The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Aquarium officially open at I-Drive 360

by Banks Lee

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After years of development and construction, The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Aquarium are now open for guests to enjoy at I-Drive 360 on International Drive.

Standing at 400-feet high, or nearly 100-feet taller than the Statue of Liberty, The Orlando Eye is the tallest observation wheel on the U.S. East Coast. Similar to London’s world-famous landmark, the Eye provides guests with the opportunity to ride up within fully enclosed, air-conditioned glass capsules. The journey allows visitors to take in a unique perspective of the area including nearby theme parks and attractions, the downtown Orlando skyline, lakes and landscape, and, if the day is clear, possibly Cape Canaveral on Florida’s East Coast.

The Orlando Eye also allows visitors to choose their own unique experiences such as champagne flights and private capsules. The attraction also offers a 4D cinematic experience showcasing a 3D aerial journey of Central Florida with added effects including wind, water and lighting.

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Orlando has rolled out the red carpet for the world’s most famous celebrity wax attraction. Madame Tussauds Orlando showcases detailed and lifelike wax figures that pay tribute to the most influential celebrity and historical figures of our time, including Jimmy Fallon, actor Jim Parsons, pop princesses Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, international icon Ricky Martin and many, many more.


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Sea Life Orlando offers a new wave of underwater adventures with displays of colorful fish, sharks, jellies, sea horses, rays, sea turtles and more. Winding tunnels, floor-to-ceiling and bubble aquariums and cold water rock pools provide a unique experience for all guests as they are introduced to more than 5,000 sea animals in habitats representing the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Specific to the Orlando aquarium, visitors can also explore Florida’s freshwater lakes and ponds, extending to the Everglades. Additionally, the aquarium will have interactive and educational components for young marine life enthusiasts.

“Merlin has more than 100 attractions, 11 hotels and three holiday villages in 23 countries across four continents, but today all eyes are on Orlando!” said James Paulding, southeast regional manager, Midway Attractions, Merlin Entertainments. “From exploring the oceans of the world, to taking selfies with your favorite celebrities, or seeing 360-degree panoramic views of Orlando, we’re excited about the impact each of these new additions will have on the region from an entertainment, tourism and economic standpoint.”

Special priced tickets are available for all three attractions, starting at $18 for adults and $13 for children under 12, as well as combination tickets that include Legoland Florida, where the more guests see, the more they save. Check online for the best deals. We recommend UndercoverTourist.com. For more information, visit OfficialOrlandoEye.com.

Check out our videos from I-Drive 360 below:

Official opening of Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Aquarium at I-Drive 360
I-Drive 360 grand opening fireworks on The Orlando Eye
Attractions - The Show - Orlando Eye; The Boathouse; latest news - Apr. 30, 2015
Sunset ride on The Orlando Eye at I-Drive 360 - Time-Lapse
Nightime ride on The Orlando Eye at I-Drive 360 - Time-Lapse
Inside Sea Life Aquarium Orlando at I-Drive 360
Preview tour of wax figures inside Madame Tussauds Orlando
Drone's-Eye view of The Orlando Eye observation wheel
Orlando Eye lighting ceremony at I-Drive 360
Orlando Eye Time Lapse of Lighting Test on International Drive

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