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Wallenda walk update: additional events

by jmaloni
Wed, Jun 13th 2012 08:55 am

4,000 voucher recipients have been notified, additional activities planned

Thousands will gather at Terrapin Point on Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park Friday night to watch Nik Wallenda step into the history books as the only daredevil to transverse Niagara Falls.

Four-thousand vouchers have been distributed for those who requested them via the online reservation system. Anyone who left a voice message will not be accommodated, due to the overwhelming interest.

There are still a multitude of free and ticketed activities happening downtown throughout the day, including:

•The Old Falls Street "Side Show" celebrating Wallenda's tightrope walk

•"Where the Stunters Rest" tour at Oakwood Cemetery

•Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls, USA, and 97 Rock party tent

•"Characters of History" with Encounter Niagara

•Live music at One Niagara

•Celebrate at MELA

•Watch Wallenda walk from inside The Giacomo

Visit www.walkthefalls.com for a complete updated list and additional details.

The Wallenda Walk at Niagara Falls is the first stunt in Niagara Falls State Park since the "Great Blondin" first walked the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope 150 years ago. Stunting in Niagara Falls State Park has been banned for decades, however earlier this year New York State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, and New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-Lewiston, worked toward the passage of legislation to allow this one-time daredevil act with Wallenda to take place.

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