Today Universal Orlando unleashed all the details for it’s all new water park, but it’s anything but your typical waterpark. Volcano Bay is Orlando’s first water theme park, and I’d you don’t know what that is yet, don’t worry, you will!
The first thing that will be unique about the new park is the fact that Universal is designing it with convenience in mind. The goal is to keep you from having to lug around a tube, or venture to one section of the park for food. Instead the park will boast amenities throughout the park so you can spend your time doing what you want to, and not waiting in lines.
The next thing that will be unique is the park itself. The park is being billed as Universal Orlando’s third theme park, and will feature 14 attractions in four different themed areas. The attractions will range from family friendly to world class scream machines.
At the heart of the park is the the 200-foot-tall volcano called Krakatau. By day, you’ll see its majestic waterfalls. And by night, the volcano will illuminate with blazing lava.
Three slides will start behind the Volcano and will drop you from the top via trap doors:
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 guests.
Kala and Ta Nui Serpentine Body Slides: Two intertwining slides where you’ll fall freely along 124 twisting feet.
Punga Racers: A high-speed race through four different enclosed slides featuring manta-shaped mats.
There is another top secret slide that isn’t being named yet, but of it’s what we think it is, it’s going to be a record breaker.
Located at the base of Krakatau, Wave Village will feature cabanas, wave pools and more.
Here’s the details:
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 with calmer waters and exciting views of riders speeding through the Ko’okiri Body Plunge
River Village will be the family friendly section of the park where guests will be able to relax and adventure at a slower pace.
Kopiko Wai Winding River: A gentle, winding river that passes through the volcano’s hidden caves, featuring spontaneous water effects and a journey through the cave of starlight.
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 a dual wall.
Ika Moana: A twisting, multi-passenger raft ride that will glide across bubbling geyser
Rainforest Village is the final and possibly the most daring of the areas. You’ll get to go through winding slides, and actually fly through the air. It’s an amazing assortment of relaxing and daring attractions.
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- or six-feet above the water at the end.
TeAwa The Fearless River: An action-packed, racing torrent river where you’ll have to hang tight in your inner tube 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.
Tickets go on sale June 1st, 2017…so we still have a ways to wait, but the volcano is rising as we speak. There are no details on how this will affect the current annual pass structure, but it should definitely be interesting to see how things work out. This is definitely shaping up to be a world class new theme park, and we can’t wait to see the finished product.
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