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Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster at Universal Studios Florida

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Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster

What is Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster?

Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster is a family-friendly ride that swoops and winds around a nut factory and its surrounding trees. Having relatively tame motion and speed, this coaster is very similar to Flight of the Hippogriff over at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and is perfect for little thrill-seekers.

Where is Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster located?

In Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone, which is in Universal Studios Florida.

Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster – height restrictions and other factors

You must be at least 36 inches tall to ride, and at least 48 inches to ride without a supervising companion. This attraction offers Express Pass access.

Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster – what you wish you knew before you experienced it

The coaster train ascends up the lift hill

Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster is designed for young children and is only about a minute long, from start to finish. After you make it to the top of the first lift hill, the actual coaster portion lasts around 40 seconds – you may want to keep this in mind if you’re limited on park time and see a long wait for this attraction.

How scary is Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster?

We rate Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster one out of five tree nuts in terms of fear factor. A mostly low-to-the-ground track provides just enough twists and turns to excite children without scaring them; however, the younger (or more easily-frightened) kiddos might find the tight bends and slightly accelerated speed (21 miles per hour) to be overwhelming.

When did Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster open?

March 13, 1999

Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster OI fun fact

Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster was the very first roller coaster to be built at Universal Orlando Resort.

Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster – photo gallery

Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster – real guest reviews

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Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
Average rating:  
 7 reviews
by Lunie Love on Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
Ha ha ha huh ha, it's Woody
Date Of Last Visit: April 2014

I love this little ride. This is a "kids" roller coaster that adults will love. My only complaint is that it's short. If you don't have an express pass, you can ride this with your eyes closed and pretend you're on Flight of the Hippogriff. The theming is classic Woody Woodpecker so kids and adults will love it. While the roller coaster fanatics might turn up their noses at this, we think it's great.

by Anastasia on Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
Woody is on a Roll (ercoaster)
Date Of Last Visit: July 15, 2013

For coaster haters (like myself), this kiddie coaster is PERFECT! Meant ideally for kids, this attraction is great for those faint of heart as well. The lines are also usually pretty short too (thanks, restless kids and their families!). The theming wasn't memorable enough so maybe that could use some work.

by Universal Bob on Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
Woody coaster
Date Of Last Visit: 12 June 2013

The little ones liked this coaster. It's not fast and don't have any drops so it was perfect for them. I'm glad it didn't last too long because it was a little bumpy for me.

by Elysia Benn on Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
Cute and quaint
Date Of Last Visit: November 10th 2013

I love the fact that they still allow adults to go on this without children! However, as a 6 year old this was one of the first rollercoasters I went on. I loved it and still do now. Woody Woodpecker is an iconic childhood icon, mostly to kids from 70's, 80's and 90's eras, but I hope the kids of today still love it just as much. Love that when you get to the top of the hill he makes his signature laughing noise!

by Amy Webber on Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster
Date Of Last Visit: 08/10/2013

As a child growing up in the 80's, this ride brings me way back to that time period. I love the trademark laugh of Woody Woodpecker. The coaster is almost always between and 5 to 20 minute wait so it is just one of those rides you can always get on without waiting for long periods of time. There are so many little props on the ride that make you giggle. Woody is, after all, the mascot for Universal Studios.

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