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Guide to Universal Studios Hollywood Height Requirements

by Mommy Frog on February 25, 2017 17 Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood height requirement

We're continuing our series looking at height requirements of the major theme parks. This week, we're taking a look at the Universal Studios Hollywood height requirements. For many years, this was thought of as a "grown-up park." Perhaps that's fair since so many of its attractions and shows were themed around the movies, and not just kids movies either. There also was — and is! — the Studio Tour, the real heart and soul of the park, that takes guests around the Back Lot of the working studio as well as through some of the most famous sets in movie and TV history. While it's paradise to us movie buffs, it's not exactly the tadpoles' idea of a theme park!

But over the years, and in the last few years especially, the park has added more kid-friendly attractions such as Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem and TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3-D. So for you parents wondering, "Is this a kid-friendly park?" The answer is "Yes!" but it's especially good to know about the Universal Studios Hollywood height requirements so that you parents know in advance what your little ones can ride.

Universal Studios Hollywood Height Requirements:

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey:  Must be 48″ (122 cm) tall.

Flight of the Hippogriff:  Must be 39″ (99 cm) tall. Children 39-48″ (99-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)

Universal Studios Hollywood Height Requirements - Hogwarts Castle

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem:  Must be 40 inches (102 cm) tall.

Children 40-48 inches (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)

Transformers™: The Ride-3D:  Must be 40 inches (102 cm) tall.

Children 40-48 inches (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)

Universal Studios Hollywood Height Requirements -

The Simpsons Ride:  Must be 40 inches (102 cm) tall.

Children 40-48 inches (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)

Universal Studios Hollywood Height Requirements -

Jurassic Park® — The Ride:  Must be 42 inches (107 cm) tall.

Children 42-48 inches (107-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)

Revenge of the MummySM — The Ride:  Must be 48 inches (122 cm) tall.

Universal Studios Hollywood Child Swap

Universal Studios Hollywood Height Requirements -

Universal Studios Hollywood offers child swap, a lifesaver for those parents who still want to ride even if there little tadpole doesn't measure up to the height requirements or just doesn't want to ride. Child swap is available on all Universal Studios Hollywood attractions. All you have to do is let the cast 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.

We hope you find this post outlining Universal Studios Hollywood's height requirements and child swap service helpful. Now it's your turn. Share with us any tips or tricks you've learned for handling height requirements, scary rides and child swap at Universal Studios Hollywood!

Related: Universal Studios Hollywood Touring Plan

Hoppy planning!

 

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Sharon McDonald Dec 24, 2015 at 1:22 a.m.

Hello, we have a trip planned for December 28, 2015 we are taking our 2 1/2 year old grandson, I don't think he is 40' yet will there be rides & things for him to do there.

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FrogBlog Dec 25, 2015 at 8:04 a.m.

Hi Sharon,

There will be rides and shows he can experience, but many of the major attractions do have a height requirement. With all of the Christmas fun happening, there will be a lot to do and see!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Deirdre Dec 31, 2016 at 4:20 p.m.

Hi

Thanks for all the info, really useful for our trip. When it says 'accompanying adult (or over 14), does that have to be 1:1? For example, can one adult ride with 3 kids? Thanks :)

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FrogBlog Jan 5, 2017 at 3:44 p.m.

Hi Deirdre,

Yes. You're good to go with just yourself and three kids!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Edgar Moreno May 20, 2017 at 7:04 p.m.

This is extremely helpful since I want to take my little brother who is 9 to universal studios. My only question is: are these the only rides with height requirements?

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FrogBlog May 20, 2017 at 7:02 p.m.

Hi Edgar,

We just updated this post with the two Wizarding World of Harry Potter rides that have height requirements. Hop back over to check them out!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mark May 28, 2017 at 4:12 a.m.

We are planning a trip to Universal Studios summer of 2017 my daughter is 40 1/2 inches tall. does anybody know if she can get on Jurassic Park?

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FrogBlog May 28, 2017 at 7:40 p.m.

Hi Mark,

The Height Requirement on Jurassic Park - The Ride is 42 inches. She's good to go!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sabrina G. Jun 7, 2017 at 4:52 a.m.

We are planning a trip to Universal this summer, we would like to purchase the "front of line" passes to make things quicker. We also have 2 toddlers that we will need to use the "ride swap" for. Was wondering if they would allow us to buy only 2 front of line passes since the other 2 adults will use the "child swap" or do all 4 have to buy the front of line passes?

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FrogBlog Jun 7, 2017 at 1:13 p.m.

Hi Sabrina,

For the rides that you'll be using rider switch, they will NOT need the FOL passes. However, for the shows and rides that they can go on, they will need their own individual FOL pass.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Kim Jun 17, 2017 at 12:28 p.m.

I have two kids 11 &13, and I will be the only adult. Do a lot of your rides parents have to ride with them or can i just escort them to the front of the line and yes i will have the front line hoppers.

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FrogBlog Jun 18, 2017 at 5:54 p.m.

Hi Kim,

It depends on the attraction. Since neither of your children are 14, you will need to ride with them on many of the attractions.

This is Universal's policy - Any child who meets the minimum height requirement of the attraction but does not meet the 48-inch ride-alone height requirement must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion. A Supervising Companion is defined as someone who is 14 years of age or older and meets all other attraction ridership requirements.

Hoppy Planning,

Mommy Frog

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KB Jul 27, 2017 at 5:54 a.m.

How about MAXIMUM heights (i.e., as at Disney and 6-Flags); my teen boys are 6'8 and 7'1; can they go on any rides if I bring them?

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Marcy Jul 30, 2017 at 10:07 p.m.

How old does a child have to be to ride by themselves without an adult?

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FrogBlog Aug 2, 2017 at 3:31 p.m.

Hi Marcy,

As long as they meet the height requirement, then they should be able to ride alone. If they don't, then they need to be accompanied by a supervising companion 14 years or older.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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kirti Sep 15, 2017 at 11:13 a.m.

my kid is 100cm. we r planning a trip in december. hopefully he gains 2 cms in these two months.

are they too precise with the 102 cm guideline

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FrogBlog Sep 15, 2017 at 9:02 a.m.

Hi Kirti,

The height restrictions are in place for the safety of the child. The parks stick to the measurements as they are posted.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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