Today has been a fun filled of announcements pouring in from both Universal Studios Hollywood & Orlando. Universal Hollywood’s multi billion dollar additions of shops and restaurants at Citywalk and today that, Universal Orlando announced and released some more details of the highly anticipated of there first water park of Volcano Bay. This project has been in development for a while and being located near the Cabana Bay Beach Resort on Universal Boulevard.
Here’s a quick run down of what Universal Orlando had to say about the vision and goal of Volcano Bay:
“To help shape our vision, we traveled around the world visiting water parks and tropical resorts. We went to Bali, the Middle East, Europe and all across the United States. And from there, we started designing what we wanted Volcano Bay to be.” “One of our first goals was to eliminate hassles for guests so they can focus on the fun. So we found a way to get rid of long lines. We made it so you don’t have to carry your tube. We spread amenities like dining throughout the park, so you don’t have to hike up to the front of the park for a bite to eat. And we brought the mindset of designing a world-class resort to create a water paradise.”
The idea and and influence behind this water park is based on Polynesian tropical themes. From the Easter Island, Hawaii, New Zealand, and much more later on. Sounds like to me that Disney’s water parks of Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon is going have some competition once Volcano Bay opens up next year.
Universal also broke down of these water attractions and sections are going be for the water park and what there guests can experience and in cooling off from the hot Floridan sun.
One of new family raft water slides that guests can experience at Volcano Bay ( Source: © Universal Studios Orlando )
Krakatau: At the heart of the park, you’ll see 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 distinctive body slides are found at the rear of the volcano, and each starts off with surprise doors that drop out from beneath you:
-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.
And one other secret attraction that the Universal Studios Blog couldn’t go into details yet.
Wave Village: Located at the base of Krakatau, Wave Village is a perfect place to soak in the sun and relax on the sandy shores. It includes:
-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.
One of the lazy river water experiences that guests can relax and take part in at Volcano Bay (Source: © Universal Studios Orlando)
River Village: River Village offers several family-friendly attractions and experiences and features:
-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 geysers.
Rainforest Village: Rainforest Village features an incredible assortment of attractions for thrill-seekers, including:
-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.
Volcano Bay is expected be opened up at least by June 1st, 2017 according towards different travel and tourism reports and the details sound really exciting too! Personally for me Universal Orlando deserves this water park for not having one, for different family audiences too. I will be sure to cover more details for Volcano Bay if more are released and for all of your aquatic, wet and fun news and themed entertainment keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com