Weeki Wachee Springs Of Florida
Mermaid Show at Weeki Wachee
Vacationers are gone
Now is the time for us Floridians to enjoy the many parks and recreation areas in our beautiful State. No waiting in line with sweat dripping from your face. The weather is puuurrrfect! I'll admit there is an excitement generated by crowds, but there is also casual enjoyment of walking through a quiet park. Some of the attractions are closed at this time of year, but most are open. My family traveled the 1 hour drive to Weeki Wachee Springs last week end, and there were less than 20 cars in the parking area. In one of the restaurants, three families. Peak months are May, June and July.
A mermaid stop
A State park
Weeki Wachee park is not as big as some of the other parks. It features many animal exibits, water slides, a river boat ride, and of course the main attraction of the famous Mermaids.
A long lasting job
Each Mermaid has a year of training. It is a grueling work out. They spend many hours of ballet underwater training and special breathing techniques. Some don't make it, but if they finish the training, the job last at least 15 years. There are 15 or more Mermaids and 5 Mermen employed at all times.
All the under water routines are choreographed with music. The basic training is done in regular swim wear, and then they don their mermaid tail, and have to learn all over again.
A theatre view
Each show has a theme with music and a narrator. The Little Mermaid show, has a Prince and Princess exit the water and run into the theatre dripping wet and dance, then run back to the underwater scene.
Weeki Wachee Springs Florida, State Park
The park has a cheerful atmosphere, interesting and priced reasonable.
- Ticket Prices
Welcome to Weeki Wachee Springs! Home of the World Famous Mermaids! If you thought mermaids were just the lively imaginings of lonely sailors, think again -- and come to Weeki Wachee Springs, the City of Live Mermaids, on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
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