Last week we had the HONOR of visiting an attraction that even Elvis Presley visited! I have always heard of the mermaid show in Weeki Wachee, FL but have never been in the area to visit. I did a search to see what attractions were nearby so I was ecstatic to find this on the list!!! The mermaids perform every day of the year which is a plus you can go any time of the year and see their fun performance!
While we were there the show they performed was called Fish Tails. We were extremely impressed with this show it was so fun to see them swimming around the spring performing! They had a little bit of everything from fish eating out of their hands, to eating under water and they even share some of the history when the attraction first opened in 1947.
The “live mermaids” perform in the Newton Perry Underwater Theater which was built directly into the limestone side of the spring by Perry who was a local entrepreneur and former U.S. Navy Man. I learned that in the 60’s the mermaids performed 8 shows a day! I also learned that back then as many as half a million people a year came to see them perform! Being a mermaid was glamorous back then and they only had 35 mermaids at at time! I had no idea that this would be such a cool attraction! I seriously left wanting to throw a tail on to be a mermaid! The technique they use to breathe underwater is what Perry invented back in 1947 and its still being used today!
The first thing we did was see the mermaids perform (because of course this is the main attraction!) and then we walked to the other side of the park and hopped on a Riverboat which gave us a 25 minute tour of the Weeki Wachee River as they gave us a narrative of the beautiful nature around us! After the river boat cruise we took the kids to the playground (which they LOVED!), I took a trip to the store which was full of SO MANY fun mermaid souvenirs (yes I wanted it all!) and then ended our day with the Wildlife Animal Show. The show only consisted of 4 animals but the lady that did that show was the best I have ever seen to date! At the end of the animal show we had the chance to pet a small gator and the kids had a blast seeing him up close and touching his tail. I even enjoyed that part I had no idea their skin was so soft!!!
I created a video which you can check out below showing the highlights of the day and to get a glimpse into the mermaids performing (trust me you have to go in person to get the full effect of this AWESOME show!)
For tickets and to see more information about Weeki Wachee Springs State Park go to: weekiwachee.com.
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Please comment below if you have ever been to the mermaid show in Weeki Wachee I would love to hear what performance you saw when you went!