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    Niagara Falls adventure course stalled

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Wildplay is still awaiting TSSA approval before it opens its Whirlpool Adventure Course on Niagara Parks Commission property at Thompson Point.

    There was original optimism the attraction might be up and running near the end of July, just after Wildplay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls opened for business to the public at the base of Clifton Hill.

    The opening was then pushed back until late August, and again into September.

    The wait continues.

    Paid parking coming to Niagara Glen, Thompson Point

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Visitors will now have to pay for parking at two Niagara Parks lots.

    Visitors to Thompson Point will be charged for parking starting this month while the same will come to the lot at the Niagara Glen Nature Centre starting next spring.

    In a news release, the Niagara Parks Commission said it is introducing paid parking to “better manage and control the limited number of parking spaces at these locations, as well as to reduce the heavy congestion of vehicles, which occurs at these popular nature sites, during the peak tourism months.”

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    Adventure course ‘few weeks away’ from opening

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It may not be getting the same hype as the new zipline, but WildPlay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course could end up being equally impressive for thrill seekers.

    The course is still under construction and is expected to open in about a month along the Niagara Parkway across from the Whirlpool Golf Course at Thompson Point, said WildPlay Niagara Falls spokeswoman Lindsay DiCosimo.

    “We’re a few weeks away from opening up,” she said.

    It will complement WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls, which opened earlier this month at the base of Clifton Hill.

    NPC unveils plans for Niagara zip line attraction

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    From the St Catharines Standard:

    Four zip line attractions could be up and running next year in Niagara Falls if a proposal by the Niagara Parks Commission gets the green light.

    The agency held a public information session Thursday at the School of Horticulture to unveil plans for what it hopes will be the newest Niagara Falls attraction.

    The proposed zip line sites include a line that runs parallel to the Whirlpool Aero Car above the whirlpool and a second one that would run from the Maid of the Mist boat plaza to the power station near the base of the Falls.

    A third line will operate from Rapidsview parking lot and a fourth will be at Thompson Point.

    Zip-line decision expected by year’s end

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The public should know by the end of the year whether a zip-line attraction above Niagara Parks Commission property will be a go.

    Staff is preparing a report on the idea, which commissioners will likely deal with at their December meeting, said NPC chairwoman Janice Thomson.

    She said the report will include input from professionals and the public, staff comments on how to possibly mitigate concerns and any potential amendments to the concept. It will outline pros and cons between the parks commission potentially operating the attraction versus the private sector.

    Thomson acknowledges any proposal dealing with nature areas can strike a nerve with people. That’s why she’s pleased with the “tremendous level of support” the possibility of two new zip-line attractions at Dufferin Islands and Thompson Point, which is directly across from Whirlpool Golf Course, has received.

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