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CN Tower, go to the top
CN Tower (Toronto, Canada)
Member Name: fairdonion
CN Tower (Toronto, Canada)
Advantages: the sights and views and photo opportunites
Disadvantages: at the time we went the restaurant not revolving
If you are thinking of going to Toronto one sight that is a must to visit is the CN Tower.
It is near Downtown Toronto. You do not need a map to find it as just look skyward and you will see it. It is between the Skydome and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. You may have to walk around the Convention Centre though as we have just come back from a visit and they were building a new aquarium there.
Like a lot of towers you can pay to go up to to top of this one.
Because there are many sections to the tower there are different prices all according to what you want to do and see.
The cost of the whole package is around £20 which for what you do and see this is a real bargain.
Observation plus about £18, Observation around £17 and around £7 for the rest each.
The tower was the Worlds tallest building until they built one in Dubai. It is 1,815 feet high. There are 6 lifts. Mostly these are manned so you dont go in them on your own. The speed of these lifts is 20 feet a second. The whole tower took 3 years 4 months to build.
From here you look out and you are well above the skyscappers and can see not only a wonderful panoramic view but when it is a clear day you will see the mist from Niagra Falls.
Walk all the way round this area and the view is amazing. We watched a long train which took 10 minutes to go under a bridge so you can tell how long it was. You can also watch the planes taking off from the city airport and also see all the islands.
You can film and take photographs till your hearts content from this area.
You have to be brave to stand on this and yes I did! Here you stand on the glass which is built to take the weight of 4 hippos. You then look down right down 1,122 feet to the ground! A really amazing thing to do.
This is even higher than the glass floor. You go up in the lift well it is another 33 stories up. The Sky pod is 1,463 feet above ground. If you wanted to walk up, and a man did pogo stick up the steps,there are a couple of steps under 2,000
This is very reasonably priced cheaper than the ticket and you do get a superb meal. There is a lot of fish on the menu and fruit such as watermelon. We had steak and it was cooked to perfection. The only moan was that the day we went we stayed in the same place all the time with the same view although it was a wonderful view but never revolved.
They show the Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D which when you enter you are given 3D glasses but asked to return them at the end.
We sat there and I must admit I thought that it would be 3D with added affects like you thought you felt the water and so I sat there waiting for it but it never came. The movie lasted 30 minutes. The first 10 were interesting but there is only so much I can take of watching people surf so after 30 minutes was pleased like many to leave!
Motion Theatre Ride
This is a ride with special effects like feeling the wind etc or basically like I thought the movie would be a bit like but we never got to see this as before you go in they ask you questions like do you suffer from headaches, backache or high blood pressure which my husband does so we could not go in. It is good though that they check on this.
The shop is great with litterally everything with Toronto, Canada or CN Tower on that you can think of but not tacky goods. Everything was well made and reasonably priced. We bought some great hoodies and T shirts and a clock on a model of the CN Tower which we are thrilled with.
Some other facts
Glass floors thickness is 2 1/2" layers from the top down with 3/16" replaced annually. The glass panels are 42" x 50" and it is tested annually.
It is in the Guiness book of records for dropping an egg from top to bottom unbroken!
If you ever have the chance to go to Toronto this tower is a must you will not only enjoy it but have an experience of a lifetime.
Thank you for reading
Summary: A trip not to miss and reasonably priced
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