Plans surface showing Volcano Bay tram road

With very limited space left on property, people have been questioning where exactly parking will be for the upcoming Volcano Bay water park opening in 2017. New plans reveal Universal’s answer to the question.


Universal has filed paperwork with the South Florida Water Management District (Application #160112-19) showing a dedicated bus and tram road coming from Universal’s south parking structure to an area just south of Loews Sapphire Falls Resort (opening this summer) where guests would then walk through a pedestrian tunnel below the I-4 ramps to the plot of land that is now known as Project 533. A hub for transportation would also be built at the south parking structure.

Bravo and hats off to Universal for coming up with this plan, but at the same time, it still seems a bit complicated just to get to a water park. However, if Volcano Bay is as impressive as concept art is showing then it will be worth the hassle to actually get to the place.

 (h/t Orlando Sentinel)

3 thoughts on “Plans surface showing Volcano Bay tram road

  • January 14, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    A 5 minute tram ride a hassle? In what world is that a hassle?
    If they make it as scenic as all the roads are I would love to make that short trip to transition from parking to waterpark.

    • January 15, 2016 at 10:14 am

      From reading Craigs story it seems like you will have to take a bus from your hotel to Universal Parking Garage, walk under the highway and then you can get on the bus. Where at Disney you go to the front of the hotel to the bus stop and you can go anywhere without having to make a stop elsewhere first. It just seems like a lot of steps to get there.

  • January 15, 2016 at 10:35 am

    So that is what they have planned for this space. A water park? To me that is hardly a response to SW & TS Lands. I may be a bit biased anyway but I’m not a lover a water parks. It won’t get me to visit US. Also will it be indoors? As far as the transportation goes, on a hot day, you will have to earn that dip in the pool!


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