48’’ (122 cm) in height
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey*– Must be 48’’ (122 cm) in height
Jurassic Park River Adventure – Must be 42’’ (107 cm) in height.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 42’’ to 48’’ (107 cm to 122 cm)
Jurassic World VelociCoaster*– Must be 51’’ (130 cm) in height
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride– Must be 36’’ (92 cm) in height.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 36’’ to 48’’ (92 cm to 122 cm)
The Incredible Hulk Coaster*– Must be 54’’ (138 cm) in height
Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges– Must be 42’’ (107 cm) in height.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 42’’ to 48’’ (107 cm to 122 cm)
Pteranodon Flyers– Made for children 36’’ to 56’’ (92 cm to 143 cm) in height.
– A supervising adult of height over 56’’ (143 cm) must accompany children
Skull Island: Reign of Kong– Must be 36’’ (92 cm) in height.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 36’’ to 48’’ (92 cm to 122 cm)

Note: These rides* offer test seats to allow users to assess their comfort and fit before riding.

Universal’s Volcano Bay height requirements

The tropical-themed Universal Water Park features many kid-friendly rides. 

Familiarize yourself with these Universal Studios Orlando ride heights to ensure your kids have a safe water park experience. 

Universal’s Volcano Bay height requirements range from 42 inches (107 cm)  to 48 inches (122 cm).

Rides like Tot Tiki Reef and Runamukka Reef are for children under 48 inches (122 cm) and 54 inches (137cm).

Other rides require children under 48 inches (122cm) to wear a life vest, including 

  • Puka Uli Lagoon
  • The Reef
  • Waturi Beach

Here is the breakdown of Universal’s Volcano Bay height requirements.

Ride NameHeight Requirements
Honu of Honu ika Moana– Must be 48’’ (122 cm) in height
Ika Moana of Honu ika Moana– Must be 42’’ (107 cm) in height.
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 42’’ to 48’’ (107 cm to 122 cm)
Kala and Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides– Must be 48’’ (122 cm) in height
Ko’okiri Body Plunge– Must be 48’’ (122 cm) in height
Krakatau Aqua Coaster– Must be 42’’ (107 cm) in height
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 42’’ to 48’’ (107 cm to 122 cm)
Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides– Must be 42’’ (107 cm) in height
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 42’’ to 48’’ (107 cm to 122 cm)
Ohyah and Ohno Drop Slides– Must be 48’’ (122 cm) in height
Punga Racers– Must be 42’’ (107 cm) in height
Puka Uli Lagoon– Children under 48’’ (122 cm) must wear a U.S. Coast approved life vest
The Reef– Children under 48’’ (122 cm) must wear a U.S. Coast approved life vest
Runamukka Reef– Made for children under 54’’ (137 cm) tall
Taniwha Tubes– Must be 42’’ (107 cm) in height
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 42’’ to 48’’ (107 cm to 122 cm)
TeAwa The Fearless River– Must be 42’’ (107 cm) in height
– A supervising adult must accompany children from 42’’ to 48’’ (107 cm to 122 cm)
Tot Tiki Reef– Made for children under 48’’ (122 cm) tall
Waturi Beach– Children under 48’’ (122 cm) must wear a U.S. Coast approved life vest

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