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Playtime takes to the air as adventure course opens

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

After a year of delays, the Whirlpool Adventure Course has opened.

The attraction opened to the public this past weekend, and will open on Saturdays and Sundays for the rest of April. Read More…

Access to Thompson’s Point closed for Wildplay work

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Viewing access at Thompson’s Point on the Niagara Parkway will be closed from March 13 to 31 for the final stages of construction of WildPlay Niagara’s Whirlpool Adventure Course. Read More…

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.”

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.

ZAVITZ: Descending the gorge — without a zipline

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

It’s a genuine hit!

As a new and much anticipated Niagara Falls attraction, Wildplay’s MistRider Zipline, which debuted last month, has attracted a massive amount of interest.

Four high-speed parallel lines descend 670 metres into the Niagara River Gorge from Niagara Parks’ Grand View Marketplace near the foot of Clifton Hill.

I haven’t tried it yet — but I hope to.

The idea of going down into the gorge near the falls has appealed to many people over many years. This includes some of Niagara’s earliest visitors.

One of those was Elizabeth Simcoe, wife of John Graves Simcoe, Upper Canada’s (Ontario’s) first lieutenant-governor. The Simcoes were living in what is now Niagara-on-the-Lake at the time.

In her diary entry for Aug. 24, 1795, Elizabeth notes…

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.

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