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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2009-06-26 08:04 am   Permalink

I think I would be guilty too if I had his job.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/sfl-mermaid-sexually-harrassed-bn062609,0,1238287.story

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Tom Slick
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Joined: Aug 26, 2005
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From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
Posted: 2009-06-26 08:31 am   Permalink

lmao! thanks for the laugh....Some of the comments are just as funny as the story itself!

 
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exquisitecorpse
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Joined: Feb 26, 2009
Posts: 320
From: philadelphia
Posted: 2009-06-26 08:58 am   Permalink

i kissed a weeki wachee mermaid once.
i was five and she was doing a photoshoot at the hotel


 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Joined: Jan 10, 2005
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2009-06-26 10:12 am   Permalink

Meanwhile over in Anaheim, CA..

For a couple of years in the 60's, Disneyland use to have mermaids in the submarine lagoon. Female castmembers who would sit in the lagoon in mermaid costumes. I read somewhere that guys would jump into the water to get to the mermaids. Must have been some siren song thing.

Disneyland Submarine Voyage Stories

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Sharkman_75
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Joined: Jul 01, 2008
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From: Seattle
Posted: 2009-06-26 11:29 am   Permalink

Damn.....no photos?!

 
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Chip and Andy
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Joined: Jul 13, 2004
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2009-06-26 2:33 pm   Permalink

I am not sure that quite qualifies as an 'article' by newspaper standards..... Dude got fired for chasing some tail *rim shot*

And I'm with you Alohastation.... if that was my job you know I would be in trouble in very short order. If not with the mermaid then certainly with the wife!


 
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captnkirk
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
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From: Hockessin, Delaware
Posted: 2012-07-30 09:05 am   Permalink

News Flash! This just in...




 
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Brandomoai
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Joined: Mar 05, 2008
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2012-07-30 10:18 am   Permalink

Noooooooo!!

 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2012-07-30 3:37 pm   Permalink

Interview with a 1966 Disneyland Submarine Lagoon mermaid with photos.



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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-07-30 7:58 pm   Permalink

Great article....thanks King!!!!

 
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msteeln
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
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From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2012-08-01 10:31 am   Permalink

REALLY enjoyed the Edie-view. I'd completely forgotten about the lagoon mermaids, having seen them only once and never hearing a mention about them til now. Bring back the mermaids and the '60s!

 
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Deke Kahala
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Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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From: Anaheim, California
Posted: 2012-08-01 10:42 am   Permalink

Cool interview. Why doesn't Disney bring the mermaids back to the Lagoon?

 
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Bruddah Bear
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From: Los Angeles Basin, Westside
Posted: 2012-08-01 11:27 am   Permalink


OSHA...

... and probably the union too.






 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2471
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2012-08-01 11:40 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-08-01 10:42, Deke Kahala wrote:
Cool interview. Why doesn't Disney bring the mermaids back to the Lagoon?



I am a former Disneyland castmember who worked in the Entertainment Division. The production manager I worked for, who was there working when the mermaids were there, occasionally made comments that the mermaid "atmosphere entertainment" program eventually stopped when the company came to realize that the chlorine and the sun exposure just became too problematic for long-term human performers. The submarine lagoon is more highly filtered for clarity and cleanliness, and also much more highly chlorinated, than your typical human swimming pool. Or so the older people around me always said. There's a good interview by Disney historian Jim Korkis with Edie here:
http://www.mouseplanet.com/9577/The_Disneyland_Mermaids

I did a quick online search but could not easily determine in what year the mermaid program was stopped. But from the photos I found online, I see that many of those gals were very attractive and had very nice smiles.


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Deke Kahala
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Joined: Sep 24, 2008
Posts: 66
From: Anaheim, California
Posted: 2012-08-02 11:00 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-08-01 11:40, AceExplorer wrote:
Quote:

On 2012-08-01 10:42, Deke Kahala wrote:
Cool interview. Why doesn't Disney bring the mermaids back to the Lagoon?



I am a former Disneyland castmember who worked in the Entertainment Division. The production manager I worked for, who was there working when the mermaids were there, occasionally made comments that the mermaid "atmosphere entertainment" program eventually stopped when the company came to realize that the chlorine and the sun exposure just became too problematic for long-term human performers. The submarine lagoon is more highly filtered for clarity and cleanliness, and also much more highly chlorinated, than your typical human swimming pool. Or so the older people around me always said. There's a good interview by Disney historian Jim Korkis with Edie here:
http://www.mouseplanet.com/9577/The_Disneyland_Mermaids

I did a quick online search but could not easily determine in what year the mermaid program was stopped. But from the photos I found online, I see that many of those gals were very attractive and had very nice smiles.



That makes sense about the high chlorine and sun exposure. Still a shame that it didn't work, I bet it would be still cool.


 
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