Volcano Bay Returns to Universal Orlando This Month

February 4, 2021, 11:40 AM · Volcano Bay will reopen at the Universal Orlando Resort on February 27, the resort announced today. Universal had closed its water theme park "for the season" last November, though a low number of visitors from the north and Europe during the winter this year due to the pandemic no doubt contributed to Universal's decision to close the park for the longest period in its relatively brief history.

Capacity limits will be in place when Volcano Bay returns, as well temperature checks and mask requirements when entering the park and in restaurants and retail locations. Masks will not be permitted on the slides and in the pools. (Masks can lose their effectiveness when wet, anyway, which is why you should bring extras to parks with water attractions.)

For discounted tickets to the Universal Orlando theme parks, including a two-day-free deal that can be bundled with Volcano Bay admission, please visit our travel partner's Universal Orlando tickets page. To learn more about Universal Creative's backstory for Volcano Bay, listen to our podcast with creative lead Dale Mason, who talks about how Universal crafted the story of the Waturi people and their home on Volcano Bay.

Or take an early virtual stroll around the park with our video tour from the park's opening day in May 2017.

* * *
We wanted you to read this article before we make our newsletter pitch, unlike so many other websites. If you appreciate that — and our approach to covering theme park news — please sign up for our free, twice-a-week email newsletter. Thank you.

Replies (3)

February 4, 2021 at 2:52 PM

Has anyone visted a water park in the last year? While Six Flags Great America was closed, their Hurricane Harbor park was open, just trying to figure out how the masks work there.

February 4, 2021 at 6:09 PM

At Volcano Bay masks required for the bus, entry, shops and food service. Optional elsewhere but impossible to wear on the attractions. Social distancing for the lines and no parties share one of the big rafts.

February 5, 2021 at 8:31 AM

Thanks Aaron, I was mentioning this exact thing on Twitter the other day.

Wondering how mask can be worn in water rides....

Maybe we can invent A TPI water proof mask? hahahahahaa

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Park tickets

Weekly newsletter

New attraction reviews

News archive