Universal Volcano Bay
DESCRIPTION: Opened in June 2017, Volcano Bay evolved from the same Universal creative team as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. It sports a signature volcano mountain and Pacific islanders who share the Waturi way. This grand waterpark offers 4 immersive areas filled with innovative thrills and rejuvenation composed in 18 attractions. With the power of the TapuTapu™ wearable, there’s no standing in long lines or carrying rafts around the park. With just a wave of your wrist, hold your place in the ride lines and reveal Virtual Reality surprises throughout the park. Which means more time to careen down slides, brave whitewater torrents, drift down a winding river or relax in your own waterside cabana. Each area of the park offers easy-to-access resort amenities, such as concierge locations and lockers. Guests won’t have to stroll out of their way to get what they need. Themed restaurants and bars serve signature food and beverage options and impressive views of the volcano. Just steps away from Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida, Universal Volcano Bay is a compelling reason to purchase the 3-Park Explorer ticket during a 3 to 6 day visit. Be park savvy. If you arrive early, start in the back and work your way to the front to avoid the predictable morning traffic patterns and longer wait times for the attractions closest to the entrance.
ADMISSION: see price matrix on their website
DAYS & HOURS: opens 9a, closing varies 6p-10p depending on time of year
ADDRESS: 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL MAP
PARKING: $20/day regular, $22 RV/Bus, $30/day prime; free self-parking after 6 pm