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Video Tour of Universal’s Volcano Bay!

 

During our most recent Kingdom Magic Vacations Company event, our team had the opportunity to spend a great day filled with both fun and learning at the Universal Orlando Resort! There is so much to see and do at this amazing property! Universal Orlando is a vacation destination that the entire family will love!

 

 

A big highlight from our day at Universal was getting the chance to tour Universal’s newest park, Universal Volcano Bay! This park is truly one of a kind! It is so much more than just a water park, it is a water theme park! What does that mean? It means that this park is not just simply your average water park filled with a bunch of water slides – no, this park is a water park built like a theme park! The park is incredibly themed and detailed! You feel like you are in a lush and tropical island paradise!

 

 

What truly struck me about this water theme park was how beautiful it is! You really do feel like you are at a beach! I loved how much seating there was too. We were there in the middle of the day and there were several beach chairs all available and nice secluded places you can relax at and set up as your base camp for your day in the park.

 

 

Whether you are looking for exciting thrills or relaxing chills, you will find them at Universal’s Volcano Bay! There is something for everyone here. Join us on a walking tour of Volcano Bay in our latest YouTube Video!

 

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando Resort!

All About TapuTapu at Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park!

 

Are you ready for an amazing day at Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay Water theme park? Picture yourself hanging out on the sand, soaking up the Florida sunshine, and swimming in the park’s crystal clear waters, kicked back without a care in the world! Universal’s water theme park, Volcano Bay is unlike any other water park you have ever experienced! ˇThis is not just a water park, it is a water theme park! One of the amazing amenities that sets Volcano Bay apart is their wearable tech — the TapuTapu!

 

 

You receive one of these wristbands upon entry into Volcano Bay to use during your time in the park! You can tap your band at a ride and it will virtually hold your place in line! You are given a return time that will display on your band and you can come back to ride at that time with little to know wait at all! That means during that time your spot in line is being virtually held by your TapuTapu, instead of standing in a line you can be enjoying the pool, floating along in the lazy river, soaking in the sun on the beach, anything you want to do!  Here are some more facts about TapuTapu!

 

 

More than a Place Holder!

Your TapuTapu can also allow for some very fun interactive surprises throughout the park when you tap it on certain touchpoints! Another wonderful convenience is that you can use your TapuTapu to pay for food, souvenirs and more. This way you don’t have to worry about running back to a locker to grab your wallet! Everything is linked right to your wrist!

 

 

Virtual Line!

Once you tap your TapuTapu at an attraction your spot is being held in the virtual line! The virtual line allows you to relax and have fun until it’s your time to ride! During this time you can eat, drink, chill out, or ride other attractions that don’t have a wait time! The options are endless! It is all up to you!

 

 

Look for “Ride Now”

No matter what ride you have got counting down on your TapuTapu, you can always ride an attraction whose sign reads, “RIDE NOW.” This means these rides are a “walk on” and you don’t have to wait. So keep an eye out for “RIDE NOW” as you explore the park.

 

 

Cashless Purchases

You can use your TapuTapu to make purchases at Volcano Bay without carrying around cash or your card. Just set up an account on The Official Universal Orlando Resort App and you can “TapTu Pay” for food, drinks and merchandise throughout the park!

 

 

As always, your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner is happy to answer all of your questions when it comes to planning your Universal Orlando vacation! Contact our team today to book your next trip!

 

10 Tips To Know Before You Go To Universal’s Volcano Bay

6 Reasons to Plan a Spring getaway at the Universal Orlando Resort!

 

Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, Spring is in the air! Now is the perfect time to plan a spring getaway! We know the perfect destination for an amazing Spring vacation, the Universal Orlando Resort! Here are 6 reason you should plan your Spring Getaway at Universal!

 

  1. Grab the Perfect Instagram Photo

You can fill your Instagram with awesome pics from all of your Universal Orlando adventures! With low crowds in the parks this time of year you can grab some amazing shots with no people in the background of your photos! Send your pics to your family and friends back home to send a little Florida Springtime sunshine their way!

 

 

  1. Perfect Weather

Year round, the state of Florida is known for its beautiful warm weather. After all they do call it “the sunshine state” for a reason! However, this time of year the weather is particularly great because it’s not too hot compared to the middle of summer. For some states up north, we are still feeling the cold so a Florida vacation can be a great way to get an early taste of spring!

 

  1. Low Crowds

The great thing about this time of year, is the fact that the Spring break rush is already behind and the summer crowds have not yet come. These spring months are a wonderful time to experience the Universal Orlando parks with much lower crowd levels. Low crowds will allow you and your family to see and do more of the things you want to do!

