Volcano Bay: General Discussion

JoeCamel

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May 20, 2015
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What was the username of the poolguy that was posting in the VB construction thread about the pumps and general of how water works? He probably would have some input on this but I can't remember his username and am not sure how to find it. I tried a few searches with @xxxxxxxx and couldn't come up with it

Edit: Thanks to @scott_walker it is @PeteThePoolMan that is a pro in pool care.
How about it Pete? Know any reasons this is not solid blue through out or what would cause the white markings?
 
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Scott W.

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Feb 26, 2014
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What was the username of the poolguy that was posting in the VB construction thread about the pumps and general of how water works? He probably would have some input on this but I can't remember his username and am not sure how to find it. I tried a few searches with @xxxxxxxx and couldn't come up with it
@PeteThePoolMan ?
 

PeteThePoolMan

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Jun 23, 2009
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To me it looks like it’s a calcium or some sort of solids in the mist causing a build up on the surface of the slide. They probably just need to acid wash the slide and it will look good as new. I’m sure the slide is made of a blue material all the way through. It isn’t painted. And yes nothing to really talk about in this thread till they start building something.

Although I have been to the park on two occasions and had a great time. All the complaints I’ve seen I never experienced. If you know how to use the ride reservation system and go early it can spoil you compared to some of the water parks in the area.
 
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JoeCamel

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To me it looks like it’s a calcium or some sort of solids in the mist causing a build up on the surface of the slide. They probably just need to acid wash the slide and it will look good as new. I’m sure the slide is made of a blue material all the way through. It isn’t painted. And yes nothing to really talk about in this thread till they start building something.

Although I have been to the park on two occasions and had a great time. All the complaints I’ve seen I never experienced. If you know how to use the ride reservation system and go early it can spoil you compared to some of the water parks in the area.
Thanks for weighing in!
 

Joel

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Apr 14, 2016
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View attachment 6090 “Production” (Game show ie contestants lined up?) being filmed at VB this morning. Apparently two presenters on the right are household names??
Isn't that Bobby Flay and Giada? This looks like it could be a Next Food Network Star challenge.
That's who it looks like to me!

EDIT: Upon closer inspection, it literally could be anyone to be honest.
I know for a 100% fact that it was Flay and Giada for their show "Next Food Network Star". My girlfriend showed me Giada's Instagram story a few days ago that showed them getting into black SUVs at Cabana Bay. The story made it seem like they stayed at Cabana Bay (surprising since their celebrities) because she was showing their rooms with the HUGE food/snack layouts provided to them. The entire kitchen counter top and shelves were stocked completely full with food stuffs.

While the story isn't available anymore (more than 24 hours), Giada did post a picture from Hosgmeade:

 

Bobharlem

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Jan 31, 2013
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Are they considering upping the weight limit for the serpentine slides again?

"Universal Orlando continues to explore and implement strategies to increase Guest experience across our resort. We are currently testing improvements on a pair of our most thrilling water slides and we’re inviting you to help us with these new enhancements.

This opportunity is open to all Team Members who meet the following qualifications: • Must be available to work from 7:00pm – 11:00pm on Wednesday, March 7.
Must weigh between 230 – 300 pounds
- Approx. 15 Team Members needed with weights of 230 – 270 lbs.
- Approx. 15 Team Memberss needed with weights of 270 – 300 lbs. max. • Must meet all rider eligibility requirements, with the exception of weight max. Individuals must weigh between 230-300 lbs. for this specific evaluation shift. (visit http://universalorlando.com/VBRG to review the Rider’s Guide requirements for Kala & Tai Nui).
• Must be willing and able to climb 209 stairs to the starting platform, 3-6 times during your shift.
• Team Members will report to Universal’s Volcano Bay Security Gate entrance to the left of the front gate area, where they will be escorted to the attraction location. What to Expect: • Team Members must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, consent to video recording, and elect to ride the Kala & Tai Nui Body Slides at least 3 times per test session
• Team Members must wear appropriate waterslide attire. Water shoes and cotton shirts are not permitted on the ride. Rash guards are permitted.
• Team Members will be asked to provide feedback on their ride experience.
• Food will be provided. How to Sign Up:Call (407) 817-1033 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm to be scheduled for this shift (OT is approved).
• Test Riders are requested to sign-up no later than 2:00pm on Tuesday, March 6. "
 

Nick

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Sep 22, 2011
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Are they considering upping the weight limit for the serpentine slides again?

"Universal Orlando continues to explore and implement strategies to increase Guest experience across our resort. We are currently testing improvements on a pair of our most thrilling water slides and we’re inviting you to help us with these new enhancements.

This opportunity is open to all Team Members who meet the following qualifications: • Must be available to work from 7:00pm – 11:00pm on Wednesday, March 7.
Must weigh between 230 – 300 pounds
- Approx. 15 Team Members needed with weights of 230 – 270 lbs.
- Approx. 15 Team Memberss needed with weights of 270 – 300 lbs. max. • Must meet all rider eligibility requirements, with the exception of weight max. Individuals must weigh between 230-300 lbs. for this specific evaluation shift. (visit http://universalorlando.com/VBRG to review the Rider’s Guide requirements for Kala & Tai Nui).
• Must be willing and able to climb 209 stairs to the starting platform, 3-6 times during your shift.
• Team Members will report to Universal’s Volcano Bay Security Gate entrance to the left of the front gate area, where they will be escorted to the attraction location. What to Expect: • Team Members must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, consent to video recording, and elect to ride the Kala & Tai Nui Body Slides at least 3 times per test session
• Team Members must wear appropriate waterslide attire. Water shoes and cotton shirts are not permitted on the ride. Rash guards are permitted.
• Team Members will be asked to provide feedback on their ride experience.
• Food will be provided. How to Sign Up:Call (407) 817-1033 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm to be scheduled for this shift (OT is approved).
• Test Riders are requested to sign-up no later than 2:00pm on Tuesday, March 6. "
They did two of these similar tests two weeks ago. I heard there was a good turnout the first day and just about no one second day. Sounds like they really want to get the weight limit changed back to 300 for the public before Spring Break crowds hit.