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.

The wheel lit up purple for the event, but the lighting system uses an RGB system to provide for a large variety of color options to fit any special occasion or holiday.

The  Orlando Eye First Lighting

The Orlando Eye is set to open on May 4, 2015. Visit to purchase your tickets to ride.

[Photos courtesy of The Orlando Eye]

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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