Sign in or Join the Community!

MyFoxOrlando WOFL FOX 35

The Giant Wheel Is Coming To Orlando

Published: June 21, 2008 at 10:12 AM

In a town full of amusements an International icon could soon be in our midst.

The Great Wheel Corporation is planning to build one of their great wheels right here in Orlando.

The project is super hush-hush until June 25th


Replies (8)

Derek Potter

Published: June 21, 2008 at 11:01 AM

super hush hush until the 25th eh....irony at it's finest

who blabbed their mouth?

Gareth H

Published: June 21, 2008 at 12:06 PM

Sweeeeeet :)
Anthony Murphy

Published: June 21, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Sounds good!
Brian Creedon

Published: June 21, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Although still hush as stated, not the biggest of surprises, just log onto their web site and Orlando flashes and has a link. No news on the link yet, been checking for a while now. I guess I'll check back June 25th.
James Rao

Published: June 22, 2008 at 7:28 AM

Ferris Wheels are relaxing fun once they get going, but far too much time is spent loading and unloading. Now, an ultra giant Ferris Wheel with tons of capsules holding 40+ passengers about a slow loader. Do they have some sort of advanced loading system to diminish wait times and lengthen the actual ride time?? Sitting up at the top of a revolving observation deck for hours waiting to unload may not be my idea of a good time....

Do they serve booze in the capsules?

Derek Potter

Published: June 22, 2008 at 11:58 AM

Now that's a fine idea. A barkeep at the base to serve drinks for the ride, perhaps some music that doesn't remind you of the dentist's office, cushioned seats in the capsules...

I think that as long as they make the capsules comfortable, it will be fine

Joshua Counsil

Published: June 22, 2008 at 1:27 PM

This is excellent. I can't believe the size of these things - the website is really excellent, but I couldn't find any videos of their wheels in motion.
Pat Ott

Published: June 23, 2008 at 8:43 AM

Hope it can stand up to the hurricanes here and the storms.

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Previous article: What is the best theme park hotel?

Most Popular U.S. Theme Parks

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney California Adventure
Universal Studios Florida
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Hollywood

Popular International Parks

Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea
Disneyland Paris
Universal Studios Japan
Hong Kong Disneyland
Europa Park
Walt Disney Studios Paris
Universal Studios Singapore

Features, News and Advice

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Theme Park Insider Awards
What's Under Construction for 2015/6?
How to Stay Safe at a Theme Park

Books and Shirts

Theme Park Insider Visits Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Theme Park Insider Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Stories from a Theme Park Insider Get Theme Park Insider Shirts and Hoodies


2015 · 2014 · 2013 · 2012 · 2011 · 2010 · 2009 · 2008 · 2007 · 2006 · 2005 (Dec 27-31) · 2005 (Jan-Dec 26) · 2004