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Volcano Bay: Photos & Reviews

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

  1. Frank Drackman

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    Great pics! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    here are some other photos:

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    Finally made it to Volcano Bay on Monday and a little bit of yesterday morning and the waterpark gods must have been smiling upon me with the luck I had both days. Started both days with EPA and on Monday I saw hardly a soul for the first hour, the cool weather sure helped scare off some but I took full advantage of it and had no waits the entire time there. Of course rode Krakatau multiple times without having to get out of the raft, what a ride, best waterslide I have ever been on. Of course I knew Honu would be great as well as Maku and Puihi but the one that caught me by surprise was Punga racers, those were the surprise for me, want to talk about a fast and wild ride, I flew down those slides and got nervous how fast I was going, such a blast. Only slides I didn't go on were the drop slides inside the volcano, other than that I experienced it all and cant wait to get back. I even managed to snag some pics while there, here is the first one.

    [​IMG]Volcano Bay by Mike Sperduto, on Flickr
     
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    how cold was the water?
     
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    It was heated so the water was perfect. Im going to guess it was in the high 60s Monday morning but warmed up into the low 70s by noon. I would wrap my towel around me as I would go from slide to slide to stay warm, worked out pretty well.
     
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    That is a beautiful picture!
     
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    I'll go ahead and echo the sentiments about that photo. Honestly, looks like it could be used in promotional materials by Universal. Glad you had a fun time!
     
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    Just a note: Volcano Bay might close this weekend due to the cold front coming into Orlando. Not terribly likely but it's being considered, since temperatures may be as low as 40 degrees this weekend.
     
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    Disney's water parks will be closed, one for refurb, the other for the cold weather.
     
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    Hi I went to VB last July/August and had a blast. At that time they had offered the unlimited EP that we had purchased ahead of time. It was great to have it due to the long lines and VB working its kinks out. We rented a cabana on one of the days, we were located in the wave village where it is dubbed (cabana row) this is where it backs up to I-4. I was not happy at first with this location however, it was not as bad as it seemed. We did not hear any traffic and the ceiling fan and music drowned other stuff out. What I liked particularly about this cabana is we were the only one by itself set back from the walk way. There was no traffic near our cabana and people couldn't put their chairs right up to it. We noticed at many cabanas people were putting their chairs in front of others cabanas. I would have been very upset. Our cabana was #22 I believe. I thought it was nice to have the cabana but for us it probably wasn't worth it. We are not people who rest a lot and I felt like for the money I had to be in the cabana. I think it is great for families who have people who like to relax.

    We did stay at Cabana Bay so we had early entry and our own separate entrance which was nice. This was very helpful in the summer. I recommend to anyone going in the summer months to stay on-site if possible. Our favorite rides were the Krakatau, Puihi and Moana. Even though we had the unlimited express pass we had a plan. We hit all the main rides first multiple times with early entry. The boys did the volcano body slides at night and enjoyed them. My daughter and I did not try them. I heard a lot of complaints of people getting water up their nose and feeling closed in. I loved the fearless river. However, I understand they now use life vests instead of tubes so I am not sure how I will like it this year. The lazy river was average but nice. We didn't go in the wave pool. It is beautiful but I found the waves kind of boring and it was cold.

    We ate at Whakawaiwai we had the long board pizza and the shrimp mac and cheese. My only problem was that I thought the portions were a little small. We also ate at Kohola and had burgers and coconut crusted chicken. Overall I think the food here is very good for a park.

    The tapu tapu bands I am on the fence about. I am not sure if I like the whole virtual line queue yet. I do know that I don't like wearing these big things on my wrist. Just a tip if they still have problems with falling off (ours did) We used shoe laces to tie them and hold them in place. It worked very good.

    The day we didn't have a cabana we got regular seats in front of the Dancing Dragons Boat Bar in front of the wave pool. I liked these seats because they were right near a bathroom, a drink refill and a concierge hut. We did not rent a locker I purchased an "aqua vault" and locked it to my chair. This is the best money I have spent on an item for a park.

    Thanks for reading along:grin:




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