With the cold weather in the Orlando area beginning to wrap up in the next few weeks, it looks like Universal Orlando Resort is going to be the first to the finish line when it comes to reopening their water park.
Volcano Bay is going to officially be reopening this month! That’s right folks, as of February 27, 2021, Guests can head back over to the tropical-inspired destination and use their Tapu Tapu to hop on Krakatau! Universal’s press release about the reopening stated:
Universal Orlando Resort’s innovative and incredibly-immersive water theme park – will begin welcoming guests again on Saturday, February 27.
One of three amazing theme parks at Universal Orlando, Universal’s Volcano Bay is a tropical oasis filled with a variety of relaxing and thrilling experiences – all surrounding a massive 200-foot volcano nestled right in the center of the park. Upon entering the picturesque park, guests are immediately transported to a South Seas-inspired paradise where they can relax on the sands of Waturi Beach, drift leisurely down Kopiko Wai Winding River, brave a 125-foot drop alongside the volcano on Ko’okiri Body Plunge and so much more.
Volcano Bay’s enhanced health and safety procedures will be in place when the park reopens on February 27 and reflect the guidelines that debuted last year. Key measures include temperature screenings for guests and team members, limiting capacity at the park and on attractions – including rivers and pools, enforcing social distancing, aggressive cleaning and disinfection procedures, and requiring face coverings inside restaurants, retail locations and when entering and exiting the park. Face coverings are not permitted on the slides and in the pools.
Tickets for Volcano Bay are on sale now for visits beginning February 27. Three-park annual and seasonal passes, as well as vacation packages, that include access to Volcano Bay will be available for purchase in the weeks ahead. For more information and updates, visit www.universalorlando.com.
According to Universal’s safety procedures on their website, it looks like guests will still need to wear appropriate face coverings at certain times. The site states, “Face coverings are required in restaurants, retail locations, and as you enter and exit the park, and we also encourage you to wear face coverings while walking around the park. Face coverings are not permitted on slides and in pools.” The interesting note here is that face coverings are “encouraged” and not enforced, which means that Guests can walk around without masks, at least from how Universal’s language sounds.
That being said, Volcano Bay is opening days before Walt Disney World Resort’s Blizzard Beach, which will reopen on March 7, 2021. Therefore, for vacationers who are wanting to hop on a water slide in February, Universal will be the only option.
Will you be heading to Volcano Bay when it reopens? Let us know below!