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I-Drive: Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaids at SEA LIFE Aquarium, Giordano’s Pizza, and La Carraia Gelato

On Friday – Sundays from Sept. 28 – Oct. 21, the world famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park dived into SEA LIFE Orlando’s aquarium’s tanks to delight guests with their underwater feats and meet and greets.

It’s the first time in the 70-year history of the Weeki Wachee mermaids that they have performed in Orlando – ever since their first show in 1947. And what better place than the family-friendly SEA LIFE?

SEA LIFE Orlando is an immersive, one-of-kind aquarium experience that allows marine life enthusiasts to experience the magical world beneath our oceans of the world with interactive touch pools, bubble aquariums, floor-to-ceiling displays, a cold water rock pool, and 360-degree and 180-degree ocean tunnels featuring thousands of sea animals. The 25,000-square foot aquarium attraction is home to colorful fish, sharks, sea horses, stingrays, jellies, a rescue green sea turtle and much more.

SEA LIFE is the world’s largest aquarium chain and SEA LIFE Orlando is the 50th location aquarium launched in the world and the 8th in the U.S. SEA LIFE Orlando is located at 8337 International Drive in Orlando, Florida, inside I-Drive 360, the entertainment and dining complex which is the home of the 400-foot Orlando Eye observation wheel and celebrity wax attraction Madame Tussauds Orlando. For more information, go to?

If you have children, it’s a great place to spend the afternoon learning about all the life in the sea. Scroll down below to see more:

There’s plenty of great places to eat nearby as well. If you are a fan of Chicago-style deep dish pizza, Giordano’s is a must and then head over to La Carraia Gelato in Dr Phillips down the street off of Sand Lake Road.

If you ever go to Chicago, you know there are a few places that are just known for their deep dish pizza and one of those is Giordano’s founded in 1974.

Inspired by Mama Giordano’s “Italian Easter Pie”, this double- crusted, cheese stuffed masterpiece is now famous all around the world.

6203 W Sand Lake Rd · (407) 377-0022

La Carraia is another Italian favorite – fresh from the city of Florence and transported to Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Marketplace.

La Carraia Gelato
7600 Dr Phillips Blvd #38, Orlando, FL 32819

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