For the first time in Hawaii, Blake Wallenda, from “The Flying Wallendas” family, completed a high-wire skywalk from the Ala Moana Hotel’s 14th floor this morning.
There was no tether or net for Wallenda as he traveled between two buildings on a 200-foot wire.
“I feel great,” Wallenda said after the walk. “I wish I could have done more but the wind got pretty bad towards the placement where I was going to do the tricks.”
“I’m just glad it’s over with and we can move on to the shows,” he said.
The event was just a preview of what’s to come as the Super American Circus tour hits Honolulu on Feb. 28, 29 and March 1 at the Blaisdell Arena. Wallenda will be one of the headlining acts.
The Super American Circus schedule is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29; and March 1 at the Blaisdell Arena. Tickets can be purchased online at superamericancircus.com and ticketmaster.com, or at the Blaisdell Box Office, an hour prior to each show.
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Blake Wallenda walks a tightrope above Ala Moana today.