Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay Water Park Opens Today

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The wait is finally over. Universal’s latest expansion, Volcano Bay water park, is set to open to the public today.

The 28-acre park will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning with a grand opening celebration with VIP’s only.

Volcano Bay is replacing Wet N’ Wild, which closed on Dec. 31. The park features a 200-foot volcano wedged between Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and the park extends right up to Turkey Lake Road.

Universal’s new water park is teh first water attraction to open in Universal since SeaWorld’s Aquatica opened in March 2008. Volcano Bay will feature new wearable technology in the form of wristbands called TapuTapu, which has many cool functions for guests. The wristband offers alerts to tell riders when it is their turn to board a ride so long lines will be eliminated.

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“Plus, with TapuTapu you can enjoy the fun and convenience of activating interactive surprises, opening lockers, making cash-free payments and more,” said Volcano Bay’s website.

The Krakatau Aqua Coaster will feature new magnetic technology that will lift riders from ground level upwards to the center of the volcano.

With the grand opening being on Memorial Day weekend, Universal has set up a hotline so guests can call to see if the park has reached capacity, which could happen in the first days of operation. The number is 407-817-8317.

Tickets for Volcano Bay start at $67 for a single-day Florida residents. The park is included in multi-day and multi-park packages.