About The Wheel (formerly the Orlando Eye)
A Portal to Wonderland
The iconic 400-foot tall observation wheel, at the heart of the ICON Park, provides breathtaking views of Central Florida in all directions, with sights of downtown Orlando’s skyline, nearby theme parks, lakes and lush landscape, and on a clear day, views of the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s east coast.
One of the Tallest in the World
The Wheel is the tallest observation wheel on the United States East Coast at 400 FT and weighs in at 3 million pounds - that’s 300 school buses!
Because The Wheel is located in Florida, it was built extraordinarily strong. During a major storm, the wheel is locked down and can withstand a category 5 hurricane. That’s sustained wind speeds over 156mph!
Play. Party. Own the Sky.
Transform the everyday into the stellar when you book one of our 30 capsules for a romantic date night, a momentous celebration, or a tranquil joyride with the family. The Wheel has 64,000 color-changing LEDs to create different light shows and displays throughout the year. The Wheel is the brightest beacon in the Orlando sky, creating striking views that allow everyone to be a part of the experience.