With some of the best waterslides in all of Orlando, Universal’s Volcano Bay is the ideal spot to beat the Florida heat and have a blast.
From the rides’ designs to the rules for enjoying them, Universal Orlando takes special care to ensure the safety of their guests.
Volcano Bay has weight limits on multiple rides to ensure the comfort and safety of all riders. Weight restrictions vary depending on the attraction – some apply to individuals, while others cover groups. Guests with questions about weight limits at Volcano Bay should contact Universal before visiting.
This article discusses the weight limits at Universal’s Volcano Bay, listing applicable rides and their rules.
It also explains how employees weigh guests and whether there are other ride-related restrictions.
Volcano Bay’s Weight Limits
Volcano Bay’s weight limits refer to individuals or groups depending on the ride.
Typically, water slides or single-rider attractions list the maximum weight for individuals, whereas attractions with a vehicle (such as a raft) will detail the maximum weight for a group.
The limit for individuals is usually between 275 and 300 lbs or 124-136 kg.
Weight limits for groups vary, generally depending on group or vehicle size.
Which Rides Have Weight Limits?
Universal Orlando is committed to safety and inclusivity and consistently revisits and revises weight limits and the attractions that have them.
Currently, the rides at Volcano Bay with weight restrictions include:
- Individual Weight Limits:
- Ko’okiri Body Plunge: 300 pounds (136 kg)
- Kala and Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides: 275 pounds (124.7 kg)
- Punga Racers: 300 pounds (136 kg)
- Group Weight Limits (maximum number of guests – total weight):
- Krakatau Aqua Coaster: 4 people – 700 pounds (317.5 kg)
- Honu of Honu Ika Moana: 5 people – 700 pounds (317.5 kg)
- Ika Moana of Honu ika Moana: 5 people – 800 pounds (362.8 kg)
- Maku of Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides: 6 people – 1,050 pounds (476.2 kg)
- Puihi of Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides: 6 people – 850 pounds (385.5 kg)
- Tonga and Raki of Taniwha Tubes: 1 or 2 people – 300 pounds individual (136 kg) or 450 pounds (204.1 kg) total.
Are Weight Limits Enforced?
Volcano Bay does enforce weight limits.
The park’s rides rely on water and drop doors to propel guests down the slides – additional weight can change how the rides operate and can make the experience unpleasant or unsafe.
To enforce weight limits, Volcano Bay has discreetly placed scales at the beginning of rides.
Individuals and groups are asked to stand on the platform before boarding and are quietly weighed.
If guests exceed the weight limits, a Volcano Bay Team Member will kindly notify them and ask them to step aside.
Do Volcano Bay Rides Have Other Restrictions?
All rules and regulations for rides and attractions at Volcano Bay are clearly listed at the beginning of the line.
Guests may also see a disclaimer that reads: “This attraction may not accommodate certain people due to their body shape or size.”
Other than weight, a common restriction at all theme parks is height.
Guests over 48 inches (121.9 cm) are tall enough to participate in every ride at Volcano Bay.
Some slides have a lower height requirement of at least 42 inches (106.6 cm), and these smaller guests must be accompanied by an adult.
Volcano Bay has weight limits to ensure the comfort and safety of all riders.
Weight restrictions apply to individuals and groups depending on the type of ride, and the maximum weight for single riders is typically around 300 pounds (136 kg).
Universal Team Members enforce weight restrictions and discreetly weigh parkgoers on hidden scales before they board an attraction.
Every attraction lists the rules for riding at the entrance to the line, and guests can view current guidelines by visiting Volcano Bay’s website or contacting Guest Services toll-free at (877) 589-4783.