As if the post-1959 Tomorrowland wasn't lively enough, there were once real live mermaids swimming in the lagoon! Some say they were just girls in costumes, but I know better. The story goes that on at least one occasion, some love-struck shnook jumped into the water...the mermaid's song cannot be resisted. And on a hot summer day, looking at that blue-green lagoon with groovy girls waving from their island, it might seem like a good idea! Can this be why the mermaids were eventually given their walking papers? Maybe they were just a bit too sexy for Disneyland circa 1960.