Orlando Eye nears completion

Attraction in tourist district slated to open in spring 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Eye -- a colossal observation wheel being constructed in the heart of the city's tourist district -- is nearing completion.

The giant wheel, located on International Drive and part of the I-Drive 360 project that will also include restaurants and shops, will give riders a view from 400 feet in the air inside the a fully enclosed, air-conditioned capsule.

The inner wheel, which will be about half the size of the finished product, is about three-quarters of the way completed.  The majority of the wheel construction is scheduled to be finished in December and work on electrical components will follow.  

The attraction is on track for a spring 2015 opening.