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Ziplining to the Falls: WildPlay Niagara Falls set to open by Summer 2016


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WildPlay Niagara Falls is bringing ziplining and adventure to Niagara Falls with two exciting adventure courses!
The first attraction is a zip line which operates at the Niagara Park Commission’s Grand View Marketplace. The WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls is an amazing rush that soars high and fast above the gorge from the Grand View Marketplace toward the Niagara Falls. It’s a guided, human-powered Element that’s suitable to ages seven and older. It includes four high-speed, side-by-side lines that will descend a distance of 670 metres (2200 feet) from the Grand View Marketplace into the Niagara Gorge below.
The second attraction is Wildplay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course which is a fun and thrilling experience of suspended obstacles and ziplines in the midst of nature. Three self-paced courses include dozens of climbing, ziplining, log ladders, monkey bars, jumping, and swinging aerial games for guests aged five and older. It will be located at the north side of the Whirlpool at Thompson Point.  As the course moves on, the level of intensity gets more difficult.
WildPlay Niagara Falls
“Our goal is to provide both adventure and educational opportunities as guests explore nature within the Parks. It’s a thrilling opportunity to be working with The Niagara Parks Commission and WildPlay Element Parks to bring these new human-powered, eco-adventure attractions to Niagara Falls,” says Lindsay DiCosimo, Marketing Manager for WildPlay Niagara Falls.
COURSE DETAILS
WILDPLAY’S MISTRIDER Zipline to the Falls
Feel the amazing rush of Niagara Falls from WildPlay’s MistRider Zipline to the Falls. You fly high and fast above the gorge toward Canada’s most breath-taking natural phenomenon. The Grand View Marketplace is located within Queen Victoria Park which is where you will start your journey. The zipline will take you from there to the base of the Ontario Power Generation Station.
Element Details:
*Intensity level is appropriate for beginners, intermediate, and advanced thrill-seekers.
*No previous outdoor adventure experience required.
*Minimum age seven, no maximum.
*Consists of four side-by-side zip lines, launching at the top of the Hornblower Niagara Cruises elevator tower and running to the riverside of the Ontario Power Generating Station Building.
*Landing area includes a viewing area for riders to take in the spectacular view.
*Operation schedule: Peak season operation – 12 hours per day.
*Riders zip every two+ minutes.
*Four participants at a time, side-by-side.
*Maximum capacity in a day: approximately 1000 guests. 
Pricing:
Single from $49.99
Directions
Check-in for WildPlay’s Mistrider Zipline to the Falls at the base of Clifton Hill, intersecting with the Niagara Parkway (5850 River Road, within The Niagara Parks Commission lands), or choose the WEGO bus system blue, green, red or purple lines.
WILDPLAY’S Whirlpool Adventure Course
WildPlay Niagara Falls
WildPlay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course has three self-paced courses which include dozens of climbing, ziplining, jumping, and swinging obstacle games.
Classic Course
Games and ziplines start at six-feet (two metres) above the ground, and begin to rise as you get comfortable with equipment and moving through the obstacles. The fun and challenge increases as you go — testing your bravery and evolving your abilities. Reach up to 45 feet (14 metres) and you’ve completed the whole course.
**Minimum age is 7. Children ages 7-13 must have an adult supervising in the park with them. Minimum reach: 5’11” (180 cm) with feet flat on the ground. 60-90 minutes to complete. Chaperone requirements: ten kids (ages seven to thirteen) per one adult (on the ground or in the trees).
Extreme Course
This is an add-on to the Classic experience where you push your limits with the highest obstacles and ziplines — up to 60 feet (18 metres). The thrilling games and moving obstacles fully challenge your balance and strength.
**Minimum age is 12. Minimum reach is 5’11” (180 cm) with feet flat on the ground. 30-60 minutes to complete.
Kids Course
Suspended up to 10 feet (three metres) high, it features a dozen games and ziplines, created specifically for young guests to move independently and comfortable through the trees.
**Minimum age is 5, maximum age is 12. Minimum reach is 4’7″ (140 cm) with feet flat on the ground. 45-90 minutes to complete. Kids must have an adult supervising in the park with them. Parent/legal guardian signed waiver is required for each child. 
Element Details (each course):
*Intensity level appropriate for beginners, intermediate, and advanced thrill-seekers.
*No previous outdoor adventure experience required.
*Guests must successfully demonstrate proper use of Adventure Course and zipline equipment to Park Guides before accessing those elements.
*Maximum kids or youth that a single adult can supervise is 10.
*Wear: sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and close-fitting clothing appropriate for the weather.
*Long hair must be tied back.
WILDPLAY’S What’s the Fear Jump
Clip into a loose line and leap from 40 feet! The heart-pounding plummet to the forest floor will challenge your not-so-common sense. Try the What’s to Fear Jump as a stand-alone activity, or to enhance the Whirlpool Adventure Course experience.
**Minimun age is 7. Children ages 7-13 must have an adult supervising in the park with them. Minimum reach is 5’11” (180 cm) with feet flat on the ground. Chaperone requirements: ten kids (ages seven to fifteen) per one adult (on the ground or in the trees).
Pricing:
Classic from $39.99
Extreme (Classic Course add-on)$9.99
Kids$19.99 (includes two rounds).
Directions
Check-in for WildPlay’s Whirlpool Adventure Course is at Thompson Point, located along the Niagara Parkway (across from The Niagara Parks Commission Whirlpool Golf Course at 3351 Niagara Parkway), or choose the WEGO bus system green line.
Both the WildPlay Niagara Falls and the WildPlay Whirlpool Adventure courses represent new designs that will enhance access to the local, natural beauty of the Niagara Parks for a wide range of guests.
Booking available. Please visit WildPlay.com for more information.
 
 


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