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Weeki Wachee Springs Of Florida

Updated on December 13, 2011

Mermaid Show at Weeki Wachee

Mermaid
Mermaid

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

Granddaughter, Emme
Granddaughter, Emme

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.

Basic training

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

Theatre seats
Theatre seats

Theatre seats

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.

A marker6131 Commercial Way, Weechi Wachee, Florida -
6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL 34606, USA
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Weeki Wachee Springs Florida, State Park

The River

The still river, fed by a spring
The still river, fed by a spring
Kayak training
Kayak training

Reasonable

The park has a cheerful atmosphere, interesting and priced reasonable.

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    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ann,

      You can go back in and edit anything you wish as to correcting spelling, etc. That is the beauty of HubPages. The only misspelling that I can see is on the map capsule. If all else fails, delete and insert a new one. Hope that helps.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      The show sounds just wonderful, the video was fantastic!

      Thank you for sharing a brilliant hub and voted up!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Sound just wonderful. Thanks for the info. Love the pics.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Peggy, I'm so embarrassed. I noticed on the hub email announcement that Weeki Wachee is spelled wrong. I can't change it. Oh gosh, I'm illiterate.

      So I will check out your Vintage Postcard hub. Thanks for the votes.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Hey writer20...I see you have become a level 7 commenter. It pleases me to see you face everytime. thank you for your loyalty.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ann,

      I think that I will link this hub to mine regarding Vintage Postcards and the Underwater Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs that my grandparents would have acquired many years ago. Will be a nice addition! Interesting and useful votes.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Wonderful mermaids swimming. Beautiful great hub. Voted up and beautiful.