Universal's Volcano Bay™ Honu Ika Moana slides

Universal's Volcano Bay

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In their quest for a new island home, the fabled Waturi people searched high and low for the perfect island paradise — and they found it at Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park, part of  Universal Orlando Resort! Split into four distinct areas anchored by the towering, 200-foot-tall Krakatau volcano, the park is a stunning testament to the Waturi philosophy: “Water Is Life and Life Is Joy.”

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This imaginative water theme park is equal parts vibrant and serene, and resort-like amenities and creative menu offerings only add to the South Pacific island appeal. Sip a specialty cocktail or sample Polynesian delights as you plunge into island life!

Excitement awaits in Rainforest Village, including Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides, Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides, Punga Racers, Taniwha Tubes — Tonga & Raki, TeAwa the Fearless River and Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides. Or, take a relaxing dip in the Puka Uli Lagoon.

Tranquility also abounds at Wave Village thanks to Waturi Beach and The Reef, as does adventure courtesy of Ko’okiri Body Plunge. Then, drift away along the Kopiko Wai Winding River at River Village, which has fun for younger guests and their families at Tot Tiki Reef, Runamukka Reef and Honu ika Moana — and excitement for thrill-seekers at Krakatau Aqua Coaster.

Universal’s Volcano Bay further benefits from the innovative TapuTapu wearable technology. Upon entry, you’ll receive a wearable that will change the way you wait in lines, and must be returned at the end of the day. Simply swipe your band against a totem, and you’ll be given a designated time to return. Plus, your wristband will reveal amazing surprises throughout the park!

Learn more about Universal’s Volcano Bay with the resources below, and get ready for amazing aquatic adventures that can only be enjoyed in Orlando!

Ticket Types

Base Tickets

These starter tickets are designed for visiting Universal’s Volcano Bay. They provide one-day access to the water theme park. Multi-Day Base Tickets are also available.

Park to Park Tickets

Visit two or all three Universal Orlando Resort parks in the same day. Multi-Day Park to Park Admission Tickets are also available.

Universal Express Pass

Skip the Virtual Lines at select participating rides and attractions at Universal’s Volcano Bay. One use per participating attraction. The Universal Express Pass is valid for one person per calendar day and is not valid for admission to Universal's Volcano Bay. Express Passes are available on select dates and have limited availability.

Participating attractions and rides (subject to change without notice):

  • Hono ika Moana
  • Krakatau Aqua Coaster
  • Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides
  • Ohya & Ohno Drop Slides
  • Punga Racers
  • Taniwha Tubes — Tonga & Raki

Attractions & Ride Guide

The Volcano

Universal's Volcano Bay™ Honu Ika Moana walkway

Towering 200 feet, the mighty Krakatau volcano is the majestic centerpiece of Universal’s Volcano Bay. Representing both fire and water, the volcano is the heart of this immersive park with cascading falls during the day that transform into lava special effects at night.

Wave Village

Teens gazing into Reef Leisure Pool with the volcano in the background

Escape to the serene tranquility of the soothing crystal waters of Waturi Beach, nestled at the base of the immense volcano.

Ko’okiri Body Plunge

Partake in an ancient tradition of honoring the volcano god, Vol. You won’t expect the 70-degree fall through a trap door along with 125 feet of thrills. It’s a wild descent that ends with a special water-themed tribute.

Height restrictions: 48 inches (122 cm)

The Reef

As brave souls take the Ko’okiri Body Plunge, you can witness them from the comfort of this peaceful leisure pool, which is set beside the waters of Waterfall Cove.

Waturi Beach

Float, splash or swim on a steady flow of ocean waves in a tropical lagoon tucked at the foot of the legendary Krakatau. It’s an expansive, multi-directional wave pool complete with private cabanas for rent.

River Village

Children gathered around in a pool with the volcano in the background

A scenic river flows through this South Pacific village. It’s an ideal setting for all ages, especially the youngest in your crew.

Honu ika Moana

Experience the legendary Waturi tradition of riding sea turtles through underwater currents on this multi-person raft ride like no other, featuring twists, turns and swells. Honu swishes up two enormous walls, while ika Moana sprays riders with shots of water springing forth from the middle of the raft. Both rides end with a plunge into shimmering pools of water.

Height restrictions: 48 inches (122 cm)

Kopiko Wai Winding River

As you float down the Kopiko Wai Winding River, you’ll stream past a lush tropical setting and even through the volcano, with wonderful surprises awaiting you. Drift past lava rocks and gentle sprays of water mist as you venture to Stargazer’s Cavern, where your TapuTapu lights up with a magical twist.

