Africa U.S.A.

Watusi Geyser

John Pedersen wanted his own "Old Faithful" in South Florida. He created the geyser by building up the base of the lake and connecting the pipes to the pump assembly that ran the waterfall. The geyser went off regularly every 35 minutes but could be turned on at any time. The geyser was named for the Watusi people of central Africa who are often over 7 feet tall. The geyser reached heights of its own, often sending water 160 feet in the air, outdoing Old Faithful herself by 10 feet. To see how the Watusi Geyser looks today, click here to go to the Gardens page.



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