Foreground shot

Foreground shot

If you have driven past the I-Drive attraction area in the last six months you probably noticed the new 400 foot observation wheel under construction. Well now construction is completed and the Orlando Eye is open for business. The observation wheel allows riders to see Orlando from a truly unique vantage point, 400 feet above all the hustle and bustle. The experience starts with a brief 4D video experience highlighting some of the great views of Orlando via a helicopter with all the necessary special effects to make you believe you are flying.

 Counter Area

Counter Area

 Waiting area screens

Waiting area screens

After completing the short video you are then whisked out the door to the waiting line to board the eye. The capsules can hold about 10-15 people although when it is not crowded the usual number of riders is from 8-10. Inside the capsule there is plenty of space to move around and take pictures out the windows. If anyone in your party has fear of heights there is a seating area in the center of the capsule.

 Capsule

Capsule

Inside the capsule as you ascend you are able to view out in every direction. It will be easy to see certain landmarks like Downtown Orlando, the dome at Epcot Center or the Orange County Convention Center.

 Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando

 Epcot Center

Epcot Center

Operating Hours - Orlando Eye
May 4th - December 31st, 2015