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“A really fun place!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Great Canadian Midway

The Great Canadian Midway
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$22.43*
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Clifton Hill Fun Pass
Ranked #19 of 130 things to do in Niagara Falls
Certificate of Excellence
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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“A really fun place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

My boyfriend and I visited Niagara Falls together Labour Day weekend for the second time and spent a good chunk of our visit at this spot! We are both in our early 20s but still had a great time here. For 20 dollars you can get 60 tokens, which will last you quite a while. I imagine if travelling with a family they would go faster but for the two of us, at about 2-4 tokens per game, we found they lasted us a good amount of time. The prize counter requires a lot of tickets and most of the stuff they have is pretty poor quality, but this is the same at most arcades you would find anywhere else. We actually ended up giving our tickets to a family so their little kids could get a bigger prize - we figured they would get a better use out of them than us!
We were here on an extremely busy day (that turned into night - what can I say, we love arcades!) and despite this experienced little to no waiting times for most of the games. I recommend the Ghost Ride and also the 6D moving theatre, both which are inside the Midway. If you plan on doing these attractions though, it's best to save money and buy the Clifton Hill fun pass - for two of us it was $58 dollars - but it includes both of those attractions, Dinosaur or Glow in the Dark Golf, a visit to the Movieland Wax Museum, a ride on the Skywheel and 5 free tokens. I also think the pass is even cheaper for kids. Definitely worth the money!
In terms of the Midway itself, there is a Boston Pizza just up the stairs and a Wendy's inside. The Midway is sandwiched between everything on Clifton Hill though, so you are very close to virtually every restaurant and attraction on the tourist strip. Washrooms are large and very clean and the staff are friendly. Also, we didn't use them, but noticed across from the bathroom there were small lockers available. This is a great place to check out!

Visited September 2012
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“Perfect for Rainy Day Activity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

We had one rainy day during our stay in Niagara Falls, so this was the perfect place for our kids age 6 - 9. The games were mostly working just fine, tickets being dispensed properly, and the one time that we lost 2 tokens in a game it was returned to us by the staff. Price is not so bad - $20 for 60 tokens + 12 free if you have a coupon. For $40 our kids played for a couple of hours and then redeemed for prizes. Our kids had lots of fun here and would go back again.

Visited August 2012
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“So frustrating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

We found the majority of games had issues. The balls weren't there, the water didn't work, tickets were out or jammed or it just took our tokens and that was it. The staff did make it right but it was frustrating.

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Toronto
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“Decent value in Niagara”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Niagara Falls is the epitome of tourist traps with overpriced everything stretched along a small area known as Clifton Hill... Be prepared to overpay for everything...AND I mean everything!

That said, this midway is decent value for kids and parents of all ages - we took our 4 & 7 year olds and there were plenty of games they could play. $20 buys you 60 tokens plus a coupon available just about everywhere gets you an additional 12 tokens to use for a total of 72 - games range between 2-4 tokens on average...

On a hot day, the air conditioned venue is a saver! And Tim Horton's is only 2 mins away!

Visited August 2012
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“Best Arcade”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Best arcade I have been at, real funny and I beat my friend in DDR! A collection of different games, could have been more things that you compete with each other and not just farming tickets to buy things in the store

Visited August 2012
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