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The Not So Long Trailer Goes to Florida - Part 3

When Jeff said we were going to central Florida on this trip, my first question was, “will we be able to visit the mermaids at Weeki Wachee, again?!” 🥰🧜‍♀️

Besides the fact that I love the fantasy of “mermaids”,

I am a sucker for any roadside attraction that came to prominence in the 1950s. (The park opened in 1947.) And the fact that Elvis AND Esther Williams both visited this iconic Florida attraction makes it an even more “must see” for me! (I am a HUGE Esther fan and brought her autobiography with us on the trip for reading material.) We last visited here a few years ago in the springtime. If you go during the summer season, be prepared for much bigger crowds, which means waiting in a long line to be able to catch one of the three mermaid shows that run daily.

This season’s choreographed underwater show of mermaids is “The Little Mermaid”. The whole time I’m thinking, I should be doing that!! 😜🤣😁

The mermaids were wonderful and they liked my mermaid skirt. As a former lifeguard, I think I could ace the auditions they have coming up. I actually was curious as to what they paid their mermaids.

Mermaids start at $15/hr. There was no mention of age restriction other than you have to be 18 of older.

But, I don’t think I’m ready to settle into “merlife” at this time. 😁 I told Jeff he could be a merman, but he said it wouldn’t work out unless he could have a heated wetsuit. 🤣 He’s not a fan of colder water.

Weeki Wachee is open 365 days a year, however mermaid shows are dependent on the weather. If you have kids, they’ll probably ly love the water park, Buccaneer Bay! They also have river boat cruises and wildlife shows.

As a side note, I just MAY have bought a Weeki Wachee mermaid tail as a souvenir. 😁🥰

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