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    Wallenda walk won’t be cash cow for state

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Nik Wallenda will make money when he walks across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The Seneca Niagara Casino paid him to practice there this month, and ABC-TV will pay him to walk over the falls next month.

    The Canadian government also will make money. It aims to rake in nearly $200,000 by renting out restaurants and advertisement space in the parks around the falls. The Canadian tourism businesses are positioned to profit, as well.

    But on the U.S. side, the picture is a bit different.

    Niagara Falls ~ A View of Clifton Hill

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    Someone with a WordPress blog has posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls (along with pictures):

    Welcome to Clifton Hill ~ the cash cow of Niagara Falls. Come on out and play… oh and before I forget? Bring your wallet because you’ll be needing it!

    It’s chaos there. The constant sounds and colours assault your senses for hours on end as the place doesn’t truly shut down until the wee hours of the morning. Every attraction be it bowling, a museum, a restaurant, or a shop has a gimmick to catch your attention. There are moving figures, talking animals, speakerphones with singing, lights flashing or spinning, bold and zany colours and murals all vying for your eyes and ultimately, your money. If anyone in your company has sensory issues, like my son does, you really need to break the shopping into manageable pieces. Mathew is autistic, mildly so, but the sheer magnitude of everything put him into overload very fast. We made several visits to Clifton Hill and that made it much more enjoyable and easy to handle.

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