Universal Orlando Resort: Get Wet & Wild at Volcano Bay Waterpark

Universal Orlando Resort: Get Wet & Wild at Volcano Bay Waterpark

Volcano Bay Waterpark at Universal Orlando Resort is a one-of-a-kind waterpark that provides visitors with an immersive experience. Opened in 2017, this park boasts 30 acres of wet and wild fun.  The park’s design is an island paradise where visitors can relax and have fun.

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The Attractions

The Ride is as Impressive as It Looks

Krakatau signage
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One of the most striking features of the park is the 200-foot-tall Krakatau volcano that stands in the center.  At the base of the volcano, guests will find the Krakatau Aqua Coaster. This is an amazing water coaster that takes riders on a thrilling journey through the volcano, with twists and turns and water features that will make you feel like you’re going through a real volcanic eruption.

Krakatau Volcano
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The Whole Gang Can Ride Together

Another popular ride at Volcano Bay is the Honu ika Moana. This is a multi-person water coaster that can hold up to four riders. The ride simulates the feeling of being inside a turtle’s shell, as riders twist and turn down the slide before being propelled upwards through several water jets then sent back down the slide.

Honu ika Moana waterslide
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Ride a Wave at Volcano Bay

The park’s centerpiece is its Wave Village. Here, visitors can relax and enjoy the wave pool, which is surrounded by sandy beaches and palm trees. The pool can generate waves up to six feet high, providing visitors with the perfect spot to catch some rays and enjoy the water.

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Don’t Wait in Line at Volcano Bay

One of the best parts of visiting Volcano Bay is its TapuTapu technology. This wristband allows visitors to virtually hold their place in line for rides, while they enjoy other areas of the park. The wristband will vibrate when it’s time to ride, allowing visitors to make their way to the attraction without having to wait in line.

Tapu Tapu
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Get In a Little Competition

Another popular attraction is the Punga Racers. This is a high-speed slide that allows riders to race against each other down a twisting slide. The ride features several sections where riders can see each other and cheer each other on as they make their way to the finish line.

racing slides
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Relax and Soak Up the Sun

The park’s Kopiko Wai Winding River is another must-visit attraction. This is a lazy river that takes visitors on a relaxing journey through the park. Along the way, visitors will encounter several waterfalls, hidden caves, and other surprises.

Lazy River
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The Food Choices

If You are Looking for a Wide Variety

One of the most popular food service locations at Volcano Bay is the Kohola Reef Restaurant & Social Club. This restaurant is located near the park’s wave pool and offers a variety of food options, including burgers, sandwiches, and salads. The restaurant also serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, making it a great place to relax and enjoy a meal or a drink with friends and family.

If You are Looking for a Snack

The Whakawaiwai Eats is a great option for light bites! This food service location is located near the park’s lazy river and offers healthy options such as fresh fruit, salads, and sandwiches. Guests can also enjoy a variety of snacks, including chips, pretzels, and popcorn.

Whakawaiwai Eats
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Don’t want to leave the pool but in need of a new drink or small snack?  The Dancing Dragons Boat Bar is the perfect stop. This floating bar is in the park’s wave pool and offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as snacks such as chips and popcorn.

Dancing Dragons
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If You are Looking for a Meal

The Bamboo Hut offers a variety of Asian-inspired dishes, including stir-fry, dumplings, and noodle bowls. This food service location is near the park’s Krakatau Aqua Coaster, making it a convenient stop for guests looking to refuel after a thrilling ride.

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If You are Looking for a Sweet Treat

Finally, for guests looking for a sweet treat, the Kohola Kones is the perfect stop. This food service location offers a variety of ice cream flavors, as well as other sweet treats such as churros and funnel cakes. Guests can also enjoy a variety of drinks, including milkshakes and smoothies.

Enjoy Your Own Private Space

Complete with a food/drink chiller, guests at Volcano Bay have the option of renting a 2-story private cabana.  Not only do you get your own space with lounge chairs, shade, towels, and lockers, but guests of the private cabanas also have concierge service with food/drink delivered to them.  Sounds like…vacation! 

Private Cabanas
Rent a private cabana and get concierge service. photo credit: @bizzyrunninganddizn

Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort is probably the best waterpark in Orlando, but don’t take my word for it, find out for yourself!  It provides guests with a unique and immersive experience. From its towering volcano to its high-speed water coasters and relaxing lazy river, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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The park’s TapuTapu technology allows visitors to make the most of their time at the park and the Wave Village provides the perfect spot to relax and catch some rays. It’s no wonder that Volcano Bay is one of the most popular waterparks in the world.

More Highlights of Universal Orlando Resort

If you would like to know more about all the parks and attractions at Universal Orlando Resort, please check out any of the following for all the highlights:

In addition, find out why a longer stay is better at Universal Studios in 3 Reasons to Stay Longer at Universal Orlando Resort.

Interested in a vacation to Universal Orlando Resort?  Reach out to our friends at DizN Vacations for expert help booking and planning your next trip!

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