Weeki Wachee Springs known as the City of Live Mermaids, is a water themed tourist attraction on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The first show at the Weeki Wachee Springs underwater theater opened on October 13, 1947, where mermaids performed synchronized ballet moves underwater while breathing through the air hoses hidden in the scenery. In the 1950s, Weeki Wachee was one of the nation’s most popular tourist attractions.
A 7" single was produced to promote the show and as a souvenir. A re-working of the title song to the Disney version of Alice In Wonderland. It was released by ABC-Paramount. ABC (American Broadcasting Co.) bought Weeki Wachee in 1959, and used their wide-spread power and influence to heavily promote the attraction to the American public.
Watch a short promotional film for the show below, featuring the song, which was sung by Marlin and the Mermaids!