Hey Thrill Seekers,
As I’m sure regular readers of the blog are aware 2017 will see the opening of a brand new water park, Volcano Bay. The Universal owned property which will replace Wet N’ Wild as Universals official water park still hasn’t been given an exact opening date, although we are expecting news in June when the industry gathers at POW WOW.
Universal have promised that the new park will feature radically-innovative attractions, peaceful moments of relaxation and an experience that we hope will change the way guests think about water theme parks.
Hmm… very interesting, although it doesn’t really tell us much. So what I did was ask around OAT hq and hit up our facebook friends to ask what their hopes for the park are.
Here’s what we came up with;
Here’s what I’m thinking… A Tube ride meets Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts! The trend in attractions at the moment seems to be for a 3D rides, take a look at Universal’s next big release Skull Island: Reign of Kong which is another 3d based ride. So could Universal be looking to create the very first 3D tube ride!?
Multi Passenger Rides
One of the best things about Wet N’ Wild is the sheer amount of multi person rides it has in the park. Hitting a water park with my family and being able to share the experience together gave Wet n’ Wild a special place in my heart. I hope Volcano Bay offers the same.
Rumour: I’ve heard that Universal are looking to introduce a couple of never before seen raft rides!!!
You know when you’re at a water park and a horn sounds, it generally means the wave pool is about to kick off. I’m hoping Universal have something similar planned for the Volcano.
With the Volcano being the focal point of the park you’d hope Universal would come up with something pretty special and a regular active volcano (not lava) would be something to see. It could have the same reaction as the dragon at Diagon Alley.
Late night opening
Rumour has it that Universal maybe looking to open Volcano Bay later than your average park and some filings seem to suggest Universal may introduce glowing sand! Imagine how great that would look!?
Universal at the moment are the kings of theming. From Potter to Skull Island: Reign of Kong Universal are knocking it out of the park and I’d imagine Volcano Bay will follow suit.
I’m hoping for mouth dropping design that also include interactive elements, taking inspiration from the interactive wands at the Wizarding Worlds it would be cool to be able to say speak to an Easter Islands head, think night of the Museum.
What would you like to see at Volcano Bay?