Universal Volcano Bay

In their quest for a new island home, the fabled Waturi people searched high and low for the perfect island paradise — and they found it at Universal Volcano Bay water theme park, part of Universal Orlando Resort. Split into four distinct areas anchored by the towering, 200-foot-tall Krakatau volcano, the park is a stunning testament to the Waturi philosophy: “Water Is Life and Life Is Joy.”

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This imaginative water theme park is equal parts vibrant and serene. Resort-level amenities and creative menu offerings only add to the South Pacific island appeal. Sip a specialty cocktail or sample Polynesian delights as you plunge into island life.

A little girl coming out of a water slide in Universal's Volcano Bay.

Excitement awaits in Rainforest Village, including Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides, Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides, Punga Racers, Taniwha Tubes — Tonga & Raki, TeAwa the Fearless River, and Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides. Or, take a relaxing dip in the Puka Uli Lagoon.

Tranquility also abounds at Wave Village thanks to Waturi Beach and The Reef, as does adventure courtesy of Ko’okiri Body Plunge. Then, drift away along the Kopiko Wai Winding River at River Village, which has fun for younger guests and their families at Tot Tiki Reef, Runamukka Reef and Honu ika Moana — and excitement for thrill-seekers at Krakatau Aqua Coaster.

parents holding hands kids running ahead of parents at volcano bay

Universal Volcano Bay further benefits from the innovative TapuTapu wearable technology. Upon entry, you’ll receive a wearable that will change the way you wait in lines and must be returned at the end of the day. Simply swipe your band against a totem, and you’ll be given a designated time to return. Plus, your wristband will reveal amazing surprises throughout the park.

Learn more about Universal Volcano Bay with the resources below, and get ready for amazing aquatic adventures that can only be enjoyed in Orlando.

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    Ticket Types

    Build your ultimate adventure at Universal Volcano Bay with your choice of tickets.

    Base Tickets

    These starter tickets are designed for visiting either Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure or Universal Volcano Bay. One park per day. Multi-Day Park-to-Park Tickets are also available.

    Park-to-Park Tickets

    Visit two or all three Universal Orlando Resort parks in the same day. Multi-Day Park-to-Park Admission Tickets are also available.

    Universal Express Pass

    When you add Universal Express access to your theme park admission, you get to skip the regular lines at most of your favorite rides and attractions and fit way more fun into your day. Separate theme park admission required.

    Participating attractions and rides (subject to change without notice):

    • Hono ika Moana
    • Krakatau Aqua Coaster
    • Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides
    • Punga Racers
    • Taniwha Tubes

    Additional rides available with Universal Express Pass PLUS:

    • Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides
    • Ko’okiri Body Plunge
    • Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides
  • Unless otherwise noted, experiences at Universal Volcano Bay are suitable for all ages and heights.

    The Volcano

    Universal's Volcano Bay™ Honu Ika Moana walkway boy

    Towering 200 feet, the mighty Krakatau volcano is the majestic centerpiece of Universal Volcano Bay. Representing both fire and water, the volcano is the heart of this immersive park with cascading falls.

    Wave Village

    Universal's Volcano Bay™ teens gazing into Reef Leisure Pool

    Escape to the serene tranquility of the soothing crystal waters of Waturi Beach, nestled at the base of the immense volcano.

    Ko’okiri Body Plunge

    Partake in an ancient tradition of honoring the volcano god, Vol. You won’t expect the 70-degree fall through a trap door along with 125 feet of thrills. It’s a wild descent that ends with a special water-themed tribute.

    The Reef

    As brave souls take the Ko’okiri Body Plunge, you can witness them from the comfort of this peaceful leisure pool, which is set beside the waters of Waterfall Cove.

    Waturi Beach

    Float, splash or swim on a steady flow of ocean waves in a tropical lagoon tucked at the foot of the legendary Krakatau. It’s an expansive, multi-directional wave pool complete with private cabanas for rent.

    River Village

    Universal's Volcano Bay™ girls at Tot Tiki Reef

    A scenic river flows through this South Pacific village. It’s an ideal setting for all ages, especially the youngest in your crew.

    Honu ika Moana

    Experience the legendary Waturi tradition of riding sea turtles through underwater currents on this multi-person raft ride like no other, featuring twists, turns and swells. Honu swishes up two enormous walls, while ika Moana sprays riders with shots of water springing forth from the middle of the raft. Both rides end with a plunge into shimmering pools of water.

