Nik Wallenda, a possible new Niagara Falls Daredevil is meeting with the Niagara Parks Commission today (Thursday August 4th, 2011) to discuss his attempt to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. He must persuade the commission and gain permission.
Stunts at Niagara Falls have been outlawed since the early 1900’s but Wallenda is gaining momentum as officials in Niagara Falls, N.Y., support the idea and believe a revival of the area’s daredevil past could be what the city needs to boost its economy, which has been struggling for decades. Both chambers of the New York legislature approved a bill to specifically allow Wallenda to perform the walk.
The mayor of Niagara Falls, Jim Diodati, supports Wallenda’s plan, believing it will be help tourism and a boost to the city’s economy.
“There won’t be a vacant hotel room in the city,” he said.
The IMAX Theatre and Niagara Daredevil exhibit certainly support adding a new daredevil to our collection!