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Back when there were barely any other buildings along Highway 19…
I only see one mermaid. Those others are human women. Mermaids don’t stand.
I’ve been to this cesspool of filth. I 100% do not believe in weeki wachee. That place in a huge fuckin tourist trap, the mermaids aren’t real so don’t get your hopes up. Also in highschool this kid I hateds parents had a vacation home there and he always talked about how amazing weeki watchee is and I was like "no its not Alex, it fuckin sucks" but he was more jacked than me so my opinion didn’t matter. Fuck that guy.
My girlfriends sister worked as one. Definitely takes some skill to pull off everything that they do, very selective organization.
Oh the 1950’s and their mermaids. This really was a pervasive fad wasn’t it?
I live literally about 5 minutes from the park. Its been hit hard by Covid. Shut down the entire summer. Its a very cool place to go with kids during hot summer days when you don’t want to drive to Orlando.
Actually I’m in a rented house nearby there now and where we are has a great river to kayak in
I lived about 10 minutes from the park for 12 years. Good clean fun. Loved the shows around the holidays and the makeshift zoo.
Still my favorite place to kayak. 3.5 mile with tons of shallow spring water to chill and watch the manatees float by.
>opened on October 13, 1947 and is still open today.
I just pictured a bunch of grannies standing by a road sign.
If you want to read a really interesting book about them "Swim Pretty" by Jennifer Kokai is pretty much the only book about Weeki Wachee and aquatic theatre in general. It does a really good job of balancing th nostalgia and fondness with reasonable criticism.
Haha everyone commenting is from Spring Hill… I miss skipping school and jumping out of tree swings on that river