Preparing For Its Newest Park, Universal Orlando Promises No Wallet Is Required

by Cheryl Rosen
Preparing For Its Newest Park, Universal Orlando Promises No Wallet Is Required

The TapuTapu Wearable. Photo: Universal


Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay water park, which will open its doors to the press (including TMR editor Cheryl Rosen) on Tuesday, May 23, and to the general public on Thursday, May 25, promises guests will find “no lines, no locker keys, no need for a wallet anywhere in the park.”

Universal had previously said the TapuTapu wearable, which is included in the admission price, can alert guests when it’s time for their ride and also trigger special effects at various points in the park. But today it announced the device will also have a TapTu Pay feature that allows guests to make purchases throughout the park; locker access; and TapTu Snap/My Universal Photo Access, linking interactive photo opportunities and selfie-spots throughout the park with guests’ accounts, where they can view, share and purchase photos at their convenience.

While TapuTapu is only available at Volcano Bay, Universal is working to enhance the guests experience throughout the park, the company said. The new Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon attraction, which opened in April, features a Virtual Line experience that keeps the queuing to a minimum, and all tickets can be redeemed through the Guest’s Wallet, so there is no need to stop at the ticket booth.

Travel agents can visit Universal's agent portal for more information.

Stay tuned to TMR, and our Travel Market Report and Cheryl Rosen Facebook pages, for Cheryl’s feedback on the park next week! You can also follow TMR and Cheryl on Twitter and Instagram.

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