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Honu ika Moana at Universal’s Volcano Bay

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Honu ika Moana at Universal's Volcano Bay
Honu ika Moana at Volcano Bay

What are Honu ika Moana?

Honu ika Moana are actually two slides put together side by side. Their full names are a little on the long side: Honu of the Honu ika Moana and – you guessed it – ika Moana of the Honu ika Moana.

Let’s touch on each of them individually:

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.

Where are Honu ika Moana located?

In River Village, which is in Volcano Bay.

Honu ika Moana – height restrictions and other factors

Honu: height requirement is 48 inches; two to five riders on the raft at a time; 700 pounds combined weight; has Express Pass access.

Ika Moana: 42 inches to ride; must be 48 inches to ride alone; two to five riders on the raft at a time; 800 pounds combined weight; has Express Pass access.

Honu ika Moana – what you wish you knew before you experienced them

Honu (sea turtle) is a blue slide; ika Moana (whale) is a green slide. Many assume the colors would be the opposite.

How scary are Honu ika Moana?

Honu: we rate Honu five out of five speedy sea turtles in terms of fear factor. While the ride’s over quickly, the walls can be quite terrifying.

Ika Moana: two out of five docile whales. While it is tall, it is a relatively calm slide.

What were Honu ika Moana’s opening date?

May 25, 2017

Honu ika Moana – OI fun fact

Both Honu and ika Moana are characters from Waturi mythology – a friendly sea turtle and whale, respectively (in case you haven’t been able to tell already).

Honu ika Moana – photo gallery

Honu ika Moana – real guest reviews

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