ATTENTION: Now that school has started for most, please note the waterslides, kiddie pool and lazy river float are closed Monday through Friday. They will be open on Saturdays and Sundays through the month of September. The swimming area will remain open daily through September.

The mermaids are now on a three-show schedule Monday through Friday. Show times are 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.. The mermaids will continue their four-show schedule on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The weekends are still very busy, so we still encourage you to arrive early before the park opens. Thank you very much for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at the park!

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Weeki Wachee Springs


No. Tickets can only be purchased at the park upon arrival.

No. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park offers outdoor activities. Inclement weather can affect these activities with delays or closures. Please check the weather before visiting the park as you would if scheduling any outdoor activity.

No. The mermaid show is part of the park itself. It is included in the regular admission to the park.

No. Weeki Wachee Springs Does not offer group or senior discounts.

No. All seating for the mermaid show and river boat ride are on a first-come basis.

Pets are not permitted inside the park. However, service animals as defined by the ADA are permitted. Emotional support animals are not recognized by the ADA as service animals. Thus, they are not permitted.

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park does NOT offer cabin rentals, nor any overnight camping.

PSA: During the busy summer months, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is a very popular destination. Like all venues, there is a limit as to the number of visitors the park can safely carry. Although it is impossible to predict visitation on any given day, we recommend arriving before the park opens at 9 AM on the weekdays, and sooner on the weekends.

As a reminder, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park does not offer online ticket sales, or reservations for space inside the park. Admission is on a first-come basis. We encourage you to plan your day to arrive early during these busy times or plan a visit during the off-season if you can. Thank you for your cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you at the park.

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Buccaneer Bay


No. Cooking or grilling is not permitted inside the park. However, you are welcome to bring premade food.

No. Guests cannot bring alcohol inside the park. There is a concessionaire inside the park who does sell beer. You are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages.

No. Buccaneer Bay is seasonal. However, the swimming area is open year-round with the exception of the month of February. You can find the waterpark activities schedule at Buccaneer Bay

No. Group discounts are not offered at the park.

Once inclement weather is approaching, the park will cease operations of the waterslides, and require everyone to exit the water. This is for the safety of the guests and employees. Once the inclement weather has passed, activities will resume. Please note, the park does not offer refunds due to weather.

Yes. You are welcome to bring your own beach chair and umbrella. However, please see a lifeguard before setting up your umbrella, so that it does not impede the vision of the lifeguards and beach.

Only flotation devices for children to assist in swimming is permitted. Other tubes or flotation devices are not permitted.

No. All areas, including picnic tables are on a first-come basis.

Yes. You are welcome to bring in a cooler. They will be checked at the gate. Please do not bring alcohol or glassware as they are not permitted.