1. Welcome to the Inside Universal Forums! Make sure to sign up and join the community! It's fast, free, and easy! DO IT!

Volcano Bay Construction & Preview Discussion

Discussion in 'Volcano Bay Water Park' started by Brian G., May 28, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. mitchada04

    mitchada04 Newcomer

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2015
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    116
    So the opening hours are now online up until the end of October;
    Universal Orlando

    10-10 the busy summer period which is great, and I know it's a water park but 10-6 midweek off season? Wasn't this meant to be staying open each night for the eruption show etc? I know in December you can get away with that as it's dark by then, but surely not in September. Or is the whole transition of making the resort open later as a whole still a slow one?
     
  2. WAJAS98

    WAJAS98 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    3,117
    Likes Received:
    2,831
    Location:
    --Classified--
    I think it is your last point. They aren't going to open the water park past the hours of the theme parks, and they are closing at around 8 or 7 in fall (even earlier for HHN nights).
     
  3. Alicia

    Alicia Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    8,393
    Likes Received:
    30,627
    Location:
    Orlando
    As with most theme parks, I think hours will be set based on how much guests can get done in a day. If you can do everything on a non busy day by 6 they don't need to stay open later.
     
  4. 12th Man

    12th Man Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    1,026
    Likes Received:
    2,339
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    They figure out a problem 20 days before opening?? :blank:
     
    Joel and maroonmol like this.
  5. DragonSlayer

    DragonSlayer Choose Thy Fate... Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Messages:
    942
    Likes Received:
    425
    Location:
    Oxford / London, UK
    ^ This project makes me feel ill sometimes :lol:
     
    12th Man likes this.
  6. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    10,241
    Likes Received:
    21,815
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    You'd be surprised how these projects go!
     
    maroonmol and 12th Man like this.
  7. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    4,488
    Likes Received:
    6,556
    Location:
    Ever Lurking
    I imagine they expected to get to this point and do an inspection. They made an inventory of what was damaged and sent it off to ProSlide who either had pieces on the shelf or manufactured them at once as they knew it was coming now. Looks like all these changeouts were expected.
     
  8. Trumen882

    Trumen882 Newcomer

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2016
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    136
    Dan B, gator, maroonmol and 4 others like this.
  9. Teebin

    Teebin Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    19,410
    Likes Received:
    16,260
    Location:
    North of the Wall
    Although... they had painted what appeared to be an attempt at ivy on the same structure the day before... I ranted about it at the time. Perhaps there was a last minute change OR the ivy was painted before it was supposed to... before the mold treatment. We can keep a north eye out for what happens next.
     
    Joel and JoeCamel like this.
  10. Teebin

    Teebin Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    19,410
    Likes Received:
    16,260
    Location:
    North of the Wall
    So... they appear to have laid more concrete on one side of the wave pool. I guess it wasn't "pooling" correctly!

    They have started yet more cabanas? Just steel framing now. The finished cabanas on the south side are going to suck. They overlook I-4 and filtration buildings.
     
    Joel and JoeCamel like this.
  11. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    4,488
    Likes Received:
    6,556
    Location:
    Ever Lurking
    Yeah, Bio posted that they were going to put cabanas along Turkey Lake. I saw the ivy and thought it looked bad, it looks to me like they needed to parge the whole thing before this finish. The tikis have horizontal lines where they were cast/joined? It looks like they are missing the final coat
     
  12. amityboattours

    amityboattours Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    645
    Likes Received:
    1,489
    Location:
    York, England
    One comment I'd really like to stress to those who've not seen this blue slide in person yet, is just how tall it is! It's going to be a real thrill! :jaw:
     
    Joel, Andysol, Coasted and 5 others like this.
  13. tidecat

    tidecat Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2017
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    152
    EyeAerial has posted an update on YouTube that even captures slide testing:

     
    Dan B, Andysol, maroonmol and 3 others like this.
  14. twebber55

    twebber55 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,461
    Likes Received:
    878
    Location:
    chattanooga, tn
    incredible progress in the last couple of weeks
     
  15. david10225

    david10225 Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    44
    Have we heard anything about a way to get up to the slides in the volcano without climbing the stairs? My wife has a mild form of muscular dystrophy and has difficulty climbing steps. She can do it, but just has to take her time. For example, the stair climb from the elevator in Gringotts to the level with the vehicles is really hard for her, but because there is usually a line there and you stop every so often, she can do it. She's given up on the usual climbs at most water parks because the steps are just too daunting. Given this is a brand newly designed park, I'm wondering if they will have some kind of accessibility plan.
     
    Coasted likes this.
  16. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    4,488
    Likes Received:
    6,556
    Location:
    Ever Lurking
    I don't think there is anything other than the stairs.
     
  17. UniversalRBLX

    UniversalRBLX Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2015
    Messages:
    2,667
    Likes Received:
    3,831
    Location:
    Cabana Bae
    Unfortunately the Volcano itself doesn't seem to have any elevators. However, the coaster appears to have one
     
  18. david10225

    david10225 Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    44
    Thank you both for your responses. Since the coaster appears to be the signature attractions - that's at least something!
     
    DaPankRanger and IAmFloridaBorn like this.
  19. Mr. EPCOT

    Mr. EPCOT Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,659
    Likes Received:
    3,081
    Location:
    Celebration, FL
  20. P@n!K_Sw1tC#

    P@n!K_Sw1tC# Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,234
    Likes Received:
    2,112
    Location:
    Windermere
    I'm still having a hard time seeing them get this done in time. We're almost at the point of counting down by hours and there's still a lot of work to get done.
     
    IAmFloridaBorn likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page