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You Must Be This Tall to Ride at Universal Orlando Resort

by Mommy Frog on February 8, 2018 Orlando

Height Requirements at Universal Orlando Resort - Universal Florida - Hollywood Rip Ride RocketWe find Universal Orlando Resort to be a top destination for thrill seekers in Orlando. But with great thrill comes great responsibility. When it comes to the wide selection of big, bad coasters at Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, height plays a more critical role than at other neighboring theme parks. For some of you, it may play a part in deciding when to visit. After all, an inch or two over a couple of months could open up a whole new set of ride possibilities. (Take it from this momma frog, those tadpoles sometimes grow like weeds!)

Whether you’re thinking further out about the best ages for your kids to visit or just reviewing rides a few days ahead of your trip, it will be so hopful to know BEFORE you arrive. (We learned that the hard way with Lily on Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem. There were soooooo many tears when she found out she wouldn't be riding with big brother Tad.) With so many rides of varying height requirements at Universal Orlando Resort, it's critical to prep your frog squad so there are no disappointments. And thanks to ride switch, there is no reason for you moms and dads to miss out either (more on it below)! Below, you’ll find a list of the rides with height requirements at Universal Orlando. Keep in mind that just because your little one is tall enough to ride doesn't mean he or she is ready to ride! Even though she was tall enough, we could not get Lily to even consider Skull Island: Reign of Kong. No matter their height, even your tiny tadpoles can still have a blast at Universal.

34” Height Requirements at Universal Orlando Resort

  • E.T. Adventure™ — Universal Studios Florida
    Must be at least 34" (87cm). Children between 34"–48" (87cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

36” Height Requirements at Universal Orlando

Height Requirements at Universal Orlando Resort - Universal Florida - Skull Island Reign of Kong

  • Skull Island: Reign of Kong™ - Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Must be at least 36" (92cm). Children between 36"–48" (92cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Pteranodon Flyers™ - Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Designed 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.
  • Flight of the Hippogriff™ - Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Must be at least 36" (92cm). Children between 36"–48" (92cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Cat in the Hat™ - Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Must be at least 36" (92cm). Children between 36"–48" (92cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!™ - Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Must be at least 36" (92cm). Children between 36"–48" (92cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster™ - Universal Studios Florida
    Must be at least 36" (92cm). Children between 36"–48" (92cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

Height Requirements at Universal Orlando Resort - Universal Florida - The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man40” Height Requirements at Universal Orlando

  • Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon™ - Universal Studios Florida
    Must be at least 40" (102cm). Children between 40"–48" (102cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • The Simpsons Ride™ - Universal Studios Florida
    Must be at least 40" (102cm). Children between 40"–48" (102cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem™ - Universal Studios Florida
    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.
  • TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D - Universal Studios Florida
    Must be at least 40" (102cm). Children between 40"–48" (102cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man® - Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Must be at least 40" (102cm). Children between 40"–48" (102cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

42” Height Requirements at Universal Orlando

  • Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges® - Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Must be at least 42" (107cm). Children between 42"–48" (107cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Jurassic Park River Adventure™ - Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Must be at least 42" (107cm). Children between 42"–48" (107cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™ - Universal Studios Florida
    Must be at least 42" (107cm). Children between 42"–48" (107cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™ - Universal Studios Florida
    Must be at least 42" (107cm). Children between 42"–48" (107cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

44” Height Requirements at Universal Orlando

Height Requirements at Universal Orlando Resort - Universal Florida - Dudley DoRight's Ripsaw Falls

  • Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls® - Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Must be at least 44" (112cm). Children between 44"–48" (112cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

48” Height Requirements at Universal Orlando

  • Revenge of the Mummy™ - Universal Studios Florida
    Must be at least 48" (122cm).
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ - Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Must be 48" (122cm).

51” Height Requirements at Universal Orlando

Height Requirements at Universal Orlando Resort - Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket

  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit™ - Universal Studios Florida
    Must be at least 51" (130cm) and no more than 79" (201cm).

52” Height Requirements at Universal Orlando

  • Doctor Doom's Fearfall® - Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Must be at least 52" (132cm).

54” Height Requirements at Universal Orlando

  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster® - Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Must be at least 54" (138cm).

Height Requirements at Universal Orlando Resort - Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts Test Seat

Got all that down? Start stretching out those frog legs! Despite meeting height requirements, you may have some fear about your level of comfort in the ride. Have no fear! Many of Universal Florida’s most exciting rides have test seats available so that guests can determine comfort and fit for themselves before riding. This feature can be found outside the entrance of Doctor Doom's Fearfall, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Revenge of the Mummy, Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. We really recommend testing out the seat if you’re nervous of feeling too claustrophobic on a ride — no need for an unpleasant ride experience ruining your day!

Universal Orlando Ride Switch (Child Swap)

Height Requirements at Universal Orlando Resort - Transformers The Ride 3D Ride Swap - Universal Florida

If any of your tadpoles are too tiny for a fun coaster the rest of the gang wants to try, there’s still hope. Universal Orlando offers child swap, a lifesaver for those parents who still want to ride even if their little tadpole doesn't measure up to the height requirements. Child swap is available on all Universal Florida attractions. All you have to do is let the team member at the entrance know that you wish to use the child swap. Everyone in your party will go through the line, and then while your first party rides, up to two adults can wait with the child in the child switch area. When the others are back, the remaining adults can ride the attraction without having to get back in line.

There’s still plenty of fun to be had for tadpoles who aren’t quite leapin’ enough to meet all of the height requirements. Enjoy shows, parades, characters and more across both Universal Studios and Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Planning a trip to the Orlando parks? Our Universal Orlando Quick-Start Guide will have you hopping to it! We've also got great discounts on your Orlando hotel and theme park tickets

Related: Top 7 Orlando Thrill Rides for Little Ones & Height Requirements

Hoppy planning!

 

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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