Coca-Cola Orlando Eye Closes for Annual Maintenance Jan 30 – Feb 8, 2017

The Orlando Eye

The landmark Coca-Cola Orlando Eye will be closed starting today, January 30, for regular maintenance on the attraction.

Though most regular planned maintenance and engineering work takes place overnight after they have closed to the public each night, this annual closing allows them to perform larger projects to make sure the attraction is operating at peak efficiency and safety.

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Tanked Film Season Finale with Shaq in Orlando at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Tanked stars Wayde King and Brett Raymer were in Orlando in early October to film the season finale.

Tanked stars Wayde King and Brett Raymer join Shaquille O'Neal at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

The stars of the Animal Planet hit show were finalizing the design for a new tank in Shaquille O’Neal‘s Orlando home, and for inspiration, the trio visited SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium at I-Drive 360.

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Opening Date Information Announced for The Orlando Eye, Sea Life Orlando, and Madame Tussauds Orlando

Yesterday, during a press conference, Merlin Entertainment released opening date information for the cornerstones of its I-Drive 360 complex: The Orlando Eye, Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, and Madame Tussauds Orlando.

The grand opening date for all three will be Monday, May 4, 2015, less than three months from today. Tickets are already on sale starting on that date.

The Orlando Eye
Looking up at The Orlando Eye

Earlier this month, the final capsule for The Orlando Eye was put into place, but a spokesperson said they must undergo more testing to make sure everything is in working order. Then the staff must be trained so guest interaction on and off the ride goes smoothly.

The wheel revolves at heights up to 400-feet tall along International Drive, and the 6,600-pound capsules can fit up to 15 people. The wheel spins slowly, taking up to 45 minutes for a full circle.

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