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Heading to Universal Studios Orlando and wondering what to expect? Universal Studios Orlando rides are amazing! There is so much to see and do at this awesome theme park. With lots of themed areas to explore, you’re going to want to take your time so you can see and do it all! This complete guide to Universal Studios Orlando rides and attractions will cover everything you need to know, including minimum height requirements.

We just got back from a visit to Universal Studios Orlando! It was such an amazing vacation. My kids all loved it and are already asking when we’re going to be heading back. I was really impressed by the variety of rides at Universal Studios Orlando. They have so many more attractions than Universal Studios Hollywood. In fact, it was a little overwhelming to try and decide what to do. Hopefully this guide to Universal Studios Orlando rides and attractions will be helpful to you as you’re planning your vacation.

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Universal Studios Orlando Rides and Attractions

Here’s a list of attractions at Universal Studios Orlando. I’ve separated them into three parks: Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, and Volcano Bay. I’ve also included lots of helpful information about each attraction along with height requirements and a brief description from the Universal Studios Orlando’s website.

Universal Studios Orlando

Harry Potter and The Escape From Gringotts

Enter beneath a massive fire-breathing dragon and journey deep underground on this multi-dimensional thrill ride. As you navigate perilous subterranean vaults, you’ll encounter Harry, Ron, and Hermione. But you’ll have to evade the wrath of villains Voldemort™, Bellatrix, trolls, and other creatures that stand between you and a safe return to Diagon Alley™.

  • Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see end of article for more info)
  • Child Swap Available
  • Single Rider Available
  • Loose Articles Prohibited
  • Safety Restraint Size Restrictions(see end of article for more info)

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem

You’re recruited for Gru’s latest scheme—one where you’ll become an actual Minion. But when things don’t go as planned, you’re launched into an unforgettable trip through his supervillain laboratory. It’s heartwarming and humorous family fun for everyone.

  • Minimum Height 40” (102 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation
  • Express Pass
  • Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)

Revenge Of The Mummy

Digging your nails into the safety rail, you’ll hold on tight as you rush forwards and back on the track, fleeing from the evil Mummy Imhotep. Just as it seems you might’ve escaped, you’ll plunge straight down into a pitch-black abyss with no end in sight. Will you ever see daylight again? Or will you remain sealed inside this tomb forever?

  • Minimum Height 48″ (122 cm)
  • Ride Type: Thrill
  • Best For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)
  • Safety Restraint Size Restrictions (see the end of the article for more info)

E.T. Adventure

E.T.’s home planet is dying and he needs your help to save it. Board your flying bike and take off on a thrilling (but gentle) ride through the sky. You’ll dodge bad guys and soar into the stars where his magical home awaits, filled with wondrous otherworldly creatures.

  • Minimum Height 34″ (86.36 cm)
  • Accessible in Wheelchair
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation, Kid Friendly
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • For Everyone: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)

Fast & Furious- Supercharged

Ride along with Dom, Letty, Hobbs, and Roman on a street chase in the middle of the high-octane world of the Fast & Furious blockbuster films.

  • Minimum Height 40” (102 cm)
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)
  • Parental Advisory: Mature Themes, Frightening Images, and/or Intense Sound Effects (May Include Pyrotechnics or Gunfire)

Hogwarts Express: King’s Cross Station

Ride the Hogwarts™ Express from King’s Cross Station in the London area of Universal Studios Florida to Hogsmeade™ Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Walk straight through a solid brick wall onto Platform 9 ¾™ and travel through the British countryside. You never know who—or what—you’ll see flying, swooping, or lurking outside your window.

  • Park-To-Park Ticket Required: To access the Hogwarts™ Express to ride between both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

This towering coaster offers a musical twist: As you strap in, you’ll pick the song you want to hear above your shrieks. Adrenaline pumping and music thumping, you’ll climb toward the sky at a 90-degree angle and tackle the first ferocious drop. Topping out at 65 mph, this rip-roaring ride is a blast from beginning to end.

  • Minimum Height 51″ (130 cm)
  • Ride Features: Thrill
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Best For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)
  • Safety Restraint Size Restrictions (see the end of the article for more info)
  • Loose Articles Prohibited
  • Prosthetic Limbs: Must be Removed

Kang & Kudos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl

Kang and Kodos, those hilarious drooling aliens from The Simpsons™ have landed at Universal Studios Florida with a ride that’ll send you into the stratosphere. Pilot your very own flying saucer, swooping up and down. Spinning through space, make sure to aim your lasers for a chance to zap your favorite Springfield citizens.

