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Maid of the Mist ready for earliest launch in history


Thanks to a milder than usual winter, Maid of the Mist will launch its boats Saturday, Apr. 2, at 9 a.m., from its Niagara Falls, N.Y., landing, the earliest start to the season in Maid of the Mist history. The season runs through Nov. 6.

“As one of North America’s longest running tourist attractions, there’s great excitement as we begin the 2016 season,” said Christopher Glynn, president of the Maid of the Mist. “With an early start, we expect another tremendous season as we welcome guests from around the world to the iconic Maid of the Mist, which provides guests with an experience like no other.”

During the off season, new, environmentally-friendly engines were installed on Maid of the Mist VII, as well as navigational upgrades and new deck lighting.

From Apr. 2 through May 20, tours will operate 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (weekdays) and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (weekends).

Other schedule highlights include:

Victoria Day Weekend: May 21–May 22, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

May 23–May 27: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 28, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 29, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Monday, May 30, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

May 31–June 17: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Sun-Fri), 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sat)

June 18–Aug. 8: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (daily)

August 9–August 28: 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (daily)

Aug. 29–Sept. 4: 9:00 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. (daily)

Labor Day Only: Monday, Sept. 5, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sept. 6–Oct. 3: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (weekdays); 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (weekends)

Oct. 4–31: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (daily)

Nov. 1–Nov. 6: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (daily)

Adult tickets are $18.25; tickets for children (6-12 years) are $10.65. Children 5 and under ride free with an accompanying adult.

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