I am so excited to talk all about Universal’s Volcano Bay with you today! I can assure you, this water theme park is nothing like you’ve experienced before. Volcano Bay immerses you into a South Seas oasis centered around (you guessed it) a massive volcano! The park is a balance of excitement and leisure where you can experience a full day of thrills and relaxation. There are over 30 unique experiences and 19 different attractions. I highly recommend taking at least a full day to explore this water paradise.
Volcano Bay is designed with convenience in mind, and the Tapu Tapu that guests receive upon entering the park is the key to a streamlined day. What exactly is a Tapu Tapu you ask? It is a wearable device that will make your day seamless. Many attractions at Volcano Bay require guests to register for a virtual queue prior to riding, and the Tapu Tapu makes the process super easy. Simply tap your device in at each attraction and receive a return time. You can then take the time to play, swim, eat, explore, or relax and return to the attraction at your designated time. The Tapu Tapu can also be used to activate interactive experiences in the park, make cashless purchases, and access lockers to store your belongings.
Have you been to water parks that have you carry your rafts and tubes for rides up a bunch of stairs in order to ride? I know I have, and it can be a pain! At Volcano Bay, most rafts and tubes are lifted to the top of the ride towers for you! This is yet another way that Volcano Bay sets itself apart from other water parks.
Do you have any thrill seekers in your family? If so, they will find plenty of attractions to get their hearts racing! One of those is Ko’okiri Body Plunge. Here, riders experience a 70-degree fall through a drop door making this one wild body slide! Krakatau Aqua Coaster is another must-do for thrill seekers. Riders board a four person canoe where they experience twists and turns through tunnels and mist. The coaster finishes by plunging through a waterfall!
Universal’s Volcano Bay features many different ways to bask in the sun and relax. Waturi Beach is my favorite hangout spot! Here you can admire the stunning waterfalls that pour into the lagoon from the volcano, Krakatau. Waturi Beach is the perfect place to swim, unwind, and play in the gorgeous water. Another favorite of mine is Kopiko Wai Winding River, which is Volcano Bay’s version of a lazy river. Ahh, I can picture myself floating in a tube right now going down the river!
Volcano Bay has many family attractions, as well as areas geared towards kids- Tot Tiki Reef and Runamukka Reef. Tot Tiki Reef is designed specifically for toddlers, with tot sized fountains and splash areas. Runamukka Reef is a water play area for slightly older children and includes water guns, slides, and dumping buckets of water. Another great family area is The Reef, which is leisure pool that’s perfect for the entire family to swim and play together. One feature about this pool that is super cool is that the tube for the Ko’okiri Body Plunge runs right through it! You can see the riders go by as you swim, which is so neat.
Want to enhance your experience at Volcano Bay even more? Cabana rentals are one way to take your day to the next level. Cabanas feature padded lounge chairs, a refrigerator stocked with bottled water, complimentary fruit and snack basket, towel and locker service, and concierge services with food and beverage delivery. Single cabana units hold up to 6 people and family suite cabanas hold up to 16 people. Premium seating is also available for a fee. This will allow you to have the comfort and convenience of reserved seating for the day. You will have a shaded lounge chair and the option of having food delivered right to you.
This is all just a snapshot of what your day at this water theme park can include. With experiences for every member of your travel party, Volcano Bay is the perfect place to enjoy a day of thrills and relaxation during your trip to Universal Orlando Resort.
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