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Niagara Falls State Park seeks partner for theater operation

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Mon, Oct 17th 2016 01:00 pm

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced a request for proposals has been released for Niagara Falls State Park. The RFP seeks to identify a qualified private sector partner to continue operation of the Niagara Adventure Theater in the Orin Lehman Visitor Center, as well as to continue the targeted marketing and sale of the Niagara USA Discovery Pass to out-of-market tours and groups.

There is no mandate the space continue to operate as a traditional theater, as new and innovative ideas are welcome. The term of the RFP is three years, with the option to extend for two additional years, commencing approximately January 2017 and terminating December 2019. Request the full RFP by emailing [email protected] or download it from the NY Contract Reporter at nyscr.ny.gov.

Niagara Falls State Park is the nation's oldest state park and hosts more than 8 million visitors a year. It is also home to the Cave of the Winds and Maid of the Mist attractions.

The theater currently shows a movie based on the legends and myths of Niagara Falls, but the RFP encourages creative suggestions for the space.

New York State Parks welcomes inquiries on various business opportunities within the park system that are consistent with its mission and encourage new and innovative ways to serve patrons. Examples include restaurant and hotel management, golf pro shops, souvenir and camp store sales, hot air ballooning, whitewater rafting and firewood sales. For more information, visit http://nysparks.com/business/business-opportunities.aspx.

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