Like many of you, I'm sure, I've been looking forward to see what Universal Orlando does with its new Volcano Bay park. How will Universal take traditional water park attractions and bring them into the more intensely-decorated environment of a theme park? And how will a park consisting entirely of virtual queues work in practice?
But when Universal announced a May 25 grand opening for Volcano Bay, I also started wondering... will Universal get this park done by then?
Is this really going to be done by May 25? I'd be *very* impressed. https://t.co/b1yyUMaSaO— Theme Park Insider (@ThemePark) February 12, 2017
Nice overview looking North into Volcano Bay. pic.twitter.com/PzKbiP6C4V— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) February 12, 2017
That retweet of a Volcano Bay construction photo elicited an eruption (sorry, couldn't resist!) of comments from fans who'd been wondering the same thing.
It looks as though Universal's actually close to finished with many of the water slides in the park. It's all that theme-park-style decorating that remains to be done. If this were just another water park, I'd feel completely comfortable that Universal will hit its May 25 deadline. But since Universal is insisting that Volcano Bay will be a theme park, I'm growing concerned.
Granted, Universal is known for pulling off intense construction schedules (remember how fast Transformers went up?), so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. But looking at photos like these, I gotta admit, I'm feeling that doubt.
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