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BREAKING NEWS

The Orlando Sentinel has reported that funding has fallen through on the project and the project has been put on hold temporarily.

Orlando Sentinel Article

Great Orlando Wheel

The Great Wheel Corporation, builders and designers of The London Eye and Singapore Flyer, have plans on the table to build the Great Orlando Wheel.  Located on the south end of International Drive, the Great Orlando Wheel will stand almost 400 feet tall.  Although it falls short of the London Eye, it will still become one of the biggest and the tallest attraction in Orlando, Central Florida, and beyond. 

The land for the Great Orlando Wheel has already been purchased and plans have been approved for the project.  As of this point, the plans are at the building department and construction is simply waiting on building permits. 

The wheel will have a capacity of 960 people and all pods will have air conditioning for a comfortable ride.  Rides will take place in 24 seperate pods capable of handling 40 passangers.  The pods are 38 feet by 16 ft.  Each ride will take 30 minutes and will provide a spectacular view of up to 25 miles on a clear day. 

People waiting for their ride to begin will be able to take advantage of the on-site restaurants, gift shop and bar that are planned for the attraction.

London EyeLondon Eye

Since opening in March 2000 The London Eye has become an iconic landmark and a symbol of modern Britain. The London Eye is the UK’s most popular paid for visitor attraction, visited by over 3.5 million people a year. A breathtaking feat of design and engineering, passengers in the London Eye's capsules can see up to 40 kilometres in all directions.

The London Eye is the vision of David Marks and Julia Barfield, a husband and wife architect team. The wheel design was used as a metaphor of the turning of the century.

British Airways was the main sponsor of the London Eye until February 2008 and up until November 2005 were joint shareholders with Marks Barfield Architects and The Tussauds Group. British Airways also privately funded the London Eye project from the early stages of conception.

 

The London Eye is now operated by the London Eye Company Limited, a Merlin Entertainments Group Company.

 

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Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

At a height of 165m, Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel and is set to be one of Asia’s biggest tourist attractions.

Featuring fixed capsules the size of a bus, the spectacular monument is capable of holding up to 784 passengers. Each capsule has a 28 person capacity and each revolution takes approximately 30 minutes.

Singapore Flyer was conceived and designed by Dr. Kisho Kurokawa and DP Architects, Singapore. It held its groundbreaking ceremony in September 2005 and was launched in 2008. It promises more than just a view, but a panorama that captures Marina Bay’s skyline with a glimpse of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia.

With high standards of service, the dedicated team at Singapore Flyer Pte Ltd is committed to providing visitors an experience to remember.

 

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