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Helicopter and Lighting up Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
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This is an old story, but it is also one of my most memorable trips of my childhood. In 2002, my parents took my siblings and I on a trip to New York City and then up to Niagara Falls. My dad surprised my sister and I with a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls. It was an amazing experience that I have remembered all these years. The falls are incredible from any angle, but it was just an extra special treat to see them from above. On the same trip, we also had the opportunity to go into the building where they shine the lights onto the falls at night. We met the man in charge of changing the colors (I’m sure it’s all automated now, but back then he still used a switchboard to manually change the colors of each of the massive lights)
He let us each take turns changing the colors to whatever colors we wanted. At one point we needed to use the restroom so my mom, sister, and i went next door to a restaurant that happened to be hosting a get together of some kind. We got talking to a few of the women at the party and they said the color of their group was green and asked if we could change the falls to green around 9pm.(it was maybe 830 while we were talking to them) We told them we would see what we could do, and they gave us some feather boas that they were all wearing at the party.
When we got back we told the light operator the story and he said of course we could do that! So right at 9, we switched all the lights to green, and we heard them all cheering in the building next door.
To this day, I have been to many other places and destinations, but that trip always sticks out in my mind as one of the highlights of my childhood, and some of the neatest experiences.
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Niagara Helicopters Limited
Niagara Helicopters Limited
The company we went on the helicopter tour over niagara with.

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