Water is Life. Life is Joy. Thats the philosophy celebrated at Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park. It’s the carefree attitude the fabled Waturi islanders have embraced on their Pacific isle for centuries. Now you can live the Waturi way at this all-new park where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. It’s a theme park like no other where every guest is granted the powers of the TapuTapu™ wearable. With just a wave of your wrist you can hold your place in the ride lines and reveal wondrous surprises throughout the park. At Volcano Bay™ there’s no standing in long lines, no carrying rafts around the park, nothing between you and a full day of fun. Which means more time to careen down slides, brave whitewater torrents, drift down a winding river, or relax in your own waterside cabana. It’s an all-new kind of paradise at Universal Orlando Resort™, just steps away from our other theme parks, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal Studios Florida™, five themed on-site hotels and the dining, shopping and entertainment of Universal CityWalk™.
Universal's Volcano Bay Villages and Attractions
- The Volcano
At the heart of the island stands Krakatau™, the mighty Fire and Water Volcano. Towering 200 feet above the tropical landscape, Krakatau streams waterfalls during the day and fiery lava effects at night. Inside the cavernous volcano the Waturi people dare you to brave a variety of heart-pounding water slides.
- Krakatau™ Aqua Coaster
Honorary Waturi can experience the power of Krakatau™ on this amazing ride. Four-person canoes slide upward through the mists and into the dark twists and turns within the volcano before emerging with a plunge through a shimmering waterfall.
- Ko’okiri Body Plunge
Join in the centuries-old tradition of honoring the volcano god, Vol, by braving the incredible Ko’okiri Body Plunge. Featuring a 70-degree fall through a drop door and 125 feet of screaming, white-knuckle fun, this dizzying descent ends with a watery tribute from Vol himself.
- Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides
Join Kala and Tai Nui where sea and sky meet and take a leap of faith from high atop the volcano. Twin drop doors simultaneously plunge two guests down clear, intertwining tubes before sending them joyfully splashing into the turquoise waters below.
- Punga Racers
A favorite among Waturi children of all ages, Punga Racers send single riders on their manta ray mats sliding down four lanes through underwater sea caves. And to this day, the first racer to cross the finish line receives a watery salute from Punga himself.
Experience the twists and turns of underwater currents just like Honu, the sea turtle. Four people hang on tight as their raft sweeps up two massive walls, through ocean mists and down into sparkling pools in this thrilling adventure.
- ika Moana
Ride the waves like the ancient Waturi did, twisting and turning with three other passengers along the waterway. ika Moana the whale joyfully sprays water from his blowhole before everyone splashes down together in the waters below.
- Tot Tiki Reef
Even the youngest Waturi can get in on the fun in the shallows of Tot Tiki Reef. Play among splashy slides, a tot-sized water volcano and a tribe of friendly Tikis who spray water from their blowholes. Plus, adorable whales spray and sing as kids raise and lower their wrists.
- Runamukka Reef
Once an exotic coral reef beneath the ocean, Runamukka Reef is now a favorite play place for young Waturi children with its bubbling geysers, water guns, slides and dump cups. Shaded by fanciful bamboo sea creatures and waving seaweed, it’s the most playful spot in Universal’s Volcano Bay™.
- Kopiko Wai Winding River
Take a slow ride on the Kopiko Wai Winding River through the tropical landscape of Universal’s Volcano Bay™, a land full of surprises. Sprays of water surprise along the way, and beneath the lava rocks, Stargazer’s Cavern reveals the magical night sky above.
- Waturi Beach
Locals know – the waves are always perfect at Waturi Beach. Swim, splash and relax right along with them in the sparkling waters and warm waves of this sparkling lagoon at the foot of mighty Krakatau™.
- The Reef
Watch the bravest Waturi take the Ko’okiri Body Plunge from the comfort of this peaceful leisure pool. Its clear plexi tube shoots straight through this 5.5-foot-deep pool, which features its own private waterfall that’s perfect for frolicking.
- Taniwha Tubes
There’s a place in Universal’s Volcano Bay™ where the puka trees grow abnormally tall. Inspired by their twisting roots, the Waturi built four twisting water slides called the Taniwha Tubes. Riders can try all four twisting tracks, but beware – mischievous Tiki statues spray jets of water when you least expect it.
Brave the watery twists and turns of Maku. Riders slide through a deep volcanic gorge before spinning wildly around bowl-like formations. Geysers shoot water everywhere before a watery vortex pulls riders through more wild, twisting curves.
Test your bravery as your six-person raft careens through a dark, winding tunnel before it explodes out into a massive funnel formation. You’ll feel the stomach-flipping thrill of a zero-gravity hang time before splashing your way to safety at the bottom.
- Puka Uli Lagoon
This pool features multiple elements that even the tiniest Waturi can enjoy like bongo drums and spraying water.
- TeAwa The Fearless River
Up for an adventure? Take a thrilling whitewater ride along TeAwa, The Fearless River. Race along a roaring, watery onslaught of churning rapids and choppy waves while hanging tight to your inner tube.
- Ohyah Drop Slide
Test your mettle and get into the Waturi spirit by tackling the Ohyah Drop Slide. Ascend the side of a cliff before plummeting down the twisting waters of this slide, then drop out four feet above the pool below.
- Ohno Drop Slide
To achieve even greater bragging rights, brave the rope bridge and take the plunge down the Ohno Slide, a serpentine adventure that ends six feet above the pool below. Be sure to yell your battle cry on the way down.