Opening in 2017, the Krakatau Aqua Coaster is one of the most popular rides at Volcano Bay, and for good reason. This ride is essentially a water-based roller coaster because you are not simply by yourself on a slide, but rather in a canoe flying through twists, turns, and drops.
The ride has a few drops that will really get your blood pumping, but it’s nowhere near the VelociCoaster or other Universal Orlando rides in terms of the fear factor.
One thing to keep in mind when trying to ride the Krakatau is that there are often long waits to ride.
Fortunately, Volcano Bay uses a virtual line tool called Tapu Tapu that is really effective in decreasing the time required to wait in actual lines throughout the day; you scan your wristband at a ride entrance and then go do something else for a while as you wait. Your wristband will vibrate to let you know it’s time to ride!
For this Krakatau Aqua Coaster, I recommend scanning your Tapu Tapu either early in the morning or right before lunch so you don’t need to wait for too long.
The coaster starts in River Village even though a significant portion of the ride centers around the Volcano. On the ride, you will be zooming around in a four-person canoe on a track that looks like a water slide.
Krakatau includes several breathtaking drops, twists, and turns. Even the uphills can be scary because the ride launches you right up the slide!
While most of the ride is outdoors and you can enjoy the amazing views of Volcano boy as you twist around the Volcano itself, there are a few dark sections that really increase the fear factor on this ride.
The aqua coaster ends with one last plunge into the finish section that will have you taking a huge sigh of relief when it’s done. But, I guarantee that you will want to ride it again!
Category: Thrill, Aqua Coaster
Location: River Village
Opening Date: May 25, 2017
Height Requirement: Minimum Height 42” (107 cm)
Weight Requirement: Maximum weight 700 lb (317 kg) combined
Supervising Companion Requirement: Under 48” (122 cm) requires a supervising companion