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Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster at Universal Studios Florida

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Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster

What was Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster?

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

Where was 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 have been at least 36 inches tall to ride, and at least 48 inches to ride without a supervising companion. This attraction offered 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 was designed for young children and was only about a minute long, from start to finish. After you made it to the top of the first lift hill, the actual coaster portion lasted around 40 seconds.

How scary was Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster?

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

Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster Operating Dates

March 13, 1999 to January 15, 2023

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.

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Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
Average rating:  
 7 reviews
 by Lunie Love
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
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
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
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
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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