  • No Minimum Height
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • For Everyone: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack

New York has been hit by an epidemic of aliens and it’s up to you, Agent Trainee, to blast them into oblivion. Use your laser gun to zap those little suckers and rack up points before they zap back at you, sending your car spinning out of control. With the fate of the Earth in your hands, you’ll become a full-fledged MEN IN BLACK™ agent.

  • Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)

Race Through New York Staring Jimmy Fallon

Face Jimmy Fallon and all your favorite characters from NBC’s “The Tonight Show” in a fun-filled race through, below, and above New York City. Board the unique “flying theater” and you’ll speed through the busy streets of midtown Manhattan, soar over skyscrapers, and even dive into the East River as you hurtle neck and neck toward the finish line.

  • Minimum Height 40” (102 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)
  • Safety Restraint Size Restrictions (see the end of the article for more info)

The Simpsons Ride

Join The Simpsons™ on a trip to Krustyland. Grab a seat on an indoor simulated rollercoaster ride, where you’ll careen and crash through the park with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie in an over-the-top non-stop exhilarating adventure. Keep an eye out for cameos from some of Springfield’s fan-favorite characters as you adventure through the town.

  • Minimum Height 40” (102 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • For Everyone: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12), Kids (Under 7)

TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3D

Megatron and his villainous Decepticons want to rule Earth. Board your N*E*S*T* vehicle and join Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in an ultra-immersive thrill ride that blurs the line between fiction and reality. Fight to keep the AllSpark out of Megatron’s hands in an explosive battle between the Autobots and Decepticons. We’re counting on you. Roll out.

  • Minimum Height 40” (102 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Best For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)
  • Child Swap Available

Islands of Adventure

Jurassic World Velocicoaster

Speeding through the jungle, rising high above the terrain, it’s the apex predator of roller coasters: the Jurassic World VelociCoaster. Now you can board your vehicle for a high-speed dash through the park’s raptor paddock. Feel the rush of the hunt as you race alongside these nimble predators, twisting and soaring above the land and water. Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

  • Minimum Height 51″ (130 cm)
  • Ride Type: Thrill

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Now’s the time to join Hagrid™ as you fly deep into the wilds of the Forbidden Forest, beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle, on a thrilling roller coaster ride that plunges into the paths of some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures. Experience Universal’s most highly themed, immersive coaster—only at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

  • Minimum Height 48″ (122 cm)
  • Ride Type: Thrill
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)
  • Loose Articles Prohibited
  • Child Swap Available

Jurassic Park River Adventure

One minute, you’re gliding along in your raft. The next, you’re face to face with a giant T. rex. There’s nowhere to turn. She’s bearing down on you and your only escape from her razor-sharp teeth is to take the pitch-black plunge before you. Did we mention it’s an 85-foot drop?

  • Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Enter through the towering castle gates and make your way down the familiar passageways and corridors of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Then soar above the castle grounds as you join Harry Potter™ and his friends on a thrilling adventure. Groundbreaking, state-of-the-art technology (and a little magic) creates a one-of-a-kind ride.

  • Minimum Height 48″ (122 cm)
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)
  • Child Swap Available
  • Single Rider Available
  • Loose Articles Prohibited
  • Safety Restraint Size Restrictions (see the end of the article for more info)

Hogwarts Express: Hogsmeade Station

Ride the Hogwarts™ Express from Hogsmeade™ Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure to King’s Cross Station in the London area of Universal Studios Florida. On the way, encounter familiar characters and creatures from the Harry Potter™ books and films. When you arrive, pop around the corner to find the secret entryway into Diagon Alley™.

  • Park-To-Park Ticket Required: To access the Hogwarts™ Express to ride between both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)

Caro-Seuss-el

Not only can you climb aboard a creative cast of Dr. Seuss characters, you can make their eyes blink, ears wiggle and heads turn. Little ones will love this sensationally Seussian twist on the classic carnival ride. If you look up high, you’ll see Horton the Elephant carefully guarding his special dandelion and its microscopic inhabitants.

  • No Minimum Height
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)

Doctor Doom’s Fearfall

Doctor Doom is testing his latest invention, the machine that sucks fear out of people. His plan? Use the fear he collects as a weapon against the Fantastic Four. His henchmen will strap you into a seat, blast you into the sky, and then—without a second to catch your breath—hurl you back down with a face-melting force stronger than gravity itself.

  • Minimum Height 52” (132 cm)
  • Ride Type: Thrill
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Best For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)
  • Safety Restraint Size Restrictions (see the end of the article for more info)

Dudley Do- Right’s Ripsaw Falls

Part roller coaster, part water flume, this ride combines the fun of classic cartoons with edge-of-your-seat action. You’ll slosh your way through twists and turns along with lovably laughable Royal Canadian Mountie, Dudley Do-Right. As you approach a nail-biting 75-foot drop, get ready to whoosh down the track for the biggest splash of your life.

