Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park, aka “Volcano Bay,” is a tropical-themed water park in Universal Orlando Resort that brings a cool splash of fun to the theme park. Its theme includes what seems like a real volcano…just with a water slide. There are so many different types of slides and water rides for all, that the family can enjoy a full day at the park. However, there are Volcano Bay height requirements on some of the rides to ensure a safe, exciting adventure for all. We came up with a Volcano Bay riders guide so you know what to expect and how to plan.
Volcano Bay Height Limits
Many of the rides at Volcano Bay do have a height requirement in order to go on them. Most of the time, you must be between 42″ and 48″ with a supervising companion (if needed).
However, there are no maximum Volcano Bay ride height restrictions, meaning you’re never too tall to visit.
Volcano Bay Orlando Height Requirements
These are the rides at Volcano Bay that require you to be at least 42″:
- ika Moana of Honu ika Moana (those between 42″ and 48″ must be accompanied by an adult)
- Krakatau Aqua Coaster (those between 42″ and 48″ must be accompanied by an adult)
- Punga Racers
- Taniwha Tubes (those between 42″ and 48″ must be accompanied by an adult)
- TeAwa The Fearless River (those between 42″ and 48″ must be accompanied by an adult)
These are the rides at Volcano Bay that require you to be at least 48″:
- Honu of Honu ika Moana
- Kala and Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides
- Ko’okiri Body Plunge
- Ohyah and Ohno Drop Slides
Volcano Bay Body Plunge Height
The Ko’okiri Body Plunge is one of the most thrill seeking water slides in Volcano Bay. It’s a drop-door body slide that pitches riders down a 70-degree-angle descent for 125 feet. Riders must be at least 48″.
Volcano Bay Drop Slide Height
The two drop slides, Ohyah and Ohno, are side by side and are meant for those who love a heart-racing thrill. Ohyah has guests ascend the side of a cliff before getting to the “twisting waters” of the drop slide itself. Then at the end, the slide drops four feet into a pool below. Ohno, is similar, but more intense (if you can believe it). First, riders will have to navigate a rope bridge in order to make it to the top of the slide, and then will be dropped six feet above the pool.
Both Volcano Bay ride heights are 48″ and being a strong swimmer is encouraged!
Volcano Bay for Kids
While most rides have Volcano Bay Orlando height requirements, there are a few where even your little ones can get in on the fun.
Runamukka Reef: This play area for children is reserved for kids 54″ and smaller. Here, little ones can enjoy climbing structures, slides, fish-shaped water guns, geysers, and dumping buckets.
Tot Tiki Reef: This other play area is meant for even littler ones, under 48″. The reef has a very small slide as well as a splash pad with squirting whales and tiki-god fountains. The water is only a few inches deep.
Wave Village: Here guests can enjoy two quick-service eateries and the main wave pool. The only restriction is that kids under 48″ must wear a life jacket.
Waturi Beach: At the base of the Volcano, there’s another wave pool that also features sounds of rhythmic drumming, a conch-shell horn, and a gong that signals when the waves are about to start. Those under 48″ must wear a life jacket.
The Reef: The Reef leisure pool offers a great view of Krakatau waterfall and the rides coming off Ko’okiri, and is perfect to relax without any waves. Because of the Volcano Bay pool depth, which is 5’6″ deep, kids under 48″ need to wear a life vest.
Kopiko Wai Winding River: Of course there’s a lazy river! Children under 48″ must wear a life vest, but they can enjoy cruising down the river on an inflatable tube and float under bridges and waterfalls, passing wati-spittin tikis, and through a sparkling cave.
Puka Uli Lagoon: Another leisure pool at about only 4 feet deep, children under 48″ must wear a life vest, but can still enjoy tiki water fountains, bongo drums, and two TapTu Play points.
TeAwa Fearless River: This isn’t your average “lazy” river. Although there’s no Volcano Bay height requirement, all guests are required to wear a life vest due to the strong wave effects and lack of floating tubes.
Weight Limits at Volcano Bay
There are some weight restrictions at Universal Studios Orlando. These are the known Volcano Bay weight limits according to Universal:
- Krakatua Aqua Coaster: With a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 4, the combined Volcano Bay weight cannot exceed 750 lbs.
- Ko’okiri Body Plunge: Weight cannot exceed 300 lbs per single rider.
- Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides: Weight cannot exceed 300 lbs per single rider
- Honu: For a minimum of 2 riders and a maximum of 5, weight cannot exceed 800 lbs.
- Ika Moana: For a minimum of 2 riders and a maximum of 5, weight cannot exceed 800 lbs.
- Taniwha Tubes: Single Rider weight not to exceed 300 lbs., and combined weight not to exceed 450 lbs.
- Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides: For these Volcano Bay ride weight restrictions, a combined weight of 1080 lbs. cannot be exceeded with a maximum of 6 riders per raft.