Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Park, or Volcano Bay as Universal Studios Resort had previously called it, is an all-time classic water park in Universal Orlando. formerly called Wildwater Kingdom, it replaced Wet ‘n Wild as Universal Orlando’s second water park, and is the first built and owned by Universal itself.
Budget: Approx. $80/person
Telephone: (407) 363-8000
Adress: 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
Size: 53 acres
Type of park: Outdoor Water Park
Season: Open daily, year-round
About Volcano Bay Waterpark
It is often referred to as “the resort that brought the park” by many long time Universal Orlando patrons and by “the worst water park” by some. However, both perceptions are completely undeserved.
The water park is not only fun (as Wet and Wild once was), but also has several features that set it apart from other water parks.
One of the biggest reasons that Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Park is the worst one on the planet is that the majority of its water park offerings are located on an island, which means that you either have to travel out to enjoy them, or sit in your hotel room across the street and use the resort’s shuttle bus.
Also, the majority of its attractions are not located near any of the premium seating that is found at other water parks. While there are a few premium seating locations in the area, like Wet and Wild and Campgrounds at Universal Studios Florida, it is largely lacking compared to other water park resorts.
3 Interactive Water Slides (Raindance)
While the overall layout of the park is similar to most other water park resorts, it does offer some unique elements that help make it unique.
One of those unique elements is the inclusion of three interactive water slides. The coolest of these attractions is called Raindance, which allows you to literally bounce up and down on two moving bowls filled with water.
While this sounds silly when taken out of context, the reality is that this attraction will actually give you a good workout, as you feel as if you are gliding along on the surface of a lake or ocean.
Overall, it is one of the better Orlando water parks, but as a consolation it does fall short of other Orlando water parks in some aspects.
New Interactive Inflatable Water Slides
The Interactive Water Slides have gained popularity in the last few years. The reason for this is the advancement of technology and improvement in the methods of amusement parks. The Water Park attractions are mostly done with the technological advancements. The main attractions at most of the water parks are the wave pool, wave rider, underwater rides and interactive water slide.
Most of the attractions are based on the thrill of the adventurous rides and there is nothing like the excitement and fun experienced in the water park with the interactive water slides. Apart from these there are several other features that can be taken care of to ensure the best water park experience.
The Splash Park Attractions provides the first-class amusement park fun. These attractions allow the guests to splash and slide on the colorful and exotic aquatic life forms that are found in the various parks. The Splash Park Attractions also includes the inflatable water slides.
Underwater Tubes & Obstacle Courses (Inflatable)
The various attractions found at the park are the wave rider, wave busters, swimming wall, retro ride machine, wild water coaster, wave runner, underwater tubes, bungee trampoline, go karts, inflatable obstacle courses, etc. The Interactive Water Slides have also gained popularity for being a great way to relax during the hot summer days and the soothing cold winters.
The Raindance Interactive Waterslides is one such feature of the park. The Raindance Interactive Water Slides has a number of advanced features that make them a popular attraction. The Raindance Interactive Slides includes the interactive music, video screen, touch sensitive panels, video camera, speaker system, remote control, animated waterfall, real waterfall, video projection, audio visual system, video camera, video walls and many more.
The main attractions of the Raindance are the slide that allows the guests to slide on rainwater, wave rider, pool diver, fire boat, ocean wave rider, underwater tubes, bungee trampolines, video screens, laser shows, and much more. Apart from these the company also manufactures a number of other interactive water features.