Universal Orlando volcano Bay
Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed more ways guests can experience the highly-anticipated water theme park – Universal’s Volcano Bay, giving them more flexibility to plan their visit.
When it grand opens on May 25, Universal’s Volcano Bay will become Universal Orlando’s third amazing theme park and will feature a variety of experiences ranging from daring to serene, offering something for everyone.
Volcano Bay’s new offerings provide a variety of choices that allow guests to shape their experience – from new 3-Park Annual Pass products to special Florida resident ticket options. Here’s a look at the new options now available to help guests plan the ultimate Universal Orlando Resort vacation.
Florida Resident 3-Park Multi-Day Tickets (Starting at $199.99 per adult – Less than $67 per day)
· The Florida Resident 3-Park Multi-Day Ticket entitles one guest admission to all three of Universal Orlando’s theme parks: Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay.
o Options available from 2 to 3 days in duration
o Valid up to 180 days after purchase
Universal Orlando Resort 3-Park Passes – Florida Residents (Starting as low as $17.38 per month*)
Includes admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure AND Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park, plus special benefits exclusive to Annual Passholders including discounts and perks, free admission to special events and more.
Four different pass options are available
*FlexPay option is available with low monthly payment rates after one initial down payment
Universal’s Volcano Bay 1-Day Admission Ticket (Starting at $67 per adult)
· Allows guests one-day admission to Universal’s Volcano Bay.
Universal’s Volcano Bay Express Pass (Starting at $19.99 per person)
· With Universal Express, guests can bypass the Virtual Line experience and enjoy Volcano Bay’s rides at their convenience.
o Universal Express Unlimited (unlimited Express ride access at participating rides within Universal’s Volcano Bay) is also available
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Just in time for the Halloween Horror Nights Universal Orlando Resort announced that Universal CityWalk’s newest restaurant, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, will officially grand open on Thursday, September 22.
The 19th Century Steampunk-themed emporium will offer a mouthwatering array of savory dishes, all-day brunch and delectable sweet treats.
Photo By Heady Enid Pizarro
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen will officially open to guests at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, for dinner. The next day will begin standard operating hours, opening at 11 a.m. for lunch and closing at 11 p.m.
Photo By Heady Enid Pizarro
Some of you may have had the chance to visit the restaurant during preview to get a sneak peek at the incredible savory dishes, all-day brunch and delectable sweet treats. For those of you who haven’t, here’s a look inside the 19th Century Steampunk-themed emporium to whet your appetite.
Photo By Heady Enid Pizarro
Reports are saying that the wait is worth it!!!!
Extraordinary foodstuffs await you at this new full-service restaurant, bar and confectionary at Universal CityWalk™. Delight your palate with fantastical fare including classic dishes like steak and seafood, and an all-day brunch featuring crepes and quiches, each with their own novel twist. Coffee and Chocolate Stout Chicken Wings, Chocolate Almond Bread and Chocolate Gnocchi are just a sample of the adventurously unique items available.
Then, behold, as chefs create culinary alchemy with gourmet chocolates and one-of-kind desserts right before your very eyes. Savor artisanal milkshakes with flavors such as Chocolate x5, Bacon Brittle and Red Velvet. Feast on sumptuous sundaes like S’mores, Salted Caramel Flan and Chocolate Brownie Bark. You can even purchase tasty mementos from the restaurant’s retail shop to enjoy at home.
Super Size Hints
CHAD SAYS IT FUN FOR ALL SIZES!!!!!!!!
- Access the the restaurant is easy for ECV’s
- Stairs to get to to entrance (use ramp)
- Easy to move around by ECV and wheelchair
- Sugar Free options available
- Gluten Free Options
A Very Super Size Thank you to Debra Henry and Heady Enid Pizarro for the Photos and update!!!
Harry Potter fans will once again unite at the fourth annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter,” hosted by Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. This special weekend event will take place January 27 – 29, 2017 and will be full of exciting experiences that will allow guests to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
All general admission park guests will have the opportunity to:
- Attend Q&A sessions with select film talent (complete talent lineup will be announced at a later date)
- Experience and participate in the interactive and unique exhibits at the “A Celebration of Harry Potter” Expo, featuring brand partners from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World such as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Pottermore, Scholastic, MinaLima, and Harry Potter: The Exhibition
- Enjoy special panels and demonstrations regarding various aspects of the Harry Potter stories
Guests will also be able to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Plus, ride the Hogwarts Express between the two lands with a Park-to-Park ticket.
