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Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides at Universal’s Volcano Bay

Location
Rainforest Village

Restrictions and access
Maku: 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; must be 49 inches to ride alone; three to six riders; 850 pounds combined weight; has Express Pass access.

Two-sentence insider summary
Maku: the 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.

Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides logo at Universal's Volcano Bay
Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides logo at Universal’s Volcano Bay

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.

Fear factor
Maku: 2 out of 5. The tamer version of Puihi.

Puihi: 4 out of 5. This slide is scarier than it looks, providing several moments of weightless sensations.

What you wish you knew before you experienced it
Puihi is one of the more unique slides at Volcano Bay and can be a lot more fun than it first appears.

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.

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