Daredevil ride would plunge over the Falls

TORONTO, ONT. (WIVB) – A new attraction is being proposed for Niagara Falls – a specially-crafted vehicle that would actually plunge visitors over the falls and use a parachute to slow it down.

The Toronto Globe and Mail details the concept in their Prototypes column by Charles Bombardier of the Quebec-based Bombardier Company, which is in the business of designing and manufacturing vehicles.

The thrill ride would have an eight-passenger vehicle, possibly constructed out of Kevlar, with special safety features and shock-absorbing bumpers.

The designers feel there is a market for this type of attraction and that it could be possible with current technology.

The Daredevil would need stabilizers to slow the descent over the Falls and a drag anchor or parachute.

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