Thursday, November 3, 2016

Universal Orlando Reveal New Ride and Tapuhapu Wearable Details About Volcano Bay Water Park !

Universal Orlando has released plenty of new infos and pictures about the awaited Volcano Bay water park and her they are with the full press release! The park looks really exciting with plenty of new ideas here and there that will make for sure the folks of WDW jealous...

Opening in early summer 2017, Universal’s Volcano Bay will be a water theme park unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, from incredible thrills to perfected relaxation. It’ll feature dozens of attractions that offer something for everyone – and you won’t have to stand in long lines to experience any of them. 

Universal's Volcano Bay features Universal's first-ever aqua coaster Krakatau Aqua Coaster. 

Krakatau Aqua Coaster 

We previously told you that Volcano Bay will feature a state-of-the-art marquee attraction…but we were mum on the details. Well, I’m excited to finally share details about what will be the park’s star experience: Krakatau Aqua Coaster. 

Krakatau Aqua Coaster will be a first-of-its-kind aqua coaster in Florida — and it’ll be a fun adventure for the entire family. You’ll board specially-designed canoes that seat up to four. Then, you’ll be propelled downwards – and upwards – through the volcano’s interior peaks and valleys. You’ll twist, turn and plummet along dark passageways, be launched through sparkling waterfalls and so much more. 

And here’s a cool fun fact for you techies out there: Krakatau Aqua Coaster will use linear induction motor technology. This technology launches the canoe uphill before it immediately sends riders into a downhill plunge. This technology is also used in some of your favorite Universal attractions – like Revenge of the Mummy – and now we’re bringing it to a water attraction. 

Guests will also enjoy a new TapuTapu Wearable that features a virtual queue and interactive experiences at Universal's Volcano Bay. 

TapuTapu Wearable 

One of the main goals for Universal’s Volcano Bay was to eliminate long lines and hassles so you can focus more on having fun. And with the TapuTapu wearable, you’ll be able to do just that. When you arrive to the park, you’ll receive a TapuTapu wearable (at no extra charge) that will allow you to do the following with a simple tap: 

You will be able to virtually wait in line while you play in other areas of the park. The wearable will alert you when it’s time for you to ride so you can head to the attraction. 

Volcano Bay features various “tap-to-play” experiences– all designed exclusively by Universal’s award-winning creative team. With just a tap of TapuTapu, you’ll be able to trigger special effects throughout the park. You can control streams of water spurting from whales in Tot Tiki Reef, shoot water cannons at other guests snaking down Kopiko Wai Winding River and illuminate images in the volcano’s hidden caves. 

And there’s more! More information about TapuTapu and special guest features will be released soon. 

Tickets Available Nov. 15 

And the best news of all is: now you can start to plan your getaway to Universal’s Volcano Bay! Tickets for the park will go on sale on November 15. 

More details about Universal’s Volcano Bay will be revealed over time. Be sure to sign up for real-time updates and to stay up-to-speed on all news regarding Universal’s Volcano Bay. In the meantime, don't miss the Universal Video below!

All pictures and video: copyright Universal Studios Orlando


Brandon said...

As I've said before I'm not a fan of Universal, but it looks like they hit a home run on this park! Wow! Alain, any news on Villages Nature?

Alain Littaye said...

Brandon, first phase of Villages Nature should open next summer, as scheduled.