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If you think you know what a water park is supposed to look like, think again. Because Universal’s Volcano BayTM is a water theme park that only Universal Orlando could create, a place where thrills and relaxation flow together to create an awe-inspiring tropical paradise balanced in perfect harmony.
The third amazing theme park at Universal Orlando ResortTM (joining Universal’s Islands of AdventureTM and Universal Studios FloridaTM, all packed together with six unique resort hotels in one vacation-changing destination) Volcano Bay delivers over 30 unique experiences, including 19 special attractions.
This park is inspired by the ancient Waturi people, a mythical Pacific island tribe who believed in two things: Water is Life. Life is Joy. With that mantra in mind, Universal created a lush tropical environment with a wide range of experiences, including fast-paced rapids, idyllic beaches, twisting coasters, serene lagoons, wild slides and more.
At the heart of the park you’ll find KrakatauTM, a mighty volcano that towers 200 feet high (a striking view many guests at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach ResortTM enjoy, especially when it lights up at night). Those who are on the braver side can appease Vol, the volcano god, by taking the unforgettable Ko’okiri Body Plunge™—an adrenaline pumping 70-degree, 125-foot drop into the waters below.
Other guests can twist through the volcano itself on the Krakatau Aqua CoasterTM, be refreshingly dropped into the water at the end of the Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides™, splash through bubbling geysers with the kiddies at Runamukka ReefTM, careen through a dark, winding cavern on the Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides™, or simply relax with a umbrella-topped drink at Waturi Beach.
Here, the Virtual Line™ changes how you wait as the TapuTapu™ wearable lets you hold your place in the ride lines. Simply tap in at the attraction you want to ride next, and your TapuTapuTM displays how many minutes you have until your return time. While you’re waiting in the Virtual LineTM, you can jump into the wave pool or float around the winding river, always knowing when your turn is approaching. When your TapuTapu™ vibrates, it’s time to return to your attraction with just a short wait before you ride.
There is simply so much to do at Volcano Bay, it makes the most sense to spend an entire day here, or more. Many families opt to rent their very own cabana for the day, giving them a great home base to relax, enjoy complimentary snacks, and order tropical drinks and savory meals straight from an exclusive menu through their dedicated concierge.
Other families prefer to stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, an ultra-cool, retro-inspired, beach-themed resort that’s just steps away from Volcano Bay. Of course, options abound across Universal Orlando Resort. With six Universal Orlando resort hotels and three colossal theme parks, you’ll have an incredible array of adventure, entertainment and dining all at your fingertips. The result is a complete destination, one where both adults and adventurous kids actually have a blast together.
The best way to experience everything that Universal Orlando Resort has to offer is with the Splash, Stay and Play vacation package. This incredible vacation includes 5-night hotel accommodations, 3-Park Admission^ to all three Universal Orlando theme parks, and Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM and Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Best of all, you’ll save up to $100§ on your vacation.
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