Nik Wallenda Niagara Falls

Daredevil Nik Wallenda tightrope walk date set for June 15

The “once-in-a-lifetime” tightrope walk across Niagara Falls has been set for June 15, 2012.  Nik Wallenda, U.S. and Canadian officials have confirmed the date. The early date will kick off an already busy tourist season in Niagara Falls.

Nik Wallenda Niagara Falls

Nik Wallenda in Niagara Falls. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/David Duprey

The Wallenda stunt is expected to attract tens of thousands of spectators on both the U.S. and Canadian side of the falls. The event has captured the attention of the world and is planned to be broadcast live on television.

The various tourist boards have been busy on both sides of the border getting ready to maximize the economic uplift the stunt is expected to have.  The agency in Niagara N.Y. has already purchased television and web advertising in Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh and Rochester.

Details on possible ticket sales for prime viewing points and holiday packages have yet to be announced but with the big day coming fast it is expected information will follow soon.

Wallenda will join a long line of tightrope daredevils at Niagara Falls. The Niagara IMAX Theatre is home to the Niagara Daredevil Gallery where photos and memorabilia are on display.

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