Top 5 Things to Do at Volcano Bay If You Don’t Like Waterslides and Rides

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When Universal Orlando Resort opened Volcano Bay last year, it became the first water theme park of its kind. With the TapuTapu wearable, guests can reserve their return time for a slide with a simple tap and then lounge on the beach while they wait. This park offers so much and is definitely worthwhile for families of all ages and interests. Here are the top five things to do at Volcano Bay if you don’t like waterslides.


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It’s tough to stop and relax with the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Taking the time to recharge is good for your over-all health. Volcano Bay offers many ways to relax and forget about reality.

Start by taking a trip down the Kopiko Wai Winding River. Flowing down this peaceful river on a giant inner tube really helps take stress away.  Just keep an eye out for those water launchers!

Volcano Bay also provides a tranquil surrounding for sunbathing. The Florida sun is ever-so-friendly in this beautiful oasis. Finding the perfect spot along Waturi Beach and watching the waterfall on the Krakatau volcano, while soaking in the sun, makes for the best relaxation.

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You can also up your relaxation game with a Private Cabana rental. These cabanas can hold up to 16 people and offer a comfortable way to enjoy time with friends and family.

There is also the option to add on Premium Seating. This includes a pair of padded loungers, canopy, and even storage for belongings. Not to mention, you can relax even more knowing an area attendant will be taking care of your food and drink orders.

Delicious Bites

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Spending all day in this paradise is only made better with their food choices. There are plenty of delicious options to enjoy ! You have options like tacos from The Feasting Frog, “longboard” pizzas and tons of burger options.

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Cooling off is made easy, not only with the beautiful beaches, but also with ice cream flavors exclusive to Volcano Bay. The Waturi Fusion is a must during your day at Volcano Bay.

Refreshing Drinks

One of the reasons many adult guests are so excited about their visit is taking the time to enjoy the specialty drinks.

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The Volcano Blossom craft beer has been described as tasting “like a tropical island.” The Volcano Bay Rum Punch is another popular choice out of the many cocktails.

There are also plenty of non-alcoholic drinks available too. One of the best is the tropical POG, made up of a delicious blend passion fruit, orange and guava juices.

Friendly reminder! You must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol and be able to present a valid driver’s license.

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Volcano Bay also offers an incredible deal with their refillable mug. Not only is this mug the perfect souvenir to take home, it can also be refilled all day with thanks to the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines found throughout the park.


There is so much to explore at Volcano Bay. Between the beautiful beach, the landscape, and even the Volcano itself, there really is so much to see.

Having no shortage of beautiful views, Volcano Bay is filled with potential Instagram photos. Take aesthetic photos and get those likes!

There are many ways to unleash the power of the TapuTapu. Use your TapuTapu to light up the walls inside the Volcano to reveal beautiful pictures.

The TapuTapu can even launch water to those relaxing in the two rivers. Be on the lookout for ways to unleash the TapuTapu throughout Volcano Bay.


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The time you spend at Volcano Bay is something you will want to remember and tell others about.

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The shopping at Volcano Bay is filled with souvenirs and beach gear perfect for remembering your time.

 Though waterslides are a huge reason to visit Volcano Bay, this tranquil water theme park offers so much more. Escaping reality, relaxing in the Florida sun, and enjoying a day at the beach is made perfect with this incredible theme park.

Upgrade your Annual Pass to a 3-park pass or add a Volcano Bay day to your upcoming vacation if you haven’t already. You can also enjoy Early Park Admission to Volcano Bay one hour before the park opens if you stay on-site at a Universal Orlando hotel.

You won’t want to miss out on a necessary day of relaxation.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, Universal Studios Travel Agency of the Year 2010, 2011, & 2012. She would love to help you plan your next Universal Orlando vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

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