Grand Opening of Niagara's Fury - June 22, 2008



    Boy and Girls Club of Canada Invited to be the First to Try the Biggest
    Thrill in 10,000 Years

    TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ -

    
    What:     A media day will be held for members of the press to experience
              one of the most spectacular, dramatic and immersive attractions
              in the world. Premiering in 2008, the Niagara Parks
              Commission's Niagara's Fury(TM) lets you experience the
              extreme, violent and beautiful birth of Niagara Falls in a way
              you've never dreamed possible.

    Who:      Jim Williams, Chairman and Niagara Parks Officials
              Honourable Peter Fonseca, Minister of Tourism
              Kim Craitor, MPP Niagara Falls
              Ted Salci, Mayor of Niagara Falls
              Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Canada

    Where:    Table Rock (at the Brink of the Falls)
              6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario
              (*) Parking will be located at the Falls Parking Lot
              (Located directly across from the Table Rock Center)

    When:     10:00am - Media Briefing
              11:00am - Media experience Niagara's Fury
              11:30am - Official opening photo-op
              7:00pm - Grand opening celebration at Table Rock
    

    To RSVP your spot and receive media accreditation, please respond to:
Chris Dabrowski cdabrowski@oebenterprise.com or 905-682-7203

    Attention Photo Editors: Members of the Boys and Girls Club (150 children
and 50 volunteers) will be one of the first groups to try the Fury on Sunday,
June 22 and will try the Fury with the media that morning. An official
photo-op will be held with dignitaries and the children at 11:30am.

    Attention Television Networks: A video news release will be available via
satellite - CH Hamilton Transmit 3, repeatedly for 15 minutes. Transit times
are: Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 2100 eastern to 2115 eastern; Monday, June 23,
2008 - 0915 to 0930 eastern.

    FURY Background:

    Utilizing technology and science never before conceived NPC assembled
experts from across the globe to produce and create Niagara's Fury(TM).

    
    FURY FIRSTS
    -   First-time use of high resolution digital cameras in 360 degree
        format
    -   First-time use of 9-camera rig on a helicopter
    -   First-time use of Macbook Pro laptop hard drives created specifically
        to accommodate the project
    -   First-time use of a Dalsa high resolution camera for an entertainment
        project (previously used exclusively for satellite and medical
        imaging). It is now being used to shoot visual effects for the new
        James Bond film, "The Quantum of Solace"

    FURY BY THE NUMBERS
    -   40 tonnes of aluminum used in construction
    -   102 people can enter the Fury at once
    -   600 people can enter per hour
    -   33 foot wide Platform
    -   56 foot wide Waterfalls
    -   360-degree Seamless Screen
    -   Temperature extremes from 75 F to 40 F in two to three seconds

    FURY SPECIAL EFFECTS
    -   Snow machines recreate blizzard conditions within theatre
    -   Wind machines add anything from a gentle breeze to storm force
        winds
    -   High power strobes can place a lightning strike right in front of
        audience's eyes
    -   A 360-degree Rain Curtain surrounds the audience with a dense,
        sound-rich downpour of rain
    -   Rain spritzers bring the rain effects further into the theatre,
        creating depth and adding gale bursts which can engulf the audience
    -   Cold air dump can drop the air temperature from 75 degrees to
        40 degrees Fahrenheit within seconds
    -   Water droppers light up oversized drops of water which fall out of
        the darkness above and into the pool
    -   Fog systems can create anything from a light coating of fog over
        the water to a dense floor to ceiling blanket
    -   Water cannons shoot up 18-foot spray from the bottom of the pool
    -   Pool bubbles add turbulence to the pool water at a moments notice,
        churning it up into white water.
    -   The moving platform will enhance the visual effects and emotional
        experience of the audience
    -   All equipment housing, screen, structure in 360 theatre are
        specially designed for a wet environment
    





For further information:

For further information: To RSVP your spot and receive media
accreditation, please respond to: Chris Dabrowski,
cdabrowski@oebenterprise.com or (905) 682-7203

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