- Written by Andy Searles
A year or so ago we were fortunate enough to witness the Flying Wallendas performing one of their tight rope walking feats at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Nick Wallenda has recently got a lot of publicity in Central Florida as he walked across the Orlando Eye! He has also recently gained notoriety as he walked across Niagara Falls, live on ABC.
The Wallenda family has been engaged in these high risk, circus type acts for many generations. In fact, as we saw them perform, the 6th, 7th and 8th generations were involved in the death defying stunts. In their show, stunts included cycling forward and backward, and carrying numerous objects and people along a thin rope about 30 feet in the air.