Universal Orlando has announced that they will rolling out a wearable technology to help guests skip the long lines at their Volcano Bay water park.
Guests will given a high tech bracelet called a “TapuTapu” as a part of their admission. While wearing the bracelet guests can then put themselves into virtual lines for the rides that they want to ride, and it will let them know when their time is getting close.
This will allow the guests to spend more time enjoying other rides as opposed to waiting in line. The concept is familiar to many in the way that restaurants hand out a buzzer that goes off when the table is ready, allowing people to wander around and not have to wait until their name is called. Universal seems confident that the new option “will redefine the way guests experience water parks.”
In addition to remedying the line situation, the TapuTapu can also be used for some “tap to play” experiences throughout the park. For example, the bracelet can be used to set off special effects at different areas in the park, like shooting water cannons.
Tickets for Volcano Bay go on sale November 15.