Universal Says Volcano Bay Could Open Before March

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Universal had to close its water park Volcano Bay for the winter to complete maintenance. The water theme park was supposed to be closed until March 2021; however, a recent update on the Universal website says that the park could reopen before then.

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The new wording on Universal’s website reads as follows:

Universal’s Volcano Bay is closed for the season and is currently scheduled to reopen on or before March 1, 2021.

We are working with guests who have purchased tickets to visit Volcano Bay during this timeframe as well as Universal Orlando Annual Passholders affected by this update. For assistance, guests can visit Guest Services at Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s Islands of Adventure, or call (877) 801-9720.

Guests should continue to check UniversalOrlando.com for updates.

While Universal has stated that the park is closed for the winter due to routine maintenance, we suspect that the ongoing pandemic is also a cause for the closure.

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It seems logical that Universal would want to reopen Volcano Bay sooner as both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios are both consistently reaching capacity.

Universal describes Volcano Bay as:

It’s a water theme park. Which is like a theme park with a whole lotta water. And that big thing in the middle is just like a real volcano. ‘Cause you know volcanoes have water slides, the kind that’ll make you chicken out at the last minute unless your friends (or kids) peer pressure you. And if you’re more a go-with-the-flow type, we got chill things like a winding river, wave pool—oh, and lounge chairs. Doesn’t get chiller than that. Remember, it’s a South Seas oasis (and nothing says oasis like a volcano).

Do you think Universal will reopen Volcano Bay sooner than March 1? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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