Niagara Falls drone show rescheduled for this week

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Published October 2, 2023 at 1:11 pm

When director James Cameron decided to release the movie, "Avatar: The Way of Water" in his hometown Niagara Falls, a drone show lit up the sky to tell people.

North Star Entertainment, organizers of the canceled drone show last Friday (Sept. 29), are saying the event will return this week but haven’t pinpointed a date, saying only they will reschedule it for the “week of Oct. 2.”

That said, it is most likely going to hit the sky either Friday (Oct. 5) or Saturday (Oct. 6) when most tourists are in the city.

North Star said that “due to external factors and a security incident” near the drone site, the show had to be canceled. The external factor was identified as police activity near the launch area.

“Public safety is of paramount importance and takes priority in any situation,” said Niagara Falls Tourism which is sponsoring the event.

The 10-minute drone test was meant to begin after the Friday night fireworks at Niagara Falls, which run for 144 consecutive days from the May long weekend to Thanksgiving weekend.

The test will feature drone lights forming shapes that represent a selection of the many world-class attractions Niagara Falls has to offer visitors, such as the Skylon Tower or the Niagara SkyWheel.

“The objective of the test is to understand sight lines in the area. It will have no audio component. The test show will last approximately ten minutes, beginning at 9 p.m.,” said Niagara Falls Tourism.

The group emphasized that the drone show wasn’t meant to replace the fireworks but rather “may represent a viable supplementary addition to fireworks.”

“The test will assist in educating stakeholders with regards to show content, length, sight lines, and other relevant information.”

Niagara Falls Tourism will announce the exact date within the next couple of days.

 

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