Universal Orlando has announced it is to close its Volcano Bay waterpark for the winter season. The “seasonal closure” begins on November 2, 2020 and will end on or before March 1, 2021.

Universal will use the seasonal closure to carry out annual maintenance on several rides and attractions.

The company says it does not intend to close the Volcano Bay waterpark every year. Universal also says it is working with annual passholders and customers who have purchased tickets for Volcano Bay during the period of closure.

Universal Orlando closed in March because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It reopened its three parks, including Volcano Bay, in June, with strict health and safety measures in place.

In July 2020, Universal Orlando announced its annual Halloween Horror Nights celebration would be cancelled as the resort was focusing “exclusively on operating its theme parks for daytime guests, using enhanced health and safety procedures already in place.”