  • Minimum Height 44” (112cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Best For: Adults, Teens (13–17), Tweens (7–12)
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Flight of the Hippogriff

Take the winding path towards Hagrid’s hut, where you may hear Fang barking as you pass. As you make your way, Hagrid gives instructions on the proper way to approach a Hippogriff, a magical creature that’s a part eagle, part horse. This family-friendly roller coaster spirals and dives around the pumpkin patch before swooping past Hagrid’s hut.

  • Minimum Height 36″ (92 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Kid Friendly
  • Child Swap Available
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Climb inside your very own Dr. Seuss flying fish. It’s equipped with easy-to-use controls that let you maneuver up, up, up and down, down, down as you gently glide around an array of fountains that squirt water in time to a musical rhyme. Make sure you pay attention to the words and do what they say or you just might get wet.

  • No Minimum Height
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges

Get set for spectacular splashes and lots of silliness. That blowhard Bluto has made off with Popeye’s best gal, Olive Oyl, and the only way to save her involves an 18-foot octopus and a lot of water. Hold on tight as you brave your way through raging rapids. You’ll laugh. You’ll scream. You’ll be really wet and squooshy.

  • Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Pteranodon Flyers

Taking flight beneath the 10-foot wings of a Pteranodon, little adventurers will get an amazing view of all the theme-park excitement below. They’ll slowly soar and gently swing through the air in a comfy seat suspended from a track above. With no sudden or scary movements, this ride is perfect for younger guests not ready for big-kid thrills.

  • Min Height 36” (92 cm)
  • Max height 56” (143 cm) Or accompanied by a rider meeting height requirements
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Best For: Kids (Under 7), Tweens (7–12)
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)

Skull Island: Reign Of Kong

Brave the dangers of a mysterious island where few have dared to venture. On your treacherous jungle expedition, prehistoric predators and vile creatures attack from all sides. Just as all seems lost, the most colossal ape ever to walk the Earth—King Kong—hurls himself between you and certain doom. Is he your hero or the ultimate foe?

  • Minimum Height 36″ (92 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Best For: Adults
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)
  • Parental Advisory: Mature Themes, Frightening Images, and/or Intense Sound Effects (May Include Pyrotechnics or Gunfire)

Storm Force Accelatron

The evil Magneto is plotting to take over the world. If Storm can harness enough thunder and lightning, she can blast him into oblivion. Board Professor Xavier’s power generator and spin it as fast as you can. The faster you go, the more thunder and lightning you’ll create. The fate of the planet is literally in your hands.

  • No Minimum Height
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

The Amazing Adventures Of Spider-Man

Strap on your 3-D glasses and join the world’s most famous webslinger on a high-flying adventure. Villains have stolen the Statue of Liberty and it’s up to Spidey to save the day. Face a cast of Marvel characters as you soar above the streets, scale skyscrapers, and battle bad guys left and right. Just watch out for the 400-foot freefall.

  • Minimum Height 40” (102 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation, 3-D / 4-D Experience
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)

The Cat in the Hat

Who hasn’t wished they could disappear into a Dr. Seuss story? Now you can. Grab a seat and swerve this way and that through one of Dr. Seuss’s most beloved classics. Each scene has been vividly re-created with colorful characters and crazy motion as you twist from room to room, trying to clean up after The Cat in the Hat™ before Mother comes home.

  • Minimum Height 36″ (92 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Motion Simulation, Kid Friendly
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Best For: Kids (Under 7), Tweens (7–12)
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)

The High in the Sky Seuss Trolly Train Ride!

As you wait to board this slow-moving trolley, you’ll be treated to a retelling of the Sneetches. Then, sit back and relax as you wind your way above the imaginative buildings and rides of Seuss Landing. There are two ride tracks—one continues the story of the Sneetches, while the other takes you through the ABCs of your other favorite Seuss stories.

  • Minimum Height 36″ (92 cm)
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Kid Friendly
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Best For: Kids (Under 7), Tweens (7–12)
  • Accessibility (see the end of the article for more info)

The Incredible Hulk Coaster

You’ve volunteered to take part in a science experiment based on Dr. Bruce Banner’s research—but a blast of gamma radiation changes everything. You launch up to 67 miles per hour as Hulk-like power propels you upside down into a zero-gravity roll, racing faster and faster. Hang on as this high-speed, red-line rampage smashes its way through the sky.

