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Tonga and Raki of Taniwha Tubes at Universal’s Volcano Bay

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Taniwha Tubes at Universal's Volcano Bay
Tonga and Raki of Taniwha Tubes at Volcano Bay

What are Tonga and Raki of Taniwha Tubes?

Grab your inner tube – single or double-rider – and race down either Tonga (the green water slides) or Raki (the blue), which offer slightly different twisty experiences. Along the way, “mischievous” tiki statues will attempt to zap you with jets of water when you least expect it.

Where are Tonga and Raki of Taniwha Tubes located?

In Rainforest Village, which is in Volcano Bay.

Tonga and Raki of Taniwha Tubes – height restrictions and other factors

Tonga: height requirement is 42 inches; must be 49 inches to ride alone; one to two riders; 300-pound single-rider max; 450 pound combined weight; has Express Pass access.

Raki: height requirement is 42 inches; must be 49 inches to ride alone; one to two riders; 300-pound single-rider max; 450 pound combined weight; has Express Pass access.

Tonga and Raki of Taniwha Tubes – what you wish you knew before you experienced them

The Tonga slides’ entry point is to the left, while Raki’s are to the right. If you’re looking for a faster and more intense experience, you’ll want to hop on Raki’s water slides.

How scary are Tonga and Raki of Taniwha Tubes?

We rate Tonga two out of five mischievous water gods, and Raki three. While the slides aren’t particularly imposing, they are surprisingly circuitous.

What were Tonga and Raki of Taniwha Tubes’s opening date?

May 25, 2017

Tonga and Raki of Taniwha Tubes – OI fun facts

The Waturi, Volcano Bay’s fictitious denizens, were inspired to craft Taniwha Tubes’ serpentine slides by a grove of abnormally tall puka trees – their coiling trunks were the model for Tonga, while the twisting roots led to Raki.

Also, these two slides originally started out life as just one attraction, called Taniwha Tubes; it wasn’t until May 23, 2018 that Universal opted to split them in two. Why the change? The company now has two different rides where before it only had one, helping to better process the crowds that descend on the water park, particularly in the summertime. (Also, it doesn’t hurt that Universal can now brag that it has one extra attraction at Volcano Bay, right?)

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Taniwha Tubes – real guest reviews

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