Volcano Bay’s Add-Ons Explained: Cabana Rentals, Premium Seating, Express and Dining Plan

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If you’re planning your visit to Universal’s Volcano Bay, opening May 25, here’s some details on all the extras you can add on to your day.

We’ve already talked about ticket prices and Annual Pass options on our last article, and before that we covered the different foods of Volcano Bay. This time we’re tackling private cabanas, premium seating, Express passes, and the Universal Dining Plan. All things you don’t have to buy to have a great time, but may improve your vacation!

Check out all of the details for each of these add-ons below, including how to order. Keep in mind prices may vary depending on the day you plan to visit. (Prices will be lowest on less busy days.)


Premium Seating

Includes a pair of padded loungers with an adjustable umbrella and a built-in storage lockbox. Plus, you can enjoy the services of an area attendant who’ll see to your food and drink orders. There are three areas that include premium seating, and you can decide which one you would like when reserving yours: Wave Village, River Village, and Rainforest Village.

Price:  $29.99 – $69.99 per day
Call 877-489-8068 to reserve. Space is limited.


Cabana Rentals

Relax, unwind and enjoy the charms of your own private cabana in paradise with extra-comfy seating, concierge service and more. Each retreat offers padded lounge chairs, a small refrigerator stocked with bottled water, complimentary fruit and snack basket, towel and locker service, plus concierge service with an exclusive menu of food and drink delivered directly to the cabana. One-story and two-story retreats are located throughout the park. Call 877-489-8068 to reserve a cabana. Space is limited.

Single Cabana Units:  $159.99 – $549.99 per day
Holds up to 6 people. Choose from upper level cabanas for spectacular views, ground level cabanas for convenience and accessibility, or stand-alone cabanas that offer a bit more privacy.

Family Suite Cabanas:  Starting at $299.99 per day
Holds up to 16 people. Relax with your group in a large, private stand-alone cabana.


Universal Express

Universal Express lets you slide past the Virtual Line at participating attractions. There’s no need to stop by the attractions ahead of time and receive a scheduled return time—you can get to the ride when you want. Express is available in unlimited and single-use versions. (On-site hotel guests do not receive free Express for Volcano Bay.) Click here for pricing info and to purchase.

UPDATE: Universal has discontinued the sale of Express for Volcano Bay at this time. If you have already purchased Express you will still be able to use it the day of your visit, but no additional Express passes will be sold. This is in effect until further notice. Contact Universal Orlando at 407-224-7840 with any questions.

Unlimited Express:  $39.99 – $79.99 per day
Use an unlimited number of times at participating attractions.

Single-Use Express:  $19.99 – $49.99 per day
Use one time at each participating attraction.


Universal Dining Plan

Choose from several participating Quick-Service restaurants at Universal’s Volcano Bay. (Only the Quick Service Plan is available for Volcano Bay.) And, if you upgrade to include the Coca-Cola freestyle Souvenir Cup, you can get unlimited refills at the stations throughout the park. Click here to order or learn more about the Dining Plan.

Price:  $22.99 per day ($28.99 with Coke Freestyle)


Discounts for Annual Passholders have not yet been revealed. Prices are subject to change. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. Act fast if you plan to reserve premium seating or cabanas as space is limited. You can learn more information about these add-ons here, and stay tuned for more Volcano Bay news as it happens!


Volcano Bay officially opens May 25, 2017. See our previous article explaining Volcano Bay ticket options and annual passes here. Check out some of the island foods you’ll be able to eat or learn more about TapuTapu and Virtual Line system. You can see all of our Volcano Bay news and Construction updates here.

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