You probably know it by its previous name, the Orlando Eye. After enduring a regrettable, stand-up “4-D Experience” (a mindless green-screen 3-D film of aerial footage of Orlando—Disney’s noticeably absent—that peppers you with mist), you board 15-passenger pods for your slightly quivering ride on the East Coast’s tallest (400 feet) observation wheel, which is constantly spinning at 1 mph for a 30-minute rotation. You’re too far to see into the Disney parks, but you do see the spires of Hogwarts at Universal Orlando, 2 miles north. It’s pretty enough, but any city would be at that height. Fun ride, odd spot.
ICON Orlando (formerly Orlando Eye)
ICON Orlando 360, 8401 International Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood International Drive Hours Sun–Thurs 10am–10pm; Fri–Sat 10am–midnight. Generally closed in early Feb for maintenance. Phone 407/370-5353 Prices $28 adult, $23 child 3–12; discounts available to add Madame Tussauds, SeaLife Aquarium, Skeletons: Museum of Osteology, and the StarFlyer; frequent discounts online. Free parking. Web site ICON Orlando
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