Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay Water Park
When it comes to water parks, Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay is a game-changer. The new tropical-themed park aims to make guests feel relaxed and carefree.
The water park is conveniently located on Universal Orlando Resort property and adjacent to Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Guests staying at Universal Hotels are granted early park admission. Click here for more info.
What to Expect
Universal’s newest addition is a dazzling water park with thrills and relaxation. It’s easy to see why it’s quickly becoming a must-see Orlando attraction.
There are several ways to experience the park, but if you want to make the most of your day, stay on-site at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort or Aventura Hotel, and use the specially dedicated entrance for those guests. You’ll need to show your room key for this access, and it will save you time by giving you half an hour of early entry before the rest of the guests arrive at Volcano Bay.
All visitors will need to wear a swimsuit and bring a towel. Kids under 42 inches are required to wear a life jacket and must be accompanied by an adult on certain rides. Universal Orlando has a range of dining options, from traditional theme park food to island favorites. Try the tangy Mango BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich or the Island Bacon Cheeseburger. You can also grab a frozen treat from Koka Poroka, which serves the Insta-worthy Waturi Fusion (banana, chocolate, and vanilla soft serve ice cream).
Universal Creative, the team behind Volcano Bay, set out to redefine the water park experience. And from the looks of it, they have succeeded.
Unlike other water parks, Volcano Bay does not have the typical frustrations of long lines and fighting with tubes. Instead, the park uses a virtual line system called TapuTapu to reduce wait times.
This is done by scanning a wearable band against one of many totems around the park. Then, you can spend more time on rides, food, or simply lounging in the pool.
Some of the most exciting rides at Volcano Bay include Krakatau Aqua Coaster and ika Moana. Both rides have a cool back story based on a forbidden love between Tai Nui and Kala. The result was the creation of two beautiful waterslides that represent the sea and sky. Each of these attractions has different experiences – Honu is more intense and ika Moana is more relaxing. Both are a lot of fun, and Johnny gives them both two thumbs up! Browse around this site to check more places to visit.
If you’re hungry, you’ll be happy to know that Universals Volcano Bay has some good quick-service dining options. Try the tangy Mango BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich or the crunch of Coconut Crusted Fried Chicken. There are also burgers, pizza, and a vegetarian-friendly Quinoa Edamame Burger. For dessert, you’ll want to try the Waturi Fusion Ice Cream. This beautiful rainbow treat is a favorite of Instagrammers.
There are four quick-service restaurants, two food stands, and a bar in Volcano Bay. You can use your TapuTapu wristband to pay for meals and drinks at all locations.
Universal’s Volcano Bay is located on the Universal Orlando Resort campus, a little south of downtown Orlando on Turkey Lake RD. It is connected to the Cabana Bay Beach Resort by a walkway. If you are staying at one of the hotels that offer a free shuttle to the park, you’ll be able to hop on this and get straight to the water!
Universal’s Volcano Bay is a fun and imaginative water park built around the backstory of the Waturi native islanders. You’ll see their influences in the slides, pools, beaches, and more throughout the park.
The food options at the park are delicious and unique. Try the tangy Mango BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich or the Island Bacon Cheeseburger and don’t miss out on the crunchy coconut-crusted fried chicken. Kid’s meals are available with a main dish, side, and drink for $7.99. You can also find healthy snacks at the Volcano Bay Pavilion kiosk. Mobile ordering is available at most dining locations.
The best way to experience Volcano Bay is by staying at the nearby Cabana Bay Beach Resort. You can use the dedicated entrance to the park by showing your room key and you get half an hour of early access on some days of the year. Universal Orlando’s new TapuTapu wristband allows you to pay for food and drinks without the need for a wallet or card, making it even easier to have a stress-free day at the park. Continue reading about Aquatica Orlando.
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