There are two sides to Niagara Falls. No, not the US side and the Canada side. I mean the “Gosh isn’t nature amazing!” side and the crazy fun side. We enjoyed both, although the crazy fun side of Niagara falls came as a complete surprise to us, we weren’t expecting that at all.
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We could have handled it in one of two ways, stuck our noses in the air and tutted at the blatant commercialism or do as we did, get stuck in and have a really good fun at Niagara Falls.
Our Afternoon of Fun at Niagara Falls
After a totally awe-inspiring and slightly terrifying ride on the Niagara Sky Wheel ( click the link to see the pics, just WOW!) we got stuck into some slightly different attractions.
Temperatures in Niagara in January were well below freezing so we kicked off with some indoor mini golf.
Not just any mini golf, glow-in-the-dark mini golf. After all the mini golf practice we had on our Atlantic Crossing cruise the kids whizzed around like pros and loved the glow-in-the-dark concept. I don’t think they’d ever experienced anything like that before.
Next stop the huge, indoor Canada’s Midway amusement arcade, this one took us right back to Barry Island, the kids couldn’t get enough of the arcades there and this one was much bigger . We mucked about feeding tokens into machines for a while before trying the two big indoor attractions.
First up, a ride that crossed a ghost train with a target shooting ride ( similar to our favourite ride at Legoland Malaysia) with the added bonus of the boys’ new favourite, glow-in-the dark. Chef and I get very competitive on these things. He beat me this time, I accepted defeat graciously.
Our final fun of the afternoon and one that had all four of us laughing and screaming out-loud was the 5D Cinema ride. I won’t spoil the surprise, but it was really good fun being part of the action on screen.
Last stop of the afternoon was the wax museum, Movieland, next door. It was WAY better than we expected, OK, so the likenesses weren’t great, but we had such a good laugh. The kids recognised all sorts of characters, from Michael Jackson to Darth Vader. There was no mistaking this family.
There was a scary horror walk towards the end, Chef took it on, we 3 stayed out and screamed a bit at the noises we heard.
What a lovely change! Something different and totally good fun for all four of us. You can buy tickets individually or as a bundle with a Clifton Hill fun pass, it includes the Sky Wheel which we highly recommend.
There are loads of other attractions on the Canada side of Niagara falls to try, the main street, Clifton Hill looks like this.
Yes, took us by surprise too!
We’re really disappointed we couldn’t get further into Canada and have a good look around, but we learned a few facts about Canada in our short time there. I didn’t see my moose, but time is short, we have to be in Florida in just 3 weeks. We’ll be back!