Universal Orlando Releases New Volcano Bay Details

Universal Orlando Volcano Bay

This week Universal Orlando revealed new details on Volcano Bay, scheduled to open in summer 2017. It is described as a water theme park, and it will span 28 acres next to the Cabana Bay Resort.

Volcano Bay will offer 18 unique attractions across four primary areas of the park themed with Polynesian influences . These will include:

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Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Hosts Teen Beach 2: Beach Party Through July 5, 2015

This summer, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will be celebrating the upcoming release of the Disney Channel Original Movie “Teen Beach 2” with a daily “Teen Beach 2: Beach Party.”

Teen Beach 2 cast

The beach party takes place on the shore of the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool, and features a DJ spinning retro tunes, beach-themed games, hula hoop contests and more. Actual cast members will not be in attendance.

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Universal Orlando Announces Third Park Called Volcano Bay

Universal Orlando has just been on a roll with new attraction announcements and experiences, but this morning (May 28), they formally announced plans for their first water park, called Volcano Bay.

Volcano Bay water park at Universal Orlando

Volcano Bay’s setting is picture-perfect tropical islands formed by a massive volcano, hence the name. Universal Orlando says it will feature radically-innovative attractions and peaceful moments of relaxation in a way that they feel will change the way guests think about water theme parks.

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Get Admission to Aquatica Orlando for Only $8 Select Weekends in February and March

Aquatica OrlandoIt’s a little chilly in Orlando right now, but luckily the water at Aquatica is heated. Even better, select weekends in February and March, admission is only $8!

Here are the dates the deal is valid for:

  • February 14-15
  • February 21-22
  • February 28-March 1
  • March 7-8

That means a family of four can enjoy a day at Aquatica for only a little more than the cost of one regular day’s admission. Read more

Wet ‘n Wild Orlando to Open New Aqua Drag Racer Water Thrill Attraction on June 12, 2014

Wet 'n Wild Orlando Aqua Drag Racer

Wet ‘n Wild Orlando water park will open a new water attraction called Aqua Drag Racer on Thursday, June 12, just in time for the 2014 summer season.

This thrill ride will send guests down six stories of enclosed braided and twisting tunnels will accelerate them into four parallel racing lanes, crossing the finish line at the end.

In celebration of the opening of the Aqua Drag Racer on June 12, 2014 the first 500 guests to enter the park on Thursday will be given a pass into the ‘fast lane’ with a one-time Express Pass wristband. The park opens to the public at 9:30am.

Wet ‘n Wild Orlando has thrilled locals and visitor alike for many years with more than fifteen themed rides and more multi-person rides than any other waterpark in Orlando. Among their most popular are The Black Hole: The Next Generation, Brain Wash, and the retro raft adventure Disco H2O.

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Aquatica Orlando Will Debut New Water Ride Ihu’s Breakaway Falls May 9, 2014

Thrill ride fans, get ready, because Aquatica Orlando has announced their new vertical drop water ride, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, will open May 9, 2014.

Ihu's Breakaway FallsThis free-fall style ride is the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in the southern United States.

It is nearly 80 feet tall, and features three clear “breakaway boxes” side-by-side that will open at random, so the riders have no idea who will drop first. There is also a fourth open slide, for those that want to know when they’ll drop.

Ihu’s Breakaway Falls will be included with admission to Aquatica Orlando. From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches and the remarkable animal habitats that are the hallmark of sister park SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando delights all ages and interests.

For more information on the park, visit AquaticaOrlando.com.

Here is the newest teaser video for Ihu’s Breakaway Falls:

Aquatica Orlando Releases Teaser Video for New Water Thrill Ride

Aquatica OrlandoLast month, Aquatica Orlando announced they were installing a new thrill ride at the water park that would be the tallest ride of its type in Orlando. This week, the park released a teaser video for the attraction.

The video is only 10 seconds long and features a a young woman from shoulders up, arms crossed. She appears to be on a water slide and looks down. Then she suddenly falls down out of view, as if a door opened under her feet. She plummets, laughing and screaming.

The ride, which has not been named yet, will open in 2014.

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Legoland Florida to Open Water Park Memorial Day Weekend 2012

Even though Legoland Florida has only been open since October 2011, it wasn’t long after that they were talking about adding on a water park for the guests as well.

The water park is located in the former spot of Cypress Gardens’ water park and features a wave pool, Build-A-Raft lazy river, tube slides, body slides and an interactive water-play structure for toddlers – DUPLO® Safari.

Legoland has set May 26, 2012, as opening day for the water park. Day guests can add on the water park for an additional $12. It is included in the all new Legoland premium pass, which includes 12 months of admission to both parks.

For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, visit Legoland.com.

In Review: CoCo Key Water Resort Water Park in Orlando

It was a nice late fall day out, so my family and I went to CoCo Key Water Resort today, to check out their water park.

A while back, we had spotted them on Groupon. The offer was for day passes to their outdoor water park, so I bought 2 for us at “buy 1 get 1 free” for a day pass. We have been driving by it every Sunday on our way to church since it opened and the kids have been dying to go.

It’s nice that a hotel has realized that locals can provide revenue, too. It’s a small park, but that is not necessarily a bad thing with small kids. They have a good variety of slides for all ages. Our 6 yr old could ride all but 2 slides, and our 40″ 3 yr old could ride all but 3 slides. There are lots of slides and play things for very small kids too. And at 85 degrees, the pools were nice to just be in.

The fall/winter single day ticket price is $14.95 per ticket which makes it more affordable than other water parks. Florida resident discounts bring that price down to $9.95 per pass. But with the winter hours, I would recommend getting there as it opens.

We will go back, there is no doubt about that. But I may wait for another Groupon or other special with the winter hours (Thurs-Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon-Wed). And I did not get any pictures as I was too busy playing, too.

Day passes to CoCo Key Water Resort are available based on water park capacity with certain restrictions and blackout dates. Admission to the water park is only guaranteed to guests of the resort.

[Image courtesy of CoCo Key Water Resort]

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