The Orlando Eye – Back to its original name and owner!

March 25, 2024

Back in 2015, The Orlando Eye and its surrounding entertainment complex opened by Merlin Entertainment. I was at the grand opening back then and it really was a fantastic time! Over the years, this area changed ownership but it seems to be going back to the beginning!

Today, Merlin announced that the iconic wheel is back in their hands. The entertainment company is also behind The London Eye in the United Kingdom. It also marks the fifth Merlin Entertainments attraction in Florida, including LEGOLAND, Peppa Pig Theme Park, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium and Madame Tussauds Orlando.

“We successfully built and developed it into a famous Orlando landmark, and now welcome The Orlando Eye by Merlin Entertainments as one of our outstanding ICON Park tenants,” ICON Park President and CEO Chris Jaskiewicz said in a press release. “We’re proud that Merlin recognized the global appeal of this attraction, and of ICON Park as a destination, in selecting us as the site to expand their popular brands in Central Florida.”

The 400-foot-tall attraction – which is the tallest observation attraction on the East Coast – offers visitors 360-degree views of Orlando, including nearby theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, downtown Orlando and Kennedy Space Center. 

When the attraction first opened in 2015, it was called the Orlando Eye. Then, it was renamed to the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye and ICON Orlando before its most recent name, The Wheel at ICON Park Orlando. 

So what do you think of this news? Have you ever visited The Orlando Eye? The views from up there are amazing!

Info from Fox 35 Orlando!

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