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A splashy idea sets Universal’s new water park apart.
Universal Orlando Resort has always screamed epic. From The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Despicable Me, announcing a family trip to Orlando was sure to bring seismic jumps of jubilation from the kids. Well that experience just got grander. New accommodations and a 3D motion-stimulator along with a third theme park, Volcano Bay, this is a water park like no other.
Guests can look forward to 18 different attractions, including a winding river, multidirectional wave pool and variety of raft and body slides. The signature attraction, Krakatau Aqua Coaster, sits in the middle of the park and climbs and drops through a 200-foot volcano. Daredevils can also jump in to the Ko’okiri Body Plunge, a 70-degree drop slide that runs right through the volcano pool.
Inspired by islands of the South Pacific, Volcano Bay’s scenery is a vibrant. Imagine lush vegetation, bright waters and the Krakatau volcano where the lava turns red at night can all be explored in this 25-acre complex. It’s a combination of storytelling and thrills that Universal prides itself on.
Best of all, Volcano Bay has incorporated a convenient enhancement to the traditional water park model. There will be no more waiting in line, mentally calculating how much time you’ve got left. Universal will be introducing the waterproof “TapuTapu,” a wearable that allows you to wait in a virtual line. Just walk up to the totem of the attraction you want to enjoy and tap to receive a return time. Then, go explore more of the park, the “TapuTapu” alerts you when it’s your turn.
So, if you are looking for the next family vacation, look at Volcano Bay. There’s fun and adrenaline for all ages, without the drudgery of waiting in line.
Universal’s Aventura Hotel
A stay at Universal’s Aventura Hotel with a rooftop bar and kids splash pad make for equally fun and relaxing accommodations. This 16-story glass tower is an affordable on-site option for families. As the newest property on-site, Early Park Admission and complimentary transportation are just two of many premium amenities.
And the next guest is…
Ready for some laughs? Recently debuting in April, Universal Orlando Resort brought some levity to its usual dose of thrill rides with “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
The new 3D motion-simulator gives guests the thorough “Tonight Show” experience and then takes them on a blast through New York City, complete with a trip to the Statue of Liberty, a dip into the Subway system and a break to grab a slice of pizza. It’s a full sensory experience and well worth a visit on your next trip to Universal Orlando Resort.