A Theme Park with NO long lines, but fantastic attractions? Opening in early summer 2017, Universal’s Volcano Bay will be a water theme park unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, from incredible thrills to perfected relaxation. It’ll feature dozens of attractions that offer something for everyone – and you won’t have to stand in long lines to experience any of them.
Krakatau Aqua Coaster
I have heard from Universal Orlando that Volcano Bay will feature a state-of-the-art marquee attraction…but they were mum on the details.
Until now that is. I’m excited to finally share details about what will be the park’s star experience: Krakatau Aqua Coaster with some concept art from the folks at Universal.
Krakatau Aqua Coaster will be a first-of-its-kind aqua coaster in Florida — and it’ll be a fun adventure for the entire family. You’ll board specially-designed canoes that seat up to four. Then, you’ll be propelled 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 so much more.
And here’s a cool fun fact for you techies out there: Krakatau Aqua Coaster will use linear induction motor technology. This technology launches the canoe uphill before it immediately sends riders into a downhill plunge. This technology is also used in some of your favorite Universal attractions – like Revenge of the Mummy – and now we’re bringing it to a water attraction.
One of the main goals for Universal’s Volcano Bay was to eliminate long lines and hassles so you can focus more on having fun. And with the TapuTapu wearable, you’ll be able to do just that.
When you arrive to the park, you’ll receive a TapuTapu wearable (at no extra charge) that will allow you to do the following with a simple tap:
You will be able to virtually wait in line while you play in other areas of the park. The wearable will alert you when it’s time for you to ride so you can head to the attraction.
Volcano Bay features various “tap-to-play” experiences– all designed exclusively by Universal’s award-winning creative team. With just a tap of TapuTapu, you’ll be able to trigger special effects throughout the park. You can control streams of water spurting from whales in Tot Tiki Reef, shoot water cannons at other guests snaking down Kopiko Wai Winding River and illuminate images in the volcano’s hidden caves.
And there’s more so I hear! But that will have to wait as more information about TapuTapu and special guest features will be released soon.
Tickets For Volcano Bay opening in early summer 2017 will be available for purchase beginning Nov. 15 2016.
You can now start to plan your getaway to Universal’s Volcano Bay next year, um I have! Tickets for the park will go on sale on November 15 but you can go ahead an book a room for 2017 now – I can help with that! Remember, at the Universal Resorts you get early access to the existing Universal Theme Parks and let me tell you, Volcano Bay is next door to Cabana Bay Beach Resort making it so convenient and a wonderful addition to all Universal Orlando Resorts offer. Contact me at julie@destinationstoexplore to start planning your trip!
Yesterday Universal Orlando released this video, take a look and see if you are ready to check out Volcano Bay.
I love water parks and this no waiting in line thing has me quite happy. What do you think about Volcano Bay.
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