Volcano bay opens in Orlando


AT A BRAND-NEW WATER PARK. LOOK AT THIS. UNIVERSAL’S VOLCANO BAY OFFICIALLY OPENED ITS GATES TODAY AND AS SKY 6 FLEW OVER THE PARK, YOU CAN SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE DIVING INTO ALL THE NEW ATTRACTIONS OUT THERE. NEWS 6 REPORTER AMANDA CASTRO JOINS US NOW LIVE OUTSI UNIVERSAL AND IT’S THE KIND OF DAY WHERE I CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE WE DID NOT SEND YOU OUT THERE WITH YOUR SWIMSUIT. WHAT HAPPENED?>>Reporter: WELL, LET ME TELL YOU, I WAS JEALOUS OF EVERY SINGLE PERSON AT THE PARK THIS MORNING AND TODAY JUST ENJOYING THE COOL, NEW RIDES. LET ME TELL YOU, IT’S NOT EASY TO WALK AROUND IN THE WATER PARK IN THE SAND WEARING JEANS AND TENNIS SHOES. THE WHOLE DAY KICKED OFF WITH A AN AMAZING OPENING CEREMONY THIS MORNING, FEATURING POLYNESIAN MUSICIANS AND DANCERS, LEADING UP TO THE VOLCAN CRAC ERUPTING. OTHER GUESTS RELAXED ON THE BEACH AND HAD A COLD BEVERAGE IN THEIR HAND, WHICH IS WHAT VOLCANO BAY IS ALL ABOUT, A PLACE TO KICK BACK AND ENJOY THE THRILLS.>>IT IS PURE FUN AND FANTASY. WHAT I HOPE OUR GUESTS COME AWAY WITH IS THAT THEY’RE EXHILARATED AND GET A WONDERFUL, RESTFUL DAY.>>Reporter: PARK OFFICIALS SAY VOLCANO BAY IS EXPECTED TO REACH FULL CAPACITY TODAY AND THE SAME LIKE THAT THROUGHOUT THE MEMORIAL HOLIDAY LONG WEEKEND. YOU WOULD EXPECT WITH LARGE CROWDS, BUSY CROWDS, THERE WILL BE LONG LINES FOR THE AWESOME NEW RIDES BUT UNIVERSAL FIGURED OUT A WAY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. I’LL BREAK DOWN THE BRAND-NEW TECHNOLOGY AND HEAR FROM SOME OF THE PARKGOERS IN THE STORY WE’RE PUTTING TOGETHER FOR YOU AT 5:00.>>Ginger: WE KNOW THERE WAS A REALLY BIG PUSH AT THE END TO MAKE SURE THE PARK WAS READY FOR TODAY. WERE THERE ANY ISSUES WITH ANY OF THE RIDES YOU’VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT?>>Reporter: I DID JUST TALK TO PARK OFFICIALS. THEY TOLD ME RIGHT NOW THE RIDES ARE UP AND RUNNING. EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL. BUT EARLIER TODAY, THERE WERE SOME ISSUES. WE’VE HAD PERIODIC CLOSURES, INCLUDING THAT COASTER RIDE, THE AQUA ROLLER COASTER THAT SHUT DOWN THIS MORNING AND EVERYTHING HAS BEEN RUNNING SMOOTHLY SINCE THEN. BACK TO YOU.>>Ginger: AMANDA CASTRO,

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