  • Minimum Height 54″ (138 cm)
  • Ride Type: Thrill
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)
  • Loose Articles Prohibited
  • Safety Restraint Size Restrictions(see the end of the article for more info)

Volcano Bay

Honu of the Honu ika Moana

Just like the ancient Waturi people who rode the ocean waves on friendly sea turtles, you can enjoy this twisting, turning, multi-person slide. On Honu, you can surf the underwater currents on a five-passenger raft, speeding through an open flume, then streaking along two massive walls.

  • Minimum Height 48″ (122 cm)
  • Weight Requirement: Maximum Weight 700 lb, (317 kg) Combined
  • Ride Type: Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

ika Moana of the Honu ika Monana

Just like the ancient Waturi people who rode the ocean waves on friendly whales, you can enjoy this twisting, turning, multi-person slide. ika Moana lets you go with the flow as you glide along on a five-passenger raft.

  • Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
  • Weight Requirement: Maximum Weight 750 lb (340 kg) Combined
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides

Join Kala and Tai Nui where sea and sky meet and take a leap of faith from high atop the volcano. Twin trap doors plunge two guests down intertwining tubes before sending them joyfully splashing into the turquoise waters below.

  • Minimum Height 48″ (122 cm)
  • Weight Requirement: Maximum Weight 300 lb (136 kg)
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express PLUS Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Ko’okiri Body Plunge

Join in the centuries-old tradition of honoring the volcano god, Vol, by braving the incredible Ko’okiri Body Plunge. Featuring a 70-degree fall through a drop door and 125 feet of white-knuckle fun, this dizzying descent ends with a watery tribute from Vol himself.

  • Minimum Height 48″ (122 cm)
  • Weight Requirement: Maximum Weight 300 lb (136 kg)
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express PLUS Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Kopiko Wai Winding River

Take a slow ride on the Kopiko Wai Winding River through the tropical landscape of Universal’s Volcano Bay, a land full of surprises. Sprays of water surprise along the way, and beneath the lava rocks, Stargazer’s Cavern reveals the magical night sky above.

  • Guest Under 48″ (122 cm) – Life Jackets Required
  • Ride Type: Water Ride
  • Transfer from Wheelchair: Guest Must Transfer from Wheelchair to Raft
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Krakatau Aqua Coaster

Honorary Waturi can experience the power of Krakatau on this amazing ride. Four-person canoes slide upward through the mists and into the dark twists and turns within the volcano before emerging with a plunge through a shimmering waterfall.

  • Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
  • Weight Requirement: Maximum Weight 700 lb (317 kg) Combined
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Transfer from Wheelchair: Guest Must Transfer from Wheelchair to Raft
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Maku of the Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides

Enter the dramatic lava-tube path on this five-person raft ride. Maku slides at high speeds through a volcanic gorge before spinning around bowl-like formations. When a geyser blasts, you’re sucked into a watery vortex and deposited into a calm pool at the canyon’s end.

  • Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
  • Weight Requirement: Maximum Weight 1050 lb(476 kg) Combined. Minimum Weight 300 lb(136 kg) Combined
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Ohno of Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides

Make the climb to cross a deep chasm, brave the rope bridge, and take the plunge down a serpentine adventure that ends six feet above the awaiting pool. Be sure to yell your battle cry of “Ohno” as you fly along the twists and turns, soar out into space and splash triumphantly into turquoise blue waters at the base of Krakatau.

  • Minimum Height 48″ (122 cm)
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Ohyah of Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides

Ascend the side of a cliff before plummeting down these twisting waters and getting dropped out four feet above a swirling pool. You may find yourself unleashing the defiant battle cry of “Ohyah” as you fly out toward the sparkling waters below.

  • Minimum Height 48″ (122 cm)
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express PLUS Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Puihi of the Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides

This five-person rafting ride will get your heart pumping. Enter the dramatic lava-tube path and test your bravery on Puihi, where you careen through a dark, winding cavern. Suddenly, you feel the stomach-flipping thrill of zero-gravity hang time as you explode out into the far side of an immense funnel, then splash your way to safety at the bottom.

  • Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
  • Weight Requirement: Maximum Weight 850 lb(386 kg) Combined. Minimum Weight 300 lb(136 kg) Combined
  • Supervising Companion Required
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Puka Uli Lagoon

This relaxing leisure pool features playful elements that even the tiniest Waturi can enjoy, like tropical bongo drums and spraying jets of water. Set beside the splash pool for the Ohyah & Ohno Body Slides, you’ll have a great view of all the fun as riders splash down from above.

