Ripsaw Falls - Universal 's Islands of Adventure

 

Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls is located in Toon Lagoon at Universal's Islands of Adventure. This water ride is based on one of America’s favorite cartoons and comic strips character, Dudley Do-Right.

 
The trademark red hat of the heroic Dudley leads you into one of the most exciting water rides available on the East Coast. Many have been heard saying that the ride is the fastest and has the largest downward drop of any water flume ride around.

 

The ride consists of a small amount of six-passenger logs (they’re a little bit smaller than most other log rides, but after the ride begins you’ll understand why). The lagoon is full of about 400,000 gallons of water. The water is closely monitored throughout the day for debris and things that have fallen inside to add to

your safety.

ripsaw falls at universal islands of adventure, orlando

The lagoon is also filtered out throughout the week to allow for new water intake to keep the water free from bacteria and other substances that may be deemed harmful if swallowed in large amounts. As the ride begins, you will travel around a track within the lagoon to be allowed to see the sites and cute paintings posted along the ride. The next thing you know, you will be traveling at speeds close to 50 mph heading for one of the largest drop offs in log flume ride history. This drop-off is about 75 feet high and actually lifts the rider completely off the seat at take off. At one point of the ride you are actually 15 feet below the water surface. The water is of course contained on either side of you, but don’t be fooled by the way it looks, prepare to get wet. The speed of this water ride has been an issue in the past years since its introduction at Universal. Hundreds of people have complained of small to severe injuries after riding this particular flume ride.

In the past 5 years, there have been very few confirmed incidents involving the ride since a lap bar safety system was installed. This is no substitution for a good warning though. At the entrance to the ride you will find a list of do’s and don’t before entering on to the ride. Pay attention to all safety guidelines because you are the one that will ideally pay for any mistakes in your own judgment. You must be a minimum of 44 inches to ride, but the ride has been known to cause tailbone injuries in young riders as well as the elderly.