Ripley’s owner still believes in the Falls
From the Niagara Falls Review:
So what does the billionaire owner of Ripley Entertainment Inc. do when he’s in Niagara Falls?
Believe it or not, Jim Pattison Jr. is just a regular tourist. He’ll visit Marineland, hit a winery, maybe check out the museums (he owns three of them, after all).
But most of all, he takes in the falls themselves. It’s the one thing none of the other tourist destinations can offer.
“Las Vegas is man-made, Orlando is man-made,” he says. “Niagara Falls is God-made. That’s what makes it different.”