bert425 wrote:There was also a really neat go-cart track, with gas powered go-karts that we had seen the corner of from our hotel, but hadn’t realized it was “Mario-Super-Kart” type, with the winding ramps (this apparently had opened recently, as it looked brand new and was doing brisk business). We stopped and watched it for a bit, and did a lot of looking at the attractions, but didn’t actually ride/do anything. . we just sight-seed. There’s a Pink Panther themed ‘swinging balloon” ride on top of a building over here too. . with apparently a view of the falls, but it didn’t seem to be open. (I’d seen some past reports that there used to be a WWF themed ARM Drop Tower here too.. but didn’t see any indication it ever existed now).
I actually don't know how good of a view that Pink Panther balloon ride has since it's blocked by the taller buildings next door. I did want to try it, but it has extremely limited hours.
As for the old WWE drop tower, Pile Driver, I rode it once back in 2010 or 2011. I wish it was an ARM tower. It was a Zamperla Z Force. The ascent wasn't all that forceful, but it did have a strong pop of air at the top and I got a double ride. I think it would have been better if it held you at the top if you could enjoy the view longer, but it was nice for what it was. I think a brewery is now in its place.
Glad to see that go kart track open! I love these crazy courses. Fun Spot has a similar one with a huge drop followed by a banked (yes banked) turn and another drop immediately after.
PKI Jizzman wrote:Always a good read as a lot of things that you do are things I'd never do, so it's fun to see a different perspective. Thanks for the write up!
of course. Glad I showed some different perspectives, and I'd absolutely recommend a trip to Niagara Falls (tho stay on Canadian Side, *do* the options on the American Side). MarineLand was worth a visit for the WTF-ness of it. . but now that we've been, I don't feel the need to go back. certainly got my steps in tho. . LOL
we LOVE the tacky touristy things. . which is why I was a little disappointed we didn't partake in any of the Clifton Hill offerings (tho not much, we were tired). But I did enjoy walking thru and looking at stuff.
I'm a planner for a living, so I always try to cram in a LOT when we go on trips.
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