I love water parks. My first time down a water slide was in 1975 somewhere near Williamsburg, VA. It was literally built on a hill on the side of the road. We were on vacation and we stopped, paid our admission fee, changed into our swimsuits and enjoyed a few hours riding on mats down a few water slides. It was random fun like we had never experienced before. Now, living in Florida for the past 30 years has meant visits to many water parks both large and small. Next month, on my birthday, Universal Orlando is opening their new water park, Volcano Bay!
About Volcano Bay
Volcano Bay is a tropical paradise formed by myth and discovered by legend. It was discovered by the Waturi islanders with the help of a mystical fish who was destined to guide them to a new home. Before they came to Volcano Bay, the Waturi traversed the ocean in outrigger canoes in search of a new home. According to the legend, a mystical fish named Kunuku was destined to guide them.
Their voyages took them to the far corners of the South Pacific. And wherever they went, the Waturi embraced the customs, music and art of the many people they encountered. But alas, nowhere did they find Kunuku.
On and on they searched, until they came to the very edge of the world. And it was there that they found Kunuku playing in the waves. Within a day, Kunuku and the winds of fortune lead the travelers to the shores of Volcano Bay. The Waturi knew that, at long last, they had found home.
Volcano Bay could only be brought to life by Universal Creative – the same team responsible for bringing the ground-breaking experiences within Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure to life. The team traveled around the South Pacific to find inspiration that would redefine the water park experience and shape their vision for Volcano Bay. The water theme park is just another example of their commitment to spectacular storytelling and creating amazing, immersive guest experiences.
When it grand opens on May 25, Universal’s Volcano Bay will become Universal Orlando’s third amazing theme park and feature a variety of experiences ranging from daring to serene – including a multi-directional wave pool with sandy beaches, a peaceful winding river, twisting multi-rider raft rides, speeding body slides that drop from the top of the volcano into the waters below and more.
Volcano Bay Tickets
Volcano Bay’s new offerings provide a variety of choices that allow guests to shape their experience – from new 3-Park Annual Pass products to special Florida resident ticket options. Here’s a look at the new options now available to help guests plan the ultimate Universal Orlando Resort vacation.
Florida Resident 3-Park Multi-Day Tickets
(Starting at $199.99 per adult – Less than $67 per day)
The Florida Resident 3-Park Multi-Day Ticket entitles one guest admission to all three of Universal Orlando’s theme parks: Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay.
- Options available from 2 to 3 days in duration
- Valid up to 180 days after purchase
Universal Orlando Resort 3-Park Passes – Florida Residents
(Starting as low as $17.38 per month*)
Includes admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park, plus special benefits exclusive to Annual Passholders including discounts and perks, free admission to special events and more.
- Four different pass options are available
*FlexPay option is available with low monthly payment rates after one initial down payment
Universal’s Volcano Bay 1-Day Admission Ticket
(Starting at $67 per adult)
- Allows guests one-day admission to Universal’s Volcano Bay.
Universal’s Volcano Bay Express Pass
(Starting at $19.99 per person)
- With Universal Express, guests can bypass the Virtual Line experience and enjoy Volcano Bay’s rides at their convenience.
- Universal Express Unlimited (unlimited Express ride access at participating rides within Universal’s Volcano Bay) is also available
Additional ways guests can enhance their visit to Volcano Bay, such as Cabana Rentals and Premium Seating Reservations, will go on-sale soon.