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Nik Wallenda to headline at Darien Lake

Penfield, N.Y. Darien Lake announced a new act that will be added to the park this coming season. Daredevil Nik Wallenda and his family will be performing in Nik Wallenda Beyond the Falls from June 23rd through September 1st.

The announcement was made at Time Hortons in Penfield, Wednesday.

Nik Wallenda is known for his daring tight rope walks over places like Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon.

Wallenda said since his time in Niagara Falls he has wanted to come back with his family to western New York and is excited they will all be in one spot for the summer.

At one point in the performance me and my wife will be up 55-feet, we'll be up right at the top [of the Galaxy Theater] performing on what we call sway poles, said Wallenda. There will also be a high wire performance involved. Our family, for generations, has done pyramids on wires; we'll bring a pyramid act to the show as well as performers from all over the world.

The show will be performed twice a day and is free with park admission.

 
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