NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - Are you planning to see Nik Wallenda walk a tight rope over Niagara Falls? You may have to buy a ticket to watch from Goat Island.
It's always free to get into Niagara Falls State Park, something administrators are stressing, but it's all those extras inside the park that'll cost you.
When Nik Wallenda walks this summer, state park spokesperson Angela Berti says thousands are expected to be there, all in one place, all for this one event.
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"The issue that we have with Terrapin, where the walk will take place, is that it's pretty limited in space, viewing area is really small," she explained.
So for crowd control and safety, tickets will be handed out. Depending on the weather, Wallenda will either start or finish his walk at Terrapin Point. With limited space for spectators, there may be a charge associated with those tickets, but it would be minimal.
The park already charges for attractions, such as the IMax movie shown in the visitor center and the Maid of the Mist, and they plan to treat Wallenda's walk the same.
"Profit is certainly not on the table. Safety is our number one priority," assured Bertfi. "If selling tickets ends up being what we're told is the best way to keep people safe, that's likely what we'll do."
There is still no date yet for Wallenda's walk.
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