Universal Orlando has started pumping up the hydro-hype around their upcoming water park by releasing fresh Volcano Bay details, with tickets for the new attraction going on sale November 15.
Opening in early summer 2017, Universal’s Volcano Bay will be a water theme park featuring dozens of attractions, without any standing in long lines to experience them.
Universal’s Volcano Bay will feature Universal’s first-ever aqua coaster, whose name has been officially unveiled as the Krakatau Aqua Coaster. Krakatau Aqua Coaster will be a first-of-its-kind aqua coaster in Florida. Guests will board specially-designed canoes that seat up to four. Then, they’ll be propelled downwards – and upwards – through the volcano’s interior peaks and valleys. You’ll twist, turn and plummet along dark passageways, be launched through sparkling waterfalls and so much more.
Krakatau Aqua Coaster will use linear induction motor technology. This technology launches the canoe uphill before it immediately sends riders into a downhill plunge. This technology is also used in some Universal attractions like Revenge of the Mummy.
In addition, guests at Volcano Bay will use a new TapuTapu Wearable that features a virtual queue and interactive experiences at Universal’s Volcano Bay. One of the main goals for Universal’s Volcano Bay was to eliminate long lines. When guests arrive to the park, they’ll receive a TapuTapu wearable (at no extra charge) that will allow them to do the following with a simple tap:
Virtual Lines: Guests will be able to virtually wait in line while they play in other areas of the park. The wearable will alert guests when it’s time for them to ride.
Tap to Play: Volcano Bay features various “tap-to-play” experiences– all designed exclusively by Universal’s award-winning creative team. With just a tap of TapuTapu, guests will be able to trigger special effects throughout the park. They can control streams of water spurting from whales in Tot Tiki Reef, shoot water cannons at other guests snaking down Kopiko Wai Winding River and illuminate images in the volcano’s hidden caves.
More information about TapuTapu and special guest features will be released soon. Tickets for the park will go on sale on November 15, through pricing and annual pass details have not been released.
For more details about Volcano Bay, watch this video preview: