Universal Announces Water Park Closure Due to Rain and Cold Weather

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If you are planning on hitting up the sandy shores of Universal Orlando Resort’s Volcano Bay tomorrow, think again!

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When Guests fly into Orlando International Airport, one of the first tell-tale signs that you are in Florida is the immediate feeling of humidity. Florida is, of course, known as the sunshine state, and many can attest to the multiple months of blistering hot heat that leaves theme park goers dripping in sweat. That is why water parks like Volcano Bay are essential. You can continue to enjoy the thrills and theming of the theme parks, all while remaining as cool as the water can get you and avoiding heatstroke.

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That being said, Florida does get cooler at times, and when that happens, the idea of a water park likely becomes less appealing to many. Universal Orlando Resort has just announced that tomorrow, Friday, November 5, 2021, they will be keeping Volcano Bay closed for the day due to inclement weather.

Weather Update 
Volcano Bay will be closed on Friday, November 5, due to inclement weather. For park updates, please call 407-817-8317 or stay tuned to Universal Orlando’s social channels.

After taking a look at tomorrow’s weather forecast, it seems that Orlando will experience a high of 72 degrees with a 90% chance of rain all day. If we look at Universal’s Tweet, we can see that they used snowflakes and rain cloud emojis, which likely means that due to the combination of cooler weather and the constant rain, the theme park will be closed — and not just due to one or the other. This is something we have seen happen in the past with Volcano Bay, so it is not surprising to see them close the Park tomorrow if the Guest count expectation is likely going to be low.

Krakatau Volcano Bay
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It seems that Universal plans to have Volcano Bay opened as usual on Saturday, so splashes and TapuTapu moments are around the corner! If you still want to enjoy Universal tomorrow, you can! Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk are all open and accepting Guests.

Would you go to a water park in the low 70-degree weather if you visited Orlando on vacation? 

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