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    Visit to Movieland Wax Museum in September 2016

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    Each month I take one of my kids out on a “date”, and since I work in Niagara Falls, they often like to come down to see one of the museums or play some games. Back in September my daughter wanted to come down, so we ended up going to Movieland Wax Museum of Stars on Clifton Hill. Read More…

    Videos from our visit to the Ripley’s Niagara attractions

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    Here are a few videos I took on our evening when we visited the Ripley’s attractions in Niagara Falls. None of them are earth shattering, but they will give you an idea of some of what you will see.

    This first video shows one of the rooms in Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks. On one side of the room is a Michael Jackson exhibit (you can hear the music). On the other side is a tightrope walk that is about 6 inches off the ground. There is also a photo opportunity that looks like you are going over the Falls in a barrel. With regards to the tightrope walk, one of my sons and I both made it across but the others didn’t.

    This next video shows a very real looking Robert Wadlow figure in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium that stands up, then after a while it sits down. I recorded him getting up and waited for a while, but then stopped the recording. Of course as soon as I did that, he ended up sitting down.

    This last video shows the vortex tunnel near the end of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium. As I put in the posting, it is very trippy. You’ll notice occasionally the video starts to drift clockwise, and then it goes upright again. That is because I couldn’t walk straight through the tunnel without feeling dizzy!

    All quiet on the Hill

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The theme-park kitsch of tourist mecca Clifton Hill seems tailor-made for late singing and dancing great Michael Jackson.

    It’s easy to picture the 50-year-old svelte superstar – who did, after all, live in a virtual amusement park called Neverland – slithering down the incline of the money-sucking street in a moonwalk.

    He’d likely soak in the oversized Frankenstein and relish the Thriller-like screams from one of many haunted housethemed attractions on the strip.

    But as millions around the world watched the internationally loved King of Pop’s star-studded memorial service live from Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon, this busy global tourist hub seemed largely indifferent.

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