The park, which has been under new ownership for less than a year, plans to open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only during September, and possibly October.

Cypress Gardens is the third attraction in Florida to close on certain days of the week in the low season. The park joins Silver Springs in Ocala and Weeki Wachee Springs.

"It’s just prudent management to make sure we’ve got our bases covered and we’re not losing money unnecessarily," said Steve Baker of operator Baker Leisure Group.