Mermaid Lagoon is a location on the mystical island of Never Land featured in the Disney Junior animated series, Jake and the Never Land Pirates. It is the favorite resting place of the legendary mermaids who live within the depths of the sea surrounding the island.
Mermaid Lagoon is surrounded on three sides by cliffs with many ferns and plants on them, but one side goes out onto the sea. On this side, there is also a stone archway, on the other side of which faced by the open sea and "out" of the lagoon. There is a gathering of rocks in the middle of Mermaid Lagoon, where the mermaids inhabiting the lagoon like to sunbathe and spend their time out of the water. Though mermaids are the only known beings living in Mermaid Lagoon, other than fish and other sea-creatures, others do occasionally visit the lagoon - a frequent visitor is Peter Pan, who seems to enjoy the mermaid's attention and tells them stories of his heroic battles with Captain Hook.
Role in the series
Mermaid Lagoon first appeared in the episode "Surfin' Turf". Jake, Izzy, Cubby and Skully were getting surf lessons from their mermaid friend, Marina. After Izzy's lesson, the surfboard is stolen by Captain Hook and Mr. Smee. Jake and his crew, accompanied by Marina, set off to take back their treasure.
Mermaid Lagoon reappeared in the episode "Jake's Starfish Search", where Marina introduces Jake, Izzy and Cubby to her pet starfish, Sandy, who sings a song for the young pirates. Marina then asks her pirate friends to watch Sandy while she goes to her undersea ballet class. Not long after Marina departs to her class, Captain Hook swipes Sandy away from the sea pups, claiming the starfish's song could heal his injuries.
Mermaid Lagoon reappears in the episode "Captain Hook's Parrot". Captain Hook and his crew made their way pass Mermaid Lagoon with a captured Skully on their way back to the Jolly Roger. Once at the lagoon, Hook believed he and his crew finally gave the sea pups the slip. Skully quickly points out that Hook left a trail in the sand, allowing Jake and his mateys to find them. Hook quickly orders Sharky and Bones to sweep up footprints in the sand, preventing Jake and his crew from following. Sharky and Bones did as Hook commanded as they sing about Hook's clever plan. Skully dances to the song, much to the confusion of Hook, unaware as Skully dances, he leaves a trail of feathers behind, allowing Jake and friends pursuit after Hook.
In "Bucky's Anchor Aweigh!", Marina and the pirates get together at Mermaid Lagoon to present a gift to Bucky, a golden anchor. However, Hook and his crew steal the anchor, having Bucky chasing after them. Even though Bucky left, he left the crew behind. Marina suggests the pirates use an old washed up dingy that fortunately still floats. With the help of their octopus friend, they manage to reunite with Bucky and retrieve the anchor.
Mermaid Lagoon is visited again in the episode "The Mermaid's Song", where Jake and his crew help Marina and her sister Stormy prepare for the Treasure of the Tides ceremony, but Stormy would rather be surfing, until she comes up with the idea to use the power of the mermaid's song to hypnotize Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, and Cubby to do all the work for her. Snappy the Hermit Crab would later rush off to warn Marina about her sister abusing the power of the mermaid's song.
Mermaid Lagoon appears again in the episode "Treasure of the Tides", where Izzy, Marina, Stormy, the mermaids and Lucille the Seal can be seen before setting off to find the "Treasure of the Tides". Hook orders Sharky and Bones to block the lagoon using the Jolly Roger, but the two pirates were no match for the slippery seal, who was able to slip past them and recruit the help of two blue whales to force the Jolly Roger out of the way, so Izzy and the mermaids could catch up to Hook and Mr. Smee.
Mermaid Lagoon reappears in the Halloween episode "Tricks, Treats and Treasure!", as the sea pups' first stop during there trick-or-treating. The pirate team was greeted by their mermaid friend Stormy, who plans to give her friends a helping of "coconut corn", but Captain Hook and Mr. Smee try to swipe the bowl from her, causing the bowl to fall into the lagoon. Fortunately, Jake uses his quick wit to make a lasso out of seaweed to rescue the bowl and return it to Stormy, before continuing with trick-or-treating on Never Land with his mates.
Mermaid Lagoon makes an appearance in the episode special "Jake Saves Bucky" as one of the stops during the great race between Bucky and the Jolly Roger.
Mermaid Lagoon reappears in the episode "Seahorse Saddle-Up!" as the starting line and finish line in the seahorse Never Sea race.
Mermaid Lagoon reappears in the episode "Sandy and the Clams", where Sandy the Starfish and his singing clam trio put on a show for Marina, Stormy and Jake and his crew at the lagoon, before the clams are accidentally taken by Mr. Smee as decoration peaces for Captain Hook's date with Red Jessica.
Marina and Stormy make a a brief nonspeaking cameo appearance within Mermaid Lagoon in the episode "Captain Who?". Marina and Stormy offer the amnesia-stricken Captain Hook a large clam with a huge pearl inside in hopes of helping Jake and his crew restore Captain Hook's memory for Mr. Smee and the rest of Hook's crew, but this fails.
