'Eye Of Orlando'
Opens May 4th!
will bring a world class destination to the
Walt Disney World - Universal Studios
ORLANDO WHEEL OUT, EYE OF ORLANDO IN.
fell through for the Great Orlando Wheel,
another investor comes in and has plans for
an entertainment center on I-Drive featuring
a giant ferris wheel as its anchor
attraction. Plans call for a 430 ft tall
wheel featuring enclosed, air conditioned
cars to make your ride in the sky a
comfortable one. The wheel will be part of
the I-Drive Live complex that will also
include Madame Tussaud's wax museum and
Sealife aquarium surrounded by shops and
restaurants. The complex will be located on
the old Mercado site on International Drive,
just north of the convention center.
Construction has already begun and things
are progressing nicely.
GIANT WHEELS AROUND THE WORLD
Since opening in March 2000 The London
Eye has become an iconic landmark and a
symbol of modern Britain. The London Eye is
the UK’s most popular paid for visitor
attraction, visited by over 3.5 million
people a year. A breathtaking feat of design
and engineering, passengers in the London
Eye's capsules can see up to 40 kilometres
in all directions.
The London Eye is the vision of David Marks
and Julia Barfield, a husband and wife
architect team. The wheel design was used as
a metaphor of the turning of the century.
British Airways was the main sponsor of the
London Eye until February 2008 and up until
November 2005 were joint shareholders with
Marks Barfield Architects and The Tussauds
Group. British Airways also privately funded
the London Eye project from the early stages
The London Eye
is now operated by the London Eye Company
Limited, a Merlin Entertainments Group
a height of 165m, Singapore Flyer is
the world’s largest Giant
Observation Wheel and is set to be
one of Asia’s biggest tourist
Featuring fixed capsules the size of
a bus, the spectacular monument is
capable of holding up to 784
passengers. Each capsule has a 28
person capacity and each revolution
takes approximately 30 minutes.
Singapore Flyer was conceived and
designed by Dr. Kisho Kurokawa and
DP Architects, Singapore. It held
its groundbreaking ceremony in
September 2005 and was launched in
2008. It promises more than just a
view, but a panorama that captures
Marina Bay’s skyline with a glimpse
of neighboring Malaysia and
With high standards of service, the
dedicated team at Singapore Flyer
Pte Ltd is committed to providing
visitors an experience to remember.
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