The other epic half of our recent Florida adventure was going to Volcano Bay (Universal Studios’ water park). Or, as Layna calls it, Tu-no Bay. Just like with the Harry Potter World post, I’ll give some brief commentary then explode your screen with pictures.
Some would call our whole trip a bit crazy, but really the only part of it I agree was kind of nuts was going to a popular water park on Labor Day. The line to get through the health screen and actually into the park was the worst part of the day. Once in the park we were mask-free, and while that falls into the crazy category, we all thoroughly enjoyed the non-maskedness in public thing. Few points of interest:The blue bracelets we are wearing are devices that let you do virtual waits in line. We only used it once, but it was for a ride that had a two hour wait when we “tapped into line” and by the time we left the park the wait for that same ride was over four hours. Because we had these stylin’ things on our wrists we spent the two hours of wait time riding other rides and doing other stuff. It’s brilliant. Lunch was really tasty. Pizza and Chicken Salad. I have to say, theme park food has come a very long way and did not disappoint. It was so cool…the kids were all very brave and did all the rides…even though Corra spent the next few days and weeks telling anyone who would listen all about all the rides she hated because they were scary. Sigh. The waterproof pouches I got for our cell phones were quite possible the most life changing things I’ve ever bought. Seriously. Worked a treat and made it possible for me to take all the pictures I wanted all day long. I even got a picture up into the inside of the volcano while on the Fearless River ride. Again I say, Brilliant. Unanimously, it was decided that we would all happily return again.
Happy to report that despite a front row seat for the ridiculous things people consider appropriate swim wear, and the crowds (the staff really did try to keep everyone spread out…they were awesome!), we emerged unscathed and Covid free. It also came as no surprise that while the girls loved the rides, they were happiest when we hung out in the lagoon (fancy swimming pool) and they could just swim. They are, after all, part fish. We loved it all and are so glad we dove in and just did it.