Weeki Wachee Springs
The 538-acre park of Weeki Wachee Springs performs an underwater attraction by lovely mermaids performing graceful underwater ballet in 150 feet wide and 250 feet long aquarium-like setting in the spring representing the periods of the 40's to the 70's.
The attractions created in 1974 were inspired by an ex-Navy frogman named Newton Perry, by staying under water and breathing through an air hose supplied by an air compressor.
Places of Interest:
The Mermaid Theater is constructed 16 feet below water with four hundred seaters for a live show.
The beautiful mermaids dance in mermaid costumes amid fishes and turtles while swimming as deep as 20 feet and breathe using underwater breathing tubes.
The visitors can actually peer into the cool, pristine spring waters watching aquatic ballets performed by those beautiful mermaids.
Weeki Wachee Springs lays about 12 miles southwest of Brooksville at the head of the Weeki Wachee River and known as the deepest spring in the United States.
This themed park is popular with swimming mermaid shows, underwater theatre, and summer water park. It also has mysterious blue underwater world full of manatees, turtles, otters and bubbling springs.
This theme park includes the River Boat Cruise, Canoeing and Kayaking program that discover the wildlife along the Weeki Wachee River.
The Buccaneer Bay allows guests to swim in the 74 degree spring water, which has Pirate's Revenge, Thunderbolt, Cannonball and Pirate's Plunge water slides.
The sandy beach area provides umbrellas and covered picnic pavilions. It also has a lazy river for tubing, a kiddie pool, picnic areas and three beach sand volleyball areas.
The guests fitted with a scuba rig will be able to explore the underwater world in the S.E.A Diver™ Surface Scuba Experience Program at Weeki Wachee Springs.
The amateur divers will be trained the basics of scuba diving, then escorted on an educational tour of the Weeki Wachee Spring basin. This program employs certified staff members and insured by the National Association of Underwater Instructors.
There is also a mermaid camp program for teaching children to be underwater performer. The children participating in this program will receive a “mermaid makeover,” and a self-portrait in a mermaid tail.
The shows of the “Little Mermaid” and “Pocahontas Meets The Little Mermaids” have been successful treat for the guests.
The guests who have visited this theme park are Elvis Presley, Don Knotts, Esther Williams, Arthur Godfrey, Kevin Smith, and Larry the Cable Guy.
- April 2011: (Apr 16 & 17) Former Mermaids Training and (Apr 23) Water Egg Hunt
- May 2011: (May 7) Hurricane Expo, (May 28 & 29) Former Mermaids perform
- June 2011: (Jun 18 & 19)Former Mermaids Training
- July 2011: (Jul 16 & 17)Former Mermaids Perform
- August 2011: (Aug 13 & 14)Former Mermaids Training
- September 2011: (Sep 3 & 4)Former Mermaids Perform
- October 2011: (Oct 22, 23 & 29 & 30)Former Mermaids Perform, (Oct 21-22 & 28-29)
- Wild n' Wicked Nights
- November 2011: (Nov 11-13)Fall Harvest of Art Show, F(Nov 26 & 27) ormer Mermaids Training
- December 2011: (Dec 10 & 11)Former Mermaids Perform, (Dec 9 & 10)Winter Waterland