Restrictions and access
Honu: 48 inches; two to five riders; 700 pounds combined weight; has Express Pass access.
Ika Moana: 42 inches to ride; must be 49 inches to ride alone; two to five riders; 800 pounds combined weight; has Express Pass access.
Two-sentence insider summary
Honu: ride the underwater currents on a sea turtle, just like the ancient Waturi people used to. This multi-person animal raft speeds up two massive walls, through ocean mists, and down into “sparkling” pools.
Ika Moana: ride the ocean waves on a whale, just like the ancient Waturi people used to. This multi-person animal raft sprays water on its passengers from its center – made to look like the whale’s blowhole – while it twists and turns along the waterway.
Honu: 5 out of 5. While over quickly, the walls can be quite terrifying.
Ika Moana: 2 out of 5. While it is tall, it is a relatively calm slide.
What you wish you knew before you experienced it
Honu (sea turtle) is a blue slide; ika Moana (whale) is a green slide. Many assume the colors would be opposite.
OI fun fact
Both Honu and ika Moana are characters from Waturi mythology – a friendly sea turtle and whale, respectively.
Honu ika Moana – photo gallery
Honu ika Moana – real guest reviews
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