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Volcano Bay Virtual Tour

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  1. Mr. EPCOT

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    Hello everyone! If any of you are like me at all, you're at least a little excited for and more than a little curious about the new park that opened May 25th. I thought I would throw together this overview so that you could get a sense of the attractions, their names, where they are, how TapuTapu works, etc., all by pairing officially released information and images with photos that have been taken by some of the local bloggers. To start, be sure to check out both of these overview videos:




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    Water is Life. Life is Joy. That’s the carefree attitude the fabled Waturi islanders have embraced on their Pacific isle for centuries. Now you can live the Waturi way at Universal’s Volcano Bay™, an all-new park where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. With the power of the TapuTapu™ wearable there’s no standing in long lines, wrestling with tubes, or waiting for the fun to begin.

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    At the heart of the island stands Krakatau™, the mighty Fire and Water Volcano. Towering 200 feet above the tropical landscape, Krakatau streams waterfalls during the day and fiery lava effects at night. Inside the cavernous volcano the Waturi people dare you to brave a variety of heart-pounding water slides.
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    Check out the tiki faces built into the rockwork!
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    Krakatau™ Aqua Coaster
    Honorary Waturi can experience the power of Krakatau™ on this amazing ride. Four-person canoes slide upward through the mists and into the dark twists and turns within the volcano before emerging with a plunge through a shimmering waterfall.
    42” – 48” must be accompanied by a supervising companion
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    Ko’okiri Body Plunge
    Join in the centuries-old tradition of honoring the volcano god, Vol, by braving the incredible Ko’okiri Body Plunge. Featuring a 70-degree fall through a drop door and 125 feet of screaming, white-knuckle fun, this dizzying descent ends with a watery tribute from Vol himself. It will be the world’s first slide to travel through a pool filled with guests.
    Must be 48" tall to ride.
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    Kala + Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides
    Join Kala and Tai Nui where sea and sky meet and take a leap of faith from high atop the volcano. Twin trap doors simultaneously drop two guests down 124-foot-long clear, intertwining tubes before sending them joyfully splashing into the turquoise waters below.
    Must be 48" tall to ride.
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    Punga Racers
    A favorite among Waturi children of all ages, Punga Racers send single riders on their manta ray mats sliding down four lanes through underwater sea caves.
    42"- 48" tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion.
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    This peaceful escape overlooks the sparkling waters of Waturi Beach at the base of the volcano.

    Waturi Beach
    Locals know — the surf’s always up at Waturi Beach. Swim, splash and relax right along with them in the sparkling waters and warm waves of this sparkling lagoon at the foot of mighty Krakatau™. A sparkling, multi-directional wave pool where you can swim, relax on the sand or indulge in private, one- or two-story cabanas.
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    The Reef
    Watch the bravest Waturi take the Ko’okiri Body Plunge from the comfort of this peaceful leisure pool. Its clear plexi tube shoots straight through this 5.5-foot-deep pool, which features its own private waterfall that’s perfect for frolicking.
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    The scenic River Village has fun for people of all ages, including the very youngest Waturi.

    Honu ika Moana
    Honu

    Experience the twists and turns of underwater currents just like Honu, the sea turtle. Hang on tight as the raft sweeps up two massive walls, through ocean mists and down into sparkling pools in this thrilling adventure.
    Must be 48” tall to ride.
    ika Moana

    Ride the waves like the ancient Waturi did, twisting and turning along the waterway. Ika Moana, the whale, joyfully sprays water from his blowhole before everyone splashes down together in the waters below.
    42"- 48" tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion.
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    Tot Tiki Reef + Runamukka Reef
    Once an exotic coral reef beneath the ocean, Runamukka Reef is now a favorite play place for young Waturi children with its bubbling geysers, water guns, slides and dump cups. Shaded by fanciful bamboo sea creatures and waving seaweed, it’s the most playful spot in Universal’s Volcano Bay™.

    Even the youngest Waturi can get in on the fun in the shallows of Tot Tiki Reef. Play among splashy slides, a tot-sized water volcano and a family of friendly tikis with spraying fountains. Plus, adorable whales spray and sing as kids raise and lower their hands.
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    Kopiko Wai Winding River
    Take a slow ride on the Kopiko Wai Winding River. Sprays of water surprise along the way, and beneath the lava rocks, Stargazer’s Cavern reveals the magical night sky above.
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    Rainforest Village stretches along the shores of an action-packed river and features the perfect mix of relaxation and exhilaration.

