Wallenda sets up training camp in Niagara Falls, NY
Nik Wallenda is setting up his practice camp just across the river as he gears up for his big walk over Niagara Falls June 15th.
Wallenda will practice at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, NY starting tomorrow & you can watch.
Jim Wise, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Seneca Niagara says teams from the casino & with Wallenda are busy Friday getting ready for the public training sessions.
Wallenda's team is putting up the 365m wire the performer will practice on. Casino staffers are putting up bleachers for 1000 spectators & a sound system.
Wise says the public training sessions will let you get a much clearer view of Wallenda than you will when he's high above Niagara Falls.
Wallenda's rig at Seneca Niagara Casino is meant to replicate the conditions over the Falls. That includes wind, mist & an angled wire, but the performer won't be far off the ground.
Wallenda will train with the public watching 10:30am-noon & 3:30pm-5pm every day May 12th-22nd.
His 548m walk over Niagara Falls on June 15th is expected to take about 45 minutes. Wallenda will take his first step out on the wire at 9pm.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to show up to watch on both sides of the border. Half a billion others are expected to tune in & watch on TV & online.