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Volcano Bay first details


Update: More details have been revealed for Volcano Bay. Learn more

After literally several years of leaked trademarks and repeated rumors, Universal has today made it official: Volcano Bay, its very first built-from-the-ground-up “water theme park,” is coming.

Although confirmed details are, as of right now, scant, the company did tip its hand in several important ways in its press release today. Here’s everything we know so far:

Universal's Volcano Bay Water Theme Park
Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park

Premise of Universal’s Volcano Bay

Universal is promising that Volcano Bay will “be a place for the entire family” and that it will “be a whole new generation of experience that reimagines what it means to be a water park.”

Here’s a quote from this morning’s announcement:

Imagine a place that offers radically innovative, thrilling attractions, peaceful moments of relaxation, and an inspired guest experience that will forever change the perception of water theme parks. It will be set in a highly themed, completely immersive environment inspired by postcard-perfect tropical islands, formed by a massive volcano. And it will be the kind of special place that only the Universal team – the same team that has changed the face of Universal Orlando Resort in recent years – can envision and create.


Just south of Cabana Bay Beach Resort.


Only a vague “2017” was given, though May – the usual target month for new attraction openings – is probably the date Universal has in mind.

Keep your eyes peeled for some exclusive analysis in the coming days regarding this and all the other great announcements (King Kong! Nintendo!) that have recently been made.

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