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Theme Park Thursday- Universal Ride Edition

You asked and you shall receive!! Let’s take a look at the rides over at Universal for this Theme Park Thursday. Universal does things a little differently from Disney World, but the general ideas are the same.

Height requirements and rider switch are definitely still a thing. Universal also offers one ride (we wish they had more) with a stationary seat, which is exactly what it sounds like in that the seat does not move. Take a look at our lists below to see all attractions with height requirements, and attractions your little lap seaters can join.

While little ones may have less attractions to experience at Universal, child swap IS offered at more attractions. Just like at Disney World, you should let a cast member know you wish to use child swap on the attraction before entering the line. Where things differ, is you will then all enter the line queue together. While the first group goes on the ride, the second group hangs out in a designated area or room. Once the first group finishes they then take over with the baby or non-riding individual(s) in the waiting area while the second group experiences the ride. Disney does not have designated waiting areas for rider switch, and this is one thing we think Universal does better (shh don’t tell!). But we still think Disney is the better choice for families with young children. The height requirements for rides at Universal are higher, and there are way less rides for your little ones to enjoy. The list below shows all rides at both Universal parks offering child swap.

What do you think about the height requirements and child swap options at Universal? Have you used child swap at Universal before? We'd love to hear from you! Please comment down below.


Allyson Marks

Travel Advisor | Blogger

Allyson is an independent travel advisor with Castle Coaches Travel. Her specialty is crafting custom, stress-free vacations for families. Allyson is a former Disney World resort cast member, and currently resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband and 3 children.

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