Volcano Bay Touring Plan

Touring plans make it easy for you to get the most out of your trip by highlighting which attractions you should experience.

This touring plan was created for those visiting only the Volcano Bay park for a single day; however, those visiting the park for a longer period may still take advantage of this plan. This touring plan assumes that you are entering the park at the opening time and staying until the closing time. Although this plan is specifically designed for those not staying on-site and for those without a Universal Express pass, which allows you to skip the Virtual Lines1 at the attractions, it may be still be used by such visitors.

Prior to visiting Universal Orlando, we recommend that you download the official Universal Orlando Resort app on the App Store or the Google Play Store. The app provides a resort-wide map and other useful features.

You should fully review the information in this touring plan prior to using it to ensure the attractions you wish to experience are prioritized.

ENTERING THE PARK

We recommend getting to the park turnstiles at least 30 minutes prior to park opening, especially during the summer months, U.S. holiday weekends, and other break periods. When you have entered the park, you can find a displayed map to help locate the park’s attractions and other details. If you download the official Universal Orlando Resort app, this information and more can be accessed on it.

Because Volcano Bay utilizes Virtual Lines for its attractions, following a specific order can be difficult. Due to this, we placed each attraction in categories that will help you determine what you should experience when at the park.

Priority Experiences

The following attractions are some of the park’s most thrilling attractions. We recommend experiencing them before leaving the park. You should not necessarily visit these attractions before the park’s other experiences. Rather, experience attractions with short queues first. If you’re running low on time, begin to prioritize these attractions. The attractions in this section are listed based on our rankings (our top pick is listed first).

1. Krakatau Aqua Coaster
Attraction details: This is a water coaster ride.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches (107 cm); guests between 42 inches (107 cm) and 48 inches (122 cm) must have a supervising companion.
Weight restriction: Maximum weight of 700 pounds (318 kg) combined
Recommended audience: Teens

2. Ko’okiri Body Plunge
Attraction details: This is a drop door slide.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches (122 cm)
Weight restriction: Maximum weight of 300 pounds (136 kg)

3. Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides
Attraction details: These are drop door slides.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches (122 cm)
Weight restriction: Maximum weight of 275 pounds (125 kg)
Recommended audience: Teens

4. Punga Racers
Attraction details: These are mat slides.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches (107 cm); guests between 42 inches (107 cm) and 48 inches (122 cm) must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone

5. Honu of Honu ika Moana
Attraction details: This is a raft slide.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches (122 cm)
Weight restriction: Maximum weight of 700 pounds (318 kg) combined
Recommended audience: Teens

Experience Anytime

The attractions in this list do not utilize a Virtual Line. We recommend experiencing them while waiting you’re virtually waiting in a line. The attractions in this section are listed based on our rankings (our top pick is listed first).

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

2. TeAwa The Fearless River
Attraction details: This is a fast-paced lazy river.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches (107 cm); guests between 42 inches (107 cm) and 48 inches (122 cm) must have a supervising companion.
Recommended audience: Everyone

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

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

5. Puka Uli Lagoon
Attraction details: This is a leisure pool.
Recommended audience: Everyone

Additional Experiences

The attractions in this section are either shorter in duration or aren’t quite as exhilarating; however, they are still worth visiting. These attractions are listed based on our rankings, starting with our top pick.

1. ika Moana of Honu ika Moana
Attraction details: This is a raft slide.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches (107 cm); guests between 42 inches (107 cm) and 48 inches (122 cm) must have a supervising companion.
Weight restriction: Maximum weight of 800 pounds (363 kg) combined
Recommended audience: Everyone

2. Tonga of Taniwha Tubes
Attraction details: This is a raft slide.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches (107 cm); guests between 42 inches (107 cm) and 48 inches (122 cm) must have a supervising companion.
Weight restriction: Maximum weight of 450 pounds (204 kg) combined
Recommended audience: Everyone

3. Raki of Taniwha Tubes
Attraction details: This is a raft slide.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches (107 cm); guests between 42 inches (107 cm) and 48 inches (122 cm) must have a supervising companion.
Weight restriction: Maximum weight of 450 pounds (204 kg) combined
Recommended audience: Everyone

4. Puihi of Maku Puihi Round Raft Slides
Attraction details: This is a raft slide.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches (107 cm); guests between 42 inches (107 cm) and 48 inches (122 cm) must have a supervising companion.
Weight restriction: Maximum weight of 850 pounds (386 kg) combined
Recommended audience:
Teens

