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    Hot Rates on Hot Dates! Rooms from $59 at The Americana Waterpark Resort

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    On Friday I received the latest email newsletter from the Americana Waterpark Resort.

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    To subscribe to the newsletter, click on the “Stay Informed with the Americana Newsletter” link on the left of the every page of the Americana Conference Resort & Spa web site.

    More Sleep Cheap 2009 information

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    The City of Niagara Falls also had a media release about the Niagara Falls 2009 Sleep Cheap, Charities Reap event (the release was titled 5th Annual Sleep Cheap Reservation Date Announced):

    The waiting is over! Reservations for the 5th Annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap event can be made starting Friday October 23, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. Sleep Cheap Charities Reap will take place over four nights from Monday, November 9 to Thursday, November 12, 2009. Room rates for this year are: $35 per night for a standard room, $45 for a Fallsview room, $65 for a whirlpool room, and $85 for a room with access to a waterpark.

    Twenty-eight of Niagara’s finest hotels will offer their rooms to Niagara Region residents only to benefit local charities. New to Sleep Cheap this year are the Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton and the Niagara Falls Baymont Inn & Suites.

    A few of my own thoughts/observations/questions:

    • It’s good to see some new hotels participating
    • Why is the Great Wolf Lodge participating? I’m sure they have their reasons, but ultimately it looks bad since they participated before
    • I like the idea of some attractions participating. I wonder if in the future, attractions on Clifton Hill will be included
    • I don’t think my family will be taking advantage of this at all this year
    • I never did post my experience last year at the Americana. I will do so soon
    • This is a fantastic promotion, and raises a lot of money for charity. Good job Niagara Falls!

    Diva-Paloosa @ The Americana Resort Niagara Falls – Support the CIBC Run for the Cure!

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    Last Wednesday I received the latest email newsletter from the Americana Waterpark Resort.

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    To subscribe to the newsletter, click on the “Stay Informed with the Americana Newsletter” link on the left of the every page of the Americana Conference Resort & Spa web site.

    Last Minute Summer Vacation at the Americana Resort Niagara Falls

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    On Tuesday I received the latest email newsletter from the Americana Waterpark Resort.

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    To subscribe to the newsletter, click on the “Stay Informed with the Americana Newsletter” link on the left of the every page of the Americana Conference Resort & Spa web site.

    Diva-Paloosa @ The Americana Resort Niagara Falls – Support the CIBC Run for the Cure!

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    On Saturday I received the latest email newsletter from the Americana Waterpark Resort.

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    To subscribe to the newsletter, click on the “Stay Informed with the Americana Newsletter” link on the left of the every page of the Americana Conference Resort & Spa web site.

    Brief visit to Dave & Buster’s Niagara Falls on Friday night

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    On Friday night I came down with my wife to Niagara Falls (without the kids). We wanted to get some ice cream, and then we walked around for a couple of hours. Our first stop was in Dave & Buster’s on Clifton Hill. We didn’t play anything, but here are a few observations:

    • The first thing my wife said was that it looked very similar to what is across the street (Great Canadian Midway)
    • There are many games that I’ve seen elsewhere, but lots of them are bigger versions of what I’ve seen elsewhere (like Stacker and similar games).
    • The redemption area is very nice. It’s like a small store. You can physically handle the items yourself, and decide what you want, and then take it to the “checkout”.
    • The sound system is excellent on the first two floors, but sounds very hollow on the third floor (where the restaurant is).
    • The second level is open and you can see down below. This is very nice
    • The third floor restaurant area wasn’t impressive. It was mostly a big open area with tables and chairs. It seemed to lack something, but I’m not sure what.

    One other comment… I just don’t get the swipe card system. It confused me. All of the existing arcades in the area (Great Canadian Midway, Adventure City, Skylon Tower, Great Wolf Lodge, and Americana) use tokens. You can clearly understand that X amount of dollars gets you Y amount of tokens. You can then clearly see how many tokens each game costs. With the swipe card system you get points, and then the games cost a certain number of points. Unfortunately, you buy a quantity of points that are a whole number, but the games cost a decimal amount (4.9, 8.9, etc). This means that you will virtually never be able to use up all of your points. If you have 1 token let at a different arcade, you’d be able to use it. I also wondered about the spontaneous visitor. Let’s say someone is going home today, and they have $5 or $10 CDN left they want to get rid of. It’s pretty easy to go into an arcade, get some tokens, and use them up. It’s quick and easy. Buying a card, figuring out the points, playing, and leaving points on your card doesn’t seem very appealing.

    Generally, the building is very nice. It’s new, and clean. As indicated above, the sound is pretty good. The windows look small from the outside, but actually provide quite a bit of light, and give a decent view.

    Here are a few pictures I took (you can click on them to view a larger version):

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    More painting being done on the side of the building

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    These are new signs they’ve put outside. I’m guessing people were thinking that the place was just the first floor

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    Main floor

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    View from second floor “balcony”

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    You can only take the elevator up to the third floor restaurant

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    The elevator makes it seem like there are 5 levels

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    A swipe card mechanism

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    A cup to carry your tickets in

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    View from the second floor window

    Kids Eat Free This Summer @ The Americana Waterpark Resort Niagara Falls!

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    On Saturday I received the latest email newsletter from the Americana Waterpark Resort.

    20090725_americana_newsletter

    To subscribe to the newsletter, click on the “Stay Informed with the Americana Newsletter” link on the left of the every page of the Americana Conference Resort & Spa web site.

    Kids Eat Free @ The Americana Waterpark Resort!

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    More than a week ago I received the latest newsletter from the Americana Waterpark Resort. I’m not sure if this is a permanent name change (from Americana Conference Resort & Spa) or if they use differnet names depending on the target audience.

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    To subscribe to the newsletter, click on the “Stay Informed with the Americana Newsletter” link on the left of the every page of the Americana Conference Resort & Spa web site.

    Spring Fling 2 Night Package from $199 at The Americana Waterpark Resort

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    Last Thursday I received the latest newsletter from the Americana Conference Resort & Spa.

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    To subscribe to the newsletter, click on the “Stay Informed with the Americana Newsletter” link on the left of the every page of the Americana Conference Resort & Spa web site.

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