Niagara Falls Tourism Report Offers Theme Park, Multi-Use Venue, and Pedestrian Core | Local News
The suggested theme park would cover 40 acres, less than half the size of Fantasy Island on Grand Island, and is slated to open in 2026. Its main attraction would be 1 / 25th replicas of America’s most famous landmarks. .
The report suggested that a project of this size would cost $ 41.5 million, but it did not name a location.
The report also suggested moving the Niagara Aerospace Museum from the Niagara Falls International Airport to downtown; rebuild the Wintergarden, a year-round indoor botanical garden that was demolished in 2010; and the creation of a branded downtown entertainment district.
The report also called for a ban on vehicular traffic in much of the city center and for parking lots on the outskirts, such as at the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge and the Niagara Scenic Parkway roundabout, with shuttles to transport passengers. people who don’t want to walk in the area.
The institute’s report also suggested adding an architecturally significant walkway structure and “one or more great viewpoints” to Goat Island, and creating a public plaza in the city center, perhaps with a public market, similar to St. Lawrence Market in Toronto.
“It really is a role model for how we move this city forward,” said Roscoe Naguit, associate director of the tourism institute.