The Cat in the Hat Ride in Islands of Adventure

 The Cat in the Hat ride entrance.

The Cat in the Hat ride entrance.

Ride Type

Dark ride

Location

The Cat in the Hat ride is located in Seuss Landing in Islands of Adventure. You can find it near the entrance to Seuss Landing (through Port of Entry) to the right of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Look for the big red and white striped hat.

The Cat in the Hat Ride Description

The Cat in the Hat ride features an audio and visual retelling of the beloved Dr. Seuss book, The Cat in the Hat. In the book, poor Dick and Sally are left at home on a rainy day with nothing to do. But everything changes when the Cat in the Hat and his friends, Thing 1 and Thing 2, show up to play. Mayhem ensues until the trusty pet fish scolds everyone into cleaning up before Mother gets home. The ride features 18 scenes from the book, complete with animatronics, colorful Seussian décor, and special effects lighting. Guests view everything from unique ride seating, which is actually a couch that spins and glides through various rooms. 

The Cat in the Hat Ride History

Dr. Seuss' book The Cat in the Hat was first published in 1957. Within three years, the book sold more than one million copies. The 236-word book is now considered a classic and remains one of the best known children's books ever written.

The Cat in the Hat ride opened in 1999 in Seuss Landing. This ride is one of the original attractions that opened with Islands of Adventure. After getting complaints from guests about motion sickness, Universal altered this ride in 2014 so that the couch did not spin quite as much. 

 You can visit the Cats, Hats and Things store after riding The Cat in the Hat.

You can visit the Cats, Hats and Things store after riding The Cat in the Hat.

Express Pass

Express Passes are accepted at the entrance of The Cat in the Hat.

Single Rider Line

The Cat in the Hat does not have a single rider line.

Child Swap

As with other rides, the child swap feature can be used so that guests do not have to wait in line twice when a child doesn't want to ride.

Height Restrictions

The minimum height requirement on The Cat in the Hat is 36 inches. Guests who are above 36 inches but below 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion. 

Accessibility

Guests must remain in a standard wheelchair or be able to transfer to a standard wheelchair for this ride experience. Assistive listening headsets are available from Guest Services and can be used on The Cat in the Hat ride.

UO Fan Guide Ride Tip

Spinning is now quite minimal on this ride, but it does occur. Consider taking precautions if spinning causes motion sickness for anyone in your party. 

UO Fan Guide Mini Review of The Cat in the Hat Ride

Cruising through a ride on a couch while someone else tells you a story is fun, and for fans of The Cat in the Hat story, it is downright delightful. The scenes - from the animatronic characters to the kooky home décor - are visually appealing, and the audio sounds great. There is also something about the lighting and the psychedelic colors that make this ride feel a little "trippy." 

The Cat in the Hat Image Gallery

See pictures of The Cat in the Hat ride in this Seuss Landing image gallery.

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