Universal Orlando Resort’s Volcano Bay water park reveals new ride details, “wearable lines” and more!

in Park Secrets, Theme Parks, Universal Orlando, Volcano Bay

Universal has officially revealed all new ride details for their Volcano Bay waterpark, and we have those details for you right here!



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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.

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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:

  • Virtual Lines

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.

  • Tap to Play

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.


Tickets for the park will go on sale on November 15, so get planning on that vacation. In the meantime, stick with Inside thew Magic for all things Universal Orlando Resort!