ATTENTION: Now that school has started for most, please note the waterslides, kiddie pool and lazy river float are closed Monday through Friday. They will be open on Saturdays and Sundays through the month of September. The swimming area will remain open daily through September.

The mermaids are now on a three-show schedule Monday through Friday. Show times are 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.. The mermaids will continue their four-show schedule on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The weekends are still very busy, so we still encourage you to arrive early before the park opens. Thank you very much for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at the park!

Washington Post

These ‘mermaids’ dance underwater for half an hour at a time

June 17 at 7:30 AM
The auditorium at Weeki Wachee Springs sits 16 feet underground. Long wooden benches face a thick glass wall, which stays shrouded in blue curtains, resembling ruched swimsuits. But three or four times a day, the curtains rise to reveal clear water.

A ledge juts out, and below, the bottom drops down to a 20-by-3-foot opening, from where about 120 million gallons of water rush from the planet’s interior each day. That small opening leads to caverns, still not fully mapped or explored, that go down more than 400 feet.

Back up top, a soft-shell turtle swims past the glass wall. Maybe a mullet, or a gar. And then the mermaids.

Yes. Mermaids.

To read the full article, click here.


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