    Ohyah + Ohno Drop Slides
    Test your mettle and get into the Waturi spirit. Ascend cliff side and plummet down the twisting waters of Ohyah before dropping out four feet above the pool below. To achieve even greater bragging rights, brave the rope bridge and plunge down Ohno, a serpentine adventure that ends six feet above the pool below. Be sure to yell your battle cry on the way down.
    Must be 48” tall to ride.
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    Maku Puihi Raft Rides
    Ready for the high adventure of the Maku Puihi lava tubes? This six-person rafting adventure is a favorite of Waturi families, but it’s not for the faint of heart. Choose one of two paths or try them both—just be ready for a thrilling ride. On Maku riders slide through a deep volcanic gorge before spinning wildly around bowl-like formations. Geysers shoot water everywhere before a watery vortex pulls riders through more wild, twisting curves. Test your bravery on Puihi as your raft careens through a dark, winding tunnel before it explodes out into a massive funnel formation. You’ll feel the stomach-flipping thrill of a zero-gravity hang time before splashing your way to safety at the bottom.
    42"- 48" tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion.
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    TeAwa The Fearless River
    Up for an adventure? Take a thrilling whitewater ride along TeAwa The Fearless River. Race along a roaring, watery onslaught of churning rapids and choppy waves hanging tight to your inner tube.
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    Taniwha Tubes
    There’s a place where the puka trees grow abnormally tall. Inspired by their twisting roots, the Waturi built four twisting water slides called the Taniwha Tubes. Riders can try all four twisting tracks, but beware — mischievous tiki statues spray jets of water when you least expect it.
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    TapuTapu™
    TapuTapu™ Puts The Wonders Of Volcano Bay™ Right At Your Wrist
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    At Volcano Bay™ every guest is granted the powers of the TapuTapu™, a waterproof wearable specifically
    designed for the park. With just a touch of your wrist you’ll be able to hold your place in a Virtual Line™ at
    the rides and discover wondrous surprises.
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    Arrive
    Enter Universal’s Volcano Bay™ where you’ll be welcomed as a part of the Waturi family.
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    Receive Your TapuTapu™
    As you enter the park, every guest will receive a TapuTapu™ wearable. It’s yours for
    the dayto unlock the wonders of our tropical oasis.
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    Look for the Symbol
    Look for this symbol throughout the park and use your TapuTapu™ to get a return
    time, play, and more.
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    Hold Your Place In The Virtual Line™
    Tap your TapuTapu to enter the Virtual Line™ experience.
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    Relax And Play Until Your TapuTapu™ Alerts You
    Your TapuTapu™ will tell you when it’s time to head back to the ride.
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    Touch To Ride
    Touch the symbol on the totem again and proceed through the ride entrance.
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    Discover Interactive Surprises
    You can even use your TapuTapu™ to play with interactive surprises around the
    park, from water jets to dazzling lighting effects.
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    Return Your TapuTapu
    After a day of fun, don’t forget to return your TapuTapu™ wearable when you
    exit Volcano Bay™.
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    Thursday, February 9th

     
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    Great idea. Thanks for all the work you've put into this. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::cheers:
     
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    Is the hole in the line spot totems for just fisting your hand through to reserve?
     
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    Approach and Entrance
    You will park through special toll booths that lead into the first floor of the South Garage.
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    At the South Garage you'll board a bus that travels down a dedicated lane that parallels Interstate 4.
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    If you're traveling from either of the dry parks you will pick up a bus at the hub. The Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Royal Pacific Resort, and Sapphire Falls Resort all have direct bus transportation.
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    The bus will drop off on the east side of Adventure Way, and you will walk through a tunnel underneath the road to the park entrance.
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    Ok, so it definitely expects us to remember what the rides are named.
     
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    It's an LCD screen, Krakatau could easily change to the name of the slide you are due to ride, from there it's just a simple job of follow the signposts.
     
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    Updated the posts with the latest from Bioreconstruct, MickeyXtreme, and Wild Gravity Travels. Also added a post that covers the entrance.
     
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    Did another little freshening up!
     
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    You might want to add that Travel Agency video from 12th Man that was just posted on the regular VB thread. It's pretty good.
     
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    If you go to the bottom of this link and open the "Relaxing Indulgence" tab, you'll find a slideshow with the names of several attractions! :popcorn:
     
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    Added the new video and the height requirements!
     
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    Great idea for a thread!
     
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    Another little update courtesy of the recent aerial photos from Mickey Xtreme, in particular they got great angles of both the lazy rivers.

    EDIT: Also updated the TapuTapu post with additional and larger images.
     
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    Freshened things up again!
     
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    A big round of updates with lots of new aerials from Mickey Xtreme and Bioreconstruct! Looks like they drained the Kopiko Wai river and filled the TeAwa river. I guess there's only so much water to go around! :lol:
     
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    Can we make this into an actual article for the main page once the park opens? It would be much easier to view. :lol:
     
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