Check Out This Next Wallenda Stunt For This Summer
I'm looking forward to this one. It's been five years since Nik Wallenda walked a tightrope across Niagara Falls from the American side to the Canadian side while millions around the world watched the live TV broadcast.
There's another stunt planned for this summer, but this time it won't involve Nik Wallenda. His wife Erendira will hang by her teeth from a helicopter as it flies over the Falls.
It won't be the first time she's done it. She's done similar stunts along the seashore of Absecon Island, NJ and suspended above Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday night ok'd $35,000 to cover the costs involved in setting up the stunt. According to Niagara County Majority Leader Randy Bradt, the Nik Wallenda stunt in 2012 had a $21-million economic impact including $3-million directly to the City of Niagara Falls. "Our tourism industry received a massive shot in the arm." They're looking for more of the same this summer.
I was at Nik Wallenda's walk over the midway at the Erie County Fairgrounds a few years ago and it was fascinating. He makes it look so routine and he's such a nice guy. Even before climbing the tower to start his tightrope walk he was shaking hands and exchanging kind words with well wishers.
No date has been set yet for Erendira Wallenda's stunt at the Falls.