The Orlando amusement parks are not known for sitting still… and there are some amazing attractions opening soon that I’m really excited about… the new Frozen ride, the King Kong ride, Skyplex… my family is looking forward to them all!

But none more so that the Orlando Eye.

The 400-foot tall giant observation wheel has been scheduled to open in late spring 2015 for some time. But last week the new visitor attraction announced a May 4th Grand Opening and Early Bird tickets are now on sale.

From what we’ve seen of the pre-publicity, it looks spectacular.  On its website it is promising breathtaking views of Central Florida in all directions, with sights of downtown Orlando’s skyline, theme parks, lakes and lush landscape and, on a clear day, views of Cape Canaveral on the east coast.

Although tickets will be on sale onsite at the ticket office, we highly recommend that you purchase tickets before you go wherever possible (who wants to spend their vacation queueing in line, right?) and given the anticipation surrounding this latest addition to Central Florida’s many attractions, we think you can’t really book this one early enough!

The Orlando Eye is located on International Drive and is part of the new i-Drive 360 complex, which will have a series of staged openings throughout 2015.  The complex will eventually include shops, restaurants, a Madame Tussauds Orlando Wax Museum and Sea Life centre.

And if that doesn’t whet your appetite, check out this video of the view of the Orlando Eye location from a helicopter – which should give you a good idea of what you’ll be able to see from the top of the wheel:

What do you think?  Is this one for you?

Do you fancy drinking champagne together 400 feet above International Drive as the sun goes down?

Or taking the kids on the wheel for a spectacular view over Central Florida?