Universal's Volcano Bay is now officially open

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Volcano Bay, Universal's new water theme park, has officially opened today.

This morning's grand-opening celebration included an elaborate ceremony involving drummers, singers, outrigger canoes and, of course, the "native" Waturi islanders.

To mark the official opening, islanders handed Universal president Bill Davis a ceremonial “lotus stone,” which then caused an eruption from the Krakatau volcano, which you can see in the video above.

Follow Orlando Weekly arts & culture columnist Seth Kubersky on Twitter as he explores the park today.

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