Niagara Falls, NY Calls Wallenda Event 'Success'

June 18, 2012 Updated Jun 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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June 18, 2012 Updated Jun 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) - Nik Wallenda is welcome to return to Niagara Falls as part of a Daredevil Festival, said Niagara Falls, NY Mayor Paul Dyster.

"Mayor Diodati and I, Mayor Diodati is from Niagara Falls, Ontario... jointly invited Nik to come back next year for something we're tentatively calling a Daredevil Festival Weekend. We're going to highlight Nik's achievement but also the history of the daredevils at the Falls," he said.

Dyster called the tightrope walk, which was watched by 120,000 on both sides of the border Friday night, a huge success for the Niagara Falls economy.

"I think we did some good for the economy over the weekend, but I think the greatest good to come from this is still yet to happen," Dyster added.

Dyster hopes Wallenda will come to the Falls and perform on a semi-permanent basis.