 

  1. Relax

The warm weather can provide the perfect opportunity to kick back, relax and soak up that beautiful Florida sunshine. You can hang by your Universal Resort pool or visit Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park if you are looking for some refreshing fun!

 

  1. Shorter Wait Times

Once again, the parks are not as crowded this time of year. So what does that mean as far as wait times? The low crowds mean you will definitely notice all the wait times and lines to be significantly shorter compared to peak travel times. Low waits mean you can experience more rides and more fun during your trip!

 

  1. Enjoy All the New Things!

If you have not visited the Universal Orlando Resort recently then you are in for a real treat! There have been so many new rides, attractions, restaurants and experiences that have been added to Universal property! Your Spring getaway trip is the perfect time to check all this new stuff out!

 

Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today to plan your next visit to the Universal Orlando resort or to whatever travel destination you are dreaming of visiting next!

Tickets On Sale Now For Universal Orlando’s Rock The Universe

Tickets On Sale Now For Universal Orlando's Rock The Universe

On Sept. 8 and 9, Florida’s biggest Christian music festival returns for an unforgettable weekend of faith, worship and non-stop entertainment that can’t be duplicated. And now, you can grab your tickets to experience the excitement of Rock the Universe and Universal Orlando Resort all weekend – including Universal’s all-new water theme park, Volcano Bay. Talk about EPIC!

With a variety of options, there’s a ticket for everyone to rock, ride and rejoice on their terms. Choose from 3-Park and 2-Park Rock Your Weekend tickets, 1-night and 2-night event tickets, special Annual Passholder tickets, Group discounts and more.

Looking for the ultimate rockin’ weekend retreat? Book a Rock Your Weekend Getaway vacation package. Starting at $335 per person, you can experience all three theme parks throughout the weekend and both Rock the Universe event nights while staying at one of Universal’s on-site hotels.

Plus, you can enjoy performances by some of Christian music’s most compelling artists like Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Lecrae and more.  See the full talent line-up here.

And with access to Universal Studios’ thrilling attractions, the Coca-Cola Fan Zone, the Saturday night candle lighting ceremony and more, what are you waiting for?!

Meet The New Characters From Despicable Me 3 At Universal Studios Florida

Meet The New Characters From Despicable Me 3 At Universal Studios Florida

Meet the cast of the new summer blockbuster, Despicable Me 3, in Universal Studios Florida. From now through Aug. 19, you’ll be able to meet Gru, his twin brother Dru, and of course, his Minions.

First, meet the Minions that are trading in their denim for stripes at the Jail Minion Tattoo Parlor near the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction. Here you’ll be able to snap photos with the new Jail Minions from the movie and receive your very own temporary Minion tattoo.

Meet and Greet times are below. *Subject to change.

  • 9:20 AM
  • 10:20 AM
  • 11:20 AM
  • 1:20 PM
  • 2:20 PM
  • 3:20 PM

Next, head over to the KidZone area for a chance to meet Gru, Dru, new Tourist Minions, and Mel. You can take pictures with your favorite new friends, and dance along to the groovy soundtrack from the movie.The Tourist Minions even joined us in celebrating the opening of our new water theme park Universal’s Volcano Bay!

Meet The New Characters From Despicable Me 3 At Universal Studios Florida

The Tourist Minions even joined us in celebrating the opening of our new water theme park Universal’s Volcano Bay!

Meet and greet times are below. *Subject to change.

  • 11:50 AM
  • 12:50 PM
  • 1:50 PM
  • 2:50 PM
  • 4:25 PM
  • 5:40 PM

Have a favorite character? Be on the lookout for all-new merchandise from Despicable Me 3, and take home memorabilia of your favorite characters.

Meet The New Characters From Despicable Me 3 At Universal Studios Florida

Merchandise is available at the Universal Studios Store and the Super Silly Stuff store in Universal Studios, as well as the Trading Company in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Lastly, don’t miss out on the Despicable Me 3 weekend takeover at Universal CityWalk from June 30 – July 2. The Minions are taking over the lagoon stage and turning all-things yellow. Join us for a dance party and bust out your best moves. It will be bananas!

7 Ways To Relax And Unwind At Universal’s Volcano Bay

7 Ways To Relax And Unwind At Universal’s Volcano Bay

Universal’s Volcano Bay is going to be jam packed with amazing thrills and heart-pounding water slides. And thanks to the TapuTapu wearable, you’ll be able to virtually wait in line for these incredible attractions. This means you’ll have more time to kick off your flip flops, sit back in your padded lounger and take in the soothing island breeze.

