ATTENTION: Due to on-going renovations, the river boat ride and wildlife show are currently closed until further notice. However, the mermaid performances, kayaking and Buccaneer Bay are open daily! To receive text notifications regarding the park being full, text the keyword, Weeki, to 82149.

Meet Mermaid Desiree

Hometown: Port Orange, FLmermaiddesiree

Phone App: Mplaces, Shap Kick, Hay Day
Movie: Splash
Book: The Harry Potter series & Percy Jackson series
Holiday: Christmas
Meal: Cracker Barrel – Homestyle chicken w/ mashed potatoes, green beans & macaroni & cheese.
Musical Artist: Switchfoot

What is your greatest accomplishment? I completed two years of college, married the man of my dreams, and became a world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaid!
Who are two people (past or present) you would like to have dinner with? Jesus & Jon Foreman
What advice would you have for someone who dreams of becoming a Weeki Wachee Mermaid? It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and takes hard work, but it’s the best job you will ever have.
Who is your celebrity crush? I don’t really have one.
What is your dream job? Mermaid, of course!
What is your guilty pleasure? A chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream on top. Yummy!
What is your hidden talent? I can surf and skateboard.
Where is your dream vacation destination? I would love to be a world traveler someday.
What is your favorite quote? “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.”

Film/TV credits: Newport Aquarium (2015), Travel Channel’s “Bert the Conqueror” (2015), City of Mermaids movie trailer (2015), Adventure Aquarium (2015)