You’ve booked to visit Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida—you must be so excited!
You must also be wondering what the height requirements are for this fantastic theme park so you’re prepared and not disappointed when the day finally comes.
Height Restrictions vary at Islands of Adventure depending on which ride you want to go on, but in general, children need to be at least 36 inches tall (92cm) to go on smaller rides, such as Cat in the Hat or Flight of the Hippogriff, or be a minimum of 54 inches tall (138cm) if you want to go on the bigger rides, such as The Incredible Hulk Coaster or Doctor Doom’s Fearfall. Some rides also require you to be accompanied by an adult if you’re only just tall enough to meet these restrictions.
We’ve compiled an in-depth guide detailing all of Islands of Adventure’s height requirements you’ll need to know, so keep reading to find out more before your exciting experience!
How Tall Do You Have to Be for the Rides at Islands of Adventure?
As the height restrictions for Islands of Adventure vary depending on which rides you’d like to go on, we’ve created a simple table listing all of the rides at Islands of Adventure and the relevant height restrictions for each.
You can also check if your child will need to be accompanied by an adult when using the ride.
|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 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||Pteranodon Flyers is designed for children 36″–56″ (92cm-143cm) tall. Children between 36″–48″ (92cm-122cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.|
|Skull Island: Reign of Kong|
You can find more information on all attraction requirements by visiting this link.
Also, some of the rides in the table above have test seats, so that you can try out the seat before the ride commences to ensure a comfortable and safe experience.
This may be worth bearing in mind if you’re unsure if your child will be completely comfortable on a specific ride.
What Age is Best for Islands of Adventure?
Before you visit Islands of Adventure, you may be wondering what age is best to fully enjoy all the park has to offer before you bring your children along.
Islands of Adventure is a very child-friendly theme park with rides suitable for a variety of ages.
However, there are only a handful of rides that accommodate children under 34 inches tall.
For the majority of rides, your child would need to be at least 36 inches tall, so five years old is the youngest we’d recommend for Islands of Adventure.
If you want your child to enjoy a large variety of rides, eight (and older) is the best age for Islands of Adventure, as they should be tall enough for most of the rides and be capable of enjoying them without finding them too scary.
Is Islands of Adventure a Family-Friendly Theme Park?
Islands of Adventure is one of the most family-friendly theme parks in Orlando, with a large variety of rides for the whole family to enjoy.
Rides such as The Incredible Hulk Coaster are fantastic for both parents and children to experience, and there are rides like Flight of the Hippogriff that are designed for smaller children that you can enjoy with them too.
There are also many meet-and-greets with different characters, such as superheroes and villains from Super Hero Island, so you’ll find lots of activities that are family-friendly as well as all the great rides.
Do Children Need to be Supervised by an Adult at Islands of Adventure?
It is recommended that you always supervise young children when visiting Islands of Adventure.
Keep in mind, though, that there are particular rides that require children to have an adult supervising them if they are below a certain height.
Examples of these include The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman ride, where if you’re between 40″–48″ (102cm-122cm) you would need to be accompanied by an adult, and the Pteranodon Flyers ride, where you’d need adult supervision if you’re between 36″–48″ (92cm-122cm).
Full details on which rides require adult supervision can be found in the table at the top of the page.
We hope you now feel sufficiently prepared to visit Islands of Adventure and are excited to tell your kids which rides they can look forward to going on!
To summarize, all rides have different height restrictions, and you can find specific details on all rides in the table within this article.
We hope you have the best time at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando.