The Orlando Eye is the brand new Ferris wheel in Orlando and is the biggest observation wheel on the east coast of the United States. At 400 feet above the ground, the Orlando Eye offers a completely new vantage point of Orlando and the rich landscape of Central Florida. On a clear day, you can see from the lively theme parks, glittering lakes and the downtown skyline all the way to Cape Canaveral on the coast. Additionally, iPads inside the 30 capsules let visitors learn more about the surrounding landmarks in several languages.
The Ferris wheel is part of a whole entertainment complex, which apart from the ride with a view, also includes Madame Tussauds wax museum, the Orlando Sea Life Aquarium, shops and a food court. At night, the Eye lights up in a rainbow of colors and adds another 64,000 LED lights to the theme park capital of the world. Thus, the attraction is also worth a visit in the dark – not only for those wanting to see the city turn its lights on, but also for photographers wanting to capture the Ferris wheel itself.
The Orlando Eye can be found on International Drive and if you plan to arrive by car, you will find plenty of free parking available in the multi-story car park. By public transport, it can be reached with the I-Ride Trolley and bus numbers 8, 38 and 42. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 10pm and on weekends from 10am to 12am.