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    Water park, luxury hotel part of $70 million plan in Niagara Falls

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Canadian hotel developer Michael DiCienzo wants to build a $50 million luxury hotel and a $20 million “daredevil-themed” water park on the U.S. side of Niagara Falls, but the Niagara Falls mayor sounded less than supportive of the project on Tuesday.

    DiCienzo’s company is proposing a 200-room, upscale hotel with “oversized suites” to be added on top of the existing Sheraton at the Falls hotel on Third Street, across from Seneca Niagara Casino. American Niagara Hospitality says it is negotiating “with a recognized, musically themed hotel brand.”

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    Daredevil Nik Wallenda Looking to Build Entertainment Complex in Niagara Falls

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

    With his walk over the Grand Canyon now over, Nik Wallenda has returned his focus to Western New York.

    On Wednesday, the daredevil announced that he is planning on walking a 200-foot high-wire at next year’s Erie County Fair.

    Wallenda is also moving ahead with plans to build an entertainment and theater complex in Niagara Falls.

    “I think on a grand scale. I think big and I want it to be a permanent facility with an indoor water park and a place for families to come – similar to a Great Wolf Lodge,” said Nik Wallenda.

    Water park finds magical way to entertain kids

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    Apparently the Niagara Falls Great Wolf Lodge has a new interactive game that is being installed. The Niagara Falls Review Business Beat has a report:

    You have to watch your step walking through the halls of Great Wolf Lodge.

    Even on a weekday winter morning, dozens of kids are running around from floor to floor of the Niagara Falls resort and waterpark.

    In their hands are magic wands (computerized magic, of course) that they use to find hidden treasure, slay dragons and bring characters to life.

    It’s all part of MagiQuest, a new interactive game being installed at Great Wolf Lodge locations across North America, including Niagara Falls.

    People sing the praises for Sleep Cheap Charities Reap

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    If referrals mean anything, the annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap event will have a long list of satisfied customers to draw from in future years.

    “We come every year. We brought our grand kids and they just love it,” said Keith MacDonald of Thorold while enjoying a relaxing afternoon Monday at the indoor water park at the Americana Conference Resort, Spa & Waterpark on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls

    Send killer whale back to Florida, court tells Marineland

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    From the Toronto Star:

    Ontario’s Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision ordering Marineland to return a killer whale to the Florida water park that loaned it out.

    In July, an Ontario Superior Court judge ordered the Niagara Falls amusement park to return Ikaika, a 9-year-old male orca, to SeaWorld, the Orlando, Fla.-based owner.

    The initial ruling focused on legal technicalities surrounding the “breeding loan agreement” between the two parks.

    Marineland appealed the decision, but the appeals court echoed the sentiments of the previous ruling in rejecting its court challenge.

    “The breeding loan agreement is not a long term agreement. The maximum term of the loan of Ikaika is only four years and thereafter only a year at a time,” wrote Justice Stephen Goudge, on behalf of a three-member panel.

    Great Wolf spooks in October

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    From the Toronto Sun:

    By day, the Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls is the ultimate family fun zone and Canada’s largest indoor water park.

    But when the sun goes down during Halloween season, the lodge undergoes a transformation and becomes a surreal, spooky setting for a one-of-a-kind Halloween experience.

    It’s all part of a “Howl-O-Ween at the Wolf” from Oct. 14 to 31.

    You’ll have a howl at this family-first hotel

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    From the Vancouver Sun:

    Call it a cruise ship on land.

    The Great Wolf Lodge is unlike any other resort hotel in Canada, and one that despite being just a 10-minute drive from one of the greatest natural wonders of the world often compels guest to stay on-site for their entire vacation.

    “Our mission statement is creating family traditions one family at a time,” explains Great Wolf Lodge GM Keith Simmonds.

    “And this place is about family traditions. You do stuff with your kids.”

    That “stuff” includes a 100,000 sq. ft indoor water park featuring 13 water slides, two giant hot tubs, a huge wave pool and a 500,000-litre lazy river.

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