Monday, December 4, 2023

Seneca Niagra Casino Invites Public to View Nik Wallenda’s Preparations for Crossing Niagra Falls on High-Wire

Niagra Falls, NY, USA /PRNewswire/ — Nik Wallenda hopes to accomplish a childhood dream this June: walking over the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls on a high-wire. Although the “King of the High Wire” holds a Guinness World Record and comes from a seven-generation circus dynasty, he needs to prepare. That preparation will take place May 12 to 22 at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel – Wallenda’s home base in Niagara Falls, New York and a major sponsor of the high-wire walk.

The public is invited to watch Wallenda train for free each day from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 3:30 to 5 p.m. in front of the property near Third Street and Old Falls Street. Two cranes – with the reinforcement of stanchions drilled 15 feet into the ground – will support a 1,200-foot long wire that will span the outdoor parking lot and be exactly like the one Wallenda will walk on June 15 – but this practice wire will be placed a reasonable height above the ground.

“Nik Wallenda’s high-wire walk over Niagara Falls is the biggest event to come to Niagara Falls in decades, and we are proud to be the exclusive host site for his training,” said Jim Wise, senior vice president of marketing for Seneca Casinos. “The training sessions will allow visitors to get an up-close unique view of Wallenda’s preparation for the feat – so bring a chair or just stand and watch history in the making. The training timeframe spans two weekends and also includes Canada’s Victoria Day holiday.”

About Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel is located just minutes from the world-famous Niagara Falls in Western New York, near the Canadian border. The property is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Guests can enjoy 147,000 square feet of gaming space with 4,000 slot machines and 100 table games, 10 restaurants, live entertainment and a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning, 26-story hotel with 604 recently-renovated deluxe rooms, a spa and salon, fitness center and indoor pool. Please visit for more information.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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