Today we spent the day at Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando’s waterpark. However, there was trauma during the day when a bird pooped on Little Miss Modernlifeisgood’s arm while on the Lazy River. I fully sympathize as I have still not recovered from when a seagull crapped on my 99 when I was nine. Anyway, moving on …..
Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park opened on May 25, 2017. The park replaced Universal’s earlier water park Wet ‘n Wild. To access Volcano Bay, guests are transported from the main Universal Orlando parking lot via a free bus. Also, there is free transport from Universal Resorts.
The main feature of the park is Krakatau, a 200-foot artificial volcano. The volcano holds various slides and attractions to explore. There are big thrill slides at Volcano Bay and plenty of family fun.
Most reports we have read about Volcano Bay suggest crowds are usually not that large. However, the park was heaving today. Guests can purchase an Express Pass for priority access to attractions, and today it might have been worth considering if you wanted to ride all the big slides.
On arrival at Volcano Bay, all guests are issued a TapuTapu bracelet. Your TapuTapu allows you to join a virtual queue for the slides, but you can only join 1 line at a time, and today the waits were over 4 hours for some slides! TapuTapu is a great idea, as you don’t need to spend long periods waiting in physical lines; once you are called, your wait is usually less than 10 minutes.
Our evening was spent at the Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant; just outside Universal Orlando Resort. The craziest and most fun meal I think we have ever had. We will properly review the Melting Pot in the coming weeks, but it is highly recommended.
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