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suzannews
07-06-2006, 12:04 PM
Looking for info on Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls. The website looks nice.

Mortlives
07-06-2006, 12:20 PM
The website has pretty good info. If you're looking for reviews, I can tell you that the Marvel Superheroes thing is largely geared towards young 'uns and arcade fans. I will say the staff there are exceptional. DS left his camera on Spiderman, 2 days later, DH returned to ask if it was there. The CM remembered him, and told him where the camera was.

Aside from that, the haunted houses are standard for that sort of thing. The Ripley's Museum is the same as the other Ripley's museums. There's a homemade waffle cone ice cream place that smells really good, too.

Fun can be had, but use coupons, everything's fairly expensive.

SnowWhite
07-06-2006, 02:32 PM
Any questions??? We go down there 4-5 times a year.....LOVE IT!!! :goodvibes

suzannews
07-06-2006, 11:50 PM
Thanks!! Where can I find coupons? We just booked the Quality Inn Clifton Hill for 2 nights with a discount code that saved us 20%. My daughter is interested in Marineland. We are probably going to do the Maid of the Mist boat. Anything else we MUST do? Anything to NOT do?

Ballinafad
07-07-2006, 12:23 AM
There is a brand new indoor waterpark above the parking lot for the old casino. The photos look amazing but I have heard they may not have worked out all of the bugs yet. Check it out. Going up the Skylon tower is fun for kids. Enjoy

digskat
07-07-2006, 06:08 AM
we were there last weekend. Maid of the Mist is a must, Marineland was a bust. We did one of the Fun Passes on Clifton Hill, it gave us the Giant Ferris Wheel, a 'Buzz Lightyear ' type Ghost ride, a simulated coaster, mini-golf, the scenic tower ride and the Movieland Wax Museum. There are 2-3 of these Fun Pass options up Clifton Hill. For a treat, there are the Hershey Store and Coke Store near the bottom of Clifton.

Mortlives
07-07-2006, 07:33 AM
You'll probably find a variety of coupon books in your hotel lobby. There are also people standing out on the street with coupons for various attractions.

brytorlyn
07-07-2006, 11:55 PM
We live very close to Niagara Falls and at times go almost every weekend...We liked the water park over the old casino parking lot. I didn't see any "bugs to work out" but it is not the place for people who want huge thrills on the slides. We took our 5 and 15 year old girls and they loved it and even the 5 year old was able to go on most of the slides. There were hardly any lines either but we went in May so maybe over the summer it will be busier. The wave pool was great and as I said we had NO lines at all.

madonna31
07-08-2006, 09:04 AM
Maid of the Mist is a must, Marineland was a bust

Ditto that. Marineland is BEYOND the word disappointment, ESPECIALLY when you have Sea World to compare it to.

Seeing as you guys are Disney fans, you might want to take in Aladdin playing at the Greg Frewin Theatre:

Aladdin (http://www.silvermist.ca/)

suzannews
07-08-2006, 10:53 AM
Thanks for everyones help!!

Do I need to exchange my US dollars to Canadian dollars when we get there or are US dollars taken? Where would I exchange?

digskat
07-08-2006, 12:03 PM
Thanks for everyones help!!

Do I need to exchange my US dollars to Canadian dollars when we get there or are US dollars taken? Where would I exchange?
No practically every place gives the price in both Can/US, when you buy something.

riu girl
07-09-2006, 08:48 AM
We live very close to Niagara Falls and at times go almost every weekend...We liked the water park over the old casino parking lot. I didn't see any "bugs to work out" but it is not the place for people who want huge thrills on the slides. We took our 5 and 15 year old girls and they loved it and even the 5 year old was able to go on most of the slides. There were hardly any lines either but we went in May so maybe over the summer it will be busier. The wave pool was great and as I said we had NO lines at all.

Glad you enjoyed the new water park. THe oics onthe web site look amazing. But I thought that you had to stay in one of the hotels associated with this waterpark to use it (Sheraton, Hampton, Borch , Skyline).

Would you mind sharing how you can use this waterpark without staying at one of these resorts? And what the costs were?


Also, we stayed at the Quality Inn on Clifton last month. It is nice. The rooms are fairly large. We stayed in the 900 block with a room overlooking the park. The 600 and 700 block would also give you a park view but is a farther walk to Clifton Hills. It is a very large spreadout hotel. You can hear (but not see) the falls from the 600/700/900 blocks but IMHO, the view was nice. This hotel offers a nice playground outside as well as a decent pool with a slide outside. Inside there is a very large hot tub as well as another pool.

Mortlives
07-09-2006, 06:37 PM
One thing I'd like to warn people about from our previous trip, though. There is a parking lot on main, back a bit from the main area which advertised all day parking for $2. Naturally we parked there. To lift the gate to leave, you had to deposit a toonie in the machine (it stated this quite clearly). When we returned, a guy was changing the sign, which had read $2, from $10 to $15. When asked we were told that the machine now only took tokens which had to be purchased from the Rainbow motel down the street. The woman behind the counter gave quite an argument before giving my husband a token for $2. These people are thieves, who expect you to back down, in spite of the fact that the posted sign is, in effect, a contract.

Ballinafad
07-09-2006, 06:59 PM
Try getting a Players Advantage card from one of the casinos. It is free and only takes a few minutes. You can then park in either casino parking lot for free.

suzannews
07-09-2006, 08:44 PM
We are staying at the Quality Inn so we were told we could park there for free and then walk to everything? True?

Only 3 days to go!!!!!!!

riu girl
07-09-2006, 08:49 PM
Yes, at check-in you will be given a parking pass that is valid for the duration of your stay at the Quality Inn.

brytorlyn
07-09-2006, 09:31 PM
Try getting a Players Advantage card from one of the casinos. It is free and only takes a few minutes. You can then park in either casino parking lot for free.

That is what we always do too...great insider tip!! You can park there overnight at no charge...many hotels charge $20 a night to park.

Ballinafad
07-10-2006, 07:13 AM
We are staying at the Quality Inn so we were told we could park there for free and then walk to everything? True?

Only 3 days to go!!!!!!!

Yes it is conveniently located on Clifton Hill and all attractions. If you want to go to the new fallsview area (lots of restaurants etc) you can also catch the free shuttle from the old casino to the fallsview casino. Kelsey's is a great restaurant right near your hotel that is one of the few that does not inflate prices.

suzannews
07-19-2006, 11:51 PM
Thanks everyone for all of your help!

We just got back last night and had a great time. I searched for our birth certificates for 3 days before we left and was not asked either way. Of course if I didn't have them, I would have been asked!

Recommend the Quality Inn and the Boston Pizza restaurant infront. The Clifton Hill family restaurant right across the street was only so so and the donuts from the Tim Hortons were not cooked all the way through.