from The Niagara Reporter:
Niagara Falls is a tourist hotspot — there’s no denying it — and why wouldn’t it be? The falls are absolutely staggering in their beauty, despite some of the past controversy around them. People continue to flock to them and get the most out of the experience, whether that’s a cruise tour up to the foot of the Horseshoe Falls or viewing the Falls from a helicopter.
Even so, there’s a whole lot more to see and do in Niagara than just come for the views. That could be a walk along Clifton Hill, where you’ll find the Movieland Wax Museum and the Nightmares Fear Factory haunted house; a venture out further afield on a day trip to the beautiful wine region of Twenty Valley; or a day on the soft sands of one of Lake Eerie’s several fine beaches in Niagara’s South Coast.
However you choose to spend your days in Niagara, be it at the Falls themselves or exploring the region’s other attractions, you can wind down and enjoy a little excitement at the same time with a visit to the Casino Niagara.
From the Chatham Daily News:
Niagara Falls is not only the honeymoon capital of the world but also a very popular fun capital for young and old alike.
And contributing in a large way to the fun events is HOCO Fun By the Falls, a company that owns and operates a number of rides and venues in Clifton Hill. Among them is the hugely popular Niagara SkyWheel, Zombie Attack, Wild West Coaster, Movieland Wax Museum, Ghost Blasters Dark Ride, Dinosaur Adventure Golf and Wizard’s Golf as well as a go-cart track.
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…
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If you live close to Clarington, Ontario and you will be making your way to Niagara Falls, it may be worth your while to buy some partially used Clifton Hill Fun Passes. Even though the SkyWheel has been used, the remaining items still make it a great deal.
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This is old news, but I never did post about it.
From Global News:
A wax museum in Niagara Falls, Ont. was mocked Tuesday by a British newspaper for featuring figures that “bear only a passing resemblance to the stars they’re supposed to be.”
The Daily Mail took jabs at the Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars on the popular Clifton Hill tourist strip.
“Visitors to the museum … might find themselves not only trying to work out which waxwork they are looking at, but trying to cast their mind back to the film in which they starred,” wrote reporter Steph Cockroft.
I think some of the criticism was unfair. Sure, some figures look better than others, but there are still lots of people who enjoy going through. My pre-teen son went through with his class in June after this was in the news, and he and his friends had a great time.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Standing across from President Barack Obama and his wife MIchelle are two stars from a blockbuster that made millions worldwide.
Wax figures of Katrina Kaif and Salman Kahn are the newest additions to the Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars on Clifton Hill.
The duo stared in 2012’s Ek Tha Tiger, the second highest-grossing Bollywood film.
While the actors may not be well known to Canadian audiences, Joel Noden, director of marketing with HOCO Entertainment and Resorts, said the duo are a hit with international audiences.
“Bollywood actors are known around the world,” he said.
“The Bollywood film industry is enormously popular. It’s phenomenal and these actors have a huge following around the world.”
The wax museum has over 100 figures and 70 sets depicting actors in the scenes that made them famous.
I’ve never heard of him, but Movieland Wax Museum of Stars on Clifton Hill has a new wax figure of Shah Rukh Khan. I may not have known who he was before I saw this sign, but there are a lot of people who do know and love him. He is a Bollywood actor who has appeared in more than 70 movies.