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Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park


A spectacular volcano towering over a sun swept beach. Swaying palm trees lining your path through a picturesque island escape. It’s a South Seas oasis right in the heart of Universal.

Volcano Bay is the only water theme park that gives you the freedom to spend more time with your family, doing the things you want to do.

From thrilling water slides to secluded waterfalls, it’s the perfect place to get away from it all – a beach paradise you can enjoy without ever leaving Orlando.

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About Volcano Bay

Live the carefree island life at Universal’s Volcano Bay, a water theme where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony.

Here, the Virtual Line experience changes how you wait as the TapuTapu wearable lets you hold your place in the ride lines, as well as reveal wondrous surprises with just a wave of your wrist. It’s a tropical paradise just steps away from everything Universal Orlando Resort has to offer.

Water is Life. Life is Joy

That’s 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 tropical getaway where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony.

With over 30 unique experiences and 19 different attractions, it’s a theme park like no other.

Here, every guest is granted the powers of the TapuTapu wearable, which changes how you wait because of the park’s Virtual Line experience.

Which means more time to speed down slides, brave whitewater torrents, drift down a winding river, or relax in your own waterside cabana (fees apply).

Volcano Bay Attractions

Volcano Bay offers 19 unique attractions spread across four areas where there’s something for everyone!

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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.

  • Vol, the Spirit of Krakatau: Discover the inner caverns of the Krakatau volcano in this walk-through, interactive experience. You may even get a glimpse of Vol, the Spirit of Krakatau who is always looking for the next big splash.
children at Volcano Bay’s Runamukka Reef

River Village

The second of three villages in Universal’s Volcano Bay, River Village has fun for people of all ages, including the very youngest Waturi.


  • 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. 
  • Honu ika Moana: Just like the ancient Waturi people who rode the ocean waves on friendly sea turtles and whales, guests can enjoy these two exciting slides in Universal’s Volcano Bay’s River Village.
  • 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.
Volcano Bay’s Rainforest Village

Rainforest Village

The third village you’ll discover in Universal’s Volcano Bay, Rainforest Village stretches along the shores of an action-packed river and features the perfect mix of relaxation and exhilaration.


  • 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.
  • Taniwha Tubes – Tonga & Raki: There’s a place in Universal’s Volcano Bay where the puka trees grow abnormally tall, with strange snakelike trunks. Inspired by their twisting roots, the Waturi built four interweaving water slides called the Taniwha Tubes, each more exciting than the next. 
  • 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. 
  • Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides: Is your group ready for the high adventure of the Maku Puihi lava tubes? This six-person rafting adventure is a favorite of Waturi families, but it’s not for the faint of heart. Choose one of two paths or try them both – just be ready for a thrilling ride.
  • 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? Head to Hammerhead Beach and take a thrilling whitewater ride along TeAwa, The Fearless River. Put on your life vest and race along a roaring, watery onslaught of churning rapids and chopping waves.
  • Hammerhead Beach: Pull up a lounge chair and soak up the sun on this sandy beach, which is also the entrance to TeAwa The Fearless River. Here roaring waves trigger a blowhole geyser that blasts a towering plume of water 125 feet into the air.
  • Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides: A coming-of-age challenge for Waturi youth, these slides send riders soaring high into the air with cries of “Ohno” or “Ohyah” before splashing down triumphantly into the turquoise waters below.
Volcano Bay’s Wave Village

Wave Village

Wave Village is the first of three villages guests encounter at Volcano Bay. This peaceful escape overlooks the sparkling waters of Waturi Beach at the base of the volcano.


  • Ko’okiri Body Plunge: Join in the centuries-old tradition of honoring the volcano god, Krakatau, by braving the incredible Ko’okiri Body Plunge. This dizzying descent features a 70-degree fall through a drop door and 125 feet of screaming, white-knuckle fun.
  • 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.

 Did you know?

Universal's Volcano Bay has 3.6 million gallons of water!

Experience a day at Volcano Bay

Volcano Bay Facts

Volcano Bay Opening Hours

 Opens: 10am
Closes: 6pm

Where is Volcano Bay?

Volcano Bay is situated a short journey from Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure

 Address: 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819

From I-4 Eastbound (Disney/Lake Buena Vista/Kissimmee):

  • Take I-4 East to exit 75A
  • Follow the signs to Universal Orlando's main parking garage

From I-4 Westbound (Downtown Orlando):

  • Take I-4 West to exit 74B
  • Follow the signs to Universal Orlando's main parking garage

From Orlando International Airport:

  • Take SR-528 West 11 miles to I-4 East
  • Take I-4 East 2 miles to exit 75A
  • Follow the signs to Universal Orlando's main parking garage

Volcano Bay Parking

You can use the Universal Orlando Resort car park, which is under-cover and has travelators, escalators and lifts for getting around.

Parking Prices:

Car or Motorcycle

   from $20

Preferred Parking

   from $30

RV or Bus

   from $22

After 6pm


*Except on Halloween Horror Nights 

 Parking Tip

You are welcome to leave the car park and return the same day without paying again – just make sure you keep your parking ticket with you as you will need to show it at the toll plaza when you re-enter.

What food can I bring into Volcano Bay?

Bringing your own food is generally discouraged, as there are some great places to eat here! However there are some items that you are allowed to bring with you. Please see below for a full list of prohibited and acceptable items:

Prohibited items

  • Picnics
  • Food that requires heating or refrigeration
  • Alcohol
  • Glass containers
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Soft-sided coolers measuring over 8.5" x 6" x 6"
  • Coolers, suitcases or any bags with wheels
  • Folding chairs
  • Clothing with offensive language or content
  • Clothing that represents someone as emergency personnel

Acceptable items

  • Bottled water
  • Baby food & baby formula
  • Small snacks that do not require heating
  • Any food required for special dietary needs
  • Any food required for medical purposes and medically–indicated nutritional supplements
  • Soft-sided insulated bags no bigger than 8.5" wide x 6" high x 6" deep

Please be advised that all bags and personal items are subject to inspection

Volcano Bay Cabanas

You can book your own private Cabana by calling Volcano Bay directly once you have booked your tickets.(Additional fees apply.)

Single Cabana Units (up to 6 people):

Choose from upper level cabanas for spectacular views, ground level cabanas for convenience and accessibility, or standalone cabanas for a bit more privacy.

Family Suite Cabanas (up to 16 people):

Relax with your group in your own large, private stand-alone cabana!

Cabanas at Volcano Bay include:

  • Extra-comfy padded lounge chairs
  • Small refrigerator stocked with bottled water
  • Complimentary fruit and snack basket
  • Towel and locker service
  • Concierge service
  • An exclusive menu of food and drinks

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