Since Niagara Falls tourism has been on my mind I decided to dig out my photos from my first visit in 1998. It turns out that I didn't take a single picture! I had just gained access to a video camera and apparently couldn't resist the chance to put it to use while saving money on film development.
In keeping with the photo-centric format of the site I went ahead and took a bunch of screen captures. Writing-wise I'm a bit Niagara-ed out, so I'm going to call this a photo essay, or a pictorial, or an appendix to my last post, and just leave it at that.
My first #%@*!~$ screen grab and I got the stupid control panel in the image! Well, this one deserves a quick comment because Alien Encounter is now defunct and it's scantly documented on the internet. As you can see it was located to the right of the Criminal Hall of Fame.
Living flies were attracted to the eyes and mouths of wax Schwarzenegger and Tom Cruise, making it all more hilarious, yet disturbing.
Conclusion: It's not all that different from what it is today and probably wasn't worth the couple hours it took to put together the post. And yet, there it is, existing on the internet, no turning back.
Bonus! Two videos of Clifton Hill in the 1980s...