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Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides at Universal’s Volcano Bay

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What are Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides?

Maku Puihi are actually two slides put together side by side. Their full names are a little on the long side: Maku of Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides and Puihi of Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides.

Let’s touch on each of them individually:

Maku: this slide features a six-person raft that first plunges riders through a deep volcanic gorge before depositing them in bowl-like formations, spinning them endlessly around. For the grand finale, geysers erupt and a watery vortex pulls the raft into even more twists and turns.

Puihi: the second lava-tube path of the Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides rockets the six-person raft into a dark, winding tunnel. Up next is a “massive” funnel formation, which shoots riders up its sides and has them momentarily experience zero-gravity hang-time before coming back down.

Where are Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides located?

In Rainforest Village, which is in Volcano Bay.

Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides – height restrictions and other factors

Maku: height requirement is 42 inches; must be 49 inches to ride alone; two to six riders; 1,050 pounds combined weight; has Express Pass access.

Puihi: 42 inches to ride; must be 48 inches to ride alone; three to six riders; 850 pounds combined weight; has Express Pass access.

Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides – what you wish you knew before you experienced them

Puihi of Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides is one of the more unique slides at Volcano Bay and can be a lot more fun than it first appears.

How scary are Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides?

Maku: we rate Maku two out of five volcanic gorges. This is, by far, the tamer version of Puihi.

Puihi: four out of five steep lava tubes. This slide is scarier than it looks, providing several moments of weightlessness.

What were Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides’s opening date?

May 25, 2017

Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides – OI fun fact

Maku Puihi translates to “wet and wild” in the Waturi language, a homage to the previous Wet ‘n Wild water park on Universal property. Maku (yellow) is wet; Puihi (green) is wild.

Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides – photo gallery

Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides – real guest reviews

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