Mermaid School comes to several Walt Disney World Resort hotels

Mar 08, 2019 in "Walt Disney World Resorts"

Posted: Friday March 8, 2019 2:45pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Select hotels at Walt Disney World are now offering Mermaid School, where guests are fitted with a mermaid tail and taught how to swim with it.

Guests ages 4 and older can take part in an hour-long class where they’ll be fitted with a swimmable “tail” and led through activities teaching them how to swim in a pool like a mermaid.

The Mermaid School will be offered at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. Classes are $50/person (plus tax). Bookings (select dates per resort) will open mid-March through 407-WDW-PLAY.

The experience is being operated by local Orlando company, The Mermaid Academy, who provide the instructors and the loan of the tail.

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wdwmagicMar 13, 2019

Yes it is open to adults.

juniorthomasMar 13, 2019

Okay. Can I just have a Frosty and a baked potato please?

Abe6711Mar 12, 2019

Sorry. Should have said asking for my girlfriend and me As this is something we might enjoy doing together. We were lucky enough to do dive quest recently and it was so peaceful and I was thinking this was another experience that would be neat for us to do together and share.

MisterPenguinMar 12, 2019

You know that asking for your girlfriend is the literal definition of asking for friend, right? :p And if she insists you join her... ;)

Abe6711Mar 12, 2019

No. Asking for me. I think my girlfriend would really like something like this.

MisterPenguinMar 12, 2019

...asking for a friend.

Abe6711Mar 12, 2019

Is this open for adults to experience also? I just see “4 and up”.

CalmdownnowMar 10, 2019

Looks like I was wrong about the use of the leisure pools. The publicity for CBR suggests the training will be in the main pool for one hour before the pool opens (8am-9am) and will be held two days per week (Tuesday and Thursday) at that resort, so this won't be taking place when the pools are crazy crowded and will only be in a one-hour session. Minimal impact on other guests.

drizgirlMar 10, 2019

Which would also make me very wary of who wore that tail before me.

KBLovedDisneyMar 10, 2019

They will all be trained in the extra warm kiddie pool...:cautious:

I am TimmyMar 10, 2019

And showBOYS? I'm sure you simply forgot.

ravenMar 10, 2019

Mermaid Academy (the same company) has been around for several years at nearby resorts outside of Disney and kids love it. They also do shark fins for boys. Disney finally realize it’s popularity.

Brooklin Disney DadMar 09, 2019

It is cheaper than the princess dress up and another experience to try if you are not hitting parks every day. I wouldn’t call it “learning to swim” though.

HoneyBee1991Mar 09, 2019

I think this a cute idea and a good way to teach kids how to swim underwater without being afraid. I'm actually really surprised at all the negative feedback. Encouraging kids to learn how to swim is always a good idea in my book. It's also a lot cheaper and more interactive then say the princess experiences available in the parks & hotels.