Universal Orlando Resort has announced an entirely new water park experience for 2017. Universal's Volcano Bay will join their two popular theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, to become the resort’s third immersive theme park.
Universal’s Volcano Bay will be a place for the entire family, and Universal claims that it be a whole new generation of experience that reimagines what it means to be a water park – that's a very bold claim with Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach not far away at the nearby Walt Disney World Resort.
They say that it will offer radically innovative and thrilling attractions, peaceful moments of relaxation and an inspired guest experience that will forever change the perception of water parks, and that it will be set in a highly themed, completely immersive environment inspired by postcard-perfect tropical islands.
Universal’s Volcano Bay will be located within Universal Orlando Resort, just south of the Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Construction work is already underway.
Universal’s Volcano Bay is the next in a series of boldly creative experiences that have opened and will continue to open at Universal Orlando. It began with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade in 2010 and quickly moved to Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Springfield, hometown to America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, eight new venues at Universal CityWalk, the Cabana Bay Beach Resort and more. This year there is a new Raptor Encounter in Jurassic Park at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Skull Island: Reign of Kong and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort are coming in 2016. Then in 2017, will come Universal’s Volcano Bay.