Universal’s Volcano Bay Grand Opens on May 25

Universal’s Volcano Bay Grand Opens on May 25

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Opening on May 25, Volcano Bay will become Universal Orlando Resort’s third theme park and further complement the ultimate vacation destination. Volcano Bay will feature incredibly immersive environments, exhilarating rides, relaxing escapes and amazing technology that eliminates the fuss and maximizes the fun.

And today, we’re giving you the first ever look at the waterproof TapuTapu wearable for guests to use during their day at Universal’s Volcano Bay. Designed specifically and exclusively for use in Universal’s water theme park, it will transform the way guests experience water theme park entertainment at Volcano Bay.

The TapuTapu wearable gives you the ability to enjoy the new Virtual Line. You’ll walk up to the totem in front of an attraction entrance and with just a simple tap, receive a return time for that attraction. The TapuTapu then allows you to virtually wait in line so you can enjoy other areas of Volcano Bay while you wait. Each one of Volcano Bay’s four imaginatively-themed areas is filled with incredible experiences for all ages – so you don’t have to go far to have fun while you wait.

Soak up the sun on Waturi Beach, watch your friends speed through the Ko’okiri Body Plunge in The Reef leisure pool or brave the racing torrent of TeAwa The Fearless River. When it’s time for you to ride, TapuTapu will alert you to head over to the attraction. No carrying tubes, no standing in long lines, no hassles.

TapuTapu also allows you to explore various TapTu Play experiences throughout the park. You can control streams of water spurting from whales in Tot Tiki Reef or shoot water cannons at other guests snaking down Kopiko Wai Winding River. You can even illuminate images in the volcano’s hidden caves (I can’t wait for this one).

Universal's Volcano Bay grand opens on May 25, 2017.

You’ll receive an interactive TapuTapu wearable to use for the day when you arrive to the park at no extra charge.

Select 3-Park tickets and package offers are now available. You can upgrade your vacation package to stay at one of Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels. To enjoy breathtaking views of Volcano Bay, you can book an all-new volcano-side room or two-bedroom suite at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort.

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  1. Frankie

    So will current UAP holders have access to the new park, or will we have to pay for entry?

    • Christine

      It looks like you have to pay to upgrade to the three park UAP. You can find the details on the website under the annual pass holder link. It also says you can upgrade in IA until May 25th, what about after that, I don’t know. Too bad they didn’t bother to tell us when we got our pass in April. I’d like to know the operating schedule for Volcano Bay through the year before I decide.

      From the site:
      Upgrade Price
      +$99 + tax
      When upgrading from a 2-Park Seasonal Pass
      +$99 + tax
      When upgrading from a 2-Park Power Pass
      +$99 + tax
      When upgrading from a 2-Park Preferred Pass
      +$149 + tax
      When upgrading from a 2-Park Premier Pass

  2. daniel risinger

    What Frankie said. were waiting………………….

  3. John


    Pointless and stupid bells and whistles added to justify tripling the price. Wet n’ Wild was a great, convenient waterpark, but screw the consumer, right?

    • J

      You do realize no one is forcing you to go to the park and pay the price. The tech is there so they might as well use it, it will add a unique experience and something to differentiate them from other water parks in the area. Just let those who are excited to remain so and stop raining on the parade.

  4. Karen S

    How much will admission be to Volcano Bay only? We are going to Universal IOA in March and have been numerous times but want to come back and go to Volcano Bay. Can you go to park by itself or does it have to be included with multi ticket admissions? I see no prices for just the water park alone.

    • Christine

      Lots of info on Universal’s website. Admission to the park alone is $67 for one day. If you want more than one day, it becomes a little complicated. If you want the park to park, it is available as a 3 park pass, but I don’t remember the cost.

  5. Tiara

    Will this park be open year round or closed at certain times of the year? I want to go in early March but if it will be closed then I’ll go in April if I must.

  6. Stephanie

    Do you get to keep your taputapu when you leave the park