Ashley Carter of Spectrum News 13, shared Universal Orlando has announced the theme park resort will begin closing its Volcano Bay water park on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 8. While we can’t yet confirm this report based on the hours posted online we expect the website to be updated in the next week.
She shares the Central Florida theme park resort claims they’ve decided to make the change due to “operational needs and fall travel trends.” This change comes following a few other operational changes at the Universal Orlando theme parks due to decreased visitation on account of the recent pandemic.
Universal Orlando has announced that Volcano Bay will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 8. The schedule change due to "operational needs and fall travel trends." pic.twitter.com/Xe2O7qS8Rf
— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) August 22, 2020
Last month, Universal Orlando announced it would be temporarily closing several of its attractions. These attractions included A Day in the Park with Barney, Fast & Furious: Supercharged, Kang & Kudos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl, and Fear Factor Live at Universal Studios Florida and Storm Force Accelatron at Islands of Adventure.
This news came following the announcement that the resort planned to adjust its operating hours. Beginning August 2, Universal’s Islands of Adventure changed its operating hours to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Universal Studios Florida adjusted their hours to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Prior to this change, both parks were open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. At this time, Universal has not adjusted the times of its entertainment shopping center, CityWalk.
Universal Orlando first reopened to park guests in June with the addition of new health precautions in an attempt to stop the spread of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Some of these new precautions include all guests having to wear face masks, and undergo temperature screenings.
Guests with temperatures over 100.4 will not be permitted into the parks. Additionally, the theme park resort installed social distancing markers on the floors of queues and outside of entertainment areas as a means to keep guests 6 feet apart at all times.
What are your thoughts on Universal Orlando closing its Volcano Bay water park every Tuesday and Thursday beginning next month? Let us know in the comments!