Nick Wallenda To Take On The Orlando Eye
As The Orlando Eye spins toward its May 4 grand opening, Nik Wallenda is setting his sights on his first stunt on an observation wheel this Wednesday. On April 29 at 08:00AM Wallenda will attempt to walk on top of the 400-foot observation wheel, without a tether or wire, while it is moving.
The Orlando Eye, located at the brand new I-Drive 360 entertainment complex, is the largest observation wheel on the North American East Coast, offering stunning 360-degree views of Central Florida within the comfort of 30 air-conditioned passenger capsules that can accommodate up to 450 people.
From the top of the observation wheel, Wallenda will see the same breathtaking views as passengers on the Eye, which include nearby theme parks and attractions, the downtown Orlando skyline, lakes and lush landscape, and, if the day is especially clear, Cape Canaveral on Florida’s East Coast.
“When I heard about The Eye, I just had this vision of how cool it could be to tackle it, and on top of that, it’s just really an amazing structure to behold,” said Wallenda during an earlier press conference announcing his April 29 stunt. “There are so many [actual] moving parts to this walk that I think people are going to enjoy watching it as much as I’m going to enjoy taking part in it.”
“Looking down over I-Drive 360 from The Orlando Eye will provide a great perspective of the many venues guests can experience when they visit this incredible entertainment complex,” added Wallenda.
Can’t make it down to see this amazing stunt, fear not it will be broadcast live on the Today Show.