20. Fun in the Sun
In in the 21th century, it seems there isn’t much we can all agree on. Yet, one thing we can all understand is how much fun a midsummer day in the sun can be. The best way to cool off and beat the heat is at the pool. For kids, waterpark is a dreamland of fun slides, hundreds of other kids, and snacks galore.
19. Educational Fun
Not all waterparks are just fun and games. Many have acquariums to tour where kids can learn about all types of fish and sealife. Some even offer underwater walkways like this one, a kid’s dream!
18. Lost Island
One waterpark in Waterloo, “The Lost Island” offers more than slides and acquariums. Something children from everywhere dream of seeing one day. Hidden in the park is a real mermaid!
17. Real-Life Mythical Miracle
While some waterparks boast large sharks and exotic sealife in their acquariums, the Lost Island is home to something legendary. The real mermaid draws tens of thousands of visitors every year from all over the US.
16. Meet the Mermaid
This sweet mermaid, Maizie, calls The Lost Island home. We want to know all there is to know about Maizie and her life!
15. A Happy Character
Though there are myths and legends of evil mermaids, it’s not so for Maizie! She happily interacts with kids and makes them smile all day. This picture makes us smile, thinking about the wonder these kids are experiencing at the sight of Maizie!
14. A Friendly Sea Monster
Pirate legends repute that sailors should never get close to a mermaid. Since they were dangerously beautiful and seductive, they would drag a sailor down to the depths of the ocean to his death. This is not so for Maizie! She is a friendly mermaid!
13. Magical Moments
Maizie’s lifelike costume is magically convincing. Kids revel at how she lives as a mermaid in the park. Can you imagine how much kids who are fans of the Little Mermaid are mesmerized with Maizie?
12. A Career Mermaid
Maizie is exceptionally committed to the mermaid lifestyle. She can hold her breath under water for long amounts of time and stays in water for hours at a time.
11. Underwater Tricks
Along with the ability to remain in water for crazy long amounts of time, Maizie is a true entertainer in the water. She is able to perform tricks in her tank to show off her brilliantly colored tail for the audience.
10. #1 Attraction
It won’t come as a surprise that Maizie is the top attraction at The Lost Island. Who wouldn’t want to see a real-life mermaid?
9. Intricate Designs
Despite her long hours in the water, there are some serious perks to Maizie’s job. Who wouldn’t want to sport that brilliantly colorful and beautiful costume? She says that it’s difficult to create costumes which are realistic enough to convince all of the kids who visit her that she is a real mermaid.
8. Employee of the Month
If we had any say in it, Maizie would definitely win employee of the month just about every month. She pours her heart and soul into “wow”ing kids with her performances. Not to mention, she spends her own time to maker her costumes absolutely magnificent.
9. Internet Fame
Turns out, Maizie’s appreciation goes far beyond those who run the park. People all over the internet enjoy her attraction. Do you have a guess as to how many Instagram followers she has?
6. Insta Famous
Maizie has a whopping 120,000 Instagram followers. Her fan base is growing by the day. Everyone loves to follow her adventures as a real mermaid.
5. A Fulfilling Career
Massive following aside, Maizie says her job is truly fulfilling. All she really cares about is bringing smiles to childrens’ faces and watch them as their eyes fill with wonder at her costume and show.
4. Fun Loving
Maizie says that her enjoyment as a mermaid has deep roots. She has loved being around water since she was a child herself and has certainly paid off in her long-term career choice.
3. Popular Attraction
We’re hoping more waterparks adopt the idea of having a real-life resident mermaid. Imagine how many more children could enjoy the magic of a mermaid all over the world!
2. The Little Mermaid: Live Action
One thing is for sure: if Disney ever decides to shoot a live action version of The Little Mermaid, they need look no further than Maizie to be the star! We hope we get to see her on screen one day!
A Story to Remember
We’ve loved sharing the story of Maizie with you. When are you planning to visit Waterloo’s Lost Island to pay her a visit?