Hopeful mermaids flood into Florida to swim toward a lifelong dream

14 January 2018

Dozens of women joined the fame troupe of mermaids in Florida's Weeki Wachee Springs State Park yesterday. The announcement to hold audition went viral late last year. It prompted interest from hundreds of would-be mermaids. Though a cold snap seemed to deter some applicants, many did not want to miss the chance to audition at Weeki Wachee. Its mermaids have been a beloved attraction since the 1940s.