Splash in the water or relax in the wave pools, this winter, Volcano Bay is the place to be (Photo: Universal Orlando)

Whoever says you can’t visit a water park in the winter? In Florida, especially Central Florida, you don’t have to worry much about the temps, but even when they drop, Universal’s Volcano Bay offers warmer water, tropical food and everything you need to make you feel like it’s summer all year long. Here are just a few reasons to visit Volcano Bay in the winter:

Heated Water
Despite the cooler weather, the water stays warm at Volcano Bay. The pools, rivers and rides all have water heated to over 80 degrees.

Shorter Lines
Because of the colder weather, not many people are rushing to splish and splash in the water. This means you will have the place to yourself as you hop on and hop off the many different water rides, slides and attractions. Be on the lookout for ride signs that say “Ride Now” and you’ll get on even faster.

Hidden Gems Revealed
In addition to shorter wait times, a visit to Volcano Bay in the winter also allows you to really explore the park. With less people, you can find some hidden gems like the little waterfall cove nestled into the base of the volcano. Go further into the volcano and interact with Vol - the spirit of Volcano Bay.

Get a Taste of Summer
Just because the seasons change doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a taste of summer. Volcano Bay serves up fruity drinks and hot plates to keep you dreaming of summer. A few favorites include the longboard pizzas, Jerk mac & cheese and Waturi Fusion Ice Cream.

More Spots on the Beach
Finding a spot on Volcano Bay’s beach during the summer is tough, but during the winter months you’ll find a cozy spot in the sand in no time. Grab a chair and sit back and soak up the sun. And don’t forget if it’s a little chilly you can always hop in the 80-degree water.

Relax with TapuTapu
Speaking of relaxing, The TapuTapu wearable is the key to making your winter stay stress free. TapuTapu helps hold your place in line for rides while you relax in the pools or enjoy food and drinks. You can also sync your credit card ahead of time, so you don’t have to carry your wallet around. Now you are free to truly unwind.