5. Maku of Maku Puihi Round Raft Slides
Attraction details: This is a raft slide.
Height requirement: At least 42 inches (107 cm); guests between 42 inches (107 cm) and 48 inches (122 cm) must have a supervising companion.
Weight restriction: Maximum weight of 1050 pounds (476 kg) combined
Recommended audience: Families

Unlisted Experiences

There are several attractions in the park that have not been listed in this touring plan. This is either because they are areas designed for children or do not provide a unique experience. Those visiting on a quiet day, for more than a single day, or traveling with children should consider experiencing them.

1. Tot Tiki Reef
Attraction details: This is a water play area.
Recommended audience: Young children

2. Runamukka Reef
Attraction details: This is a water play area.
Recommended audience: Children

3. Ohyah of Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides
Attraction details: This is a body slide.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches (122 cm)
Recommended audience: Teens

4. Ohno of Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides
Attraction details: This is a body slide.
Height requirement: At least 48 inches (122 cm)
Recommended audience: Teens

Dining

Universal’s Virtual Line makes it possible for you to enjoy a meal while waiting in line for an attraction. In this section, we’ve highlighted the park’s main dining locations.

Kohola Reef Restaurant & Social Club
This quick service dining location, situated near the entrance to the park, features a variety of chicken, seafood, longboard pizzas, burgers, and other barbeque dishes.

Whakawaiwai Eats
Located nearby Taniwha Tubes is Whakakawaiwai Eats, a quick service restaurant that serves longboard pizzas, hot dogs, mac and cheese, and grab and go options.

Bambu
Bambu offers quick options for you to enjoy, such as burgers, chicken tenders, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. This restaurant is situated near the back of the park.

Vegetarians and vegans
If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, there’s no need to worry. We’ve highlighted the dining locations and meals that will satisfy your diet in our vegetarian and vegan guide, which can be viewed by clicking/tapping here.

For full information about Universal Orlando’s attractions and shows, click/tap here.

TIP: If you don’t have a Universal Express pass, you can still experience most attractions using the Virtual Line system. As previously noted, the Virtual Line system can make it difficult to follow a specific order. Due to this, we recommend visiting attractions that may display “ride now” first. Afterward, experience attractions with short Virtual Lines. While waiting in the Virtual Lines, visit the attractions in the “experience anytime” section. The park is not exceedingly large, so proximity is not a major issue. When it begins to get busy or you are running low on time, use our rankings for each category to determine what to prioritize.

NOTE: We recommend skipping any attraction or show that you may not be interested in.

ON-SITE HOTEL GUESTS: We recommend taking advantage of early park admission to Volcano Bay. This will help you visit more attractions with significantly shorter wait times.

UNIVERSAL EXPRESS VISITORS: Although you have the ability to skip the Virtual Lines at the attractions, greatly reducing your wait times, following this touring plan may still better enhance your trip.

GUESTS VISITING MULTIPLE DAYS: If you’re visiting this park for more than one (1) day, we recommend following the recommendations in this touring plan to ensure that you visit the top attractions. The next time you visit the park, you can choose to revisit the attractions you enjoyed most or experience the attractions that you previously skipped.

MOBILE ORDERING: If you’re dining at a quick service restaurant, you have the option to use Universal’s mobile ordering service at select locations via the Universal Orlando app. This will allow you to easily select your meal and quickly pick up your food.

How we determine the recommended audience:

The recommended audience for each experience is determined based on the intensity level and content. Intense roller coasters, for example, are generally recommended to teens. This is because this age group typically enjoys the thrill factor of such attractions; however, other age groups may like such rides as well. Moderate roller coasters with immense detail, on the other hand, may be recommended to all audiences. Other attractions that we will recommend to all audiences include most simulator rides as they are less intense. We will suggest some attractions and shows for families if it’s an experience we think all members will enjoy together. Experiences for young children are usually designed specifically for those under the age of six (6); whereas, experiences for children, in most cases, are intended for those 12 years of age and under. Each person may prefer different experiences.

1 Universal’s Virtual Line system is a complimentary system that allows guests to virtually wait in line. At Volcano Bay, guests visit a kiosk and receive an estimated virtual wait time. They are then alerted when to return to the attraction.

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