Niagara Skywheel: The Falls in Rembrandt Lighting
Monday, we climbed deep into Niagara Falls to stand beside the crushing weight of 212,000 cubic feet of water pouring over a cliff every second. Today, we rode the Skywheel on the Canadian side of the falls to catch a birds' eye view of the action.
The angle and distance makes the site seem serene. Like the girl from Clueless said, the Falls is a total Monet: pretty from far away, but up close, it's a big mess (and by mess, we mean a cacophony of awesomeness).
For $10, visitors can take a break from the wax museums and arcades lining Clifton Hill and take a 10-minute ride on the 172-foot wheel.
Don't be fooled by the photo on the Skywheel's website, however, it's much farther from the main event than depicted.
Over at HotelChatter, we learned the Marriott's ad designers also got a little carried away with Photoshop.
The only thing missing from this picture is a superimposed leprechaun and maybe a unicorn flying over the falls. I'm sure, for $50, the people from Louis Tussaud's (Madame's estranged brother?) up the street could make that happen with a little clay and some fishing line.
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