In July 2011, Mr. Selfish and I took a mini-road trip to Weeki Wachee Springs. It is a little water park built on a natural spring. The main attraction is the mermaid show, which is in a theatre that is also built into the spring. Weeki Wachee Springs is old Florida at its finest. It is campy and full of family fun. We enjoyed it immensely.
We greatly enjoyed the water park itself, because you get to swim and slide into the spring. There are huge water slides and a little area around which you can tube. The water is a cool 74.2 degrees year-round.
Of course, Mr. selfish and I went to two mermaid shows. The first show was just tricks and swimming. The second show was the Little Mermaid based on the Hans Christian Andersen but there was a happy ending instead. The mermaid beat the evil witch and became human to live happily ever after with the human prince.
Lastly, there were a great deal of photo ops at Weeki Wachee Springs. You can take goofy photos, and you can even take a photo with a mermaid.
Weeki Wachee Springs was a lot of fun. I highly recommend it. It’s only an hour and 45 minutes away from Orlando. That’s an easy day trip!