Top Water Rides at Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando

Are there water rides at Universal Studios

Are there any water rides at Universal Studios? Heck, yes, there are water rides.

I will never forget getting off Jurassic World and hearing someone so mad say, but they said it wasn’t a water ride.

I have never laughed so hard in my entire life. You literally walk past the ride’s exit, where water is splashed all over the riders, and board a boat on the water.

When someone asks me if there are any water rides at Universal Studios, my first thought is always what do you consider a water ride? Because although Studio Tour is not a water ride, in my opinion, you can get wet in three spots on the ride, so… I have to ask, do you consider water a water ride or getting soaked a water ride?

Does Universal Studios Have Water Rides?

Islands of Adventure

Universal Studios Florida

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Volcano Bay

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Are there water rides at Universal Studios

Does Universal Studios have Water Rides

You are in luck if you are looking for water attractions and rides at Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Universal Orlando Resort has no water rides, so if you are going for water rides specifically, you won’t find them there.

A Rain poncho or a light jacket will be your best friend if you want to ride on a water ride and not get wet.

We like to also say that if you are an anti-water ride but an along-for-the-ride kind of person, bring a change of clothes in your backpack, mostly a change of pants and socks, just in case you do get wet, you can change really quick after the ride and then be comfortable and not in wet clothes anymore.

If you are a motion sickness person, there are some great options on the market, but we like good old Dramamine. Don’t eat greasy foods, and make sure you are well-hydrated. Marvel super hero island, you will find a ride that is not a great idea if you get motion sickness, but that shouldn’t damper your day! You will find many rides water and not at all the theme parks.

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Island of Adventure

Islands of Adventure

How Many Water Rides are at Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure?


Jurassic Park River Adventure

Height Requirements: 42″

Note: This is a dark ride with a few t-rex dinos popping out, which might scare younger children or adults.

Dudley Do-Right’s ripsaw falls.

Height Requirements: 44″

Note: Board the part roller coaster water flume and prepare for a 75-foot drop and a lot of water. Bring a change of clothes or wear a rain poncho to keep yourself a little drier. If you want to dry off, you can jump in the human-sized drying machine for a small charge.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Height Requirements: No minimum height requirement

Note: Located in seuss landing; while not an actual water ride, if you do not listen to the song and move your ride car up and down to avoid the water, you will get wet. Listen closely to the song’s words, and it will tell you exactly what to do.

Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-rat barges

Height Requirements: 42″

Note: Located in Toon Lagoon, this is the large circle tube-style ride and the perfect way to cool off on a hot day! Keep an eye out for the friendly water cannons they will get you while on the ride.

Universal Studios Florida

How Many Water Rides are at Universal Studios Orlando?

Fun fact: If you are looking for water rides, there are none at this park. Universal Studios Florida has a good ride selection, and if you want to beat the long lines, purchase the universal express pass to bypass a wait time and have more fun. This is a great way to experience the park and save time.

Jurassic World Water Rides at Universal Studios

Universal Studios Hollywood

How many water rides are at Universal Studios Hollywood?


Jurassic World

Height Requirements: 42″

Note: Located in the lower lot, this darker ride has a few t-rex dinos pop out, which might scare younger children or even adults. This does have a single rider line.

World Famous Studio Tour

Height Requirement: None

Note: While not a traditional water ride as we know it, the studio tour takes you through a few different movie sets, one being king kong, the streets of a city, and the other being an earthquake scene. There is water in the street scene and during the earthquake. You might get a small spray of water, but for the most part, you will be dry.


Height Requirement: None

Note: Lots of explosions and splashes. This awesome show while not a ride has lots of water and the chance for you to get wet if you sit closer to the front.

Super Silly Fun Land

Height Requirement: None

Note: This carnival inspired by the first Despicable Me movie has carnival games, and 80 different water-play features.

Are there water rides at Universal Studios

Universal’s Volcano Bay

Where most of the best water rides can be found! If you are considering heading to Orlando, especially during the summer months, we highly suggest adding a day at the water park. This park is filled with water slides of all sizes. All height requirements are flat-footed with no shoes, and life jackets are required for young children under 48″

The only thing you should be aware of if you have a child under 42″ is that the water park is designed more for older children, and the adventure water rides, while fun, won’t be ideal for your family until they are a little taller.

