About Volcano Bay
The park opens at 9:00 or 10:00 am depending on the season. Closing times are between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm depending on the season.
Check the operating schedule for 2018 for more details on opening and closing times.
Take the I-4 eastbound if you are coming from Lake Buena Vista, Disney or Kissimmee. If you are coming from downtown Orlando take the I-4 Westbound.
From highway I4 either take exit 74A (eastbound) or 74B (westbound) onto Universal Boulevard. From there follow the signs for Universal’s Parking Garage or to one of the six on-site resort hotels. To enter the parking garage you have to pass the toll booths and pay the parking fee.
Regular parking is available at the Universal Parking Garage at $22 per vehicle per day. RVs and Busses cost $25. There is also prime parking available at $35 per day.
After 6:00 pm parking is free during off peak season, except on Halloween Horror Nights.
Slides at Volcano Bay
Kala & Tai Nui Body Slides
At the top of the volcano there are two drop door slides that plunge you through intertwining tubes before depositing you in the clear water below.
Ko'okiri Body Plunge
Climb the volcano at the heart of the park to get on the exciting Body Plunge. Shoot almost straight down for a wild ride of 125 ft. (38 meters). Don’t forget to scream.
Ohno & Ohya Drop Slides
Climb up to experience Ohno or Ohya. You pick which slide you take. Ohno will drop you six feet (1,80 m) above the water, while Ohya drops you at four feet (1,20 m).
Honu Ika Moana
This multiperson tube slide lets you ride the waves on a 4-person tube (Honu) or 5-person raft (Ika Moana). Climb on and surf the current down these amazing slides.
Krakatau Aqua Coaster
Jump in one of the four-person canoes and twist and slide your way within the volcano and down the shimmering waterfall.
Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides
Hop on one of the rafts with 5 of your friends to go on a rafting adventure through a lava-tube path and down a vortex before you reach the safe and calm pool again.
Grab your manta mat to race down one of the four lanes at Punga Racers. Are you the fastest Punga Racer? Let’s find out.
Take your pick. Race Raki of Tonga at Taniwha Tubes. Take one of these slides that connects sky to sea. Beware of the Tiki Statues, they may spray jets of water when you float by.
Pools and Rivers at Volcano Bay
Kopiko Wai Winding River
Climb on a tube and let Kopiko Wai Winding River take you through the tropical paradise at Volcano Bay. Tiki statues may spray some water on you as you pass, but nothing else interrupt your relaxing ride.
Te Awa The Fearless River
This is for adventurers. Strap on your vest at Hammerhead Beach and diving into the whitewater ride. The Fearless River will take you past rapids, and chopping waves.
Play in the water and see the brave riders of Ko’okiri Body Plunge shoot by through the clear plexi glass tube. Enjoy the waterfall and while the day away in the water.
Puka Uli Lagoon
This lagoon offers some playful elements in a relaxing leisure pool. Get on the bongo drums while you see people being dropped in the pool at Ohyah and Ohno Body Slides.
At the foot of the volcano there is a beach for leisurely swimming and relaxing on a beach bed. Every half hour you can enjoy the big waves that come crashing into the beach.
If you have little ones they will love this play area. Let them enjoy the bubbling geysers, water guns, dump cups and mini slides.
Tot Tiki Reef
A nice spot to relax as a family. The shallows at Tot Tiki Reef feature a tot-sized volcano, some friendly tikis spraying water and singing whales.
Getting around in Volcano Bay
Everything’s within walking distance
Everything in the park is within walking distance. The park is laid out in such a way that you can walk around the entirety without backtracking. If you wish to go to one of the other parks, you can take the bus back to City Walk.
Staying at one of the on-site hotels?
From City Walk you can easily walk to all the hotels, the walk should take about 15 minutes. Universal also offers a water taxi service between the on-site hotels, except Cabana Bay, and the CityWalk. The shuttle bus service is however a faster option than the water taxi.