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  1. Isafari

    Isafari Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to the Great Orlando Wheel

    From the above website......

    "The Great Orlando Wheel represents a breathtaking new vision for North America. Rising 400 feet (122 meters) above the earth, this iconic structure will offer ever-changing views above one of the country’s top tourism destinations. It is scheduled to open in 2010.

    A 25-mile (40 km) panoramic view will showcase world-class Central Florida attractions like SeaWorld, Universal Studios and Walt Disney World, as well as firework displays and rocket launches from NASA Kennedy Space Center. With integrated commercial and retail facilities, The Great Orlando Wheel will provide a grand welcome to this vibrant destination and an ideal gathering place for visitors to shop, enjoy and play.

    Ideally situated in the heart of Orlando, Florida, the Wheel is conveniently located to nearby attractions including, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World Resort and bustling Downtown Orlando. Additionally, the Orlando-Orange County Convention Center and International Drive, Central Florida’s main tourist corridor, are adjacent to the site."

    Height: 400 feet (122 meters)
    Weight: 4,200 tons
    Capsules: 24
    Passengers per Capsule: 40 (Air-conditioned & UV protected)
    Flight Duration: 30 minutes
    Opening: 2010
     
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    WOOOOO That looks great, a bit like the london eye. we are there in November 2010 so maybe we will get to go on this.
    It would be great if visitors could pre book before traveling.
     
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    Isafari Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    :yes: It does look great Lozzy. I was surprised at the size of the individual capsules and how much room they had...enough for you to walk around. There's going to be near to 1000 people in that thing at once :jawdrop:
     
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    My DD won't go on that.... she freaked in Mexico and wouldn't step into a glass lift.
     
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    Guess the Sky Bridge is out for her too? :sigh:
     
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    OOh that sounds fab Di, do you know when in 2010 it opens?
    Jacqui xxxx
     
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    Isafari Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I can't see a date anywhere on the site Jacqui....just 2010 :sorry:
     

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