If you hadn’t already heard, the Universal Orlando Resort will welcome a brand new park to their collection next year. Set to open in June 2017, ‘Volcano Bay’ will be a water theme park, unlike anything else in the world! When plans were initially announced this summer, we brought you all the exciting Volcano Bay details, but today, Universal have shared something even more exciting- the park’s star attraction!
‘Krakatau Aqua Coaster’ will be Volcano Bay’s main attraction, taking guests on an exhilarating adventure right through the heart of its breath-taking centrepiece- a 200-foot-tall volcano! The enormous Volcano called Krakatau, is impressive enough in the day, but at night, it becomes illuminated as red bubbling lava erupts from the crater! With this new attraction actually taking you inside the mammoth volcano, this is something you really won’t want to miss.
This one of a kind aqua coaster invites you to board specially designed canoes before taking on twists, turns and plenty of surprises within the volcano’s interior peaks and valleys. Advanced linear induction motor technology launches your canoe uphill before sending you plummeting back down again at top speed. You’ll even be catapulted through rushing waterfalls too!
One of the many ways Universal have vowed to make Volcano Bay better than any other water park, is by eliminating long queue lines. Waiting in line rubber ring in hand, will soon be a thing of the past with the new TapuTapu wearable. Introducing virtual lines, you’ll be able to virtually wait in line with a simple tap, while you’re actually enjoying other thrilling attractions! The wearable will cleverly alert you when it’s your turn, giving you time to make your way back to the ride.
A range of “tap-to-play” experiences will also be included, allowing the wearer to trigger amazing special effects throughout the park. In the Tot Tiki Reef you can control bursts of water spurting from the whales, and at the Kopiko Wai Winding River playfully shoot water cannons at the unsuspecting guests. Venture deep into the mesmerising Cave of Starlight, where the wearable will illuminate hidden images in the glittering cave.
Check out the video below for a preview of what you can expect…
If you’d love to be a part of the action, click here to view our Volcano Bay tickets and start planning your dream holiday!
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