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Volcano Bay: General Discussion

Discussion in 'Volcano Bay Water Park' started by Joe, May 24, 2017.

  1. Miketheboss

    Miketheboss Veteran Member

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    Disaster

    The tripadvisor rating is still 2 1/2 stars.
     
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    And by Disaster, you mean hitting capacity every day. Right?

    The park opened with some major issues, that's true. Now they just seem to be struggling with how popular it is.
     
  3. AliciaStella

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    Tacos are back. Slightly tweaked and minus shrimp.

     
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  4. Skold

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    You can wear them on the rivers on the coaster. i actually wore crocs (yeah, yeah, simmer down :p i HATE sand in my shoes!).

    Those rides though, in fact, do not have the stow-away nets for shoes. After our first ride on Krakatau, my 10-yr-old said he did not like my shoes all up in his armpits. As we immediately rode again during "ride now" time, i asked the TM what to do w/ my shoes and she said just put them in the dirt bed by the entrance. Did that on the fearless river as well.
     
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  5. UAN17

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    Tim Tracker in general is really positive but the fact he left the park after 3 hours tells the story. Huge lines for every ride, wave pool crammed, massive queue to get in the lazy river...awful wait times for food still.
     
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  6. epcyclopedia

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    As for the capacity.. I still think it's handling fewer guests than it's supposed to.
     
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    I don't think he was going to be there for long anyways...
     
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  8. Andysol

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    Broken down rapid river certainly helped make the crowds worse.
    He also said it was the busiest he's ever seen it.

    I don't.
    I think it's a matter of it being too popular more than it is anything universal is doing. At this point, they're fully staffed and trained. Food is streamlined. Rides aren't breaking down like they used to (except rapid river that video). And yet they're still packed to the gills. It's basically Christmas everyday there right now.

    Honestly, what can Universal do about efficiency at this point to make capacity even bigger? It's not a Tapu Tapu issue. It's just too popular.


    Now, hindsight? They certainly could have done more to handle capacity. Examples- Instead of a 4 lane mat racer, have a 6 or 8 lane. Instead of one coaster, have 2 side by side. And for oh ya/oh no- run 4 instead of 2.
    Outside of those adds, I don't know what else- capacity wise- they could have done.

    That all said, the expansion should've started yesterday. It certainly needs it for next summer.
     
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  9. Mr. EPCOT

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    Yeah, Tim doesn't tend to spend more than three or four hours at a park. Just pop in and out to get a gander at what's new or whatever the topic of discussion for the day is.
     
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    Am I the only one that thinks they need some sort of obstacle course/ adult water playground in the new expansion?
     
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    I love that idea. It has to be with deep water though. I remember something like that at WhiteWater in Grand Prairie Texas. That was such a sweet park with really good water rides. It was better than the Wet N Wild/Hurricane Harbor further down the freeway. Too bad it only lasted a few years.
     
  12. LintemuthStudios

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    All they really need is a people-eater water coaster, a multi-slide tower, another restaurant, and something else for people to do without waiting
     
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    Has the 200lb slide weight limit changed?
     
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    Was just on the Universal website looking at park hours for next week and saw that they are offering Early Park Admission for hotel guests that starts at 7:30 AM!? Didn't realize it was that early. Has anyone been there for the early admission?
     
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    I think it's been upped to 230lbs. I'm sure somebody else will be able to confirm.
     
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    It is still 230 lb for Kala Tai Nui Serpentine slides last I checked.

    As seen in the official Accessibility Guide:

    vb-230-limit.jpg

    EDIT: Note that the other drop slide in the Volcano is still 300 lb limit as well, Ko’okiri Body Plunge.
     
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    I just can't believe that untested they sold APs for Volcano Bay. I would have held off because I'm sure a LOT of the capacity problems are caused by AP holders coming back time after time (and complaining loudly about it each time).
     
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  18. Brian G.

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    That's probably what saw the increase this weekend. One of the last weekends of summer plus first weekend for a lot of passholders since June.
     
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    Now that is a video! Tim knows exactly what he wants to say and he says it. Breath of fresh air!
     
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    I agree. I think it needs to become a "limit 4 visits per pass April-September" situation or unlimited with premium for 2018. Charge the 100 bucks- which makes it $25/visit or something to that affect. But I agree @GAcoaster - that is certainly something they didn't consider.
     

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