You Can Now Live Out Your Fantasies ‘Under the Sea’ With Mermaid Lessons at Disney World
You can actually be Princess Ariel.
Take it from Sebastian: "Life is better down where it’s wetter, under the sea."
Ever since "The Little Mermaid" graced movie screens, a lot of people out there have dreamed of becoming mermaids. And now, Disney World is offering them a chance to fulfill their dream.
According to the Disney Parks Blog, the Walt Disney World theme park in Orlando is offering Ariel fans of all ages mermaid “lessons,” so they can finally be just like their favorite, red-headed princess of the sea.
Oddly enough, being a mermaid isn’t just reserved for cartoon princesses. There are actually professional mermaids who work in shows all over the world from Coney Island to Australia. And it’s not easy being a mermaid. It takes lots of hard work, dedication and expert swimming abilities.
But anyone can become a mermaid if they really work at it, much like the mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
But you can start your mermaid journey at Disney. Each lesson, designed for guests ages four and up, is one hour. Students are outfitted with a swimmable “tail” and led through special mermaid activities designed to teach how to swim just like Ariel.
The Mermaid School is only offered on select dates at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. According to the Miami Herald, classes will be held six days a week, excluding Mondays, at 8 a.m. Each class is limited to eight people.
Lessons are $50 per student (plus tax) and are available for purchase beginning in mid-March through the end of September. More information can be found on the Disney Parks blog, or by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.