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).
I haven’t seen this announced anywhere, but the other day when I was walking down Oneida Lane I noticed that the former Brick City location will re-open as a Rita’s Italian Ice.
You may recall that Brick City used to be on Clifton Hill (in the old Adventure Dome). It was operated by Niagara Clifton Group. However, after a fire in 2014, it was closed, and eventually the building was demolished. I hadn’t heard anything about the Brick City attraction, so I assumed that it was gone forever. However, the other day I was walking up Oneida Lane (off of Clifton Hill… the same street where Mystery Maze is) and there was a building beside the Upside Down House called Brick City. What?!
They don’t seem to have a real web page, but they do have a page on Facebook. It looks like the re-opened in April. I’m surprised I never heard about this.
You will recall that back in May there was a small new attraction on Clifton Hill called Blue Moose Mining Company. It lasted a month or two, and then it disappeared. It has now reappeared on Oneida Lane in front of Mystery Maze.
The other day I walked by the Upside Down House on Oneida Lane for the first time when it was open. This is a picture of the sales booth and their sign.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
In your face, gravity. The Upside Down House is now open.
It defies logic and might turn some stomachs, but the 1,200-square-foot house sitting on its roof near Clifton Hill has opened its doors.
Business partners Marek Cyran and Adam Nielbvowicz came up with the concept after seeing a similar tourist attraction in their native Poland.
Construction started in the winter and it took about six months to build the house, which is located on Oneida Lane just off of Clifton Hill.
It opened July 1 and Nielbvowicz said business has been steady.
The upside-down house at the end of Onieda Lane looks like it is almost done. It’s kind of cool seeing the plants upside down (even if they are fake). I wonder what the attraction will be like.
The upside-down house on Oneida Lane looks good. I know it is supposed to be an attraction, but I’m still not sure what you would do in it, and why anyone would pay to go in it.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
For rent: Two bedroom, 1,200-square-foot house. Close to the casino and Clifton Hill. Plenty of parking. No pets allowed and tenant must be able to walk on their hands.
Welcome to the upside down world of Marek Cyran.
The 50-year-old man and his business partner, Adam Nielbvowicz, are building a house. The only problem is the whole construction project is upside down. Literally.
The two are building a new attraction near Clifton Hill that has people scratching their heads.
Last week I posted a picture of a steel structure at the end of Oneida Lane. There were a couple of guesses as to what it would be. It turns out it is an upside-down house. I wonder what it will be used for.