TAPUTAPU AT UNIVERSAL’S VOLCANO BAY:
THE THEME PARK EXPERIENCE REDEFINED
Universal Announces More New Features for its Revolutionary Wearable – Taking the Water Park Experience to the Next Level
And – Beyond Volcano Bay – Virtual Lines and
App-Based Ticketing Begin to Enhance the Guest Experience
Orlando, Fla. (May 17, 2017) – Guests at Universal’s Volcano Bay – the innovative water theme park set to open on May 25th – will experience an entirely new level of freedom and fun as they enjoy the park with friends and family.
There will be no more standing in long lines to experience an attraction. No more carrying wallets, cash or credit cards throughout the park. No more fumbling for a locker key.
With Volcano Bay, Universal set out to create a water theme park entertainment experience unlike any other. It talked with guests about what they like and don’t like when it comes to water parks. And it designed the waterproof TapuTapu wearable to enhance fun and remove hassles.
Volcano Bay guests will use their TapuTapu wearable, which is included with admission, to virtually wait in line for rides while enjoying other areas of the park – converting their “queue” experience into a float down a peaceful, winding river or a quick bite to eat. Their wearable will simply alert them when it’s time for their ride. Or, they can enjoy many TapTu Play experiences throughout the park - triggering special effects like controlling streams of water spurting from whales in Tot Tiki Reef, shooting water cannons at guests snaking down Kopiko Wai Winding River, illuminating images in the volcano’s hidden caves and more.
And today, Universal announced even more brand new TapuTapu features – all designed to give guests more freedom as they enjoy Volcano Bay.
The best way for guests to take advantage of TapuTapu’s benefits is to create an account. Account setup is quick and easy and can be done at any time through the Official Universal Orlando Resort app or at Universal Orlando’s website. For more information about Volcano Bay or to set up an account, visit www.universalorlando.com/volcanobay.
TapuTapu is specifically designed for use within Universal’s Volcano Bay. But the theme park destination is also working to give its guests more freedom and fun across all its theme parks. Examples include:
About Universal Orlando Resort
For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.
Universal Orlando’s theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley. And on May 25, 2017, Universal Orlando will open its third park, Universal’s Volcano Bay – an entirely new water theme park experience. Universal’s on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, are destinations unto themselves. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family.
Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled more than 20 new guest experiences since 2010 – powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and dramatically themed hotels. Now open is Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk’s newest, unique dining experience, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.
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