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    New support ropes installed for Whirlpool Aero Car

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    From Niagara This Week:

    When you’re 103-years-old, a little surgery is inevitable.

    In the case of the Whirlpool Aero Car, one of the oldest tourist attractions in Niagara Falls, it’ll be a major upgrade to the support ropes that have brought millions of people across the Niagara Gorge.

    Though just one of the six support ropes needed to be replaced, work has been going on since January to replace all of them.

    ZAVITZ: Aero car has had an ‘exhilarating’ century

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It was like a sunny island in the midst of gloomy seas — a happy news story at a time when most of the news, especially if it came from the European war front, was decidedly depressing.

    That “happy” story was on the front page of The Niagara Falls Review for Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1916. The headline read “Aero Cableway Opened Yesterday.”

    Now known as the Whirlpool Aero Car, this popular Niagara Parks attraction is about to celebrate its centennial. Over the past century millions of people have been treated to a bird’s-eye view of the mighty whirlpool as they glided across six cables, some 75 metres above that turbulent watery spectacle.

    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.

    Aero Car honoured

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The engineering feat of building a cable car over the Niagara River whirlpool was recognized Thursday when the Whirlpool Aero Car was designated an International Historic Civil Engineering Work… The ride was built between 1914 and 1916 and was originally known as the Spanish Aero Car, paying tribute to the nationality of its designer.

    Summer Couples and Family Packages at Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton

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    On Monday I received this information from the Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton – Niagara Falls:

    Explore Niagara Falls with the ones you love! Niagara Falls Hotel Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton offer Summer Couples and Family Packages. The Summer Couples Package includes a $50 dinner voucher for Buchanans Chophouse (on-site), two adults Niagara Parks Adventure Passes which includes admission to Journey behind the Falls, Niagaras Fury, Maid of the Mist, White Water Walk and two day People Mover transportation. This package includes a full breakfast for two adults, two mornings. Also includes discount coupons for Butterfly Conservatory and Whirlpool Aero Car. From $204/night CAD.

    Doubletree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton
    6039 Fallsview Blvd
    Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2G 3V6
    Tel: 905-358-3817
    Fax: 905-358-3680
    www.niagarafallsdoubletree.com

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