Universal Orlando Resort's Volcano Bay will debut May 25. The 30-acre water park has four themed areas and offers a multidirectional wave pool with sandy beaches, a winding river, twisting multirider raft rides, a 200-foot waterfall and speeding body slides that drop from the top of the volcano into the waters below.
The attraction is being built on land between Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort hotel and Interstate 4. Along with Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay is the resort's third immersive park.
Universal also announced details of its TapuTapu wearable device that all Volcano Bay guests will receive. The device will allow guests to walk up to the totem in front of an attraction entrance and with a simple tap, receive a return time for that attraction; the device then alerts them when it's time to head over to the ride. According to Universal, TapuTapu also allows guests to explore various TapTu Play experiences throughout the park, such as controlling streams of water spurting from whales in Tot Tiki Reef, shooting water cannons at other guests snaking down Kopiko Wai Winding River and illuminating images in the volcano's hidden caves.