The Orlando Eye Becomes The Coca Cola Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye Becomes The Coca Cola Orlando Eye

On Wednesday, July 28, The Orlando Eye revealed its new partnership with Coca-Cola by rebranding the attraction the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye.

Entering the building, guests will be greeted with a new look featuring Coca-Cola’s signature red and white colors. The gift shop also features co-branded souvenirs.

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LEGOLAND Florida Offering BOGO Awesomer Pass Today Only!

Today only, LEGOLAND Florida is offering a great deal on their Awesomer Annual Pass – buy one and get one free!

LEGOLAND Florida

The pass includes 12 months of admission not to just Legoland Florida and Legoland Water Park, but also The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds, SeaLife Aquarium, and Legoland Discovery Center in Atlanta. Parking is even included.

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Theme Park Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals in Central Florida

If you’ve been thinking of gifting an annual pass to a local theme park or attraction to a loved one (or yourself), here are some Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of:

SeaWorld Orlando Blue Friday

SeaWorld Orlando is bringing back its “Blue Friday” deals, with great offers on passes, experiences, and more. Here is the list of deals, which are only available online from 12:01am (EST) Friday, November 27, until 11:59pm Monday, November 30, 2015:

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Celebrate the Fourth of Jul-Eye With $4 Kids Rides and More at The Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye and I-Drive 360 are hosting their first annual Independence Day celebration with special free events on the courtyard of the new dining and entertainment complex July 3-5, 2015.

The Orlando Eye

Starting at 10am each day , enjoy live entertainment and family-friendly activities throughout the courtyard. Then at 9pm each evening, enjoy a 20-minute patriotic lighting show on The Orlando Eye, where more than 64,000 LEDs will be illuminated in red, white and blue.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating Father’s Day 2015 in Orlando

Still not sure where to take your dad to celebrate Father’s Day in Orlando? Let us help you out with some handpicked suggestions.

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating Father's Day in Orlando

Here are our picks for celebrating Father’s Day in Orlando, and they include dining, attractions, shows, concerts, and movies:

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The Orlando Eye, SEA LIFE Aquarium, and Madame Tussauds Host Grand Opening May 4, 2015

After months of construction and a week-long media blitz that included a record-breaking walk by Nik Wallenda, The Orlando Eye, SEA LIFE Aquarium, and Madame Tussauds are now open to the public.

Ribbon cutting at The Orlando Eye May 4, 2015

With a few speeches and the swoosh of a pair of giant scissors against a purple ribbon, I-Drive 360 welcomed visitors to enjoy it’s new attractions yesterday morning (May 4).

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The Orlando Eye Flips the Switch to Light Up The Night Sky on I-Drive

Last night (April 16), The Orlando Eye threw the switch to light up the observation wheel for the first time.

The  Orlando Eye First Lighting

Almost 64,000 LEDs were installed over a four-week process, which will use 92.7% less energy than traditional light bulbs. There are 2,652 individual fittings, each holding 24 LEDs.

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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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Best New Attractions That Will Open in Orlando in 2014

2013 brought quite a few new exciting attractions, including Transformers and Simpsons land at Universal Orlando, Antarctica at SeaWorld Orlando, and New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World.

But 2014 will bring even more new attractions and openings to the Orlando area, so we thought we’d run down a list of them.

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Over at Walt Disney World, 2014 will the see the opening or start of the following:

Finishing up the expansion of New Fantasyland, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will open in Spring 2014. It is a highly-themed family coaster, which tells the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in both indoor and outdoor sequences. The ride vehicles are styled like mine cars mounted on a cradle-like pivot, allowing the cars to swing back and forth around the various bends and turns of the track

Here is a short behind-the-scenes video on the making of the ride:

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