Universal Orlando: Jam Packed crowd at Volcano Bay, no social distancing Amid COVID-19


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Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando

People did not maintain social distancing at Universal Orlando Volcano Bay

Recently, the theme parks reopened after getting closed in March 2020, due to the pandemic Covid-19. They were closed so that people stay in their homes and avoid getting outside, basically to practice social distancing. When the theme parks around the globe and particularly in Orlando were about to reopen, it was said that special measures would be taken to avoid any contact and to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. However, a photo was released which indicated that in Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay people are not maintaining social distancing. It was seen that the crowd was standing together, maybe to exit the theme park.

The photo was taken by Josh Young, who is a theme park writer. He told that it was an uncomfortable situation for him and other guests. In addition to this, Young stated:

“The ramp which you saw pictures of, leading up to the busus on the other level had no social distancing markers.”

Moreover, he said:

“There was a barrage of atleast 40 employees that just passed by us constantly while we were waiting for buses. They apparently have their own seperate bus. They were pushing pass because they didn’t want to wait, encroaching into our space even more”. 


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Looking at the situation the state representative Anna Eskamani on twitter inquired about it, and Universal Orlando responded:

“We were quickly made aware of this concern yesterday and our team at Volcano Bay was able to resolve the situation swiftly. We have also put processes in place to ensure this does not occur again.”

It is important for everyone to practice social distancing and avoid contact as it may increase the transmission of the virus. Overall, it was said that the theme park had good management regarding the measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19, however, there is still a certain need for improvement.



Written by Jennica Mira

Jennica Mira is the senior reporter of Orlando Solution. She finished her Bachelor in Communication from the University of Central Florida and currently residing in Orlando. In leisure, she likes to read poetry and contemporary articles.

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