Tapu Tapu devices, a waterproof wristband, will be used at Universal’s new Volcano Bay for everything from reserving your place in a virtual queue for the rides to activating special effects throughout the park.
Soak up the sun on Waturi Beach, watch your friends speed through the Ko’okiri Body Plunge in The Reef leisure pool or brave the racing torrent of TeAwa The Fearless River. When it’s time for you to ride, TapuTapu will alert you to head over to the attraction. No carrying tubes, no standing in long lines, no hassles.
Simply walk up to the totem in front of an attraction entrance and with a wave of your wrist, you’ll receive a return time for that attraction,” the blog post explains.
The idea is that visitors will be able to explore other parts of the park instead of standing in line. The band will alert wearers when it’s time to ride.
First, you get the band as soon as you enter the park. Once in the park, you look for “totems” near the attractions you want to experience. You simply walk up to the attraction, scan your Tapu Tapu, and get told a time that you’re supposed to come back. Our guess is that there’s a clock on it as well. Then, you go about your day and enjoy the other things in the park that do not require waiting in line, such as the lazy river, wave pools, and other play areas. Once your time is near, the Tapu Tapu notifies you by lighting up.