I fully admit that I don’t go to the Skylon Tower very often, but I think was the first time I have seen Pizza Pizza open in a couple of years!
We’ve had quite a bit of rain this week, but as the week has gone on, it has been quite nice. The weekend looks like it is going to be nice as well. I had intended to post this earlier in the week, but didn’t get around to it. Last Saturday was a beautiful day. The sky was clear and the sun was shining. In some ways the photos I took don’t even do it justice.
At the same time that the Murray Hill Starbucks was being renovated, the one inside the Skylon Tower was also being renovated. It has now reopened.
Yesterday I walked through the Skylon Tower SkyQuest Family Fun Centre and I was literally the only one there. I recognize that it was a rainy day at the beginning of May, but I always see at least a couple of people. However this time there was not a single person. It was deserted. I didn’t even see any workers.
Yesterday was a warm and beautiful day in Niagara Falls. As I was out for a walk at lunch, I took a bunch of pictures. Enjoy!
I have previously posted about some renovations going on at the Starbucks on Murray St and the one inside the Skylon Tower. With regards to the one outside, I couldn’t tell if it was still going to be a Starbucks, or if it was changing. Well, it looks like they’ve just been updating it to the latest colours and style.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Last year, Troy Alston beat a record that stood at the Skylon Tower for 32 years by scaling its 660 steps in three minutes and 21 seconds.
He didn’t feel like waiting that long to beat it again. Read More…
She has posted a couple of other articles about the arcade and some of the unique or rare games that they have:
Arcade review and history: Skyquest Arcade at the Basement of the Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
I recently posted a couple of things about the Skylon Tower. Apparently the arcade on the lower level (basement?) has some old/retro, and consequently, rare games.
Commentor @SaraAB87 let me know that she wrote a blog post for the Arcade Heroes website. If you are interested in a bit of the history of the Skylon Tower arcade, or if you like games in general, you can read about it here…
The main reason that people visit the Skylon Tower is to go up the tower for the view, or for the restaurant. If you’ve been there, you’ve probably also noticed that the bottom level has a large arcade. I don’t think I’ve ever seen more than 20 people or so in that area. There is also a small food court with 4 fast food outlets. At one point there was a Mr. Submarine, Pizza Pizza, Dairy Queen, and a generic one. Now Mr. Sub and Dairy Queen are closed up. The signs are up for the other two, but who knows if they are actually going to be open. I don’t remember the last time I saw any of them open.