Have you ever dreamt about going over Niagara Falls? Well now you can — sort of. The zipline MistRider, which debuted July 15 and 20, recently celebrated its public grand opening. For about $50 CAD ($37 USD) you can take a ride on the wild side. But would you dare?
Would you zipline across the falls?
Three powerful waterfalls between the U.S. and Canadian border make up Niagara falls. But the zipline is on the Canadian side. The ride sends daredevils soaring about 2,200 feet over Niagara Gorge — past the American and Bridal Veil Falls and down towards the Horseshoe Falls. The zipline reaches speeds of nearly 50 miles per hour according to reporters at The Guardian, who had the opportunity to experience the ride first-hand.
Once riders reach the bottom, they can catch a rare glimpse of the falls from a remote viewing platform that suspends participants over the Niagara River. The entire ride takes approximately one minute.
“The neat thing about the zipline is that riders get a unique view of the falls,” says Tom Benson, CEO of Wildplay, the company that built the adventure ride.
In fact, the viewing platform at the bottom is accessible only by zipwire. Perched over the Niagara River, visitors are close enough to Horseshoe Falls to get soaked by the mist.
Niagara falls just got a bit more exciting
Four parallel ziplines travel through the wide river gorge to give guests picture-perfect views of the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls according to the WildPlay website. Four people can enjoy the ride together on four ziplines, but all riders must be at least seven years of age, and weigh between 65 and 300 pounds says Condé Nast Traveler.
Niagara Falls is located in Ontario, Canada, near New York State. The Canadian Falls is a huge tourist attraction for both Canadians and Americans alike, and this new adventure guarantees to draw an even larger crowd. But would you dare to ride this zipline across Niagara Falls?
— Katherine Marko