Disney Guests Can Now Learn To Swim Like A Mermaid At Select Resorts

Disney fans can finally become part of Ariel’s world.  Guests staying at select Disney World hotels have a chance to “swim like a mermaid” this year.  Participants enrolled in the Mermaid School will be fitted with a “tail” and be taught how to splash around like the mythical sea creatures.  The “Under the Sea”-inspired classes will last an hour each and cost $50, the Disney Parks Blog reported.  Classes will be led by instructors from The Mermaid Academy, an Orlando-based company that offers swimming lessons to “make your mermaid dreams come true.”  Owner Joe O’Rouke is thrilled with his new partnership with The Mouse.  “We’re a very small company compared to Disney — we never thought this would happen,” he said.  “We’re one of the lucky ones.”  The Mermaid School begins mid-March and runs until December this year.  Destinations offering the aquatic experience include Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.

Photo Credit: Mermaid Academy via Instagram

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Scott Fox
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