by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 26, 2017
Volcano Bay, the newest attraction at Universal Orlando Resort, opened yesterday in central Florida. The 30-acre water park has four themed areas with features such as a multidirectional wave pool with sandy beaches, a winding river, twisting multi-rider raft rides, a 200-foot waterfall and speedy body slides that drop from the top of a volcano into the waters below.
 
The tropical-themed park is between Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort hotel and Interstate 4. Joining Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay is the resort's third immersive park. 

The new area also features the debut of the TapuTapu wearable device that all Volcano Bay guests receive. The device lets visitors walk up to the totem in front of an attraction entrance and, with a simple tap, receive a return time; the device then alerts the guest when it's time to head over to the ride. The new technology also allows people 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.