Wednesday, July 22, 2009

No ordinary walk in the park

Would you attempt to walk on a cable about the diameter of a nickel suspended 262 feet in the air from the front gate at Kings Island to the Eiffel Tower -- a distance of more than 800 feet -- with no safety nets or harnesses?

Nik Wallenda will attempt that tenuous walk at 7:oopm Saturday, August 15.

“This is going to be the highest walk I’ve ever done,” Wallenda said. “I’ll be taller than the new Diamondback roller coaster.”

Wallenda will be the third member of the Wallenda family to perform at Kings Island. Family patriarch Karl Wallenda was the first to perform there 35 years ago in 1974 and Rick Wallenda performed last year.

Next month’s walk will be performed at a height that is three times higher than the previous Wallenda walks at Kings Island and will be included free with park admission.

The walk at Kings Island is part of the Nik Wallenda Walk Across America Tour, taking place at Cedar Fair parks this summer.