Wow! What a day. We left Toronto at 8AM and arrived at the falls by 10. After paying $18 to park(!!!), we checked out the Canadian side. It was incredible. As Chris said, after this, Disney isn't going to seem so amazing. We took the Maid of the Mist and got soaked - definitely a highlight for the boys. We also walked "behind the falls" where we got to see the back side of water. All I can say is we were suckers. Oh well.
We then crossed the border to see the American side. Here we only had to pay $8 to park, and we took a trolley for $6 for all five of us. The view from the American side is not as nice, but that's because the Canadian side is so built up.
We then met our friends JD and Lisa, who we haven't seen for years. They brought us a wonderful picnic dinner. Luckily our 6 kids hit it off and played all night, ending at the grandparent's pool. We didn't get back to the hotel until 10:10, at which point the boys collapsed. We're about to do the same.