Volcano Bay™ water park opened in May of 2017, and is the first water park to join the Universal Studios™ Orlando family. It has everything you’d expect from a water park; water slides, lazy rivers, dining options, and more.
Unlike Universal™ Orlando’s 2 theme parks, Universal Studios™ Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure™ amusement parks, Volcano Bay™ has quite flexible opening hours depending on the season. During the summer months, for example, you can expect Volcano Bay™ and to open at 9:00 am and close at 9:00 pm. Water parks are open 12 months a year and during the cold days usually have business hours of 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. If it gets too cold, the park closes down completely. Purchase your Universal Studios™ and packages with vacation home rentals or Universal™ packages with Orlando hotels.
Go inside Krakatau Volcano, the heart of the Volcano Bay™. This is a huge volcano that you can even see from the highway. There are some exciting rides, hidden caves, and waterfalls. If you always want to go to a volcano, this is your chance.
Tap to play: Volcano Bay™ offers each guest a portable Tapu Tapu. This free bracelet keeps you in line, opens a locker without a lock, asks for costs of food, drinks, and souvenirs, and plays interactive games throughout the park. The touch-to-play feature includes controlling the flow of water in Tot Tiki Reef, water cannons that shoot guests splashing in the Kopiko Wai River, illuminating images in the hidden caves of the volcano, and more.
Here are just a few of the most popular.
Krakatau is the first of its kind in Florida and shoots the riders up and down through the Volcano Bay™ volcano. This roller coaster pushes and accelerates the boat inspired by canoes as you drive through volcanic waterfalls, splashing water.
The thrill-seeker will receive a good thrill in the Ko’okiri Body Plunge. These bodies slide towards those who wander at an angle of 70 degrees to the 125-foot slide and end up with a big impact at the end. The ride is also in the Krakatau Volcano and is thought to be in honor to Vol; the Volcano God.
Among the many exciting rides, there are many places to relax and unwind in Volcano Bay™. One of them is the Kopiko Wai Winding River. This slow and winding river takes guests through tropical landscapes while relaxing inside the tube. Guests can also take a break from the sun and rent a cabin, where they can be pampered all day with food and drink.
Join Kala and Tai Nui are atop the volcano with trap doors that drop guests down the slides.
An adventurous, multi-passenger raft ride that will soar across a dual wall.
Two twisting slides that launches guests four to six ft above the water at the end of the slides
A multi-passenger raft ride that drops guests into darkness before tossing them into a funnel which then launches them into a zero-gravity drop.
A calm pool where guests can swim and relax.
Little kids can race through four different enclosed slides on mat.
A three-story water playground inspired by the coral reef overflowing with twisting slides, sprinklers and more.
A calm leisure pool with exciting views of riders speeding through the Ko’okiri Body Plunge.
A toddler play area with spraying fountains, slides and a kid-size volcano.
The action-packed river for thrill-seekers where guests have to hang tight in their inner tube amidst roaring, whitewater rapids.
The Taniwha Tubes™ are four twisting water slides. Riders can try all four tracks as mischievous tiki statues spray jets of water when you least expect it.
Swim, splash and relax right amid the breathtaking view and warm waves of Waturi Beach, where the surf overlooks the picturesque Wave Village.
Enjoy the food: it can be surprising to include food in the list of the best activities, but the Volcano Bay™- inspired dishes are amazing! This unique menu includes more than 60 delicious dishes, such as coconut chicken curry, Hawaiian ribs, poke bowl, barbecued beef burgers, and more.
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Choose the suitable rides: Several rides in Volcano Bay™ Water Park that may not be suitable for little children. Volcano Bay™ has many attractions that aren’t too scary.
The Taniwha tube is perfect for 5-year-olds and the queue is usually shorter. Wave Pool is often a favorite and they have free-to-use life jackets.
Fearless River is good even if you keep a tube with your children so they can swim together. The winding Kopiko Wai River is perfect for children who love to travel alone or for those who love lazy rivers. Your five-year-old will learn how to swim and touch the floor of the Kopiko Wai.
Runamukka Reef and Tot Tiki Reef are special play areas for little children. You are a short distance from our headquarters in TeAwa the Fearless River. Children will definitely love to try it.
Wheelchair users can access Maku and Puihi Round Raft Rides and Krakatau Aqua Coaster by lift. Guests arriving by wheelchair can also use wheelchairs to drive to Kopiko Wai Winding, TeAwa Fearless River, Puka Uli Recreation Pool, Karang Recreation Pool, and Waturi Beach. Guests must comply with all driving experience requirements, which means that the driving experience is adequate for the duration of the attraction.
Keep in mind that there are long lines for the best rides. So if you are sensitive to standing for long periods of time, you may want to reconsider waiting in line. One walks a lot on concrete (or similar hard surfaces) so if your feet tend to hurt after standing for a period of time, this may not be the best for you. There are artificial beaches where you can relax and restaurants to enj0y. The Lazy River is relaxed (there are two, choose the slowest), you can float or cross with a ring over your head, depending on how heavy your pregnancy is. Even the main Wave Pool on the shallow end cools you down and you gently feel the waves without going too far inside.
This restaurant is located at the base of the majestic Krakatau volcano. Here you can try island favorites like the tangy Mango BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, a veggie option I am excited about- the Quinoa Edamame Burger or crunchy Coconut Crusted Fried Chicken.
A cool bar set in the sand and shaped like an outrigger canoe serving tropical cocktails and frozen drinks.
An easy crowd-pleaser this cafe serves up tasty pizzas and salads alongside the river. Try the Savor Island BBQ Chicken Pizza, Tropical Baby Greens Salad, Hawaiian Pizza, or one of their tempting treats.
Take a break from the sun and head into this cool, shaded hideaway offering quick bites such as the Reka Burger, Pretzel Dog, or the Tropical Fruit Salad.
Lounge on the patio of this quirky tropical frog-shaped structure while you dine on Poke or Plantain Chips and Guac while enjoying a refreshing beverage.
Enjoy a delicious cocktail at this landlocked canoe-shaped bar. I can’t wait to get my hands on the Toasted Coconut Pineapple cocktail, a delicious mix of toasted coconut rum and fresh pineapple juice.