VOLCANO BAY.....INFO AND QUESTION THREAD........

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  1. Disfamplan

    Disfamplan Earning My Ears

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    Volcano Bay - Family Cabana: I was wanting to know if anyone has stayed in the family cabana at VB and if you know if there are lounge chairs in front of the family cabana or does it sit against a walkway?
     
  2. soniam

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    I know there are chairs and loungers in front of some of them, but they aren't right in front. Some of them might be on out of the way walkways away from the general loungers.
     
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  4. G-bone

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    Express Pass Unlimited? Do they offer one for Volcano Bay or just the Express Pass to go on each ride once?

    Does the Express Pass get added onto your TapuTapu or is it a seperate wristband/ticket?

    If I have early entry do you think I'll still have to reserve a premium seat?

    Thank you!!!
     
  5. Sehsun

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    The main advantage I can think of for the cabana is the ability to reserve a ride right from your cabana, instead of going all the way to the ride entrance to reserve a ride.

    I think I only remember seeing chairs inside the cabana. The cabanas do sit against walkways.

    I think at VB, you can only use Express once per ride.

    I *think* you get a separate wristband.

    I don’t think there is a need to reserve premium seating if you have Early Entry.
     
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  6. soniam

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    As @Sehsun said, EP at VB is once per ride, and it's a separate plastic wrist band that they mark with a marker. There are two options: one that doesn't include the body/drop slides and one that does. They list the attractions on the info about the EP on the website.

    As for premium seating, it depends why you might want it. If you are worried about getting loungers or getting them in the shade, I think you will be fine at Early Entry. I really dislike where they moved the loungers. At mid-day and afternoon, the shade provides very little to no shade. I think an umbrella or tree would be better. If you want a premium lounger for the lockbox or the wait staff, then you should probably get it ahead of time. I don't know how quickly they sell out.
     
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  7. YRose

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    We are headed to Universal next week and will spend a day or two at Volcano Bay. I have a few questions.
    1) If we get the Express pass and are there for early entry, can we wait until it gets busy before we actually want to use the express pass for the rides? We would get the express pass where you could ride the rides one time each but I would want them to ride as many rides as they wanted to before it got busy. I think it is a bracelet for EP correct?

    2) What is the procedure for getting the Express Pass? I will order it ahead of time on line but don't want to waste a bunch of time standing in line to get it during EE. Maybe we could all ride the rides during EE and than go get our bracelets for the Express Pass I ordered ahead of time on line.

    3) If we order a cabana will it take a while to stand in line for that also?
     
  8. 123SA

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    Based on my experience last summer, you get a separate bracelet for express pass and you choose when to use it. Yes, you can ride "ride-now" or use your tapu tapu until it gets busy and you want to use the express pass

    End of July last summer, we ordered on line, but had to show a voucher in the park to get the bracelet. I did it after early entry at a guest services that was located sort of near oh-no/oh-yeah ... it was on the same path, deeper into the park. It took 5 minutes at most.
     
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  9. YRose

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    Thank you.
     
  10. YRose

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    We are looking into renting a cabana for next week. Does anyone have any favorite cabana locations away from non smoking areas? We will rent a 6 person. Are the top level ones more quiet?
     
  11. YRose

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    So I just called to rent a cabana for the day. They are all sold out except for the Handicapped units. They were allowed to rent me one of those. It is an upper level one. He says it has an elevator. This should be interesting. Does anyone have any experience with renting one of these? Are they ok?
     
  12. alan vick

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    It is a separate wrist band. Or at least it was in October. It allows you to go straight to the line once per ride. Eliminates the wait to join the line.
     
  13. alan vick

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    I had premium seating on a Monday in early October. Totally unnecessary. Not sure when you are going. Early entry can save you money for express pass and seating.
     
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  14. soniam

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    I agree. We did that too. Even the Express was a waste of time during the time, especially since we went to early entry. Summer might be different now though. We haven't been in summer since the first summer it opened.
     

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