Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

My Aunt, Uncle and Cousins were in town, so we drove over to see the Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. This Florida tourist attraction has been around since 1947, and I don’t think much has changed since then. Not much at all. For more about the park and its history, you can visit the official site here. I would bet that during its heyday, this attraction ranked right up there with the world’s biggest ball of yarn.

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

For the modest price, it’s a great place for a family with young children to spend the day. And I do emphasize YOUNG children. The word “corny” keeps coming to mind. I mean that in the nicest possible way… Everything is so darn corny that it’s kinda cute. In other words, my son would have killed me… Disowned me… He would have never trusted me to take him anywhere else, ever again, if I had taken him here. His head probably would have exploded.

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

They have a small playground…

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

And a short, but interesting boat ride.

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

There’s a very cute animal show!

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

And after the show, the kids get a chance to meet some of the animals.

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

I think the Alligator’s name is Armando.

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

And of course, The Mermaids.

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

The theater is actually built into the Spring.

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Again… It’s so corny, it’s hard to take seriously. But as a child, I would have LOVED it!

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

After each performance, you can head over to the gift shop for a photo opportunity with one of the mermaids.

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

I didn’t take any pictures, but they also have Buccaneer Bay, which is their small water park, fed by the spring. And a small restaurant, where you can get burgers and such.

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

 Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

So, thumbs up for small children! I think my Uncle kinda liked the mermaids too! Lol…

Karen