WATER PARKS: Universal goes cashless at Volcano Bay
Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park, set to open on May 25th will feature a new cashless system based around the TapuTapu wearable.
Guests will use their TapuTapu wearable, which is included with admission, to virtually wait in line for rides while enjoying other areas of the park – converting their “queue” experience into a float down a lazy river or a quick bite to eat. Their wearable will simply alert them when it’s time for their ride. Or, they can enjoy many TapTu Play experiences throughout the park -triggering special effects like controlling streams of water spurting from whales in Tot Tiki Reef, shooting water cannons at guests snaking down Kopiko Wai Winding River, illuminating images in the volcano’s hidden caves and more.
In addition, guests can make purchases throughout the entire park with their TapuTapu wearable, eliminating the need for cash, credit cards or a wallet; they can also take advantage of special interactive photo opportunities and selfie-spots throughout the park as well as photo opportunities on VolcanoBay’s attractions. Their wearable will automatically sync those photos to their account so that guests can view, share and purchase them at their convenienc and it also enables Locker Access: After renting their lockers, guests will be able to access them with a touch of their TapuTapu wearable
Account setup is done through the Official Universal Orlando Resort app or at Universal Orlando’s website.