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    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).

    Tourism operator credits casino patrol unit

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    An incident that occurred during the long weekend at an attraction on Clifton Hill is just another example of how important the Niagara Regional Police’s casino patrol unit is to the Niagara Falls tourism core, says Niagara Clifton Group president Charlie Burland.

    Burland, whose family has owned property on the north side of Clifton Hill for about 90 years, said fire alarms at his haunted house attraction went off around 1:40 a.m. Saturday.

    Burland said he has hundreds of security cameras throughout his properties and footage showed one male in a group of young men grabbed a fire extinguisher in the middle of the haunted house and shot it off.

    More progress being made at “Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze”

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    They have been making great progress on the new “Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze” attraction on Clifton Hill. Yesterday the scaffolding was still up and the building was covered. Today, it is now uncovered and looks great!

    “Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze” progress

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    You can’t see much because of the tarp, but the top of the “Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze” attraction looks nice. It really does look the the peaks of a couple of circus tents.

    Mirror maze attraction coming to Clifton Hill

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    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.

    New attraction coming to Clifton Hill in place of Brick City

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    A couple of days ago I noticed some new banners/signs along the fencing where Brick City used to be. You may recall that there was a fire almost two years ago in the Haunted House attraction (see here, here or here) and Brick City ended up with a lot of water damage. The ended up tearing the place down and it has been empty for a year or so. Now it appears they are finally going to move ahead with a new development… The Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze.

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    Under the dome on Clifton Hill

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    You ask… We answer.

    Q: In Niagara Falls on Clifton Hill once stood the Adventure Dome. I was wondering what was going to be built there? It’s been vacant for a few months now since the demolition. I have lived in Niagara Falls for 31 years and it was a childhood memory going to the Adventure Dome.

    A: There will be new adventures with mirrors and lasers in the dome’s former spot on Niagara Falls’ popular hill.

    Niagara Clifton Group president Charlie Burland, whose family has owned property on the hill for 90 years, said the Adventure Dome…

    Travelodge At the Falls (20130513)

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    Several weeks ago I received the latest newsletter from the Niagara Clifton Group (the Travelodge, Fun House, Brick City, etc). Just in case you were wondering, I did not post the wrong newsletter… it did say March Break on it.

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    To sign up for the newsletter, click on the Join our FREE Email Mailing List link on the side of some of the pages at Falls.com

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