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Volcano Bay: General Discussion

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

  1. mbreen603

    mbreen603 Newcomer

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    I was also at Volcano Bay recently. The foliage really looks amazing around the park. One thing that was a bit bothersome was just getting to the park. When I was there, they were holding everyone in the parking garage until 9:45 AM. We got to the parking lot at 9:15 and was just standing in this line not knowing why we weren't going on the bus. Then they tried to squeeze as many people as possible on the bus to the point it was uncomfortable.

    Another note, the "canoes" are no more at Krakatau Aqua Coaster. They don't have the canoe shaped rafts anymore, just a standard looking one now. I wonder why the change
     
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  2. Chicagoshannon

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    yes they could use some help with the bus situation. We were there first week of Feb, arrived to a waiting bus (it was pretty cold that day so hardly anyone in the park). We immediately boarded and then sat, and sat, and sat. Never informed us what the issue was. Pretty much ignored that we were there and just held a conversation amongst the 3 team members. There was another bus sitting behind us the whole time so not sure what we were waiting for. I think it was at least 15 minutes later when we finally left the garage. This was around 1pm so park had been open for hours already.
     
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    Sorry- just saw this. We did and it was great. Very little crowds and everything was a blast.

    Agreed on all points. VB just knocks it out of the park. The music is on point also.

    I didn’t even notice but now that you mention it, they did drop the “canoe”. Also curious as to why. The canoe was great looking.
     
  4. Muggle148

    Muggle148 Rookie

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    How have the wait times at Volcano Bay been?
     
  5. Journey_On

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    Typical spring break crowds these days. I remember Krakatau Aqua Coaster being around 160 minutes around 3:00 PM the day before Easter. The other rides were about 30 minutes or less overall throughout the day.
     
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    With all the talk of shuffling projects around and things getting delayed and/or cancelled, is there any word if maybe the Volcano Bay expansion that was planned for 2018 happens in 2022? Haven't heard a peep about that expansion plot just sitting there.
     
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    Word on the street is it’s gearing up to start back up now actually. Finally.
     
  8. SpatulaShack

    SpatulaShack Rookie

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    WHOOOHOOO!!!! Great news!
     
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  9. Journey_On

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    That's wonderful!
     
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    About time. I renewed my pass but dropped Volcano Bay....just too busy on my previous visits. Maybe if they get more stuff in there it’ll disperse the crowds better.
     
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  11. bob albert

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    Volcano bay just doesn't have a lot of value to me for more than a year on the pass for now. I can go to Aquatica or the Disney water parks for not much money for how often I get to water parks and then circle back there in a few years. Hopefully they have more stuff by then.
     
  12. DuelingDragonskid

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    volcano bay would be better if they finished the volcano....
     
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    Don't steal my jokes n00b
     
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    [​IMG]

    Kings Dominion or Volcano Bay?

    :bolt:
     
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    Oh snap. That just made my day.
     
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    The catch pool of Kala & Tai Nui is completely walled off at the moment. Hmm, no idea why. Ko’okiri is still open.

    EDIT: I have heard it could be regular maintenance.
     
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  17. RFRees

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    My apologies if this has been covered, but wouldn't it have trapped a lot of hot air (sort of a greenhouse effect) if they would have had it entirely enclosed? Would that not have required HVAC to ensure the inside was cooled? Please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm not an engineer. :)

    I do wish the pipes/tubes/structures were better themed throughout the park (e.g. wood/bamboo style), but I understand if logistically it wasn't possible (or too costly) for them to cover the backside of the volcano.

    Cirque Du Soleil released concept art a while back for a proposed water park, and of course it's only concept art, but I do wish that the tubes/structures at VB would have looked more like this.
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Cup_Of_Coffee

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    Are we expecting another aqua coaster with this expansion? Or a sit-down restaurant?
     
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  19. RFRees

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    I would be extremely surprised if anyone has anything solid rumor-wise for what's coming.

    I would also be surprised if they added either another aqua coaster or a sit-down restaurant.
     
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    With such limited expansion space, and water parks not being the best venue for a sit down restaurant, I would seriously doubt a sit down in that space. .
     

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