The Reef

Height Requirements: No requirement, life jackets are suggested

Note: Relax and enjoy your time in this leisure pool, and frolic in the waterfall. This is the perfect spot for young kids.

Kopiko Wai Winding River

Height Requirements: Under 48″ must wear a life jacket

Note: One of two lazy rivers, this is the perfect way to cool off and relax in the sun.

Puka Uli Lagoon

Height Requirements: Guests under 48″ require a life jacket

Note: This leisure pool is a great spot to relax and enjoy the sun while you watch some of the nearby slides

Waturi Beach

Height Requirements: Under 48″ must wear a life jacket

Note: Relax next to the beautiful waterfalls and volcano at Waturi beach. The perfect spot to enjoy the rest of your day while you swim and splash in the water.

Krakatau Aqua Coaster

Height Requirements: 42″

Note: Board the 4-person canoe and go through twists and turns inside the volcano. Think roller coasters but as a water slide.

Ika Moana of the Honu Ika Moana

Height Requirements: 42″

Note: A smaller version of Honu of the Honu Ika Moana, this multi-person tube slides down, twists, and turns.

Maku of the Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides

Height Requirements: 42″

Note: If you’ve ridden the toilet bowl-style water slide, this is it. You are sucked into the water and deposited into the calm water below.

Puihi of the Maku Ruihi Round Raft Rides

Height Requirements: 42″

Note: With a small portion of zero gravity, this slide will get your heart pumping. Board the multi-person raft and make your way to the bottom.

Punga Racers

Height Requirements: 42″

Note: This is the perfect slide for kids! This 4-lane waterslide makes its way through underwater caves to the bottom.

Raki of Taniwha Tubes

Height Requirements: 42″

Note: Keep an eye out for the water jets as you make your way down one of two tubes.

TeAwa The Fearless River

Height Requirements: 42″ and all guests must wear a life jacket

Note: Ever whitewater rapid without the raft? Here is your chance. Ride through the heart of the volcano and down the rainforest village, and encounter a fantastic wave pool

Tonga of Taniwha Tubes

Height Requirements: 42″

Note: Ride one of two green slides to the bottom and keep an eye out for the friendly water spraying tiki’s

Honu of the Honu Ika Moana

Height Requirements: 48″

Note: This is a multi-person slide that sends the tube down, twists, turns, and up two side walls.

Kala & Tai Nui serpentine body slides

Height Requirements: 48″

Note: Enter one of the two tubes and plunge down the slides intertwining with each other and into the water below

Ko’okiri Body Plunge

Height Requirements: 48″

Note: Brace yourself for a 70-degree fall through the trap doors through 125 feet of fun

Ohno of Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides

Height Requirements: 48″

Note: These slides are your traditional water park slides. They send you down on a beautiful adventure and drop you just feet above the awaiting pool below.

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If you are looking for thrill rides, this is your stop. Universal has the best rides for families of all ages and small children. If you are exploring Diagon alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or want a photo op with Optimus Prime, this is one of the best theme parks to visit.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Islands of Adventure

  • Jurassic World VelociCoaster
  • Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Caro-Seuss-el
  • Doctor Doon’s Fearfall
  • Flight of the Hippogriff
  • Hogwarts Express: Hogsmeade Station
  • Pteranodon Flyers
  • Skull Island: Reign of Kong
  • Storm Force Accelatron
  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride
  • The Incredible Hulk Coaster

Universal Studios Orlando Resort

  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
  • Hogwarts Express: King’s Crossing
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • E.T. Adventure
  • Fast and Furious: Supercharged
  • Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
  • Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
  • Men in Black Alien Attack
  • Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • The Simpsons Ride
  • Transformers: The Ride 3D

Universal Studios Hollywood

  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
  • DinoPlay
  • DreamWorks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda
  • Flight of the Hippogriff
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Revenge of the Mummy
  • Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge
  • Silly Swirly
  • Super Silly Fun Land
  • The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash
  • The Simpsons Ride
  • The World-Famous Studio Tour
  • Transformers: The Ride 3D
  • WaterWorld

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One thought on “Top Water Rides at Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando”

  1. Amazing list of top water rides at Universal Studios! This is exactly what I was looking for to plan my upcoming trip. The detailed descriptions and insider tips will definitely help me make the most of my visit. Can’t wait to experience the adrenaline rush and thrills of these rides. Thank you for putting this together, it’s a valuable resource! DominionCinemas

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