Cheat Sheet: Universal Orlando Resort Height Requirements (Full Guide)

You may be wondering if there are height requirements at the Universal Orlando Resort theme parks and how they may affect your upcoming trip?

Yes there are minimum height requirements at the Universal parks with many of the attractions being a bit restrictive for most riders.

Today I’ll give you the quick and easy cheat sheet on every ride height minimum at Universal Orlando Resort, but first let’s go through a couple of the most commonly asked questions.

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How Strict are the Height Requirements at Disney World?

Universal is definitely strict about the height requirements for safety reasons with many of the rides not being accessible to a family with little ones. This is what makes Disney World have an edge over Universal since your whole crew can ride many of the rides there.

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However, if you’re a solo traveler, then none of this matters.

What is the Average Height Requirement for Universal Orlando Rides?

Generally, the Universal Orlando ride height requirements are between 40 inches and 48 inches which is different from Disney where their rides average at 36 inches and 48 inches tall.

Twirl n Hurl Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios

Please note that inches are depicted as in this guide.

Universal Studios Florida

At Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, you’ll get to be a part of the movie and experience some of the famous adventures that your favorite heros have been on.

Diagon Alley with Dragon on Top of Gringotts

From a ferocious alien attack with Will Smith to a ride through the deepest tunnels of Gringotts with Harry Potter, there is something for you to love!

When you plan your visit to Universal Studios, you need to know how tall you have to be for the rides. Let’s take a moment to go through each attraction at this Universal Orlando park.

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Universal Studios Height Requirements

  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem™: Must be at least 40″ (102cm). Children between 40″–48″ (102cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion. Persons under 40″ (102cm) must experience this attraction from an adjacent stationary seat.
  • E.T. Adventure™: Must be at least 34″ (87cm). Children between 34″–48″ (87cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Fast & Furious – Supercharged™: Must be at least 40″ (102cm). Children between 40″–48″ (102cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™*: Must be at least 42″ (107cm). Children between 42″–48″ (107cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit™*: Must be at least 51″ (130cm) and no more than 79″ (201cm).
  • MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™: Must be at least 42″ (107cm). Children between 42″–48″ (107cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon™: Must be at least 40″ (102cm). Children between 40″–48″ (102cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Revenge of the Mummy™: Must be at least 48″ (122cm).
  • The Simpsons Ride™: Must be at least 40″ (102cm). Children between 40″–48″ (102cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D: Must be at least 40″ (102cm). Children between 40″–48″ (102cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster™: Must be at least 36″ (92cm). Children between 36″–48″ (92cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

Islands of Adventure

Let’s go to a land of magic and mystery! That’s what you’ll get at Islands of Adventure as you discover some of the world’s MOST AMAZING rides and attractions all in one place.

Velocicoaster ride Entrance

At Islands of Adventure, you can expect a unique trek through the lands filled with superheroes, whimsical citizens, ferocious beasts, and magical creatures!

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Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure

When you plan your visit to Islands of Adventure, you need to know how tall you have to be for the rides. Let’s take a moment to go through each attraction at this Universal Orlando park.

Islands of Adventure Height Requirements

  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®: Must be at least 40″ (102cm). Children between 40″–48″ (102cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Cat in the Hat™: Must be at least 36″ (92cm). Children between 36″–48″ (92cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Doctor Doom’s Fearfall®: Must be at least 52″ (133cm).
  • Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls®: Must be at least 44″ (112cm). Children between 44″–48″ (112cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Flight of the Hippogriff™: Must be at least 36″ (92cm). Children between 36″–48″ (92cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™*: Must be at least 48” (122cm).
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™*: Must be at least be 48″ (122cm).
  • Jurassic Park River Adventure™: Must be at least 42″ (107cm). Children between 42″–48″ (107cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Jurassic World VelociCoaster*: Must be at least 51” (130cm).
  • The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!™: Must be at least 36″ (92cm). Children between 36″–48″ (92cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster®*: Must be at least 54″ (138cm).
  • Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges®: Must be at least 42″ (107cm). Children between 42″–48″ (107cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Pteranodon Flyers™: Please note that Pteranodon Flyers™ was created for children 36″–56″ (92cm-143cm) tall. A child meeting this requirement must accompany guests over 56″ (143cm) tall. Children between 36″–48″ (92cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Skull Island: Reign of Kong™: Must be at least 36″ (92cm). Children between 36″–48″ (92cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • VelociCoaster: Must be at least 51″ (130 cm)

Volcano Bay

If you’re ready for a watery trek through the ancient land, then you’re in the right place. 

Volcano Bay is Universal’s water theme park that houses some of the most intense aquatic rides in the country. 

Volcano Bay Lazy River at Universal Orlando Resort

If you’re like me, and love a good lounge area with a nice glass of wine and a good book, then you won’t care about these numbers.

However, if you’re ready to conquer these incredible rides at Volcano Bay, then check out how tall you’ll have to be to get on them.

Volcano Bay Height Requirements

  • Honu of Honu ika Moana™: Must be at least 48″ (122cm).
  • ika Moana of Honu ika Moana™: Must be at least 42″ (107cm). Children between 42″–48″ (107cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Kala and Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides™: Must be at least 48″ (122cm).
  • Ko’okiri Body Plunge™: Must be at least 48″ (122cm).
  • Krakatau™ Aqua Coaster: Must be at least 42″ (107cm). Children between 42″–48″ (107cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides™: Must be at least 42” (107cm). Children between 42”-48” (107cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Ohyah and Ohno Drop Slides™: Must be at least 48″ (122cm).
  • Punga Racers™: Must be at least 42″ (107cm).
  • Puka Uli Lagoon: Children under 48” (122cm) must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life vest.
  • The Reef: Children under 48” (122cm) must wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vest.
  • Runamukka Reef™: This area is designed for children under 54” (137cm) tall.
  • Taniwha Tubes™: Must be at least 42″ (107cm). Children between 42″–48″ (107cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • TeAwa The Fearless River™: Must be at least 42″ (107cm). Children between 42″–48″ (107cm-122cm) must wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vest and enter the river with a supervising companion.
  • Tot Tiki Reef™: This area is created for children under 48” (122cm) tall.
  • Waturi Beach™: Children under 48” (122cm) must wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vest.

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Wrapping Up on the Universal Orlando Height Requirements …

It is important to know and be familiar with the Volcano Bay, Islands of Adventure, and Universal Studios height requirements before you arrive. This will also help you know which rides you can and cannot participate in on your trip.

Universal Studios Height Requirements
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So don’t worry if you’re a little on the shorter side of things, you’ll still have a wonderful time experiencing some of the most popular rides and attractions at Universal Orlando Resort.

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

NikkyJ 

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(Original Article Date: January 21, 2022/Updated March 27, 2022)

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