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.”
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 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.