You might know it by one of its previous names, the Orlando Eye. After enduring a regrettable, stand-up “4D Experience” (a mindless green-screen 3D 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 away to see into the Disney parks, but you do see Universal Orlando, 2 miles north. It’s pretty enough, but any city would be at that height. Fun ride, odd spot.
Wheel at ICON Park
8401 International Dr.
Our Rating Neighborhood International Drive Hours Mon–Thurs 1pm–10pm; Fri 1–11pm, Sat noon–11pm; Sun noon–10pm; hours may be extended. Generally closed in early Feb for maintenance Phone 407/370-5353 Prices $30 adults, $25 children 3–12, save $2 online; discounts pkgs. available with Madame Tussauds, SeaLife Aquarium, and the StarFlyer; frequent discounts online. Free parking Web site The Wheel at ICON Park
Map8401 International Dr. Orlando
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