After a day full of classroom training and resort tours, we had the opportunity to spend the next day at Volcano Bay! We had the whole day, AND a private family cabana. I was very excited to check it out firsthand since I had never been there before.
This park also has early hours. We made it to the park before the gates opened for the early guests. You do go through security here and then it’s a little bit of a trek to get to the actual gates.
Once at the gates, you scan in with your ticket, and everyone is given a Tapu Tapu wearable.
The Tapu Tapu has many uses throughout the day. It’s used to ride most of the attractions through a virtual line, activate interactive surprises throughout the park, open rental lockers, make cash free payments and more!
These are just some shots I got on the walk in before it became too crowded with people!
The Volcano! With tons of empty seats for the moment. These filled in quickly once the gates opened for all guests. A definite advantage to staying on property…the early entrance time!
One of the eateries:
Restrooms and lockers (with Cabana Bay Beach Resort in the background!):
Another view of Cabana Bay Beach Resort from inside Volcano Bay:
Finally! We made it to our Family Cabana!
This cabana was HUGE! Tons of seating…
A little goodie basket:
Towels (towels otherwise are NOT provided! So you should bring some from your resort!), a safe, minifridge stocked with beverages:
Also included is our own personal Tapu Tapu station. Instead of having to go to an attraction to get a return time, we could do it right from our cabana! So super convenient.
Another advantage was having the ability to order food and drinks right in the cabana. We had an attendant who came around frequently to check up on us. Lines for food and drink at the regular eateries were long! So it was nice to sit in the shade and be waited on.
Here are just a few pictures of some of the attractions:
Krakatau…I actually went on this one! Our cabana was right next to this, so this is the first place we hit. The line for this got super long right away. We basically walked on it.
I also went on this green slide!
Here’s one entrance to the “lazy river:”
I did take some time to relax by the wave pool. We were looking for seats right as some people were leaving, so we got the front row!
I did order a fantastic drink while in our cabana.
And a Longboard Pepperoni Pizza!
It was good!
Overall, we had a fabulous day! I will definitely be returning here with my kids. I love the Tapu Tapu system so you don’t have to stand in lines and wait for every ride. I also think I will definitely get a cabana. Not having to worry about our personal belongings is a huge plus! The staff was all super friendly and helpful. I don’t have anything bad to say!