ORLANDO, Fla. - When Volcano Bay’s TapuTapu device was first announced, Universal planned usher in a new era of the theme park experience --- virtual lines. Now the uses for the device are expanding with the park revealing that guests will be able to make purchases and rent lockers with their TapuTapu wearables.
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There will be no more standing in long lines to experience an attraction. No more carrying wallets, cash or credit cards throughout the park. No more fumbling for a locker key.
With Volcano Bay, Universal set out to create a water theme park entertainment experience unlike any other. It talked with guests about what they like and don’t like when it comes to water parks. And it designed the waterproof TapuTapu wearable to enhance fun and remove hassles.
Volcano Bay 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 peaceful, winding 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.
And today, Universal announced even more brand new TapuTapu features – all designed to give guests more freedom as they enjoy Volcano Bay.
TapTu Pay: Guests can make purchases throughout the entire park with their TapuTapu wearable, eliminating the need for cash, credit cards or a wallet.
TapTu Snap/My Universal Photo Access: Guests can take advantage of special interactive photo opportunities and selfie-spots throughout the park as well as photo opportunities on Volcano Bay’s attractions. Their wearable will automatically sync those photos to their account so that guests can view, share and purchase them at their convenience.
Locker Access: After renting their lockers, guests will be able to access them with a touch of their TapuTapu wearable.
The best way for guests to take advantage of TapuTapu’s benefits is to create an account. Account setup is quick and easy and can be done at any time through the Official Universal Orlando Resort app or at Universal Orlando’s website. For more information about Volcano Bay or to set up an account, visit www.universalorlando.com/volcanobay
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