Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay will be temporarily closed for maintenance this winter
Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay water park will be closed for the winter, the company has announced.
According to the Universal Orlando website, Volcano Bay will be closed for maintenance for approximately four months on November 2nd.
“We will use the seasonal closure to maintain several attractions and areas of the park at the same time annually,” the website says.
The water park is expected to reopen “on or before March 1st”.
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According to the FAQ, the company has no plans to close the water park every year, although it is “typical” for water parks to have seasonal closings during winter for maintenance.
Universal Orlando water park, Volcano Bay, will be closed for “annual maintenance” from November 2nd through March 1st, the company said. (Photo by Gerardo Mora / Getty Images)
Universal said it was working with annual pass holders and customers who bought tickets to Volcano Bay during the shutdown.
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According to the website, “3-park season and annual passes, valid from November 2nd, will receive an additional two months to compensate for the seasonal closure of Volcano Bay.”
Customers who have already purchased day passes for Volcano Bay during the closure can change the day or receive a refund.
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Universal Orlando – owned by Comcast – closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic and finally opened its three parks, including Volcano Bay, in June with improved health and safety measures.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Volcano Bay cut its schedule to just five days a week over the past month. The newspaper reported that the water park is now closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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In July, Universal Orlando announced that this year’s annual Halloween Horror Nights celebration would be canceled as the company “focuses solely on operating its day-visitor theme parks using improved health and safety practices,” the announcement said.
However, the resort announced it would be opening two haunted house attractions for the month of October this year.
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