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Volcano Bay: A close-up look at TapuTapu


Volcano Bay is almost here! As such, Universal has, early this morning, decided to go a bit more in-depth into some of the functionality of TapuTapu, the wristband that will enable guests to make Virtual Line reservations, pay for their purchases, and, we just learned yesterday, open lockers.

(You can read up on everything there is to know about each of these abilities in our complete insider’s guide to TapuTapu.)

  • TapTu Pay – the official name for the wearable’s payment service. Just input your credit card number (including your PIN, if necessary) into Universal’s official smart phone app, create a PIN number for every member of your party, and then all of the water park’s purchasables are yours with the simple swipe of your hand.
  • TapTu Snap – “special interactive photo opps” and “selfie spots” will be scattered throughout the park and on certain rides both, and TapuTapu will automatically upload your pics to your user account (created either through the Universal app or main page). Once there, you can view, purchase, or share them.
  • TapTu Ride – the official name for making Virtual Line reservations.
  • TapuTu Play – what Universal is calling the interactive spots at Volcano Bay that will trigger various effects, such as making Tiki faces belch and squirt water.

Every passing day should be delivering even more info our way – just yesterday, in fact, we got our very first in-park looks at some of Volcano Bay’s attractions. We can’t wait to see what tomorrow will hold.

Universal’s new water theme park opens next Thursday, May 25.

Learn everything there is to know about Volcano Bay in our Universal Center, including insider’s guides on how to purchase tickets, rent cabanas, and use your new TapuTapu wearable.

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About Marc N. Kleinhenz

Marc N. Kleinhenz is the former editor of Orlando Informer.