Niagara's Fury

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:25 AM
OhioStater's avatar I found some more details here:

However, The Review has learned The Fury will be a Universal Studios-type attraction using video and audio effects to tell the story of how the falls were formed, bringing visitors from the ice age to present day.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:46 AM
And this is supposed to change me in a way I never imagined exactly how?

Pardon me if this sounds a little less than a religious experience. Not that it won't be fun or interesting, only methinks they've gone a tad overboard on the marketing.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:21 PM
According to the article, it will use audio and video effect.

If there are video effects, it'll have to be indoors (most likely).

If it's indoors, it definitely won't be "on the brink."

It's just going to be an enhanced movie about the making of the falls. Ensign is right, the marketing for it is just embellishing at this point. And I, for one, am happy, because the thought of an X-Scream-type attraction, or even a glass walkway like that at the Grand Canyon, perched on the edge of the beautiful falls is just disgraceful to me.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 5:01 PM
Mamoosh's avatar So I'm guessing the answer to the teaser "Will You Survive?" is yes? lol
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:07 PM
How tall are the falls at the location they are talking about?
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:41 PM
About yay high.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:18 PM
DawgByte II's avatar It's around 160' tall.

Whatever the attraction is, it's probably not going to interfere with the actual 'Falls themselves. Being a sort of 'Natural Wonder', and not nearly the size of Grand Canyon, I'm sure it's nothing that's going to actually stretch over the water with a glass bottom, especially since the falls controlled flow can vary in winter, summer, day, & night. Add to the fact of other stuff that can go over the falls like ice chunks, barrels, and people... it wouldn't work.

What is it? I don't know, but it is definately an outdoor experience because it's by Tablerock which is a fairly large area, and if it is anything, it COULD be something that could tawter you at the brink of the falls from a distance up.

Whatever it is, it's being taunted as something large, and there hasn't really been this much hype for an attraction in Niagara Falls, Canada since the skywheel.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:27 PM

Donny said:
Here are some visuals of it's glass floor.

Off topic for a moment. I wonder how they snuck a camera on the skywalk. They don't allow you to bring any electronic devices onto the glass, including cameras, cellphones, and PDAs.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:57 AM
...or it could just be a dramatically over-hyped indoor theater attraction.
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Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:59 AM
WildStangAlex's avatar $30 to walk on a glass bridge. Wow. I'm speechless.

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Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:06 AM
janfrederick's avatar $58 to go up and down over some hills? Me too. ;)
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Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:08 AM
rollergator's avatar Has anyone considered the Chance Pharaoh's Fury swinging ship ride swinging out over the edge...hence the name? ;)

P.S. Yeah, I was kidding... :)

Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:28 AM
DawgByte II's avatar I really doubt it's going to be a theme-park like ride... at least a ride that's visable as a tacky ride. That part of Canada's Niagara Falls is a lot more 'natural' and tasteful... unlike the Clifton Hill area which has the rides & tourist trap attractions.

HOCO was planning on putting some Titanic replica attraction in their owned land, which is rather large and resembles one akin to here. There was a survey about it last year on the guest experience.

So it's got to be more tasteful than that considering its location.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:10 AM
They added a little teaser today on the site along with a contest to win tickets to the grand opening.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:45 AM
OhioStater's avatar They skipped the part in the teaser about how the way the falls look today is completely man-made, with most of the "natural wonder" stripped away decades ago. Huh.

Thursday, May 1, 2008 2:25 PM

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Thursday, May 1, 2008 2:32 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Hmmmmmm.....
Thursday, May 1, 2008 2:54 PM
What, you don't even get to sit down? I was kind of hoping this would be a Soarin' type simulator or something. Oh well, it might still be fun.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008 3:23 PM
DawgByte II's avatar Niagara Falls Review

Here's a little more in-depth article on this. No, you don't sit down, but it truly immerses you. A lot of the effects say that it's been done before, just not QUITE to this capacity, nor all combined into one. I don't know how a 7-million attraction truly will work, because for Spiderman & Curse of Dark Kastle (Busch), it's only pennies in the bucket... but it really looks like it will be the ultimate 4-D theater in the NF district (yes, they have plenty of them).

All I know is that I'm going to check it out as soon as I convince a couple buddies to come along. Although it says it's a 7-minute film, using the animation-style of Ice Age (and a couple cartoony critters), I wonder how long the whole process is.

It says capacity is 102 people per session, and 600 per hour. That means that the whole thing is about 10 minutes in length, unless there are other rooms before you enter the main room.

Thursday, May 1, 2008 3:28 PM
You're forgetting time for crowds to exit and new ones to come in and "compress" under the supervision of the ops. Three minutes to unload and reload a theater actually sounds rather optimistic to me.

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