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    Soggy weather delays completion of Niagara Falls go-kart coaster

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    From Niagara This Week:

    While it looks like a new go-kart coaster attraction at the top of Clifton Hill is nearing completion, Mother Nature has played havoc with getting site race ready.

    The base of the track, including its ascending corkscrew, have been in place for weeks, but wet weather has delayed the pouring of concrete to finish the job, HOCO director of marketing Joel Noden said.

    “There’s been many days where it’s rained or there’s been the threat of rain. There are a lot of slope and curves to the track, so we’ve put off pour days.”

    While it was initially thought the attraction, officially named Niagara Speedway, would open this year, Noden said that probably won’t happen.

    “Realistically, we’re looking at next spring for a launch date.”

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    Adventure course delayed until next spring

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    After several delays, the Whirlpool Adventure Course will not open this year, and company officials are now pinning their hopes on next spring.

    “There’s two outstanding variance issues with the (Technical Standards Safety Authority) that we are continuing to move forward with, pursuing the variances,” said Lindsay DiCosimo, marketing and communications manager for WildPlay.

    “We are asking to have the exact same variances provided to the Whirlpool Adventure Course that they have granted to multiple parks in the past, including ones in Ontario, and ones out in British Columbia.”

    Spring has sprung in 2016!

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    We’ve an incredibly mild winter with very little snow. We’ve also had some unseasonably warm temperatures lately. All that has led to this… The flowers along the Niagara Parkway are starting to come up! The crocuses are up, and the daffodils and tulips are starting to shoot up. I’m not a big fan of winter, so this is great to see!

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    No, I’m not gone… I’m still here

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    I’m terribly sorry for the lack of blog posts over the last couple of months. Nothing inparticular has happened, I’ve just been busy and haven’t made the time to keep the site up-to-date. However as you may have noticed from some of my tweeting last week, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things. Spring will soon be here and things are slowly starting to rev up in the Falls, and I’ll still be blogging/posting about it.

    If you’ve emailed me and I haven’t replied, I will soon.

    Maid of Mist soon to set sail

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    From the Welland Tribune:

    The Maid of the Mist will open on May 4.

    Because this year’s winter has been so long, the popular tourist attraction will start running trips to the falls three-and-a-half weeks later than last year’s opening.

    Niagara Falls, Ontario Attractions Open for the 2010 Season, Spring Packages Abound

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    From a Niagara Falls Tourism press release distributed by PR Web and seen on Yahoo! News:

    Niagara Falls, Ontario is welcoming visitors with beautiful Spring weather; the opening of popular attractions in the region, including the ever-popular Maid of the Mist and the Shaw Festival in nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake; and special rates for those visiting before summer arrives.

    April saw the first Maid of the Mist voyage of the 2010 season. The popular Niagara Falls tours takes visitors into the shoe below the Falls many times daily from now through mid-October. Visitors, clad in the Mad of the Mist’s famous blue rain slicks, are offered a wet and wild view of the 13-storey Falls from below on the iconic boat tour, which has been thrilling visitors to Niagara Falls since the mid-1800s.

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