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Paulmcall
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Post Number: 659
Registered: 05-2004
Posted From: 68.40.119.216
Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 11:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Has anyone been able to get a room with a view of the fireworks from the Windsor Casino?
How was the experience and how long ahead did it take you to get the room?
How much did it cost?
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Broken_main
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Post Number: 1073
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.222.11.226
Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 12:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am not sure of the cost, but I do know of someone that frequents the casino on a regular basis and has not missed the fireworks since the hotel has been built. It is safe to assume that most of the players in the players club are offered comped rooms for the evening there. She invests over 20,000 a year into the casino.
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Tortfeasor
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Post Number: 449
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Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 12:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If plunking a bill down at the blackjack table is suddenly investing--I'm ready for Wall Street.
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Broken_main
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Post Number: 1074
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Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 1:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol...She spends a lot of time there on one slot machine. I have seen her win a lot and spend a lot as well.
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Paulmcall
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Post Number: 660
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Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 3:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm not sure the view is worth quite that much. Anyone else seen the fireworks from there?
My brother used to go over in the afternoon (sleep in his van) and then see the show from railroad boxcars on the Windsor side.
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Maryellen22471
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Post Number: 37
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Posted From: 68.61.201.235
Posted on Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 6:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I saw them from Windsor in 2004 with my husband. We were in Dieppe Park Between Casino Windsor and the Hilton right in front of the Ren Cen. The view was awesome.
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Upinottawa
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Post Number: 310
Registered: 09-2005
Posted From: 70.28.0.156
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 12:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Downtown Windsor at the waterfront is an amazing place to watch the fireworks. The waterfront gets really busy and the city closes numerous downtown streets. It really is a festival atmosphere -- and one gets to experience how truly international the fireworks are.

If you want to watch from a hotel room, there are several large hotels with excellent views of the Detroit River -- the Radisson, the Hilton, Casino Windsor, the Travelodge, etc. Make sure you get a room on the river side.

However, it is more fun to watch from one of Windsor's downtown parks.
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Lowell
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Post Number: 2529
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Posted From: 66.167.210.27
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 11:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What is involved with 'turfing out' an area in Dieppe Park? There are some prime spots there and I am guessing that one would have to show up early [when?] with blankets, folding chairs, ice chests etc.

Any southsiders, or otherwise, with experience at that? It might be a nice idea for a forum gathering. Ease adn quality of camera view would be another consideration. There are hillside settings in Assumption Park that would offer that, but there is nothting like Dieppe with the skyline squarely in the background. However the trees there block out the skyine from many points.
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Ndavies
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Post Number: 1751
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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 11:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Going to Windsor for the fireworks is great as long as you plan on spending the night. The bridge and tunnel are backed up most of the night after the fireworks.

I plan on being here this year.

VB

(Message edited by ndavies on April 25, 2006)
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Goat
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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 7:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Most people get to Dieppe Park in the morning though many spots can be had at 2:00PM, after that you may be pushing it.
The bridge does not stay backed up all night. In fact, the bridge is clear within 2-3 hours and the tunnel a little longer.
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Bagman
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Post Number: 65
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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 10:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am happy to say the the best place to watch the fireworks from is at the intersection of Woodwrad and Jefferson, at te back of the crowd standing in the middle of the street.....Now of course last year this was the site of the shooting, but I have watched there for years and will be there again this year. There is no reason to camp out for a spot. About 10 minutes before they start I walk over to my spot and just as they start the finale I head towards my car, which I park on Griswold next to the now CHASE bldg. I get to my car just as I see the last shells explode in the sky, and I am home in the cass corridor before most people are back to their cars....
Have been doing this for years.....

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