Looks like they should rename Universal Studios Orlando’s Volcano Bay water park to “Glacier Bay” as cold weather causes the park to close all day Sunday, November 28th. Universal made the announcement on their Twitter:
🌧️ ❄️ Weather Update ❄️ 🌧️— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) November 27, 2021
Volcano Bay will be closed on Sunday, November 28, due to inclement weather. For park updates, please call 407-817-8317 or stay tuned to Universal Orlando’s social channels.
The park previously closed on November 20th due to a similar weather issue. The continued cold fronts continue to effect both Universal and Disney water parks. The temperatures get as low as the 60s and stay that way for a while until the usual tropical heat returns.
Volcano Bay opened in 2017 after it replaced their previous water park, Wet n’ Wild Orlando, which opened in 1977 and closed in 2016. The park is considered one of the best water parks in Florida and was features on truth’s Impractical Jokers and Food Network’s Food Network Star and Top Chef Junior.
The 27 acre park is home to four distinct areas, Krakatau, Wave Village, River Village and Rainforest Village, each with their own unique attractions and activities. Popular rides include the Krakatau Aqua Coaster, a ride at the heart of the park’s iconic volcano centerpiece.
Recently Florida has been experiencing cooler than usual temperatures. A Cold Front or “Cold Wave” hit the state and has been causing some disruptions on the sunshine state. Temperatures usually stay around the 70s to 80s but the recent highs have been in the 60s and have even gotten down to the 30s in northwestern parts of the state. The temperatures were expected to be gone by this past Friday but the cold front appears to be staying a little while longer.
Hopefully the temperatures will rise once more. As someone who lives in Michigan and had a Grandfather who would for Florida leave every winter to get warm I am sure there are plenty of people who don’t appreciate Jack Frost nipping at their nose.
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