Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New Views and Details of Universal's Volcano Bay Released

Universal Orlando has revealed some of the first specifics of their new water theme park, Volcano Bay, including descriptions of some of the park's main attractions.  The park will feature slides from mild to wild, 18 in total, and should be open by the start of June in 2017.

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The entire park is themed around the ancient Waturi islanders, located somewhere in the sunny Pacific.  The islanders' home is a water play land, made of up four themed sections - The Volcano, Wave Village, River Village and Rainforest Village.  Universal says that visitors will not have to carry tubes to the top of rides, there will be a wide variety of food and beverage offerings that exceed typical water park offerings and a large water-based transport system will help eliminate long lines.  More details of the entire plan to eliminate lines on the slides will be explained in coming months.

The star of the new park is a 200 foot volcano, named Krakatau, which features a 125 foot tall, 70 degree trap-door speed slide that actually travels under the wave pool before the run out.  The Volcano area also includes two more trap-door slides and a mat-racer that ends in "underwater sea caves."

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Waturi Beach will be a large multi-directional wave pool complete with sandy beaches to lounge on, located right at the base of Krakatau.  Other attractions described on the new website for Volcano Bay indicate a wide variety of slides - everything from twisting tube and body slides to family raft and even North America's first "saucer ride."  There will also both a lazy and a not-so lazy rivers for guests to enjoy and use as transportation.  A signature attraction found only at Volcano Bay will be released later.

This new promotional clip also shows off much of the beautiful grounds of Volcano Bay, and even more views of the different attractions that will await guests.  The park looks like it will be wonderfully themed and a must-visit for those at the resort.