Orlando Eye begins installation of passenger capsules as construction goes into home stretch


It seems like forever since The Orlando Eye has broken ground, and we first started seeing pieces rising into the air, for what is sure to be Orlando’s biggest new attraction this year. However, with the addition of the first few capsules on the The Orlando Eye’s huge 400 foot frame, it is looking like the wait may be getting closer to being over, as the Spring opening looms ever closer. On Tuesday, the first of many passenger capsules were installed on The Orlando Eye.



The first capsule is one of 30 that will be bolted into place on the Orlando Eye. Each capsule weighs around 6,600 pounds…That’s THREE METRIC TONS! Each capsule will be air conditioned, and feature lighting and audio effects, as well as an on ride tablet to help enhance the experience. The Eye will reach heights of 400 feet, making it the tallest observation wheel on the East Coast.

“Now that the outer wheel is complete, and the first capsules are being installed, we can truly see the Orlando Eye taking shape and dramatically changing the Orlando skyline,” said Orlando Eye General Manager Robin Goodchild. “We are looking forward to seeing guests take that first flight on the Eye at our grand opening this spring.”

The Orlando Eye is the centerpiece to the all new I-Drive 360, which is slowly opening with all new restaurants, and attractions. The attractions, besides the Orlando Eye, that are scheduled to open are Sea Life Aquarium, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, and Skeletons. All should be ready to open this spring.

So far, I-Drive 360 has several restaurants open, including the all new Tin Roof Orlando (click here for a review!). 

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