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Where To Go Next for Thursday, July 3

07-05-2008


Today's Travel News
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Giant Wheel To Tower Over Orlando

Great Wheel Corporation plans to begin construction of the Great Orlando Wheel, towering 400-foot high and certain to become North America's iconic observation wheel. Scheduled to open in 2010, the Great Orlando Wheel will capture the experience of flight with spectacular views spanning 25 miles in all directions.

Thirty minute round trip shows everything there is to see in Central Florida's entertainment mecca.


"Passengers aboard the Great Orlando Wheel will experience a unique and ever-changing perspective, soaring to heights unattainable anywhere else in the region," said Florian Bollen, Chairman of Great Wheel Corporation.

The Great Orlando Wheel is one of several observation wheels currently under development in gateway cities around the globe, including Beijing, Singapore and Berlin.

Orlando's wheel will sit on 20 acres next to the Orlando-Orange County Convention Center, in the heart of the tourism corridor.

"By selecting Central Florida as the premier site in North America," Bollen said, "we're bringing the Great Wheel not just to Orlando, but to the millions of visitors who vacation there each year."

The technical backbone of the wheel will be provided by many of the same companies responsible for the London Eye, the world's largest observation wheel when it was built in 1999 for the millennium celebrations. Today, the Eye is eclipsed only by the Singapore Flyer in Asia.

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