NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW-TV) - A three hour production beginning at 8 p-m next Friday will showcase Nik Wallenda's walk over one of the seven wonders of the world live, but in recent days the helicopter company Nik Wallenda contracted to string the cable across the falls backed out. Now a new helicopter company may soon get the job and show producer Morgan Zalkin said not to worry.
"I'm not going to say it's a done deal cause we need some final paper work to go through but we consider the issue resolved," said Zalkin.
Wallenda is scheduled to walk over the famed waterfall from the U.S. to Canada around 10 pm, which means it will be pitch black outside.
"i mean we're lightning it up really well and it's something we worked out with Nik," Zalkin said. "I think it's going to be really beautiful."
The event is drawing thousands from all over the world. Of the 2-thousand hotel rooms in downtown Niagara Falls they are almost all sold out.
"downtown alone we have just over 200 hotel rooms available the night of the walk," said Michelle Blackley, Communications Manager for the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp.
many area businesses are getting involved in the action. a big party is planned along old falls street from the Seneca Niagara casino all the way to the Hard Rock Café.
"there's going to be about 20-30 food and beverage vendors as well as local businesses that are coming up. Roaming Buffalo Food Truck is going to be there, deep roots Niagara is going to be there performing," Blackley said.
And if you are looking for some breakfast the next morning try the Wallenda omelet at Marketside Restaurant in the falls. It's made with fresh vegetables and eggs all over linguine noodles.