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Universal already planning expansion of Volcano Bay ahead of grand opening

Universal already has plans to expand its yet-to-open Volcano Bay waterpark, with the first phase of the development set to debut on 25 May.

Speaking in an interview with CNN, Dale Mason, vice president and executive art director of Universal Creative, revealed plans for a 5-acre (20,000sq m) expansion of the upcoming attraction, though details of what that will contain are being kept under wraps.

"We have a pretty darn good idea of what we'll do," said Mason. "It could happen quicker than we think: it could start in three weeks."

Now just over a week away from its grand opening, Volcano Bay, which replaces Wet N’ Wild Orlando following its closure on 31 December, has been touted as the “next generation”, with Universal promising to redefine the waterpark experience with everything from virtual queueing to immersive theming.

The park will open with 18 attractions, including slides within the giant faux volcano at the heart of the park, a winding lazy river going through its bottom and a multi-directional wave pool.

Universal sees the waterpark as key for growth in Orlando, with the addition being used to drive additional hotel stays at its theme park resort. Volcano Bay has been built near the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, with guests able to visit the waterpark as a single experience or as part of a three-gate ticket in conjunction with the operator’s other two Orlando theme parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

For more from Dale Mason on Volcano Bay, see the latest issue of Attractions Management, available now.

Universal already has plans to expand its yet-to-open Volcano Bay waterpark, with the first phase of the development set to debut on 25 May.
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Speaking in an interview with CNN, Dale Mason, vice president and executive art director of Universal Creative, revealed plans for a 5-acre (20,000sq m) expansion of the upcoming attraction, though details of what that will contain are being kept under wraps.

"We have a pretty darn good idea of what we'll do," said Mason. "It could happen quicker than we think: it could start in three weeks."

Now just over a week away from its grand opening, Volcano Bay, which replaces Wet N’ Wild Orlando following its closure on 31 December, has been touted as the “next generation”, with Universal promising to redefine the waterpark experience with everything from virtual queueing to immersive theming.

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