Biz Journals Confirms Rider Capsules
bizJournals have confirmed that within the next 2 weeks we should start seeing the rider capsules added to The Orlando Eye, marking another milestone in the already giant construction.
What Bizjournals Had To Say
The Orlando Eye at I-Drive 360 on International Drive will hit a new milestone this month — installing the rider capsules.
Unicorp National Developments Inc. Principal Chuck Whittall said in two weeks the 400-foot-tall wheel should begin adding the 6,600-pound capsules that will hold 15 riders each. The wheel will have a total of 30 capsules, meaning the ride can hit a maximum capacity of 450 people.
New attractions create both new construction and permanent jobs in Central Florida and help bring more visitors to Orlando, adding a boost to the region’s $50 billion tourism industry.