An International Eyeful | Other Orlando


  • The Orlando Eye, a 400-foot tall observation tower with a panoramic view of the tourist-rich surrounding area, will not officially open until May 4. But riders who want to see the attraction similar to the London Eye in England, can sign up for a newsletter offering earlier rides ahead of the grand opening.

    Promoters of the Eye say it lets riders be “effortlessly lifted away in a capsule of calm and serenity to see Orlando in a way you’ve never seen it before.”  The iconic 400-foot tall observation wheel is said to provide “breathtaking views of Central Florida in all directions, with sights of downtown Orlando’s skyline, theme parks, lakes and lush landscape, and on a clear day, views of Cape Canaveral on the east coast.”

    The Orlando Eye

    Promoters say the ride is:

    ---Great for all ages.

    ---Features fully enclosed air-conditioned capsules

    ---Tickets include the “ultimate pre-flight 4D Cinema Experience.”

    ---It is located in the heart of International Drive at I-Drive 360.

    The Orlando Eye Pod

    The Orlando Eye is one of several new sky-high attractions coming to I-Drive. The observation wheel also will join the 420-foot StarFlyer swing ride at Vue 360, as well as the 570-foot Skyscraper roller coaster and the recently announced 460-foot Skyfall drop tower at the $250 Skyplex development.