I-Drive Live gets a new name: The Orlando Eye
Written by Robert Niles
Orlando's I-Drive Live development, now under construction on International Drive, is ditching that name in favor of branding itself to its main attraction: The Orlando Eye.Tweet
The 425-foot-tall observation wheel, a sibling of the London Eye, is scheduled to open with its surrounding development in a little over a year — on New Year's Eve 2014. In addition to the observation wheel, the development is slated to include a Madame Tussauds wax museum and a Sea Life aquarium (all Merlin Entertainments properties), as well as a Ben & Jerry's, an Outback, Buffalo Wild Wings and a Yard House, among other restaurants and shops.
The same developer, Unicorp, also is developing an I-Shops project on the site of the Wyndham Orlando Resort at the corner of I-Drive and Sand Lake Road.
Update: A current construction photo, of the wheel strut installation, from TH Creative:
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