How Long Do You Need at Universal’s Volcano Bay

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the Volcano Bay water park several times since it opened back in 2017. I’ve been to the park as a couple with my wife, with my elderly parents, and now with a baby/toddler.

In my experience, you will want to spend a whole day at Volcano Bay. This means arriving at Volcano Bay when it opens at 10:00 am and staying until between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Volcano Bay is open from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm in the summer and 10:00 am until 5:00 pm in the winter.

Five hours at Volcano Bay should be enough time to:

  1. Go on all the water slides at Volcano Bay at least once
  2. Have some lunch

The only exception to this would be during peak season (such as Spring Break). During these times, Volcano Bay regularly reaches capacity.

Remember, there is no car park or rideshare drop-off (Uber) at Volcano Bay. Instead, you must park your car or be dropped off at CityWalk.

You can then take the free Universal bus from CityWalk to the Volcano Bay water park. Buses from CityWalk to Volcano Bay run every 10 minutes. As such, you should aim to arrive at the Universal Orlando Resort at around 9:15 am to be at Volcano Bay at 10:00 am.

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