New Universal Studios Water Park Opens Today
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Orlando’s popular Universal Studios resort is debuting their brand-new Volcano Bay water park today. Spanning 28 acres along Interstate 4, the new addition to Universal Studios will feature waterslides, roller coasters, and a 200-foot man made volcano towering in the center of the park. The grand opening will be recognized with a special VIP ceremony beginning at 10 AM.
Volcano Bay is the newest water park in Orlando since SeaWorld’s Aquatica water park opened in 2008. Universal’s newest addition will replace the long-standing Wet ‘n Wild park, which closed permanently in December of last year. Volcano Bay is also located adjacent to the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, offering easy access for guests at that property.
The park will also feature a new wristband technology called TapuTapu that will let visitors access special features and gain unique park insight. Similar to Disney’s MagicBand technology, TapuTapu bands will be issued to every guest upon arrival, and will carry the ability to alert guests when it’s their time to ride, and can also be synced to credit cards to make easy purchases within the park.
Dale Mason, vice president and executive art director for Universal Studios, commented on the immense planning that went into opening Volcano Bay:
“We have traveled the world looking at other water parks and other experiences. We traveled all over Asia and brought back with us all the knowledge about what’s great in a water park and what’s not great. And we applied it here at Volcano Bay.”
Volcano Bay will feature 18 different attractions, including water slides, a lazy river, and a wave pool. The centerpiece of the park, however, is the Ko’okiri Body Plunge, a 70-degree angle slide dropping 125 feet.
For more information on the brand new resort and everything it offers to guests and visitors, visit the Volcano Bay website today.