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Experiencing natural wonder and quintessential kitsch in Niagara Falls

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From the Toronto Star:

I tried to do it all — the mazes and minigolf and midway and magic. I rode on a zip line, a ferris wheel, a cable car and a helicopter. I lunched at a rotating restaurant, looking down at tumbling tumultuous water, then out at the distant towers of downtown Toronto. I pet a parrot. I played “Hercules,” the world’s largest pinball machine. I stared into the waxy eyes of Hollywood heroes and my own long face in funhouse mirrors. I lost five dollars to a one-cent slot machine called “Treasure Tempest.” I even ate a beavertail. I saw illuminations and fireworks. I got soaked on the Hornblower, and I soaked in my retro hotel room’s heart-shaped Jacuzzi. For a very fleeting moment, I was actually spooked in a haunted house. Then, on a hike deep in the Niagara Gorge, I felt awe.

Welcome to Niagara Falls, Ont. — the most Instagrammed place in Canada, home of the most voluminous waterfall in North America and (still unofficially) the Honeymoon Capital of the World.

My recent visit to Mystery Maze

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I’m not sure how long it has been around for, but Mystery Maze at the end of Oneida Lane (just off Clifton Hill) in Niagara Falls is something I remember from many years ago. It has been spruced up a bit over the years (nothing new this year), but the basic premise is the same. You enter the maze and race to reach 4 checkpoints and then find the exit.

A couple of weeks ago my family went. As we were walking towards it my 9-year-old daughter was terrified that see was going to get lost in the maze. I promised her it was safe, and that she could even crawl under the wall partitions if she needed to. Once we got inside, she was thrilled. She and I raced around trying to beat her two brothers.

As you can see by the card at the end of this post, at each check point you are to stamp your card to prove that you found each checkpoint. Then you try to find the finish line. We found the four checkpoints very quickly, but then just couldn’t find the stairs to go up and get to the exit.

Of course, my two sons decided to cheat… they found one of the walkways (the wrong one) and then just stepped over the railing. No fair!!

It’s kind of funny… you pay money to go on an attraction, and then you try to finish it as fast as you can 🙂

The attraction is kind of pricey on its own, but there is a combo pass that gets you a variety of admissions for $15-$35 (depending on how many attractions you want to go into).

Big Top Sign Going Up

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Here is a link to a video of the New Big Top Attraction having their sign installed:

Posted by Emily Butko on Friday, May 12, 2017

Big Top Amazing Mirrors & Laser Maze leaflet

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Back in June I posted about the new attraction that is going in where Brick City was located. As you may recall, that building was torn down and it is an empty lot right now. The lot is fenced off and there are signs up showing the name of the attraction and that it is opening soon. Well, here we are at the end of the summer, and nothing has been done yet.

I was surprised to see that they’ve even had leaflets available talking about the new attraction. I would assume it will be open for next year, but only time will tell.

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You can download a PDF of the Big Top leaflet as well.

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