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Taking Flight on The Orlando Eye

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The Orlando Eye Beauty and the Beets

Last Monday was the official grand opening of the I-Drive 360 complex on International Drive in Orlando.

Ribbon cutting ceremony I-Drive 360 complex Orlando Beauty and the Beets

After witnessing the ribbon cutting ceremony I had the opportunity to take a flight on The Orlando Eye. Let me just start by saying, even though I worked for years as a Flight Attendant, I am not a fan of heights. However, I was with a couple of blogger friends of mine and I knew this as my chance to just do it.

The Orlando Eye wheel Beauty and the Beets (6)

And I did. Twice. First of all, the cars are very spacious. Plenty of room for five of us to be very comfortable in the car. Plenty of room to move around.

Beauty and the Beets The Orlando Eye (2)

The ride itself is about 18 minutes long, ascends to 400 feet in the air and offers incredible 360 views of Central Florida. On a beautiful clear day you can see the Kennedy Space Center over 50 miles away on Florida’s East Coast.

Taking flight on The Orlando Eye Beauty and the Beets (3)

We settled for amazing views of the surrounding area, including International Drive, Universal Studios, downtown Orlando and Walt Disney World.

The Orlando Eye wheel Beauty and the Beets (4)

I’ve had many people who have told me they don’t want to take a flight- it just goes too high. Let me just say- the flight is very smooth and the wheel turns continuously so you never feel “stuck”.

Lasting Impressions by Nicole The Orlando Eye (1)

Listen, if I can do it as chicken as I am…anyone can do it.

Beauty and the Beets The Orlando Eye (1)

Now just sit back and enjoy your flight!

Taking flight on The Orlando Eye Beauty and the Beets (2)

The large white object to the right is EPCOT and Spaceship Earth.

Taking flight on The Orlando Eye Beauty and the Beets (5)

In the distance is the Contemporary Hotel at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World.

Taking flight on The Orlando Eye Beauty and the Beets (1)

The skyline of downtown Orlando

The Orlando Eye wheel Beauty and the Beets (5)

Looking north up International Drive.

The Orlando Eye wheel Beauty and the Beets (7)

Cafe Tu Tu Tango The Orlando Eye Beauty and the Beets

The roof of Cafe Tu Tu Tango on International Drive

The Orlando Eye wheel Beauty and the Beets (8)

The Orlando Eye wheel Beauty and the Beets (1)

The Orlando Eye wheel Beauty and the Beets (3)

Will you be riding The Orlando Eye?

Lasting Impressions by Nicole The Orlando Eye (2)

Thank you to Lasting Impressions by Nicole for providing me with a few of these pictures!

First to Fly The Orlando Eye Beauty and the Beets

And to read more about The Orlando Eye– head over to see Jason at Orlando Fun and Food for his take on the flight!

Coming next week: a visit to the new Madame Toussad’s Wax Museum also located in the I-Drive 360 complex.

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