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| Niagara Parks and WildPlay Niagara Falls Officially Open |
| |On the grounds of Queen Victoria Park, overlooking both the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Niagara’s newest tourism experience has taken flight. WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls was officially opened to the public by The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) and WildPlay Niagara Falls.
Designed to enhance the overall tourism offerings of Niagara and Niagara Parks, WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls consists of four parallel lines that take guests on a 670 metre (2,200 foot) long scenic ride from Niagara Parks Grand View Marketplace to the historic Ontario Power Company building located within the Niagara Gorge.
“The new zipline will give tourists another unique way to experience the beauty that Niagara Falls has to offer,” said Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “I want to congratulate The Niagara Parks Commission and WildPlay Niagara Falls for creating a world-class attraction that will draw new visitors from around the world and contribute to the continuing growth of tourism in the Niagara region.”
The Niagara Parks Commission began examining the possibility of a zipline attraction within the Park as early as 2011. Following community and stakeholder consultations, the Commission then engaged the services of WildPlay Niagara Falls, through an open and competitive procurement process, to undertake the construction and operation of WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls and WildPlay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course activities.
WildPlay Niagara Falls is a partnership between some of Niagara’s leading hospitality and attraction providers matched with the consulting and technical expertise of a prominent zipline and aerial adventure operator, WildPlay Element Parks. WildPlay has developed five similar locations with a variety of challenge and thrill-based Element experiences in western Canada, and consults on outdoor adventure projects across North America and the Caribbean.
WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls will operate from July until late October 2016. For more information and to book a spot on the new attraction, please visit: www.wildplay.com/niagarafalls.