The Orlando Eye
With so many attractions, it can be difficult to see everything you want to see during a visit to sunny Orlando. Fortunately, the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye makes it easy. Since 2015, this majestic observational wheel has offered breathtaking views of the Orlando skyline and the surrounding area’s natural beauty and magical theme parks.
Gracefully rising to a height of 400’ – making it the highest observational wheel on the East Coast – you would never imagine this feat of engineering weighs in at 3,000,000 pounds, with a central wheel hub that weighs more than a Boeing 737 and 30 enclosed pods that each weigh more than an adult Indian elephant. Adorned with more than 64,000 color-changing and energy efficient LED’s, the sweeping panoramic views are not the only sights you’ll enjoy while relaxing on your visit. Riders on the eye enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of a spacious 15-person pod over the duration of a 23-minute adventure “flight.” Guests can reserve private capsules for group events, enjoy a Champagne Flight, or combine Orlando Eye tickets with passes to other area attractions. No matter how you fly through, you will be treated to amazing 360-degree views and an experience you won’t forget.
Orlando’s Newest Attraction
The Eye opened in 2015 and has been one of the top family attractions (outside of our theme parks, obviously) ever since. Located in the I-Drive 360 entertainment complex on International Drive in Orlando, the Eye is convenient to area resorts, downtown, and the major theme parks. The I-Drive 360 complex boasts a wide selection of attractions, live entertainment, family activities, and fabulous dining options, meaning the Orlando Eye is just the beginning of your fun.
What to Know
The Eye is fun for all ages and a perfect way to see the lush landscape and numerous attractions of Central Florida from a unique vantage point. On a clear day, you will even be able to see Cape Canaveral. The attraction is open from 10am-10pm Sunday through Thursday and 10 am to midnight Friday and Saturday. Alcohol is served after 5 pm on weeknights and noon on weekends, for those enjoying the Champagne Experience. Combination passes and online tickets are available, and same-day rides are only an additional $10 per person. Photography is allowed and souvenir photographs and a fully-stocked gift shop are available onsite.
On your next trip to Orlando, be sure to see everything there is to see from the start with a magical flight aboard the Orlando Eye!