It's that time of year again. The only good thing about the unbearable heat of the summer is getting to spend your day cooling off at a water park, and whether you're into heart-pounding rides or relaxing poolside amid gorgeous surroundings, Universal's Volcano Bay in Orlando, Florida is a water theme park unlike any other.
Here are five reasons why Volcano Bay is set to blow all your other vacation plans right out of the water.
1. The rides are insane.
Thrillseekers, look no further for the next item to add to your to-do list. The Ko'okiri Body Plunge features a 70-degree fall through a drop door, while the Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides give the bravest adventurers the opportunity to take a plunge from atop a volcano. With a host of other pulse-pounding rides, the thrills offered at Volcano Bay are truly next level.
2. It's breathtakingly beautiful.
If you're all about that island paradise life, then Volcano Bay definitely deserves a spot on your 'Travel Goals' Pinterest board. Relaxing among the sparkling waters of Waturi Beach at the base of the volcano is a totally envy-worthy way to spend an afternoon, and you really can't beat reclining in your own waterside cabana surrounded by gorgeous tropical scenery.
3. There's no waiting in line.
No, this is not a drill and yes, this is real life. Nothing sucks the fun out of a day out like having to spend half the day waiting in line, but at Volcano Bay, all you need is your TapuTapu waterproof bracelet to hold your place in virtual lines. Say goodbye to having to carry your raft everywhere, and focus on what really matters: having the best day ever.
4. It's literally a magical place.
If you're obsessed with Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter, then you're gonna love this. While wearing your TapuTapu, all you have to do is wave your hand to reveal wondrous surprises hidden throughout the park.
5. The fun doesn't have to end once the sun goes down.
Volcano Bay lights up at night, transforming the park into an even more relaxing island paradise. Keep your eyes peeled and you may even get to witness the 200-foot tall Krakatau volcano erupting and lighting up the night sky.
Excited yet? Universal's newest park opens on May 25. In the meantime, you can enter for a chance to win a trip to Volcano Bay here. Good luck!