Maid of the Mist is strictly first come first served. All the other Niagara Parks attractions are timed entry (your entry will be for a specific time period during the day) and tickets are only available at attractions or Welcome Centers. Mid June is not super busy, so you shouldn't have any problems.
Just after posting I realised that I should have just searched and found the answer as it's a common enough question.
Thanks again - we can't wait to get there!
Fallsdude: Does it mean that Whirlpool Aero Car, White Water Walk, Journey Behind the Falls and the Butterfly Conservatory are all timed entry places? But if I purchase one adventure pass from Niagara Falls Park, how does it work? Even if I were to select my time slots at the Center you mentioned, how would I know how much time to be devoted to each place so that I can select the appropriate time for entering? Sounds kind of complicate. Especially because I am planning to do all these places in one day. Help!
Not to worry Oldjayhawk, the people at the Welcome Centers will know how space out the attractions to suit your schedule. The timed entry is more for the very busy days, when lineups would be unbearably long, to ensure a more orderly flow of people. When it is not overly busy, it is possible to get your tickets at each attraction as you get to it, with very little waiting.
Fallsdude: Thanks for your quick reply. I am going to Niagara Falls tomorrow. Unfortunate, I think the weather will be stormy the day I arrive and on Saturday (my sightseeing day is Saturday). Too bad. I appreciate your great help so far.
not should if you know but when in niagara falls
Great Gorge attractions pass its around $39.00+tax
here some of what you get
White Water Walk
Ride all day on People Mover Buses
$5.00 off Niagara’s Fury
discount coupons for other attractions.
We have also purchased a pass online discounted. We will be there the third week of July. Will we be able to get on the maid of the mist? How about the fury attraction? We will be there 4 days. What would you recommend to have the best chance of Maid without waiting a long time??
The best time to avoid line-ups for Maid of the Mist is when they first open.
what time does Maid of the Mist open for ticket purchase? How long do you think we will wait for ticket purchase on 7/4?...do you recommend going in the morning or afternoon?