The Orlando Eye at ICON Park

8375 International DriveOrlando, FL 32819
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Overview

Take a ride on The Orlando Eye, formerly The Wheel at ICON Park, and see Orlando, FL, like never before. The 400-foot-tall observation wheel provides a unique perspective of downtown Orlando, theme parks, the East Coast, and more. Each 20-minute flight offers breathtaking views and plenty of photo opportunities aboard a spacious air-conditioned capsule.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Orlando Travel Experts
  • The Orlando Eye is the biggest and tallest Observation wheel (400 ft high) on the East Coast.
  • Infants 1-year-old and below visit free. Children ages two (2) and above must have a valid ticket and be accompanied by an adult aged 18+.
  • Conveniently located on ICON Park along International Drive, where many dining and shopping options are within walking distance.
  • Valet, premium and complimentary self-parking options are available at the ICON Park parking garage.
  • All admission types include one full flight rotation in a shared capsule and a digital photo pass.
  • Each air-conditioned pod can accommodate up to 10 passengers.
  • Sunsets are a popular view; plan to arrive early when trying to take a flight during sunset hours.
  • Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium are in the same building; save more when buying the Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE bundle.

Description

from The Orlando Eye
Discover the magic of The Orlando Eye, the towering Ferris wheel at ICON Park Orlando. Nothing rivals the breathtaking panoramas of Orlando’s skyline and its iconic landmarks. Situated on International Drive, The Orlando Eye is a family-friendly adventure suitable for all ages, allowing everyone to enjoy the views from 400 feet above ground.

The Orlando Eye quickly became one of Orlando's most recognizable landmarks, offering visitors stunning panoramic views of Downtown Orlando, Walt Disney World, and more. The Orlando Eye is located right next door to SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium and Madame Tussauds Orlando at ICON Park.

The Orlando Eye at ICON Park tickets include one 20-minute flight per person. Each pod can carry up to 10 guests.

Fun Facts:
  • Standing at 400 feet, The Orlando Eye is the tallest observational wheel on the North American east coast.
  • The Orlando Eye weighs approximately 3,000,000 pounds, which is equivalent to over 12 fully loaded space shuttles.
  • With over 63,000 LED lights, The Orlando Eye can be seen from miles away at night.
  • During construction, over 150 forty-foot trailers were used to ship all of The Orlando Eye’s components to be installed on site.
  • From the top of The Orlando Eye, your view includes Orlando's skyline, theme parks, lakes, lush landscape, and, on a clear day, views of Cape Canaveral on the east coast.

Plan your visit to The Orlando Eye for spectacular views of Florida sunsets. Step inside your fully-air-conditioned capsule as you take flight on your 400-foot-high journey. Enjoy the incredible views as the sun goes down over Orlando.

After the sun sets, the lights of Orlando come to life, creating a not-to-be-missed spectacle. As you board The Orlando Eye, you’ll enjoy seeing over 63,000 LED lights, making this a beacon for all of Orlando to see. The nighttime view from The Orlando Eye is truly magical, evoking a sense of wonder and awe that is unmatched.

The Orlando Eye Reviews

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Amanda M.
Elkhorn, NE
2 Reviews
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"Cool! Great service and atmosphere"
May 2018
Awesome experience. I’ve heard complaints online about it being slow...but I thought it was perfect. A little thrill and truly a very romantic atmosphere. You guys need to be proposing here if they aren’t already! I loved how I didn’t have to pay for parking, it was so clean, and the pictures they took were presented to us but there was no pressure. A classy experience.
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Darryl Anderson
CA
2 Reviews
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"The view at night was pretty cool."
February 2018
The ride itself was good. But it was broken for days and they were still selling tickets. Some of the customer service was atrocious. Over all, I would never go back.
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Rebecca Peralta
New york, NY
3 Reviews
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"Haven't go but all other tickets I bought were great"
August 2016
Great place to buy tickets
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Nancy Husselman
Casselberry, FL
1 Review
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"Happily ever after"
July 2015
My story is a little different from a vacation story. My grandson and his fiancée became engaged on the London Eye. It was very beautiful and I am sure they will enjoy looking at that moment many times. When I received an invitation to their engagement party at the fiancée's family home, I did not have a gift. When I saw a story about the Orlando Eye I thought, "What a perfect gift". I purchased two tickets for the Orlando Eye and they were absolutely thrilled. Of course, I didn't travel there, so the travel date below is just a guess.
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Tip: It has to be thrilling.

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Susan Benham
Bradenton, FL
1 Review
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"What a ride!!!"
July 2015
We first saw the "eye" on a trip to Orlando last October when we took our 2 grandsons (ages 6 and 4) and their parents on a weekend to see all of Universal Studios. When they saw the "eye" they were in awe of it's size and height and can't wait to go back and ride it. My husband and I experienced the ride this past spring at night and loved all the lights, especially Cinderella's castle high above all else. Thanks Reserve Orlando for making it so easy to purchase tickets ahead of time !!
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Tip: The lines move pretty steady and there are seats inside each pod for those who can't stand for any length of time.

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Orlando Eye

Where is The Orlando Eye located?

The Orlando Eye is a 400-foot-tall observation wheel at ICON Park, located in the heart of Orlando's International Drive.

What is the duration of a ride on The Orlando Eye?

Each flight lasts approximately 20 minutes.

What is the maximum number of guests permitted per pod on The Orlando Eye?

Each pod has a maximum capacity of 10 guests.

Is re-entry allowed on The Orlando Eye?

Admission to The Orlando Eye includes one flight per person.

Is there parking?

Yes. The ICON Park parking garage is located on both International Drive and Universal Blvd. It offers valet, premium, and complimentary self-parking on levels 4-7 of the garage.

Are the attractions recommended for children?

Yes! The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds, and SEA Life Aquarium are all family-friendly attractions. Plus, children under two (2) years old can enjoy these exciting attractions for free!

Does The Orlando Eye ever close due to weather?

The Orlando Eye may close during extreme weather conditions, stop loading procedures, and cycle out guests on board until the weather clears. Your flight will be rescheduled as close to your preferred time as possible. If rescheduling isn't feasible, all tickets during a weather closure are valid for 30 days.

Can wheelchairs be brought onto The Orlando Eye?

Wheelchairs with a width of less than 36 inches are allowed.