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Universal’s Volcano Bay
Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water park is a tropical-themed attraction located at Universal Orlando™. Attractions draw on South Pacific influences, and the centerpiece of the park is a towering 200-foot (61-meter) volcano called Krakatau™, which is the base for thrilling water slides. Other rides include an aqua coaster and a body plunge.
6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, Florida, 32819
Visit Volcano Bay for a day of family fun. Enjoy a variety of water slides, a beach area, a winding river, and other attractions. The highlight of the park is the Krakatau Aqua Coaster, which features 4-person canoes that twist and turn and then plunge through a waterfall.
Visitors can enjoy Volcano Bay on its own or buy multi-day, multi-park tickets and pair a visit with trips to Universal’s other attractions. Volcano Bay issues a wearable device that allows visitors to stand in virtual lines so that you can spend more time exploring the park and less time waiting. You can also buy express passes that allow you to skip the lines entirely for one visit to each ride.
Things to Know Before You Go
Volcano Bay boasts three different eateries.
You can bring your own towel or rent one on site.
Some rides have a weight limit; at the top of the ride, a team member will discreetly weigh your group.
You can store small belongings, such as sandals or sunglasses, at ride entrances.
Private cabanas with concierge service are available for an additional fee.
The Image of six youths riding a round raft down a water slide.
The Puihi of Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides™ are wheelchair accessible, and the aqua coaster has elevator access.
How to Get There
If traveling to Volcano Bay by car, take I-4 to exit 74, then follow the signs to the park. Several area hotels offer shuttle bus service to the park, and a select few provide water taxi service. There is also a dedicated location at the park for rideshare services to pick up and drop off.
When to Get There
Volcano Bay is open all year round, from mid-morning through early evening; exact hours vary. To make the most of your time, arrive early, before the park opens, and prioritize your top-choice rides. The park sees smaller crowds in the winter, when the weather is less conducive to swimming and splashing. Summer is the park’s busiest time of year.
Other Attractions at Universal Studios
As one of Orlando’s most popular parks, Universal Studios Florida™ (part of Universal Orlando Resort) features rides, shows, movie sets, and attractions based on films such as Transformers, Despicable Me, and Harry Potter. Visitors also flock to Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, which brings the fantastical to life at attractions such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.
Frequently Asked Questions
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