The Orlando Eye Ferris Wheel: The Tallest on the East Coast
By Carrie McLaren
From the Orlando Eye, an observation wheel standing at 400 feet tall, visitors can enjoy views of downtown Orlando, the area’s other theme parks off in the distance and on clear days Cape Canaveral on the East Coast.
Located not far from Interstate 4, the Orlando Eye ferris wheel can be seen from throughout the city.
Bring the entire family and climb aboard a fully-enclosed, air-conditioned capsule to experience the views. Whether you choose to visit during the day or want to see the bright lights of the city, it’s sure to be an adventure.
Check out these fun facts about the Orlando Eye:
· Each capsule weights three metric tons, or as much as an elephant
· All 30 capsules will have seating, air-conditioning, lighting and audio effects and interactive tablets to enhance the guest experiences
· Once complete, the Eye will be 400 feet tall and weigh approximately 3 million pounds, making it the tallest observation wheel on the U.S. East Coast
· Each capsule has 10 panes of glass, weighing almost 1,300 pounds
For a special experience, check out the Champagne experience and enjoy a glass of champagne as you soak in the views. The experience also includes priority boarding, a personal host for your journey and entry to the 4D Cinema experience.
Prebook your ride and save $7 per ticket. Learn more about this new attraction and schedule your trip at www.officialorlandoeye.com.
Insider Tip: Save money and purchase a combination ticket to The Orlando Eye and add on admission to SEA LIFE Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and LEGOLAND Florida. Families can save up to 34 percent on combination tickets.
If you go:
The Orlando Eye
8401 International Drive Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32819