On February 13, Universal filed plans with South Florida Water Management for a proposed water park to be built on vacant land east of Turkey Lake and south of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. The parcel of land for the planned water park at Universal Orlando Resort is more than 50 acres. Previously, Universal has filed for trade marks for the names Volcano Bay and Wondersea Island, according to the details released on the theme park blogs.
A document of International Drive projects, released during a press conference on March 11, says the water park will be open by next fall. The document can be found on the International Drive Master Transit & Improvement District website. The new development will include slides and pools and the main centerpiece will be a volcano as part of a larger tropical island theme. The volcano will feature slides and will be built at the southern part of the parcel, according to a map given out at the International Drive event.
The document, released on Wednesday, also references the upcoming King Kong attraction at Universal Studios theme park Orlando and the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort that is set to open in summer 2016.
It is obvious that Universal aims to continue adding more options to the resort and attracting more and more tourists to the area, as well as bringing a boost to the $50 billion local industry.