Do you have what it takes to be a mermaid? Weeki Wachee is holding auditions
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is famous for its underwater mermaid shows. But where do the mermaids come from?
A job posting you'll only find in this part of Florida offers a clue.
According to the park's Facebook page, auditions to become a mermaid will be held Sat., Jan. 28.
Weeki Wachee celebrated its 75th year earlier this month. On Jan. 12, the park unveiled 28 new mermaid statues as a part of the "Mermaid Tale Trail" exhibit.
The mermaid shows have been an attraction of Weeki Wachee Springs since 1947. The mermaids swim in the depths of the spring, while the audience watches from a 500-seat theater 16 feet below the water's surface.
Visitors can watch the mermaids perform every day at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the month of January.
According to the park's announcement, the mermaid auditions will include a swim endurance test and an underwater audition. The process may take up to two hours. Mermaids will receive a starting salary of $15 per hour.
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