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Special vacation packages, including annual passholder packages, are on sale now. On-site hotel packages start at $249 per adult per night, including tax, and include exclusive benefits such as special guest access to the “A Celebration of Harry Potter” Expo, admission to a private evening reception in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and special guest access to panels and demonstrations. Packages also include three-night hotel accommodations, three-day Park-to-Park tickets to both Universal Studios Florida & Universal’s Islands of Adventure and more. Packages are available on a first come, first served basis. For complete package details, visit our Affordable Travel
Travel Planner Mary Morales GSC
“A Celebration of Harry Potter” is another magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
The Smash Hit Attraction Officially Reopened with a Special In-Park Celebration featuring the Marvel Super Heroes
The Marvel Super Heroes and a crowd of excited guests celebrated the official reopening of the thrilling, smash hit attraction, The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. After a special countdown to the ride’s reopening, the Marvel Super Heroes led guests inside the attraction and became the first official riders on the newly revamped coaster.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster now features thrilling new enhancements that make one of the world’s best roller coasters even more incredible. The newly-enhanced attraction now features:
- A brand-new ride vehicle with a sleek, modern design
- An all-new onboard ride score exclusively produced by Patrick Stump – front man for the internationally-renowned rock band, Fall Out Boy
- An original storyline that places guests at the hands of an experiment led by General “Thunderbolt” Ross, created by the genius minds at Universal Creative
- A completely redesigned queue which appears to guests as a high-tech, scientific facility centered around a massive Gamma Core
The Incredible Hulk Coaster joins the growing list of new experiences at Universal Orlando. Recently, Universal Orlando celebrated the opening of the hit attraction, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, and welcomed guests to its fifth on-site hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.
Tickets are now on sale for Universal Orlando’s Rock the Universe 2016, where guests can rock, ride and rejoice at Florida’s biggest Christian music festival.
On Sept. 9 and 10, guests can experience a weekend filled with faith and worship in an unforgettable atmosphere that’s unique to Rock the Universe. This year’s concert line-up features some of Christian music’s hottest artists, including Christian hip-hop legend TobyMac, Billboard Music Award-winning rock band Skillet and GRAMMY award-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae. See below for the full concert lineup.
|Friday, September 9||Saturday, September 10|
|Rend Collective||Family Force 5|
|Matt Maher||Colton Dixon|
|Finding Favour||I Am They|
|DJ Promote||DJ Promote|
|7eventh Time Down||The New Respects|
|Jillian Edwards||About the Author|
|Royce Lovett||Ryan Stevenson|
During the event, guests can also stop by the Coca-Cola FanZone, featuring more live music, autograph sessions with performing acts and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to experience a Saturday night candle-lighting ceremony and enjoy access to Universal Studios Florida’s thrilling attractions – like Revenge of the Mummy, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit and more.
Universal Orlando offers several Rock the Universe ticket options. For the ultimate experience, guests can purchase a Rock Your Weekend Park-to-Park Ticket, which includes admission to both event nights and Park-to-Park admission to BOTH Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure for three consecutive days.
To purchase tickets and learn more about Rock the Universe 2016, visit www.RocktheUniverse.com.
Today, excited guests gathered in Universal’s Islands of Adventure to help mark the official opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s newest mega attraction, Skull Island: Reign of Kong.
Skull Island: Reign of Kong brings the next generation of the King Kong legend to life on an unprecedented scale. The adventure begins as guests are transported deep into a mysterious world, where their mission is to discover creatures of unknown origin with the 8th Wonder Expedition Company, the research team leading the excursion. After braving ancient temple ruins and encountering hostile natives, they board a massive 40-foot-long, 17-ton expedition vehicle to navigate the increasingly foreboding terrain.
The specially designed expedition vehicle, which operates on a completely trackless ride system, takes guests deeper into the ominous island, where they soon find themselves in the midst of a brutal struggle between beasts of unimaginable size and ferocity.
Then, as those creatures turn on the expedition, there is an even more enormous, earth-pounding presence. It is Kong – in the flesh. Towering nearly three stories tall, he is so close that you can feel his breath and sense his emotion. But is he friend or foe?
Universal Studios Orlando is known for raising the bar when it comes to family entertainment. Today in a surprise announcement Universal Studios Orlando announced some great details on its third amazing Park Volcano Bay.
A radically-innovative water theme park opening next year at Universal Orlando Resort. Spanning 28 fully immersive acres, Universal Orlando’s third theme park will be an entirely new kind of water theme park experience, giving guests even more to enjoy on their vacation.
At Volcano Bay, guests will discover a place like no other, filled with incredible thrills and relaxing indulgences. This one-of-a-kind park will combine exhilarating experiences with hassle-free convenience so families can get the most out of their vacation together. They won’t have to stand in long lines or wrestle with tubes before diving into the unique attractions found throughout the park. They can enjoy a variety of experiences, ranging from winding rivers and private, two-story cabanas to family raft rides and twisting body slides that launch guests above the water.
