Universal Orlando has revealed new details about the upcoming Volcano Bay water park set to debut in 2017, which we’ve previously reported on in our January Issue story A Universally Entertaining Experience and online. Dubbed Universal’s third theme park, the 28-acre tropical oasis features 18 unique attractions between its four themed areas, including a sandy beach, waterfalls, a winding river, a multi-directional wave pool, twisting multi-rider raft rides and speeding slides. At the center of it all is the 200-ft. Krakatau volcano with three distinctive slides that drop from the top of the volcano into the waters below. Best of all, Volcano Bay is redefining the queue experience so guests won’t have to carry their own rafts up the slides or wait in long lines.
Volcano Bay will be located adjacent to Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, a short walk or ride away from Universal Orlando’s Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, onsite hotels and Universal CityWalk. At the park, guests can enjoy easily accessible resort-like amenities throughout each area such as concierge locations, lockers and themed restaurants and bars. Families are also able to rent private, two-story cabanas to make the experience a bit more posh. Universal Orlando plans to introduce a new 3-Park Explorer ticket in the near future for travel dates beginning June 1, 2017. Additional ticket options will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit universaltravelagents.com. To become a VISIT FLORIDA Family Specialist, click here.