Universal’s Volcano Bay Touring Plan

Touring plans provide a great way to get the most out of your vacation by highlighting the top rides for each interest group.

This touring plan is designed for those visiting Universal’s Volcano Bay from park opening to park closing. This touring plan works for those with and without a Universal Express pass, which allows you to skip the Virtual Line* at most attractions. Because Universal’s Volcano Bay uses a Virtual Line system using TapuTapu** rather than standard queues, it is somewhat challenging to follow a standing touring plan; therefore, this touring plan does not list the order in which you should experience each attraction. Instead, this touring plan highlights the attractions most recommended for each interest group as well as tips you should consider when at the park.

Prior to visiting Universal’s Volcano Bay, we recommend that you download the official Universal Orlando Resort app on the App Store or Google Play Store. The app provides a map of Volcano Bay and additional information.

TIP: This touring plan may be combined with any of our other touring plans to fit your vacation duration or ticket plans.

Entering Universal’s Volcano Bay
We recommend getting to the park turnstiles at least 30 minutes prior to park opening, especially if you’re visiting during the summer, on a busy weekend, or during any other busy period. If you download the official Universal Orlando Resort app, it can be used to help locate the park’s attractions, dining locations, and additional details.

NOTE: This touring plan lists attractions in different interest groups. The attractions in each interest group are ordered from most recommended to least recommended for each audience. Please be aware that you may not have the ability to experience every attraction at Universal’s Volcano Bay if the park is busy.

Attractions for thrill seekers:
1. Krakatau Aqua Coaster
Attraction details: This is a water coaster style ride.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches
Recommended audience: Everyone

2. Ko’okiri Body Plunge
Attraction details: This is a drop door slide.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches
Recommended audience: Teens

3. Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides
Attraction details: These are drop door slides.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches
Recommended audience: Teens

4. Honu ika Moana
Attraction details: These are raft slides.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches
Recommended audience: Teens

5. Punga Racers
Attraction details: These are mat slides.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches; guests between 42 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone

6. Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides
Attraction details: These are body slides.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches
Recommended audience: Teens

7. Maku Puihi Round Raft Slides
Attraction details: These are raft slides.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches; guests between 42 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families

Attractions for “easygoers”:
1. Waturi Beach
Attraction details: This is a wave pool.
Recommended audience: Everyone

2. Taniwha Tubes
Attraction details: These are raft slides.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches; guests between 42 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone

3. Kopiko Wai Winding River
Attraction details: This is a lazy river.
Recommended audience: Everyone

4. TeAwa The Fearless River
Attraction details: This is a fast paced lazy river.
Recommended audience: Everyone

5. The Reef
Attraction details: This is a pool.
Recommended audience: Everyone

6. Puka Uli Lagoon
Attraction details: This is a pool.
Recommended audience: Families with children

Attractions for children:
1. Runamukka Reef
Attraction details: This is a play area.
Recommended audience: Children

2. Waturi Beach
Attraction details: This is a wave pool.
Recommended audience: Everyone

3. Krakatau Aqua Coaster
Attraction details: This is a water coaster style ride.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches
Recommended audience: Everyone

4. Taniwha Tubes
Attraction details: These are raft slides.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches; guests between 42 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone

5. Maku Puihi Round Raft Slides
Attraction details: These are raft slides.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches; guests between 42 inches and 48 inches must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Families

6. Kopiko Wai Winding River
Attraction details: This is a lazy river.
Recommended audience: Everyone

7. TeAwa The Fearless River
Attraction details: This is a fast paced lazy river.
Recommended audience: Everyone

8. The Reef
Attraction details: This is a pool.
Recommended audience: Everyone

9. Puka Uli Lagoon
Attraction details: This is a pool.
Recommended audience: Families with children

Attractions for young children:
1. Tot Tiki Reef
Attraction details: This is a play area.
Recommended audience: Children

2. Waturi Beach
Attraction details: This is a wave pool.
Recommended audience: Everyone

3. The Reef
Attraction details: This is a pool.
Recommended audience: Everyone

4. Kopiko Wai Winding River
Attraction details: This is a lazy river.
Recommended audience: Everyone

5. The Reef
Attraction details: This is a pool.
Recommended audience: Everyone

6. Puka Uli Lagoon
Attraction details: This is a pool.
Recommended audience: Families with children

For full information about the park’s attractions, click here.

TIP: It is strongly suggested that you arrive early at Volcano Bay, especially during busy seasons, as you may encounter prolonged wait times that may prevent you from experiencing all of the park’s experiences. Additionally, Volcano Bay may reach capacity during busy seasons which may prevent you from entering the park. We recommend using your TapuTapu wristband to hold your place in line for attractions that you’re most interested in experiencing. If the Virtual Lines are long for attractions you’d like to experience first, we suggest using your TapuTapu to hold your place in line for attractions with shorter Virtual Lines. This will better allow you to see Volcano Bay’s many attractions. While virtually waiting in line, you can either experience Volcano Bay’s attractions that display “Ride Now”*** or you can experience Volcano Bay’s attractions that do not utilize a Virtual Line, such as Waturi Beach and The Reef. You may also use this time to dine, shop, or relax based on how long your expected wait times are.

*Universal’s Volcano Bay utilizes a Virtual Line system that allows guests to visit a kiosk near an attraction they wish to experience and receive an expected wait duration so that they may experience the rest of the park while virtually waiting in line. Guests will then be alerted when it’s time to return to the attraction. The system only permits guests to wait in one Virtual Line at a time.
**TapuTapu is a waterproof wristband given to every guest at Universal’s Volcano Bay. The wristband is used to access the Virtual Line system and activate interactive surprises throughout the park, such as illuminating images in the volcano’s caves, shooting water canons, and controlling streams of water.
***Occasionally, some of Volcano Bay’s attractions may display “Ride Now.” This means that it is not required to wait in a Virtual Line. Guests can head directly to the attraction without giving up an existing Virtual Line they are waiting in.