Universal Closes Park For Remainder of Day Due to Weather Concerns

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Volcano Bay

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If it is raining outside, visiting a water park might make sense for some, but many prefer to enjoy the waves and slides when the sun is shining down on them.

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Universal Orlando Resort is currently operating Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, CityWalk, and Volcano Bay; however, one of those Parks is about to close down for the rest of the day. Today in Orlando, there has been a ton of rainfall, and with gloomy skies, it seems that Volcano Bay was likely not on the forefront of many Park-goers ‘ minds. Because of this, Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) has updated their weather to note that Volcano Bay will be closing at 2:00 p.m., three hours prior to its original closure, due to inclement weather.

Universal Volcano Bay
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Weather Update

Volcano Bay will be closing at 2:00 PM today, December 21, due to inclement weather.

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Universal has closed Volcano Bay in the past when temperatures have dropped, or rainfall overtook the Guests, so it is not too surprising to see them doing this today. That being said, Universal is experiencing one of the busiest times of year at the moment as the holiday season is in full swing.

Krakatau Volcano Bay
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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).

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It seems that things should be back to normal tomorrow so Guests can soak in Waturi Beach, brave the Krakatau Aqua Coaster, ride Honu ika Moana, dive into the Ko’okiri Body Plunge, use their Tapu Tapu, and more! That being said, at Walt Disney World, we already have seen Blizzard Beach pre-close tomorrow due to cooler temperatures, so be sure to check back with Universal tomorrow if you plan to go to Volcano Bay so you can be assured it is still open, as things can change at a moments notice with water parks.

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