Who ever thought of this bright idea needs a reality check. They closed Wet n Wild which was a separate park away from any other park and decided to open this joke which can only be described as a farce. Firstly you can only gain access by going to Universal/Islands of Adventure car park. From there you have to get a shuttle bus to Volcano Bay - you cannot access this park any other way than via this shuttle. As if Universal is not crowded enough, we got off the hotel bus and queued for the Volcano Bay shuttle along with about 60+ other people. First two buses were full and we got the 3rd bus after a LONG wait. Once at the park the madness really began. Queued about 45 minutes to get in and receive our tapu. Then, you couldn't see the wood for the trees - people, loungers, palm trees - we walked for 30 minutes in search of any free seats (this was at 10.30am) - horrible wet sand in some places and on the paths and saw at least 2 people slip as they had crocs on - eventually a lady gave us 2 of her chairs beside the kiddies pool between 6 of us. Queues are a joke everywhere. My teens went on 2 rides and 1 trip up the lazy river after which they wanted to leave. Queued for the bus back to Universal and got a cab back to our hotel. We visit Orlando every year and buy the 3 park flexi ticket. We paid $1,400 for 6 - 7 day 3 park flexi tickets - it worked out the same practically as just buying tickets for VB as we had hoped to spend most of it there (we had done the other parks every other year and there wasn't anything new in them). We used our 7 day ticket 3 times - once at Universal, once at Islands of Adventure and once at Volcano Bay - never again and a total waste of a days holiday and money. We used to go to Wet n Wild which was easily accessible and you only dealt with that parks queue. This place just adds mayhem to an already packed place. We are going again in October or April 2019 and will probably only buy a one day ticket for the new fast n furious ride at Universal but that will be it - won't be buying any weekly park tickets - certainly not for Volcano Bay anyway - we wasted a fortune!! Wet n Wild was a dream and sadly missed
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