Volcano Bay Waterpark Construction Update #9 ~ Universal Orlando Resort
Our 9th edition of progress updates on Volcano Bay has a lot to offer this week including new angles and new features beginning to appear from those angles!
So to start off let’s take a look from several views of the volcano, Krakatau Mountain. On this first angle, we can see 2 plastic covered slides almost into a splash pool form:
From another angle we can see a side view of the same slides and another picture of the splash down pool:
On almost the opposite side of the mountain we can see the covered slides that are mostly inside the volcano and some purple support towers which are currently supporting the flumes:
From this next angle we can see some of the facade work continuing, more on that in a minute, but also a strange opening at the top:
A slightly different angled shot of this shows just how odd-shaped and big this opening is:
This could be for the observation deck opening as seen in concepts or could just be the beginning of the top off of the volcano itself:
Our next look continues our viewing of the facade work being done to Krakatau Mountain where a lot of base work has been completed on one side:
A closer look at the base shows us a rectangular opening, not sure what this could be for at this time:
More pieces of base facade continue to wait for placement near the mountain, what a puzzle!
Our final view focused on Krakatau come from the familiar angle of past updates showing more details of things discussed above:
Moving onto Honu the half-pipe style slide we’ve been following, workers continue to place pieces of flume into place:
The slide is coming along nicely and I would imagine as early as next week the slide will be pretty much put together:
A couple other shots from the ground show off the true curve and angle of this attraction, pardon the traffic light in the 2nd shot:
While nearby, we also managed to find the end piece for the neighbor slide Ika Moana behind a mesh fence covering:
On another corner of the construction site we see several colorful pieces awaiting their turn to be hoisted into place:
What we perceive to be the bus/ shuttle loop(s) for the park has gone vertical and has the looks of a giant gazebos style:
Another building nearby looks nearly enclosed, and could be entrance related facilities you’d typically find at a waterpark:
The two little buildings we’ve been following in previous updates continue to grow:
Underneath Honu, we see a wider, lazy river style, concrete flume coming into place:
We also notice stair towers coming into form between 4 of the first slides to go up on the site:
To close out this extensive update, I wanted to showcase a couple different angles of the water coaster. To start, we take a look at the station area from a few angles:
As we can see above a nice roof frame has gone into place, and the flume is covered in this area to protect the mechanics of what is probably a conveyor belt system:
Here’s a nice, nearly overall shot of the coaster:
One of my favorite parts of this attraction is going to be going through the volcano, and you can see that in these final 2 shots:
Well for those of you who made it this far reading and checking out this update congratulations! It was quite an update and we loved taking all the angles! For more on Volcano Bay, be sure to check out our previous updates! Here’s a shot we brought you of the water coaster area before we even realized what it was!
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