Volcano Bay, Jimmy Fallon & More Coming to Universal Orlando!


We had to make this blog post super-sized because there’s just so much exciting news coming from Universal Orlando Resort these days about its new rides and attractions.

Before we get to the theme park details, don’t forget that TicketsatWork.com has fantastic ticket specials lined up for your next visit to Universal Orlando.

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Okay… on with the show!


Universal Orlando Resort’s newest ride, “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon,” opens on April 6.

Prepare for the ultimate “Tonight Show” experience; get up close and personal with the show’s most hilarious segments before taking off on a wild and action-packed race through New York City.

Travel through Studio 6B to board the world’s first-ever flying theater, which seats up to 72 audience members; speed through the streets of New York City and all the way to the moon and back, encountering iconic landmarks from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building to everything in between.

The new “Jimmy Fallon” ride will also be the first attraction at Universal Studios Florida to feature an all-new Virtual Line experience, allowing guests to spend less time waiting in line and more time discovering even more incredible thrills throughout Universal Studios.


Lets move over to Universal Orlando’s third amazing theme park, Volcano Bay, which debuts on May 25. This new water park looks sensational! Spanning 30 fully immersive acres and featuring a variety of experiences, Volcano Bay will offer something for everyone.

Here’s a quick peek at some highlights:

  • Krakatau, the centerpiece of Volcano Bay, a 200-foot-tall fire and water volcano with waterfalls during the day and special lava effects at night.
  • Kopiko Wai Winding River
  • Kala and Ta Nui Serpentine Body Slides
  • Wave Village and Waturi Beach, where guests can lounge
  • Ko’okiri Body Plunge, a 125-foot-long waterslide ride that starts with a 70-degree fall through a drop door

Here’s a cool, new feature: Universal Orlando is debuting TapuTapu, its wristband that will be issued to visitors when they arrive at Volcano Bay

Designed specifically for use in Universal’s water theme park, TapuTapu will make the guest experience throughout the entire park as hassle-free and fun-filled as possible. It allows guests to virtually wait in line for Volcano Bay’s dozens of unique attractions; TapuTapu will activate special effects within the attraction, such as shooting water cannons and lighting up images within the volcano’s cave.

2017 is shaping up to be an epic year at Universal Orlando, but we can always look ahead to next year to see what the theme park has planned. And it looks good!


Fast & Furious – Supercharged – Set to open in 2018, this ride will take you on a high-octane adventure into the world of underground racing. You feel every bit of the exhilaration that comes with being part of the “Fast Family” – right alongside your favorite stars from the Fast & Furious films. As your specially designed ride vehicle takes off, every turn accelerates with non-stop action and high-speed excitement on this supercharged thrill ride.

So there you have it – a super-charged rundown of what’s new and coming soon at Universal Orlando Resort. We didn’t even mention all the popular Universal Orlando thrill rides and shows that keep fans coming back again and again.

Take your vacation to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort. With three amazing theme parks – Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park (opening May 25) – it’s days and nights of endless fun for the whole family.

Book your getaway today to the Universal Orlando Resort with special ticket savings from TicketsatWork.com.

By: Jeff Hyatt

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