For those who've always dreamt of going over the Falls in a barrel, this simulated ride is the next best thing. The ride ... More
Ride Niagara: The Ultimate Thrill
For those who've always dreamt of going over the Falls in a barrel, this simulated ride is the next best thing. The ride features a submersible shuttle that takes you to the top of the Falls and over—without any of the danger of crashing far below. Located close to Casino Niagara, the ride has won numerous awards including the "Lone Star" Gold Award by the 24th annual Houston International Film and Video Festival.
NO LIES THIS IS WHAT IT WAS LIKE
Oh Gosh Where to start. We waited to buy our tickets and an unhelpful salesperson told us we were getting a good deal and we were going to have a great ride. So we had a hard time finding it because it was in down a random gray stairwell. We waited in here and read the taped on sign that said something like You may have a 15 - 20 minute wait. Which seemed forever because their was nothing to do. We were greeted by a man and let into the ride. We saw the three simulators lined up that looked like they came from an old amusement park garage sale. The lighting was dim and you couldn't see much. Then we walked into the simulator (the last one) and found that we were the only people in there. It was quite large and the screen was not very big and the resolution was terrible. So the movie starts a lady (flight attendant) greets you and tells you you will be going down the falls. You ride in a capsule and start your journey. Their was a drawings on the screen and it was hard to look at because it was very grainy and warn out. We were trying to see what was happening but all we knew was their was white fuzz and water splashing and lots of shaking but we didnt know why. Every now and again we saw above the water but it didnt make much of a difference. A while of confusion later we saw some people telling us something about going over the falls and something about the rapids. We weren't sure if we went over the falls yet or went through the rapids it all looked the same. A bit of splashing later we were told we were almost dead. When did this happen? Did we go over the falls? What?!? Then the same lady came back as a water goddess in a very fuzzy picture. She saved us from our death by chanting to the thunder god or something like that. Still wondering when we died we got back to the beggining with the lady (flight attendant) talking agian. Their was voices behind saying something abut should we tell them what happened but then they said no act normal. It was so confusing and after the ride my sister who is 10 said that the space ride (YES a ten year old couldnt tell what it was) was stupid and boring. Also many of the other people around said it was terrible. While we were leaving we couldnt find the way out and ended up going into a closet and turing around and trying to find the man to help us out.
I would say their is no point watching this you will be angry if you do even if someone gave you the ticket you will be angry for watching it. You would feel bad for giving away a ticket to this ride.
The ride was a simulation ride that I wouldn't pay to go on again. When we paid for the package, I thought we were paying for something that I had never experienced before.
It was actually a simulation ride that was one of the machines from the 80s. The smell in them were horrible and they looked like they had been worn out and hadn't been replaced since the 80s.
While I did have fun, I couldn't really get into it because I was too focused on the surroundings of seats that were torn, a screen that was starting to thin from being used too much, and a kind of boring movie clip before you get started on "going over the falls".
If you get the package deal, the 3D movies were kind of cool with seats that moved back and forth. It was pretty good, better than the Thrill ride.
Remember the simulators form the 1980's, well that's what these are. It costs around $10 a person and lasts about 7 minutes. It probabbly hasnt been updated since the 80's. I wish I hadnt wasted my money.
When I went on this ride I was about 7 or 8 years old. I was totally convinced that we were really going over the falls. The special effects and everything amazed me. It would be interesting to go back now that I am 20 and see how much fun it is for adults.
Mostly, I would recommend this for pre-teens and kids around age 10. I know at that age, this ride's a blast!
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