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PHOTOS: Water Blasters Return to Toon Lagoon at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Remember waiting around while the kids enjoyed blasting passengers on water rides at Toon Lagoon? Or perhaps you got a kick out of dousing park guests yourself as they floated by. Unfortunately, the water blasters stationed at Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges and Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls have been shut off since the reopening of Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Lucky for you, the water blasters have now returned. It’s time for some drenching!

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Though the water blasters are now open for public use at Toon Lagoon, we noticed that Universal closed some machines. Social distancing still remains a priority in the park, but we didn’t mind. We prepared ourselves for some water cannon fun!

Water Blasters — Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges

To start things off, you’ll need tokens to activate your water blaster. You can purchase them from nearby vending machines. We started with the water cannons near Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges. Here’s how we went about it.

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Step 1 — Buy Tokens

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As noted on the machine, you can purchase two tokens for a dollar and twelve for five dollars. We splurged on twelve. There were plenty of park guests to blast, and we wanted to make sure the fun lasted.

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Step 2 — Choose Your Blaster

Next, we chose water blaster number six.

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After inserting a token, you use the large red button to fire the water blaster for a few seconds. That’s why timing is everything. Squirting too early or too late will allow your target slip away.

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The blasters are numbered so that you can identify which one belongs to your machine. Make sure you’re aiming with the appropriate one, otherwise, you’ll waste your shot.

Step 3 — Wait for a Target

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Here comes an unsuspecting party.

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We actually didn’t man the water blasters. We allowed these ladies to shoot for us.

Water Blaster — Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls

The water blasters at Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls operated the same as those mentioned above. Naturally, only a few of the machines were open, due to social distancing. With traffic being light, we didn’t have anyone to fire the water cannons for us.

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The water blasters here also match the same numbers as the machines.

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Water rides are meant to be, well… wet. That’s why you shouldn’t feel guilty about adding to the fun. Not only that, but when you score a hit, it’s a little thrilling.

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What do you think about the return of the water blasters at Toon Lagoon? Are you excited about squirting guests riding Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges and Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls? Comment below.

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