After years in the making, months of speculation and interest from around the globe, The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) has officially celebrated the opening of its newest attraction Niagara’s Fury. Ontario Minister of Tourism, Peter Fonseca, was joined by NPC Chairman Jim Williams, Niagara MPP Kim Craitor, Niagara Falls Mayor Ted Salci and children from the Boys and Girls Club of Canada to help mark the grand opening of this spectacular, new attraction that allows you to experience the extreme, violent and beautiful birth of Niagara Falls in a way you’ve never dreamed possible.
NPC Chairman Jim Williams stated "We’re confident Niagara’s Fury will provide that exciting, educational and interactive experience our visitors have been looking for when they visit Niagara today. And who better to tell the dramatic story of Niagara than NPC, an agency dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Falls and the entire Niagara River Corridor for future generations."
Niagara’s Fury is the cornerstone of the highly anticipated renovations at Table Rock. Table Rock is Niagara’s "signature" facility and destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. The major renovation and state-of-the art additions include Elements on the Falls Restaurant(TM), Pop & Lolly’s Candy Shop(TM), a Grand Hall with a year-round viewing Gallery and a Bridge of Flowers with a distinctive Clock Tower, which will provide covered pedestrian access to the Falls from the Fallsview Tourist Area.
"The redeveloped Table Rock complex and Niagara’s Fury are the result of thinking big, bold and outside the box, and that’s what it takes to succeed in today’s tourism market, " said Tourism Minister Peter Fonseca after viewing the facility and attraction. "This will create a lot of buzz, and will provide a real economic boost to the Niagara Region."
Niagara’s Fury begins with a captivating, family friendly pre-show that reveals the story of Niagara’s momentous creation. Following the pre-show, visitors enter an immersive environment to see and actually feel the sights, sounds and sensations of Niagara’s birth.
Niagara’s Fury was unveiled to members of the media during a technical briefing on the making of the attraction. Minister Fonseca and Niagara Parks’ officials were joined by the team that created the Fury including the architects, designers and special effects and animation experts that explained the technology and science used to create the Fury. Following that, members of the media joined the Boys and Girls Club of Canada to experience the Fury for the first time.
"We are very pleased to be working with the Niagara Parks Commission to provide children from the Boys and Girls Club with the opportunity to experience such a uniquely educational and exciting attraction as Niagara’s Fury, " said Pam Jolliffe, President and CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.
In addition to treating the Boys and Girls Club to Niagara’s Fury, Grand Opening festivities also included an evening celebration with community stakeholders and tourism representatives at Table Rock, where guests tried the Fury and enjoyed a spectacular fireworks show over the Falls.
Employing 1, 488 seasonal and 297 year-round staff, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism. NPC’s mission is to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Falls and the Niagara River corridor for the enjoyment of visitors, all while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.
For more information on the Fury, please go to www.niagarasfury.com.