Krakatau Aqua Coaster

Four-person canoes launch you upward through tropical mists and into dark, winding turns within the volcano. Experience coaster thrills as you surface, then plummet into a refreshing waterfall.

Height restrictions: 42 inches (107 cm). Children under 48 inches (122 cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

Runamukka Reef

Get playful amidst delightful bamboo sea creatures and swaying seaweed. Runamukka Reef was once an enchanted coral reef under the sea, but it’s now a watery wonderland of bubbling geysers, water pistols, fun slides and dump cups. Kids may never want to leave this reef paradise.

Tot Tiki Reef

Younger Waturis will adore playing on toddler-sized water slides as well as splashing about with lively tikis complete with spraying fountains. Little ones can make whimsical whales spray and sing with just the lifting or lowering of their hands. A mini-sized water volcano tops off the adorable play area.

Rainforest Village

A kid dropping into a pool from the Ohno Ohya slide

Enter Rainforest Village and discover the perfect blend of thrilling action and serene relaxation. Guests can enjoy raft adventures, zooming drop slides, fast-paced tubes or simply floating in a relaxing pool.

Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slide

Make the jump! Embark where sea and sky unite on Kala and Tai Nui. Twin trap doors send two guests hurtling side-by-side down clear, twisty tubes. Riders simultaneously swirl through this thrilling ride before plunging into ocean-blue waters below.

Height restrictions: 48 inches (122 cm)

Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides

Board a six-person raft that plummets into a deep, volcanic gorge. After a series of unsuspecting twists and turns in the dark, brace yourself for a release as rafts swirl into bowl-like formations.

Height restrictions: 42 inches (107 cm). Children under 48 inches (122 cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides

Slowly ascend the side of a cliff, where you’ll be greeted by swirling waters and more. Before you know it, you’ll be zooming down epic slides and experiencing a special ride finale: a 4-foot drop in a pool waiting to catch you below!

Height restrictions: 48 inches (122 cm)

Puka Uli Lagoon

Take a dip into the refreshing water while chilling out with the sounds of bongo drums. Cool off with spraying water mists while floating or lounging on a raft in this crystal-clear leisure pool.

Punga Racers

Voyage on manta-ray mats as you glide down four lanes of splash-filled fun through underwater sea caves. Water-filled praise from Punga gets showered on the racer who crosses the finish line first!

Height restrictions: 42 inches (107 cm). Children under 48 inches (122 cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

Taniwha Tubes — Tonga & Raki

The Waturi mimicked the twisting roots of the towering puka trees, creating specialized water slides known as Taniwha Tubes. Four twisting water slides add excitement and offer unexpected surprises, while naughty tiki statues squirt jets of water when you least expect it.

Height restrictions: 42 inches (107 cm). Children under 48 inches (122 cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.

TeAwa The Fearless River

Hang tight to your inner tubes as you brave a high-speed whitewater ride with plenty of swirling rapids and crashing waves. Get ready for an epic raft adventure!

Height restrictions: 42 inches (107 cm). Children under 48 inches (122 cm) must be accompanied by a supervising companion.


Universal’s Volcano Bay features four restaurants and two bars. Read more about their delectable bites.

Wave Village

Kohola Reef Restaurant & Social Club

This airy escape at the base of the Krakatau volcano delights with fresh island favorites, including Mango BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Quinoa Edamame Burgers and Coconut Crusted Fried Chicken.

Kunuku Boat Bar

Refreshing frozen drinks, specialty cocktails, fountains sodas and draft beers are just some of the thirst-quenchers on offer at this permanently beached outrigger canoe.

River Village

Whakawaiwai Eats

Treat yourself to Island BBQ Chicken Pizza and other brilliantly delicious temptations alongside the sparkling river at this dining option.

Rainforest Village


Exquisitely crafted by island builders using bamboo stalks, this cool, shaded hideaway offers a mouthwatering selection of quick and easy eats.

The Feasting Frog

Inviting patio seating surrounds this vibrant and quirky structure shaped like a tropical frog, where you can pick up refreshing drinks and satisfying snacks.

Dancing Dragons Boat Bar

Relax in the shade of this cool canteen shaped like an ancient outrigger canoe, providing a delightful place to unwind with tropical cocktails and frozen drinks.