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Universal Studios Height Requirements (All 4 Parks)

Many attractions at Universal Studios theme parks have height requirements for the safety of guests.

Parents know that setting expectations before getting to the parks can help alleviate tantrums and tears if the kids know beforehand that they won’t be able to ride a certain attraction. So be sure to know the height requirements before your visit.

These are the height requirements for all of the attractions at Universal Studios in Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood. We also have a printable list to download or take a screenshot.

How Strict Are the Height Requirements?

Height requirements are not made to be mean, or to keep kids off of any attractions. Instead, the height requirements are created with safety in mind. Ride vehicles are created and then tested for a variety of different body heights and sizes.

Universal Studios, as well as Disney theme parks, take the height requirement seriously. They will not let a child who is an inch or two below the requirement ride just because the parents sweet talk the attractions host or hostess. This is a safety issue.

Because many of Universal Studios’ attractions are intense, you will find that a lot of them do have height requirements. Children not tall enough to ride can wait with a parent with Universal’s Child Swap option.

In comparison, Walt Disney World and Disneyland do not have as many height requirements because their attractions are aimed towards younger children.

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How to Measure Your Children

You will want to know which attractions to stand in line for and which ones you will need to skip when traveling with children. The easiest way to do this is to measure your kids before leaving, and to use these lists to see which attractions you will not be able to do.

For an accurate measurement of your child’s height, have them stand with a straight back against a wall. They should not be slouching, but their feet should be flat on the ground.

Using a tape measure, lay the ruler flat against the wall and mark the point where the top of your child’s head is.

Should you measure with shoes on? Yes, you will take your child’s measurement with the same shoes that they will be wearing at Universal Studios.

Keep in mind that measurements could be considered differently at the theme parks. The measuring device at the theme parks will be the determining factor. So if your child is barely 40 inches tall, there is a chance that the official measurements at each attraction will not let them ride a ride with a 40 inch height requirement.

Universal Studios Orlando Height Requirements

These are the Universal height requirements for attractions at Universal Studios theme park in Orlando.

  • 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.

*These rides have test seats available so that guests can determine comfort and fit for themselves before riding.

Islands of Adventure Height Requirements

These are the Universal height requirements for attractions at Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando.

  • 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™ is 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.
  • Skull Island: Reign of Kong™
    Must be at least 36″ (92cm). Children between 36″–48″ (92cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

*These rides have test seats available so that guests can determine comfort and fit for themselves before riding.

Want to save these tips for later? Get our free download of the minimum height requirements or take a screenshot of the list below.

Volcano Bay Height Requirements

These are the Universal height requirements for attractions at Volcano Bay water park in Orlando.

  • 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™
    Please note that Runamukka Reef™ 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™
    Please note that Tot Tiki Reef™ is designed 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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Universal Studios Hollywood

These are the Universal height requirements for attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California.

  • 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)
  • Jurassic World — The Ride: Must be 42″ (107 cm) tall. Children 42-48″ (107-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)
  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem: Must be 40″ (102 cm) tall. Children 40-48″ (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)
  • TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride-3D: Must be 40″ (102 cm) tall. Children 40-48″ (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)
  • The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash: Must be 34″ (102 cm) tall. Children 34-48″ (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)
  • The Simpsons Ride: Must be 40″ (102 cm) tall. Children 40-48″ (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older)
  • Revenge of the Mummy℠— The Ride: Must be 48″ (122 cm) tall.