Universal’s Volcano Bay is open!

Living in Orlando there is constant  new arrivals or new parks opening, but this one is pretty HOT! Universal’s Volcano Bay has finally opened! I have driven by it a million times and saw it get built. It was pretty cool to see how quick they got it done. And there is A LOT of things to see and do while visiting the coolest, NEW water park in Orlando.


There are 4 themed areas to explore:

The 200-foot volcano, Krakatau, will lie at the heart of the park, inviting guests to venture through its hidden caverns and cascading waterfalls.

-Krakatau Aqua Coaster: Volcano Bay’s marquee attraction is the Krakatau Aqua Coaster, a state-of-the-art experience that will take you on an unforgettable ride through the Krakatau volcano. You will board specially-designed canoes and propel downwards – and upwards – through the volcano’s interior peaks and valleys.  you’ll twist, turn and plummet along dark passageways, be launched through sparkling waterfalls and more!

Three distinctive body slides found at the rear of the volcano, which start off with surprise doors that drop out from beneath you:

  •     Ko’okiri Body Plunge: A racing, 70-degree drop that will plummet 125-feet through the center of Krakatau. It will be the world’s first slide to travel through a pool filled  with you.

    Kala and Ta Nui Serpentine Body Slides: Two intertwining slides where you will fall freely along 124 twisting feet.

-Punga Racers: A high-speed race through four different enclosed slides featuring manta-shaped mats.


Wave Village:
Located at the base of Krakatau, Wave Village will be home to:

 – Waturi Beach: A sparkling, multi-directional wave pool where you can swim, relax on the sand or indulge in private, one- or two-story cabanas.

–  The Reef: An adjacent leisure pool will provide you with calmer waters and exciting views of riders speeding through the Ko’okiri Body Plunge.


River Village:
Named for the peaceful river that snakes through it, River Village will feature unique attractions for the entire family, including:

– Kopiko Wai Winding River: A gentle, winding river that will pass through the volcano’s hidden caves, featuring spontaneous water effects and special nighttime lighting.

–  Tot Tiki Reef: A whimsical toddler play area with spraying Maori fountains, slides and a kid-size volcano.

–  Runamukka Reef: A three-story water playground inspired by the coral reef overflowing with twisting slides, sprinklers and more.

– Honu: An adventurous, multi-passenger raft ride that will soar across two giant, sloped walls.

– Ika Moana: A twisting, multi-passenger raft ride that will glide across bubbling geysers.

You’ll use this to eliminate long wait times in line, your way to pay, your way to open lockers…your TAPU TAPU!

Rainforest Village:
Exhilarating thrills await you in Rainforest Village, including:

– Maku: North America’s first “saucer ride” – sending multi-passenger rafts speeding around three saucer-shaped curves.

– Puihi: A breath-taking multi-passenger raft ride that will plunge you into darkness before bursting into a funnel and launching into a zero-gravity drop.

– Ohyah and Ohno Drop Slides: Two twisting, adrenaline-pumping slides that launch you four- and six-feet above the water at the end.

–  TeAwa The Fearless River: An action-packed, racing torrent river where you hang tight in their inner tubes amidst roaring, whitewater rapids.

–  Taniwha Tubes: Four unique Easter Island-inspired slides with rafts for single or double riders.

– Puka Uli Lagoon: A tranquil pool where you can swim and relax.

photo from Universal’s twitter

Universal‘s new water park is definitely packed full of fun and exciting things to do for all ages. It’s a great place to relax and rent a cabana and a great place for the kids to have fun.




One thought on “Universal’s Volcano Bay is open!

  1. I rented a rainforest 2nd level cabana. That was all they had available for this week. Initially I was told they were sold out through June. I guess someone cancelled. I didn’t want to pay that much but it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend with my foster daughters.

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