“Disney-style amusement parks open in Canada” – June 25, 1979

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    The other day I came across a Google News archived/scanned story from the Star-Phoenix out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It was from 1979, when Maple Leaf Village was opening.

    The move to large amusement parks took visible form in the last week when Maple Leaf Village – Canada’s newest – opened in Niagara Falls, Ont., better known as the honeymoon capital of the world.

    Owned by York Hannover Developments Ltd. and Wost Holdings Ltd., it cost $26 million and will have an annual payroll of $3 million. A feature is the $2 million giant wheel observation tower, tallest in North America, from which visitors may get a breathtaking view of the Falls.

    Cool stuff!

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