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What is the Volcano Bay Rain Policy? | Easily Explained

When you're visiting a water park, rain is one of the few things that you can't control, that can still impact your experience.

In this page, we will go over what the Volcano Bay rain policy is, whether they close when it rains, if they offer refunds, and the pros and cons of going on a rainy day.

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Does Volcano Bay Close When it Rains?

Volcano Bay does not close when it rains, in fact nothing changes as it is typical for Florida to drop in its famous afternoon showers.

However, the water park can close due to severe thunderstorms (thunder and lightning approaching) that last throughout the day, but ultimately it is at the park's discretion.


If thunderstorms are nearby (typically if there is lightning within 5 miles), they will temporarily suspend rides until the weather improves, and then resume rides when the weather clears up.

During this time visitors may be asked to evacuate ride areas, pools, and dining areas to seek shelter.

Is There a Weather Refund?

Unfortunately as of the time of this writing, there are no refunds for visitors if the park is closed due to severe weather, as all sales are typically final.

You'll want to ensure that you check the weather prior to purchasing your ticket.

However, rain during the summer in Orlando is very common and something that you should embrace, rather than worry about.

The afternoon showers normally come sometime between 12 pm-3pm, and they only last for several minutes.

In fact, it's not uncommon to see the sun out while these afternoon showers roll in.

Pros and Cons of the Rain

Perks of Going on a Rainy Day

If you don't mind getting wet, lines will be minimal as most visitors will clear out of the park almost immediately. 

This leads to incredibly short lines, and you'll easily be able to ride the same ride back to back.

visitors at the volcano bay water park

Cons of Going on a Rainy Day

The downside however is that if thunderstorms begin forming, you're risking having to pause or possibly even end your trip.

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