Here’s what you need to know about Volcano Bay:
· An Innovative Water Theme Park Experience:
Volcano Bay will redefine the queue experience so guests can focus entirely on having fun and spending time together. Guests won’t even have to carry their own rafts up the slides.
· 18 Unique Attractions in Four Imaginatively-Themed Areas:
Volcano Bay will offer 18 unique attractions ranging from daring to serene. They’ll be divided across four primary park areas where there’s something for everyone, including a multi-directional wave pool with sandy beaches, peaceful winding river, twisting multi-rider raft rides, speeding body slides that drop from the top of the volcano into the waters below – and a state-of-the-art marquee attraction that will be revealed at a later date. Additional details on the park’s attractions can be found on the last page.
· An Award-Winning Team of Creators:
A place like this could only be brought to life by Universal Creative – the same team behind ground-breaking theme park experiences like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem. The team researched water parks and tropical resorts around the world to help redefine the water park experience and shape their vision for Volcano Bay.
Easy-to-Access, Resort-Like Amenities Throughout the Park:
Each area of the park will offer its own easy-to-access, resort-like amenities, such as concierge locations and lockers, so guests won’t have to stroll out of their way to get what they need. There will also be highly-themed restaurants and bars located throughout the park offering signature food and beverage options and impressive volcano views. Even more unique features of the park will be announced later.
Universal Orlando will soon introduce a brand-new, 3-Park Explorer ticket for guests where they can plan to experience the highly-anticipated Volcano Bay for travel dates beginning June 1, 2017. Tickets will soon be available through international web sites and travel professionals, and additional ticket options will be announced later.
This is just the beginning, and more exciting details about Volcano Bay will be released over time. Stay tuned for additional information by visiting www.UniversalOrlando.com
About Universal Orlando Resort
For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.
Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative attractions. Its on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort are destinations unto themselves. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family.
Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled 20 new guest experiences since 2010 – powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and a dramatically themed hotels. And more is on the way. Coming this year is Universal Orlando’s fifth on-site hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort; Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure; and CityWalk’s newest, unique dining experience The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen. And in 2017 will come Universal’s Volcano Bay
Volcano Bay’s Four Primary Areas:
Guests will have the opportunity to explore four imaginatively-themed areas at Volcano Bay,
filled with experiences ranging from daring to serene.
The 200-foot volcano, Krakatau, will lie at the heart of the park, inviting guests to venture through its hidden caverns and cascading waterfalls.
o A state-of-the-art marquee attraction found only at Volcano Bay. More details will be announced later.
o Three distinctive body slides found at the rear of the volcano, which start off with surprise doors that drop out from beneath guests:
· Ko’okiri Body Plunge: A racing, 70-degree drop that will plummet 125-feet through the center of Krakatau. It will be the world’s first slide to travel through a pool filled with guests.
· Kala and Ta Nui Serpentine Body Slides: Two intertwining slides where guests will fall freely along 124 twisting feet.
o Punga Racers: A high-speed race through four different enclosed slides featuring manta-shaped mats.
2. Wave Village:
Located at the base of Krakatau, Wave Village will be home to:
o Waturi Beach: A sparkling, multi-directional wave pool where guests can swim, relax on the sand or indulge in private, one- or two-story cabanas.
o The Reef: An adjacent leisure pool will provide guests with calmer waters and exciting views of riders speeding through the Ko’okiri Body Plunge.
3. River Village:
Named for the peaceful river that snakes through it, River Village will feature unique attractions for the entire family, including:
o Kopiko Wai Winding River: A gentle, winding river that will pass through the volcano’s hidden caves, featuring spontaneous water effects and special nighttime lighting.
o Tot Tiki Reef: A whimsical toddler play area with spraying Maori fountains, slides and a kid-size volcano.
o Runamukka Reef: A three-story water playground inspired by the coral reef overflowing with twisting slides, sprinklers and more.
o Honu: An adventurous, multi-passenger raft ride that will soar across two giant, sloped walls
o Ika Moana: A twisting, multi-passenger raft ride that will glide across bubbling geysers.
4. Rainforest Village:
Exhilarating thrills await guests in Rainforest Village, including:
o Maku: North America’s first “saucer ride” – sending multi-passenger rafts speeding around three saucer-shaped curves.
o Puihi: A breath-taking multi-passenger raft ride that will plunge guests into darkness before bursting into a funnel and launching into a zero-gravity drop.
o Ohyah and Ohno Drop Slides: Two twisting, adrenaline-pumping slides that launch guests four- and six-feet above the water at the end.
o TeAwa The Fearless River: An action-packed, racing torrent river where guests hang tight in their inner tubes amidst roaring, whitewater rapids.
o Taniwha Tubes: Four unique Easter Island-inspired slides with rafts for single or double riders.
o Puka Uli Lagoon: A tranquil pool where guests can swim and relax.