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.
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.
They have a small playground…
And a short, but interesting boat ride.
There’s a very cute animal show!
And after the show, the kids get a chance to meet some of the animals.
I think the Alligator’s name is Armando.
And of course, The Mermaids.
The theater is actually built into the Spring.
Again… It’s so corny, it’s hard to take seriously. But as a child, I would have LOVED it!
After each performance, you can head over to the gift shop for a photo opportunity with one of the mermaids.
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.
So, thumbs up for small children! I think my Uncle kinda liked the mermaids too! Lol…