NIAGARA FALLS, NY - They're still waiting for a firm date but tourism officials are putting some plans in place to host thousands for the Wallenda Walk over the Falls.
A committee of city and state leaders are putting a tentative plan in place for everything from crowd control to ways to market other local attractions.
Their goal is to make the event run smoothly and also entice visitors to stay for more than a day. And perhaps host some special side events, too.
"Maybe some events on Old Falls Street in the downtown corridor to accompany that walk so people can maybe have a "Wallenda Experience," said John Percy, President and CEO of Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation.
"Whether that's mini-tightrope walking for children or some other activities they can have fun with while they're in the destination," added Percy.
Local organizers are hoping to hear the firm date early this week. When they do, they're set to launch a special website with information about everything that's planned.
Sources tell us Wallenda is negotiating a television contract and that's what's holding things up.