Universal Orlando Youth Programs

Universal Volcano Bay

Water is Life. Life is Joy. That is the mantra by which the fabled Waturi islanders have lived on their Pacific isle for centuries. Here, enchanted waters have granted them the secret of time. The Waturi found that by spending every waking second doing the things you love, with the people you love, it is possible to make happiness last indefinitely.

Now your group can live the Waturi way at this all-new park where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. Here, every guest is granted the powers of the TapuTapu™ wearable, which changes how you wait because of the park's Virtual Line™. With just a wave of your wrist you can hold your place in the ride lines and reveal wondrous surprises throughout the park. Which means more time to careen down slides, brave whitewater torrents, or drift down a winding river. It's a new kind of paradise at Universal Orlando Resort™.


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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.
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.
42” – 48” must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

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.
Must be 48” tall.

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.
Must be 48” tall.

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.
42” – 48” must be accompanied by a supervising companion

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.
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’kiri 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.
The second of three villages in Universal’s Volcano Bay™, River Village has fun for people of all ages, including the very youngest Waturi.
Honu of the Honu ika Moana™
Experience the twists and turns of underwater currents just like Honu, the sea turtle. Hang on tight as the raft sweeps up two massive walls, through ocean mists and down into sparkling pools in this thrilling adventure.
Must be 48” tall.
ika Moana of the Honu ika Moana™
Ride the waves like the ancient Waturi did, twisting and turning along the waterway. Ika Moana the whale joyfully sprays water from his blowhole before everyone splashes down together in the waters below.
42” – 48” must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
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.
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.
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 i 42” – 48” must be accompanied by a supervising companion
Maku of the Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides™
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.
42” – 48” must be accompanied by a supervising companion
Puihi of the Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides™
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.
42” – 48” must be accompanied by a supervising companion
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.
Ohyah of the Ohyah and Ohno Drop Slides™
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.
Must be 48” tall.
Ohno of the Ohyah and Ohno Drop Slides™
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.
Must be 48” tall.
taputapu_band All-New Wonders of TapuTapu™ At Volcano Bay™

At Volcano Bay™ your group will enjoy all the benefits of the TapuTapu™ wearable. Theirs for the day, they can use it to hold their place in the park’s Virtual Line™ then relax and play until it’s time to ride. Plus, with TapuTapu, your group can enjoy the fun and convenience of activating interactive surprises, opening lockers, making cash-free payments and more.

Experience All The Benefits of TapuTapu™

TapTu Ride
Make the most of your time with the Virtual Line™. Your TapuTapu will hold your place in the Virtual Line for one attraction at a time (Based on availability).
TapTu Snap*
Take shots at special photo spots and get photos taken automatically on select attractions.
TapTu Lock*
Open and lock your lockers with a tap.
TapTu Play™
Volcano Bay’s hidden surprises are yours to command.
TapTu Pay™
Pay for food, drinks and merchandise with a tap of your TapuTapu wearable.

Here’s how to set up TapTu Pay:
1. Download/open The Official Universal Orlando Resort™ App on your phone.
2. Tap the WALLET ICON in the lower right corner (or from the main menu).
3. Enter your Credit Card information. Just follow the prompts.
4. Link your travel party’s Volcano Bay tickets. Scan the barcodes or enter the numbers.
5. Create the PIN your entire party will use when they TapTu Pay.
6. Return your TapuTapu when you leave the park and all personal information will be unlinked.

Get The Official Universal Orlando Resort™ App (free download)

Virtual Line™

Universal Volcano Bay’s Virtual Line™ means more time to careen down slides, brave whitewater torrents, or drift down a winding river. Use it to “tap in” at an attraction and receive a designated return time, leaving you free to do whatever you want until it’s time to ride.

Look For The Symbol
Look for this tap point throughout the park and use TapuTapu to get a return time, play and more.
lynch_v2 Hold Your Place In The Virtual Line™
Touch your TapuTapu on the tap point at a ride totem. That saves your place in the Virtual Line™ and gives you a return time. Your TapuTapu will hold your place in the Virtual Line for one attraction at a time (based on availability).
lynch_v2 Relax And Play Until Your TapuTapu™ Alerts You
Go play around the park. Your TapuTapu will tell them when it’s time to head back to the ride.
lynch_v2 Touch to Ride
Touch the tap point on the return totem and proceed through the ride entrance.
* Additional fees apply. Rides and attractions subject to availability and to change without notice and additional restrictions may apply.

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