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High wire daredevil to walk on top of Orlando Eye wheel

by Banks Lee

Nik Wallenda Orlando Eye

Nik Wallenda, “King of the High Wire,” may have agreed to what could be his most dangerous and unique walk yet, and it’s happening right here in Orlando.

On April 29, 2015, Wallenda will attempt to walk on top of the giant Orlando Eye observation wheel without a tether and without a wire while it is moving. Standing 400 feet tall, the Orlando Eye forms part of the I-Drive 360 entertainment complex, which celebrates its grand opening on May 4 and is located in the heart of Orlando’s newly revitalized International “I-Drive” District.

“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,” Wallenda said. “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.”

From the top, the Eye provides views of Central Florida in all directions, with sights of downtown Orlando’s skyline, theme parks, lakes, and lush landscapes. On a clear day, one can even see Cape Canaveral at a distance.

Get a drones-eye view of what Nik Wallenda will experience atop the Orlando Eye in the video below:

Drone's-Eye view of The Orlando Eye observation wheel
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