From a PR Web press release seen at Hospitality NET:
An array of Niagara Falls accommodations — all within walking distance of the Falls — have made the destination’s mild fall weather even more enticing with affordable Fall Getaway Packages at www.FallsviewBoulevard.com.
Just steps from the mighty Falls, IMAX Theatre, indoor waterparks, and Fallsview Casino, hotels including the Ramada Plaza Fallsview Hotel and the Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls offer escapes for families and couples alike — starting at just $99.
“Hotel amenities and a range of indoor Niagara Falls attractions guarantee a thrilling experience whatever the weather. Evening Niagara entertainment is also easy to find, with the Stay n’ Play packages at the Rainbow Motor Inn, Fallsview Inn’s Casino Token Package and the popular Embassy Suites Fallsview Las Vegas Magic Show Package.” said Sue McDowell, Executive Director of the Fallsview Business Improvement Area.
From a PRWeb press release (via Yahoo! News):
The most thrilling Niagara Falls attractions have a home on Fallsview Boulevard, a bustling area with Fallsview hotels, nightclubs and more just 500 yards from the Mighty Falls. This summer, Skylon Tower, the IMAX Niagara, and Niagara Freefall have been joined by yet another gripping Fallsview attraction – the new Daredevil Gallery located within the IMAX Niagara.
From the Canadian Press (via Yahoo! Canada Travel):
Twenty-five years after stuntman Karel Soucek survived his trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel, a new exhibit highlights the daredevils who have been drawn to the site.
Soucek, from Hamilton, suffered only minor injuries in his plunge on July 2, 1984. He died, however, about six months later after a barrel-drop stunt at the Houston Astrodome.
The exhibit, which opened last month in the lobby of the city’s Imax theatre, features Soucek’s red barrel and seven others used by daredevils ranging from Annie Taylor (a school teacher who went over in 1901) to Steve Trotter (a bartender who did it twice, the last time in 1995).
I stopped in at the IMAX Theatre on Saturday to look at the renovated daredevil museum. I don’t know if all of the details were in the article I linked to before… if they were, I missed them.
The museum has moved to another part of the building and is now called the Niagara Daredevil Exhibit. It used to be at the exit of the main theatre behind the gift shop. Admission was free. Now it’s beside the snack bar and has paid admission.
The Niagara Daredevil Exhibit costs $8.00 to get in. The movie costs $12.50, but you can get both for $15.00. Kids under 4 are free.
I wasn’t willing to pay for something that was free before, so I didn’t go in. If any of you do end up going, take some pictures and send them along so I can post about it.
From a PRWeb press release seen on Yahoo! News:
With a little glitz and a lot of live music and entertainment, Niagara Fallsview Boulevard is the most happening place in Niagara Falls, Ontario this summer. Just 500 yard from the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Boulevard features the newest Niagara Falls Ontario hotels; the Las Vegas-style Fallsview Casino Resort; and a wide variety of restaurants and bars unique to Niagara Falls.
By day, there is no shortage of thrills in the Fallsview Boulevard area with such popular Niagara Falls attractions as Skylon Tower, with a revolving restaurant at the top, among other entertainment; Niagara Falls Freefall; Konica Minolta Tower; and the IMAX Theatre, which includes the Daredevil’s Museum, home to actual barrels in which people have gone over the Falls.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
In a city full of museums, it’s one that’s often overlooked.
But you’ll be hard pressed to find one more fascinating.
This weekend, the Daredevil Gallery inside the Niagara Falls IMAX Theatre gets a long overdue makeover. For weeks, Toronto company BaAM Productions has been souping up the historic collection, adding more video, more stories and more pizzazz.
General Manager Gil Perez feels it will shed new light on one of the city’s claims to fame.
“We’ve got the world’s largest collection of barrels that have actually gone over the falls, (but) we were displaying them in a low key way throughout the lobby,” he says.
“We’ve decided to take these barrels, put them in their own separate space, and really do some good interpretive research to provide a much better experience to people visiting our theatre.”
I had no idea they were doing this. I will definitely go next week and take some pictures!
Someone with their own blog posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls:
Yesterday morning my last full day in Niagara Falls, Ontario, had arrived. After a packed schedule the day before that had included a wonderful presentation at the Imax Theatre, my up-close encounter with the Great Falls at the Journey Behind the Falls and an entertaining show at the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Theatre, I got ready for another full day of explorations in Niagara Falls.