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Take a Ride on ICON: The Largest Observation Wheel in the Eastern U.S.

Posted by Sharon Harley on Mar 14, 2019 10:10:49 AM
girls enjoying the largest observation wheel in orlando

There's no better way to get a great view of Orlando than from the ICON. Formerly The Orlando Eye, this observation wheel takes you 400 feet into the air. Designed much like a Ferris Wheel, the ICON gently circles passengers above the Orlando skyline during a 25-minute trip. The experience is a must for anyone visiting the area, along with the nearby shops, dining, and other enjoyable attractions.

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About the ICON

The ICON has 30 capsules that are climate controlled. Tablets in the capsules help you to identify area landmarks. For those with acrophobia—a fear of heights—online reviews by others with the same condition claim it was an overall great experience with relaxing music and a friendly staff to help alleviate nerves.


One thing is for sure, this large observation wheel isn't going anywhere. The ICON Weighs in at 3 million pounds.


For those going for a nighttime ride, the lights of the wheel create a fun atmosphere and, on a clear night, you just might see the fireworks from Disney World.


Due to the popularity of the ICON, you may want to consider purchasing tickets online. The hours of operation are from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday-Friday and 10 a.m. until 12 a.m. on Saturday. Even if you have a wait, it's worth it. The experience is unlike any other you will have while visiting Orlando.

ICON Orlando's 360

The observation wheel is just one of several attractions at the ICON Orlando complex. Be sure to schedule time to visit sites such as Madame Tussauds and the SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. Take home a sweet treat from The Sugar Factory and enjoy browsing the flip flop selection at the Flip Flop Shops.


A full day of fun at the ICON Orlando 360 will make you hungry. Dining options range from The Yard House—featuring more than 140 local, craft, and imported beer—to fajitas and margaritas at Uncle Julio's Mexican Restaurant. These and additional restaurants offer something for picky eaters and delicate appetites.


An additional perk to visiting this complex is that parking is free!


Special events take place throughout the year so be sure to check their calendar frequently.




Play and Stay

Having a safe, clean, and comfortable place to rest while on vacation is important for a successful trip. After a long day of sightseeing, it's good to know you can return to your vacation rental and relax by the pool or crawl into a cozy bed.


At Jeeves Florida Rentals, we represent luxury vacation rental properties throughout the Orlando region. Our friendly staff is highly experienced in matching visitors with properties that meet their needs. From small families to corporate retreats, we enjoy what we do and we strive to provide a "World of Difference" for your vacation experience.


Let us put our experience to work for you. We offer accommodations at luxurious resorts and through private vacation rentals. Visiting Orlando will have you on-the-go, making it all the more important that your lodging is a place for rest and relaxation.


For the ultimate view of Orlando, consider the ICON Observation Wheel. For the ultimate choice for a luxury vacation rental, contact us. You've worked hard to earn your vacation. Trust Jeeves with your accommodation needs. It's the best way to experience a luxurious Orlando vacation.


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