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Universal offers first look at immersive waterpark Volcano Bay

Universal has offered a first-look at its “next-generation” Volcano Bay, promising to redefine the waterpark experience with everything from the queue line to the park’s immersive theming.

Volcano Bay, which suffered a minor setback this month following a fire at the construction site, will open by 1 June 2017, according to officials.

Featuring 18 attractions across four themed areas, the 28-acre (113,000sq m) park will be anchored by a 200ft (61m) -high volcano structure. Offering a fully immersive experience, that park will feature a multi-directional wave pool, sand beaches, a lazy river travelling through the volcano’s hidden caves, a family raft ride, slides coming from the top of the volcano and a brand new queuing experience Universal says will put the focus “entirely on having fun and spending time together".

The operator has also promised a "a state-of-the-art marquee attraction found only at Volcano Bay," though further details have not been revealed.

"To help shape our vision, we traveled around the world visiting water parks and tropical resorts," said Dale Mason, vice president and executive art director for Universal Creative, which designed the concept.

"We went to Bali, the Middle East, Europe and all across the United States. And from there, we started designing what we wanted Volcano Bay to be.

"Volcano Bay will transport you to a lush, tropical oasis inspired by the Pacific isles. Every step while you’re here can be filled with thrills, indulgence or rejuvenation."

The tropically-themed Volcano Bay will complement Universal’s existing Cabana Bay Beach Resort, with visitors able to visit the waterpark as a single experience or as part of a three-park ticket in conjunction with the operator’s other two Orlando theme parks.

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Universal has offered a first-look at its “next-generation” Volcano Bay, promising to redefine the waterpark experience with everything from the queue line to the park’s immersive theming. Volcano Bay, which suffered a minor setback this month following a fire at the construction site, will open by 1 June 2017, according to officials.
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