  • Guest Under 48″ (122 cm) – Life Jackets Required
  • Ride Type: Water Ride
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Punga Racers

A favorite among Waturi children, Punga Racers send single riders on a body slide down four lanes through underwater sea caves. Among Waturi children, one of the best-loved legendary heroes is Punga, the playful son of Tangaroa, god of the sea, and Mahuika, goddess of fire.

  • Height Requirement
  • Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
  • Weight Requirement: Maximum Weight 300 lb (136 kg)
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Raki of Taniwha Tubes

There’s a place where the puka trees grow abnormally tall, with strange snakelike trunks. Inspired by their twisting roots, the Waturi built these two twisting blue water slides. Riders can try both tracks, but beware—mischievous tiki statues spray jets of water when you least expect it.

  • Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
  • Weight Requirement: Maximum Weight 450 lb (204 kg) Combined
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

TeAwa The Fearless River

Head to Hammerhead Beach and take a thrilling whitewater ride through the heart of the volcano and down a run in Rainforest Village. Put on your life vest and race along a roaring, watery onslaught of churning rapids and chopping waves.

  • Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
  • All guests need to wear a Life Jacket
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Thrill, Water Ride
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

The Reef

 A clear plexi tube shoots straight through the 5.5-foot deep shallows, which feature its own private waterfall perfect for frolicking. It’s the ideal place for leisure lovers in search of an idyllic setting to while away the day.

  • Ride Type: Water Ride
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)
  • Guest Must Transfer from Wheelchair to Raft

Tonga of Taniwha Tubes

The Waturi sought to mirror their coiling path when they built these two curving green water slides. You can take on both tracks, but watch out for the playful tiki statues that surprise you with sprays of water.

  • Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
  • Weight Requirement: Maximum Weight 450 lb (204 kg) Combined
  • Under 48” (122 cm) Requires Supervising Companion
  • Ride Type: Water Ride
  • Express Pass: Universal Express Pass
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Waturi Beach

Take in an unforgettable view of Krakatau, the mighty volcano, and its stunning series of waterfalls that pour into the sparkling lagoon. Swim, splash, and relax right along with the locals amid the breathtaking view and warm waves.

  • Guest Under 48″ (122 cm) – Life Jackets Required
  • Ride Type: Water Ride
  • Accessibility(see the end of the article for more info)

Know Before You Go

There are a few things you need to know before you visit Universal Studios Orlando These things will make your visit run a bit more smoothly.

Accessibility Information

If you’re looking for accessibility information for any of the Universal Studios Orlando rides or attractions, you can find it on the Universal Studios Orlando website.

Safety Restraint Size Restrictions

Some Universal Studios Orlando rides cannot accommodate guests of all sizes. Some attractions use safety restraints that may not accommodate certain people due to their body shape or size. Guests whose waistlines are 40″ (102cm) or greater may not be accommodated at select attractions. A test seat is available in the front of the attraction entrance to assist Guests in determining their ability to ride.

Loose Articles

Due to the nature of some attractions, loose articles are not permitted. Some Universal Studios Orlando rides even require guests to pass through a metal detector to make sure they are not carrying loose articles. Loose articles are things such as cell phones, photography devices, umbrellas, and keys Free lockers are available at the entrance to these attractions for you to use to store your belongings.  

Motion Sickness

There are quite a few at Universal Studios Orlando that utilize 3D/4D technology. These types of motion simulator attractions can cause motion sickness for some guests. If you or someone in your group is susceptible to motion sickness, make sure you take some type of motion sickness medication first thing in the morning to avoid getting sick later in the day. If your motion sickness is severe, you may need to skip certain attractions.

Universal Express Pass

The Universal Express Pass is a special ticket that allows you to skip the standby line once per attraction per day. This pass can save you a lot of time waiting in long lines for the most popular rides. It is expensive and not necessary. If you add it to your vacation, you’ll save time in line on most Universal Studios Orlando rides, but don’t feel like you have to have it. You’ll have a great time on your visit either way.

Find more information about the Universal Express Pass options on the Universal Studios Orlando website

Universal CityWalk

Make sure you save some time to enjoy the Universal CityWalk. We had so much fun checking it out while we were visiting Universal Studios Orlando. Here you’ll find lots of great shops, restaurants, and even a movie theater! There are lots to see and do at Universal CityWalk. My favorite place to eat here is The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen! It’s pretty delicious. Reservations may be required for the Chocolate Emporium, but there are lots of other great places to eat that don’t require a reservation.

Hopefully, this guide to Universal Studios Orlando rides and attractions was helpful to you as you’re planning your visit! Universal Studios is a pretty great place. My favorite part is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! I just love exploring Diagon Alley, riding the Hogwarts Express and drinking butter beer!

Find more information about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando here.

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