    Kopiko Wai Winding River

    As you float down the Kopiko Wai Winding River, you’ll stream past a lush tropical setting and even through the volcano, with wonderful surprises awaiting you. Drift past lava rocks and gentle sprays of water mist as you venture to Stargazer’s Cavern, where your TapuTapu lights up with a magical twist.

    Krakatau Aqua Coaster

    Four-person canoes launch you upward through tropical mists and into dark, winding turns within the volcano. Experience coaster thrills as you surface, then plummet into a refreshing waterfall.

    Runamukka Reef

    Get playful amidst delightful bamboo sea creatures and swaying seaweed. Runamukka Reef was once an enchanted coral reef under the sea, but it’s now a watery wonderland of bubbling geysers, water pistols, fun slides and dump cups. Kids may never want to leave this reef paradise.

    Tot Tiki Reef

    Younger Waturis will adore playing on toddler-sized water slides as well as splashing about with lively tikis complete with spraying fountains. Little ones can make whimsical whales spray and sing with just the lifting or lowering of their hands. A mini-sized water volcano tops off the adorable play area.

    Rainforest Village

    Universal's Volcano Bay™ Ohno Ohya slide drop

    Enter Rainforest Village and discover the perfect blend of thrilling action and serene relaxation. You can enjoy raft adventures, zooming drop slides, fast-paced tubes or simply floating in a relaxing pool.

    Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slide

    Make the jump and embark where sea and sky unite on Kala and Tai Nui. Twin trap doors send you and another guest hurtling side-by-side down clear, twisty tubes. You both simultaneously swirl through this thrilling ride before plunging into ocean-blue waters below.

    Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides

    Board a six-person raft that plummets into a deep, volcanic gorge. After a series of unsuspecting twists and turns in the dark, brace yourself for a release as rafts swirl into bowl-like formations.

    Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides

    Slowly ascend the side of a cliff, where you’ll be greeted by swirling waters and more. Before you know it, you’ll be zooming down epic slides and experiencing a special ride finale: a 4-foot drop in a pool waiting to catch you below.

    Puka Uli Lagoon

    Take a dip into the refreshing water while chilling out with the sounds of bongo drums. Cool off with spraying water mists while floating or lounging on a raft in this crystal-clear leisure pool.

    Punga Racers

    Voyage on manta-ray mats as you glide down four lanes of splash-filled fun through underwater sea caves. Water-filled praise from Punga gets showered on the racer who crosses the finish line first.

    Taniwha Tubes — Tonga & Raki

    The Waturi mimicked the twisting roots of the towering puka trees, creating specialized water slides known as Taniwha Tubes. Four twisting water slides add excitement and offer unexpected surprises, while naughty tiki statues squirt jets of water when you least expect it.

    TeAwa The Fearless River

    Get ready for an epic raft adventure and hang tight to your inner tubes as you brave a high-speed whitewater ride with plenty of swirling rapids and crashing waves.

  • Universal Volcano Bay features four restaurants and two bars.

    Kohola dining at Universal's Volcano Bay


    Wave Village

    Kohola Reef Restaurant & Social Club

    This airy escape at the base of the Krakatau volcano delights with fresh island favorites, including Mango BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Quinoa Edamame Burgers and Coconut Crusted Fried Chicken.

    Kunuku Boat Bar

    Refreshing frozen drinks, specialty cocktails, fountains sodas and draft beers are just some of the thirst-quenchers on offer at this permanently beached outrigger canoe.

    River Village

    Whakawaiwai Eats

    Treat yourself to Island BBQ Chicken Pizza and other brilliantly delicious temptations alongside the sparkling river at this dining option.

    Rainforest Village


    Exquisitely crafted by island builders using bamboo stalks, this cool, shaded hideaway offers a mouthwatering selection of quick and easy eats.

    The Feasting Frog

    Inviting patio seating surrounds this vibrant and quirky structure shaped like a tropical frog, where you can pick up refreshing drinks and satisfying snacks.

    Dancing Dragons Boat Bar

    Relax in the shade of this cool canteen shaped like an ancient outrigger canoe, providing a delightful place to unwind with tropical cocktails and frozen drinks.