Wow, what a difference a few months can make. The volcano, named Krakatau, has reached its incredible 200-feet-high goal and it can be seen for miles around. Around the open backside we can get a good view of many of the main attractions for Volcano Bay, including the highly anticipated water coaster, named Krakatau Aqua Coaster. The water coaster will use 4-person canoes as its ride vehicles taking riders throughout the volcano before plunging through a waterfall at the end. I cannot wait! In addition to the volcano, work is moving on to the park entrance, pedestrian tunnel (that leads to Tram drop-off,) and of course the two Cabana Bay expansion towers that border the new water park. The views from those rooms’ windows of a towering volcano are going to be impressive. Check out the update video as well as snapshots and more details below. And stay tuned for a Universal Studios update coming soon!
Pedestrian tunnel under construction, will lead to tram drop-off
View of pedestrian tunnel leading to what will be the park entrance
Future Volcano Bay park entrance
Close up of future park entrance roof
View from Cabana Bay
There were dozens of workers on the volcano while I was there
View of the open back of volcano
Drop slides, you can see that they’re covered in white plastic to protect their color while work continues around them
So many slides!
Conveyor belts can be found for every attraction so you never need to carry your raft up the steps
Side view of volcano top
Slides weaving in and out of volcano
Workers inside volcano
Water coaster leaving volcano
Fun looking water coaster
Water coaster going back towards volcano
Water coaster beginning and ride ending
Water Coaster load/unload platform behind volcano
Wide view of water coaster behind volcano
Workers and port-a-pottys on mountain side
Water coaster poking out of volcano front
Actual rockwork beginning around base of volcano
Large section of volcano base complete and scoffolding removed
Wave pool area still being used as staging area for volcano pieces
Tremendous amount of volcano pieces still left to be installed
Structures being constructed left side of volcano
New large slides being constructed in back corner of lot
Some of the first slides to go up now getting stairs and roof
Back view of these slides
Family slides near Cabana Bay looking more complete
Slides are butted right up against Turkey Lake Rd.
Closer view of family slide and blue funnel slide
Lazy river on right side of volcano
Roof structure in foreground and more lazy river in background
Cabana Bay Tower expansion progress
View of Krakatau from new Cabana Bay tower
See all Volcano Bay updates, including concept art and building plans here. Stay tuned to the feed for breaking theme park news and more Volcano Bay updates!
Alicia has been visiting theme parks since the age of 3, has an incredible knack for memorizing park maps, loves theme park renovations and cannot wait to ride something new. She can often be found taking video of construction sites and riding roller coasters!