More Niagara Falls Developments


    It seems like there is always something going on…

    Public Meeting sign

    These signs are located on several of the buildings on the south side of Clifton Hill (Kelsey’s, Great Canadian Midway, Movieland). In case you can’t read the sign, it states the following:

    The City of Niagara Falls
    Public Meeting
    Date – May 30, 2005 7:00 PM
    Council Chambers, City Hall
    4310 Queen Street, Niagara Falls
    File – AM-23/2004
    City Council will consider an applicaiton to change the zoning by-law for these lands, to permit
    a 28-storey tall hotel near the south end of the lands and a midway and amusement complex, with a ferris wheel, 2 roller coasters and various smaller rides and attractions, south of Clifton Hill
    Additional information and a copy of the written notice available by contacting the planning & development department
    City Hall, 8:30 – 4:30, Telephone 356-7521

    I don’t expect to be going to this meeting, but if I hear anything, I’ll be sure to post it.

    Wolfgang Puck Cafe Niagara

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    As I’ve mentioned before, there is a new Wolfgang Puck restaurant in Niagara Falls across from the Fallsview Casino.

    Wolfgang Puck Cafe Niagara Now Open!Wolfgang Puck Cafe Niagara Front Entrance

    You can see other pictures I’ve taken in the Wolfgang Puck Cafe Niagara gallery.

    From the web site:

    P: 905-354-5000
    F: 905-354-5027

    The Wolfgang Puck Grand Caf� provides a comfortable and casual setting that�s perfect for a casual lunch or dinner, business meeting or a place to take the family. With something to please everyone, the caf� menu showcases dishes inspired by the cuisine of some of Wolfgang�s classics in addition to many contemporary dishes and seasonal specials. Try a variety of fresh-made soups, sandwiches, fish, salads, and the signature Wolfgang Puck pizza, all prepared with the best and freshest ingredients. The restaurant features an excellent andaffordable wine list, with a strong showing of American wines.

    You can information on the hours of operation as well as the food and wine menus online.

    What is 4D anyway?

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    Motion simulator rides seem to be a popular thing in Niagara Falls. It is essentially a roller coaster experience in a confined space. In Niagara Falls there are at least the following simulator rides:

    • Ripley’s Moving Theater
    • FX Thrill Ride featuring “Robots of Mars” and “Cosmic Coaster”
    • Dino Rampage
    • Dino Island 3D
    • Skylon 4D Theatre featuring “Pirates”

    I used to think that 4D (the forth dimension) was time. Apparently in the simulator ride industry, it means something entirely different. The seats move in 3 dimensions (up/down, side to side, forward and back). The movie is in 3 dimensions (you wear glasses of some kind). And the 4 dimension is actually some other scensory experience. It may be wind or it may be very light precipitation (mist or snow). I’ve only been on a 2D simulator. I will be going to the Ripley’s Moving Theater soon and I’ll report back on how it was.

    Niagara Falls Photo Gallery

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    I know I mentioned the Image Gallery before, but there is so much more to say.

    I am done putting up all the photos I have from the last few years, and there are currently 48 categories and over 650 images!

    There are pictures of St. Catharines, Ball’s Falls, and Other Niagara Region Attractions. But by far the largest section is devoted to Niagara Falls. There are over 300 photos of attractions or scans of their brochures. The attractions include:

    • Brick City
    • Classic Iron Motorcycle Museum
    • Dinosaur Park Miniature Golf
    • Falls Tower Ride
    • Fun House
    • The Haunted House
    • Movieland
    • Mystery Maze
    • Niagara Falls Aviary
    • Ripley’s Believe It or Not
    • Ripley’s Moving Theatre
    • Winter Festival of Lights

    And there is over 150 photos of Scenic Niagara Falls and along the Niagara Parkway.

    The gallery lets you save images for download, and you can also create e-cards out of any image. Be sure to check it out at

    I have no way to prove this, but I assume that has the largest collection of Niagara Falls and area pictures. And it’s only going to grow!

    Speaking of the weather…

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    I woke up early this morning (5:30 am) and it was snowing! A week or so ago we had a record high of about 27° C, and this morning it was snowing. The snow was gone by mid-morning, but it is a wake-up call that it is still early Spring here in Southern Ontario, and we’re not out of the cold yet…

    Niagara Falls Travel & Accomodations Search

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    I don’t know how long it has been around for, but Yahoo! has a section of their site that allows you to look up “dozens of sites for cheap airfaires, hotels, and rental cars.”
    I just found Yahoo! Farechase today, and I tested it out by searching for hotel rates in Niagara Falls. The results page shows you a map of the area and the location of the hotels it has found. As it searches you can see the various sites it is searching (travel sites, specific franchise sites, etc.). I don’t know how this compares to other travel sites, but it looks like it would be worth a look when you want to go out of town.

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