Mermaid Lagoon reappears in the episode "Trading Treasures", where Queen Coralie plans on hosting her Fin and Frolic dance party at the Mermaid Lagoon. However, while preparing for the party, she notices her Golden Glam-Shell is missing, and goes to Jake and his crew for assistance in finding her shell. Skully recalls seeing the Golden Glam-Shell in the grasp of the Octopus while he was flying back to Pirate Island. Jake and his crew offer to retrieve the shell from the octopus while Queen Coralie finishes her preparations for her Fin and Frolic dance party back at Mermaid Lagoon. Mermaid Lagoon reappears at the end of the episode after Jake and his crew recover the Glam-Shell and return it to Queen Coralie. She uses the shell to light up Mermaid Lagoon for the Fin and Frolic dance party.
While Mermaid Lagoon does not make a physical appearance in the episode "Tick Tock Trap", the location is briefly mentioned by Captain Hook in his lie to Brewster the Beast Trapper to rid Never Land of Tick-Tock the Crocodile.
In the episode "The Mermaid Queen's Voice", Queen Coralie was set to host and perform a concert at Mermaid Lagoon, but come down with laryngitis right before the concert begins. Jake and his crew knew the magical waters of Fa-La-La Falls would restore the queen's voice.
Mermaid Lagoon makes a reappearance in the episode "Izzy and the Sea-Unicorn". When Izzy's new friend Cornica, a magical sea-unicorn, disappears, Jake suggests they ask the mermaids if they knew where to find her. But when they reached the lagoon, Queen Coralie and a few of her subject did not believe Izzy's tale. However, Stormy was the only one that believed Izzy and decided to accompany Jake and his crew to locate Cornica, who has been captured by Captain Hook.
Mermaid Lagoon makes a reappearance in the episode special "Battle for the Book", where Peter Pan comes to Queen Coralie, Marina and Stormy's aid in dealing with a vicious sea beast that has evaded the lagoon. When Jake and his crew return to Never Land with the Darling siblings, they journey to Peter's hideout,Hangman's Tree, where it is revealed that the tree has underground root tunnels leading to various location on Never Land, one being Mermaid Lagoon.
Mermaid Lagoon makes a reappears in the episode "Captain Frost". Captain Hook and his crew, armed with the magical North Wind Snowflake he stole from Captain Frost, decide to raid the lagoon for the mermaids' hidden treasure. Hook manages to freeze the water of the lagoon and retrieve the treasure, but this is short-lived once Jake and his mateys arrive, causing Hook to lose the treasure to the mermaids once more.
Mermaid Lagoon makes a reappears in the episode special "The Great Never Sea Conquest". When the evil Mer-wizard named Lord Fathom is released from an underwater prison, he sets out to take over the Never Sea by awakening the legendary giant, three-headed serpent, the Strake. Jake calls upon the greatest captains of the Never Sea to battle the powerful Lord Fathom and the terrifying Strake.
Mermaid Lagoon makes a brief cameo in the episode "The Island of Doctor Undergear", when the danger of Belch Mountain erupts a stream of lava heading towards the lagoon, sending Marina and Stormy fleeing into to depth of the sea. However, Jake and his crew, with the assistance of Captain Gizmo, stop the lava flow from reaching the lagoon.
While Mermaid Lagoon does not make a physical appearance in the episode "Captain Hook's Crocodile Crew", Jake was on his way to the lagoon when he is confronted by Mr. Smee, Sharky, and Bones, who need his help dealing with Captain Hook after he uncovers the Crocodile Crown and becomes king of the crocodiles.
Mermaid Lagoon makes a reappears in the episode "Attack Of The Pirate Piranhas". While Captain Hook and his crew are searching for treasure, they enter the waters of a school of Pirate Piranhas, causing the fish to chase the Jolly Roger all the way to Mermaid Lagoon. Jake and his crew, accompanied by Finn the Mer-Boy and Brewster the Beast Trapper, spot the vicious Pirate Piranhas and prevent them from entering the lagoon.
Mermaid Lagoon appears in the book Surfin' Turf, based on the episode of the same name. Marina is giving Izzy surfing lessons, only for Captain Hook to steal the surfboard. Jake and the crew rush to retrieve the board before it goes over Rainbow Falls and becomes a pile of splintered wood.
Mermaid Lagoon reappears in the book Treasure of the Tides, based on the episode of the same name. Izzy enjoys her new mermaid tail that Marina made for her while swimming in the lagoon. Izzy later joins Marina and the other mermaids at Hidden Cove for the Treasure of the Tides ceremony, but that sneaky snook Captain Hook has his eye on the mermaid's treasure.
Mermaid Lagoon makes a minor appearance in the storybook adaption of Battle for the Book. Similar to the episode special, Peter Pan confronts a Sea Beast trying to take over the mermaid's lagoon.
Mermaid Lagoon appears in the Disney Junior online game "A Treasure for Mama Hook". Captain Hook and Mr. Smee take Mama Hook for a treasure hunt, but they do not have a clue where any treasure can be located. Unknown to Captain Hook and Smee, Jake and crew overhear and decided to help. Mermaid Lagoon was one of the locations visited in search of treasure.
Mermaid Lagoon appears in the Disney Junior online game "Jake's Heroic Race", as one of the first stops in the great race between Bucky and the Jolly Roger.
Mermaid Lagoon is also featured in the Disney Junior online game "Jake's Treasure hunt", where Jake and his crew have to journey through the lagoon to reach the Haha Hedges to uncover a treasure within.
Mermaid Lagoon appears in the Disney Junior online game "Jake´s Lost Story Quest", during the final phase of the game, as Jake and the Darling siblings try to collect the rest of the pages of Wendy's book once they return to Never Land, while also trying to stay ahead of Captain Hook.
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