NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Nik Wallenda's successful crossing of Niagara Falls on a high wire last Friday was a spectacle to be sure...perhaps even more so than anyone imagined.
But does it have "staying power" in terms of drawing future tourists to the Falls?
"That's a great question," said John Percy, President of the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, (NTCC) who believes the answer is "yes".
"While you can't come see Nik Wallenda cross the Falls again, what you can come and see is that beautiful backdrop that was behind him, and people will want to see that," Percy said.
Niagara Falls, NY Mayor Paul Dyster says if history any teacher, then there is precedent for that
"I still talk to people who say they saw the Marilyn Monroe movie "Niagara" years ago, and ever since then they've known someday they had to come to Niagara Falls," Dyster told WGRZ- TV.