The Orlando Eye Celebrates Its First Year

The Orlando Eye First Anniversary
Photo: The Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye Marks First Year with Special Celebrations 

Orlando’s observation wheel celebrates its first year with special events in May

The Orlando Eye will celebrate its first anniversary with special events throughout the week of May 2. The 400-foot observation wheel opened to great fanfare on May 4, 2015, with grand opening events, a pyro show, and world renowned aerialist Nik Wallenda walking on the structure as it moved. This year, the Orlando Eye invites guests to come out and celebrate this milestone event, themed in the style of a first birthday party.

Frostival The Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye will offer special gifts in honor of the anniversary to guests randomly throughout the week ofMay 2-8, including complimentary tickets, special merchandise and VIP packages, gift cards to I-Drive 360 retailers and restaurants and more, all handed out by the Eye Spy Prize Patrol.

On Wednesday, May 4, guests at The Orlando Eye can enjoy a party celebration all day featuring:

  • A live DJ inside the terminal
  • Special birthday décor inside Orlando Eye’s capsules
  • Balloon artists, face painters, entertainers and magicians throughout the area
  • Sweet treats provided by Sugar Factory
  • Cupcakes by Publix
  • A free digital photo download
  • Commemorative tickets

Additionally, the Orlando Eye will be lit up in rainbow lighting. For more information on the observation wheel, visit

The Orlando Eye Logo

Located in the heart of International Drive, the 400-foot Orlando Eye is the tallest observation wheel on the U.S. eastern coast, offering a new way to experience the breathtaking views of Central Florida.

As a top visitor attraction for the tourism capital of the U.S., the new Orlando Eye, part of the I-Drive 360 entertainment and dining complex, showcases 360-degree views of Central Florida, including nearby theme parks and attractions, downtown Orlando and Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s east coast, all within the comfort of 30 air-conditioned glass capsules. Each capsule has room for up to 15 guests to enjoy a serene 20-minute journey above the scenic landscape.

Included in the journey is access to the pre-flight 4D cinema experience, taking guests on a full 3D aerial journey of Florida, with the added dimension of sensory experiences, including lighting, wind, spray and scent effects. Visit for more information.


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