I’m making an assumption here, but based on the fact that Oak Island Creative linked to my article about the new “Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze” attraction opening on Clifton Hill, I’m guessing that their Mirror Mazes International company is the designer or a partner in the development. Read More…
Note: The Review is a little slow on this one. I posted about this back at the beginning of June. Of course, they were able to get more details than I posted.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Construction has begun on a $3-million circus-themed mirror and laser-maze attraction on Clifton Hill.
It will replace the former Brick City, which was a giant mini city of Legos.
That attraction was demolished last fall after a fire in the attic of the Haunted House next door in August 2014 caused water and smoke damage.
“It was a gift store that was built in 1960, and then it had a Cinema 180 movie theatre on top of it, which then became Brick City,” said Niagara Clifton Group president Charlie Burland…
He said construction on the 2,500-square-foot Big Top Amazing Mirror and Laser Maze attraction began right after Labour Day, and the aim is to open between April and June.
He said the Big Top Amazing Mirror and Laser Maze will cost around $3 million.
I wasn’t looking around for this, but the other day I saw a pamphlet for the Crystal Caves attraction on Oneida Lane under the Burger King just off Clifton Hill. I hadn’t seen one before, so I picked it up and scanned it. I have uploaded it in PDF format if you would like to see it.
Here is the text from the pamphlet:
The Crystal Caves
or CRAZY enough to reach the end of this CRYSTAL LABYRINTH?
The Crystal Caves
The year was 1884. Hundreds of poinds of dynamite were assembeld atop Clifton Hill to pave the way for the Niagara Falls railroad station., But when the first explosions to lay the foundations web off, everyone got more than they bargained for. Workers found deep caverns next to the site cut out of crystal just beneath the surface and miles of ice tunnels so clear the men could see their reflections in the walls. COnstruction took years as each blast opened new caves and weakened the earth below. When the station was finished, every entryway was sealed and the treacherours labyrinth forgotten… or so the legend goes.
A century later, a tragic fure burned down most of this historic railroad site. As rescuers moved through the rubble on the adjacent property they found a dark hole in the rocks – just large enough for a person to fit through. What they found inside confirmed the stories that have been passed down for generations: crystals jutting out of the walls of endless ice-lined caves and a maze of passageways, shaky wooden bridges, and crumbling ceilings. Today you can be among the first, in over a hundred years, to step foot in this MIRRORED MAZE OF CRYSTAL CAVES. But before you enter… just be sure that you have what it takes to find your way out… for you might just get lost in the infinite passageways FOREVER!
ALL DAY ADMISSION!
The Crystal Caves
A Mirror Maze Adventure
Be among the first to step foot in this mirrored maze of crystal caves. But before you enter… just be sure that you have what it takes to find your way out… for you might just get lost in the infinite passageways FOREVER!
Top of Clifton Hill
Niagara Falls, Canada
The Crystal Caves website has a short video showing the attraction and explaining the “origins”. I’d like to go in sometime to see what it is like. I’ve filled out the Contact Us form on their web site asking to do a review…