Here are seven ways to rejuvenate and unwind in our tropical paradise.

1. Sandy Beaches

Imagine warm sand sinking between your toes while you gaze out at crystal clear waters. This vacation dream becomes a reality at Waturi Beach, where you can relax by the waves of a sparkling lagoon that sits at the base of the mighty Krakatau. You can find Waturi Beach in Wave Village, the first of three villages you’ll encounter at Volcano Bay.

2. Tropical Beverages

Unwind with refreshing tropical cocktails and frozen drinks inspired by fruity island flavors. Try one of our favorites, POG, a non-alcoholic blend of passion fruit, orange and guava juices. Adults can sip on our Toasted Coconut Pineapple beverage, a delicious mix of toasted coconut rum and fresh pineapple juice.

7 Ways To Relax And Unwind At Universal’s Volcano Bay

3. Premium Seating

Leave your beach chairs at home and reserve one pair of padded loungers instead.* With premium seating around the park, just pick the location of your seat, sit back and soak in your vacation.

This private space includes one pair of padded loungers, an adjustable umbrella and built-in locker storage – which makes it a perfect place to keep your things when you want to take a dip in the crystal waters of Waturi Beach.

4. Private Cabanas

Escape to your own private paradise and rent a cabana for the day.* With options like single units with seating for up to six, or family units, with seating for up to sixteen, there are plenty of options.

Cabanas come with concierge service with exclusive menu options, a fruit and snack basket, a small refrigerator pre-stocked with bottled water, complimentary locker and towel service and more.

5. Island Cuisine

Take a break from the slides to enjoy our unique island-inspired food. There are over 60 options to choose from, including our Pulled Chicken Mole Taco, Poke Poke Bowl or Jerked Mahi Sandwich. Treat yourself to dessert with Chocolate Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Chocolate Lava Cake or Guava Tapioca Pudding.

7 Ways To Relax And Unwind At Universal’s Volcano Bay

6. Winding Rivers

At Volcano Bay, it’s okay to be lazy – and at the Kopiko Wai Winding River, you can do just that. Take a slow ride through the tropical landscape, journey beneath the lava rocks and venture to Stargazer’s Cavern to reveal the magical night sky above. Located at the River Village, this is something fun for Waturi of all ages.

7 Ways To Relax And Unwind At Universal’s Volcano Bay

7. Leisure Pools

Make sure to check out the Puka Uli Lagoon in the Rainforest Village. In this leisure pool, you can relax while your little ones enjoy fun features like bongo drums and spraying water.

Watch the bravest Waturi take on the Ko’okiri Body Plunge from the comfort of The Reef, a peaceful leisure pool in the Wave Village. A clear plexi tube shoots straight through this 5.5-foot-deep pool, which features its own private waterfall perfect for frolicking.

Volcano Bay is the perfect mix of fun and rejuvenation. How do you plan to relax at Volcano Bay? Tell us in the comments below.

Unique Island-inspired Food Coming To Volcano Bay At Universal Orlando Resort

Unique Island-inspired Food Coming To Volcano Bay At Universal Orlando Resort

From the start, the award-winning culinary team, led by Corporate Executive Chef Steven Jayson, was excited to elevate the food and beverage experience at Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort.

From the minute you arrive in the morning until well into the night, you’ll have more than 60 delicious options to choose from, from snacks to entrees to desserts.

Here’s a sneak peek at just a few.

 

When you’re here, you (and your taste buds) will enjoy a wide range of island-inspired dishes, all inspired by the flavors of the South Pacific. What suits your tastes? Try a Poke Poke Bowl or Mango BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich or Island Chicken Salad. Plus—for the grownups—you can enhance your relaxation experience and sip on refreshing signature cocktails and beer while you lounge by the water.

Unique Island-inspired Food Coming To Volcano Bay At Universal Orlando Resort

There’s no denying how delicious the slowly-smoked glazed Hawaiian Ribs with boniato mash and sweet plantains is. One of my personal favorites is the Coconut Curry Chicken made with braised chicken, green coconut curry sauce, white rice, coconut and cilantro with sweet plantains. And our specialty burgers are sure to fill up for a day of thrills and relaxation.

Unique Island-inspired Food Coming To Volcano Bay At Universal Orlando Resort

If you’re not already hungry enough, here’s a sneak peak at some of these dishes. You’ll be able to enjoy everything at Universal’s Volcano Bay when it grand opens on May 25.

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