I’ve been very interested in the news out of Niagara Falls this week concerning the Maid of the Mist. The latest is that there’s a new deal on the Canadian side. Starting in 2014, a new company will run the boat ride at the base of the falls. And in true Niagara Falls fashion, the deal on the Canadian side leaves the American side in limbo…..and could leave the American side up a creek (or a river, in this case).
I’m sure they’ll work something out…..can you imagine no Maid of the Mist on the American side? However, we are talking about Niagara Falls, so anything is possible.
But that’s not the reason for this post. When I heard the news, it reminded me that two years ago there was an interesting rumor making the rounds….that Disney was trying to get the Canadian boat lease. At first, I thought that would be awful for the American side….but then it hit me. Disney could be the solution for Niagara Falls, NY. So I posted this commentary on Skunkpost. And you know what? Buried in the sarcasm is a pretty good idea. Are you listening, Niagara Falls?