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To add on to my recent announcement of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park reopening after nearly an entire year of closures, it seems like people have really missed it.
I journeyed to the park over the weekend on a mission to see all the updates for myself, however, by the time I had arrived around 1p.m. (I'm a late sleeper) it was packed full and the parking lot attendant informed me that they had "sold out of tickets for the day."
While I was sort of bummed that the park is limiting capacity to a specific amount of tickets per day (even after people left) all hope was not lost. Thankfully, I had my Mavic Mini with me which meant I could at least get a bird's eye view of the spring.
It's better than nothing, right?
So, here's what a "full to capacity" Weeki Wachee headsprings looks like!
I'm not at all surprised that the spring was full. This weekend was absolutely perfect for swimming with sun-filled skies and temperatures reaching up to 90 degrees.
Pro Tip: As for anyone looking to make a trip here yourself do note that for the time being that the waterpark is only open on the weekends. The parking lot attendant told me that if I wanted to make sure I "got in," that I should arrive only shortly after opening around 9a.m. on the weekends.
"From March 22-May 29, the waterslides, kiddie pool, and lazy river will only be available on weekends. The waterpark will open full-time for the summer on May 29," according to a post on Weeki Wachee's official Instagram account.
If you want to reserve a spot on the springs for a day, you can do so by booking a kayak rental or even by staying overnight at this gorgeous waterfront Airbnb.
For more information on the state park's hours, location and prices, you can go to Weeki Wachee's website here!
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