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Niagara Falls planning unreal holiday lights festival this year

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From blogTO:

Canada’s largest lights festival is celebrating its 35th anniversary in Niagara Falls this year – and organizers say it’ll be their “brightest season yet.”

More than a million people from around the world come each year to see more than two million lights displayed throughout Niagara Falls during the city’s annual Winter Festival of Lights.

“Tour our 8km long illumination route that travels through the beautiful landscapes of the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts,” reads the Niagara Falls Tourism website.

New attraction at Cave of the Winds highlights larger redevelopment of Niagara Falls park

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From 88.7 WBFO:

A new attraction has opened at the Cave of the Winds in Niagara Falls, offering guests a year-round facility to learn about the natural wonder’s history. It’s also the latest completed project in an overall $70 million investment to update Niagara Falls State Park.

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WonderFalls Pass on sale for Niagara residents

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Niagara residents were able to start purchasing their WonderFalls Pass Wednesday, which allows them to visit 10 Niagara Falls attractions for $10 per person or $30 per family.

Family passes are good for up to six people.

The initiative, now in its third year, was created by Coun. Victor Pietrangelo, and complements the annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap fundraiser.

Niagara Falls shouldn’t build new convention center for at least 6 years, consultant says

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From the Buffalo News:

A Minneapolis consulting firm says Niagara Falls shouldn’t bother erecting a new multi-use facility for sports, conventions and concerts until it beefs up its off-season tourist attractions.

The draft report, obtained by The Buffalo News, says the city and Niagara County should wait at least six years to wait for investments in new attractions to bear fruit before considering such a facility.

Construction Watch: Niagara Falls Hyatt Place

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From BuffaloRising.com:

The Hyatt Place hotel at 310 Rainbow Boulevard in Niagara Falls is speeding towards an early 2018 opening. The $35 million project by Hamister Group, LLC broke ground in July 2016. The six-story, 128-room hotel will feature up to 6,600 sq.ft. of meeting and banquet space (including an outdoor patio) on the top floor and 7,000 sq.ft. of retail space along Old Falls Street.

New attraction at Niagara Falls part of $900m NY Parks 2020 plan

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From Blooloop.com:

A new $7m pre-show at Cave of the Winds is one of a series of new public and privately funded attractions coming to Niagara Falls.

The pre-show facility has a number of displays and a film screen room where a video highlights the history of Niagara Falls, a valuable source of hydroelectric power.

The ceremonial opening of the centre on 30 October drew attention to the scenic location’s importance – from its early beginnings to the day when architect Frederick Law Olmstead voiced concerns over the river’s waning flow, and founded the Free Niagara movement.

The movement believed that the natural beauty of the Falls needed protection from commercial interests and exploitation, and remain free to the public.

Niagara Falls in Futurama (Overclockwise)

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My kids recently binge-watched the entire TV series Futurama. I liked the series a lot when it was on originally, and it was nice to laugh at some of things again.

I had forgotten, but there is one episode that has a Niagara Falls connection. In the Overclockwise episode (see also here and here) of season six, Bender the robot gets overclocked. This is where you change some settings for the CPU to make it run faster than it should. This often results it the CPU getting hotter than normal, so Bender needed a way to cool down. He ended up going to Niagara Falls!

I found a copy of the episode on Dailymotion. If you go ahead to the 10:40 mark, you’ll see the Niagara Falls clip.

CORE: Niagara Falls area has $1.82 Billion in development in the works

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From Buffalo Business First:

Niagara Falls and surroundings are defined worldwide by just two words: Niagara Falls. But there’s more to the western region of Niagara County, from Artpark in Lewiston to the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls. Municipalities include Lewiston, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda and Wilson.

The article then goes on to list them all and their value.

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