Fun Facts About the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye

Fun Facts About the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye

Have you ever heard of the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye? We hadn’t until we got the GO Orlando GO Card and it was listed there. As soon as we read about it I knew that it was something we HAD to try out. Just incase you haven’t heard of it here are a few fun facts we learned about the Coca Cola Orlando Eye.

  • Did you know that the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is the tallest observational wheel on the United States East Coast? It is 400 feet tall! Since it is so tall you could see for miles.

  • Each of the 30 capsules weigh 6,600 pounds, or the average weight of an Indian elephant. Overall, the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye weighs approximately three million pounds!!! Just to put it into some perspective for you that is the equivalent to 300 school buses!

 

  • Another plus is that the day we went there was no waiting. We just showed up had them scan our Go Orlando Go pass and that was it. ( They do have add ons like Sea Life and Madame Tussauds tickets.)They do ask you to stop for a photo op but I said we weren’t interested ( I never buy them so I have started just not taking them) and just processed to the eye.

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  • It takes about 30 minutes for one rotation. So it goes around very slowly. This is a good thing because you can look out and spot places very easily. And because it’s going so slow it’s not a scary ride at all. My little ones were glued to the glass enjoying the view the whole time.

  • In the pod there is A LOT of room. All 8 of us fit in there with room to spare. Each party has there own pod. In the pods there are two iPads with surrounding key points of interest and information on them. If you are lucky enough to get a red pod you will find an ice chest filled with drinks for you to enjoy score!

I will leave you with this last piece of advice. It took us 4 days of rainy weather before we were finally able to ride the Orlando Coca-Cola Eye. This is because they will not open if there is bad weather in the area, just like the amusements park rides. They do have an Open Status Hotline: 407-270-8644 where you can call and check on the status. This was helpful for us.  All in all we totally recommend it!

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67 thoughts on “Fun Facts About the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye

  1. I hadn’t heard of this. What a fun ride for the family. Amazing the amount that the entire ride weighs. I would have never guessed that!

  2. I’ve seen this huge ferris wheel a few times but never been on it. It has always looked so cool though and I want to go on it! Next time I’m in Orlando, I’m going to try to bribe them for a red one 😉

  3. I’m in Florida now and I totally need to check this out! I have a fear of heights, but I’m sure I would still find a way – I bet the view is incredible!

  4. You are right, never heard of this place before 🙂 Looks like a perfect outing with your little ones, they surely look very happy. I guess 4 days wait for worth it.

  5. I love Ferris wheels so much, but I had never heard of this one, even though I’m in Orlando fairly often!
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  6. Is this new? I lived in Orlando for 7 years and don’t remember ever seeing this! I’ve been on many rides but haven’t ever been on a ferris wheel or something similar.

  7. I’ve been to Orlando but haven’t been to this place! Are the cold drinks free? It looks like there’s a lot of space in the pod!

  8. We’ve been to Orlando several times, and I’ve never heard of this! I’ll have to check it out the next time we are down.
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  9. We haven’t been to Orlando in a few years, so I’ve never heard of this. This looks like something my family would love !

  10. We haven’t been to Orlando in a few years, so I’ve never heard of this. This looks like something my family would love !

  11. I love that it’s enclosed. What a nice little private ride. I’ll remember to wait for the red one!
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  12. I’ve never heard of it! We plan to be in the area in a few years! Sounds like a great ride.

  13. Wow, I didn’t know any of these ! How cool, gotta try it out sometime.

  14. I’d never heard of this ferris wheel before! I’m so scared of heights these photos are kinda making my heart rush, lol. But it’s very cool to see the inside perspective.

  15. I don’t think I’ve heard of a Ferris wheel that’s roomy enough to seat more than 8 people per pod! It must be massive, and really sturdy! (Kinda comforting come to think of it)
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  16. I didn’t know this existed! Sounds fun! I’ll be sure to check it out when I make my way to Florida!

  17. Wow! That is so cool looking! I have never heard of it either! And no waiting in lines?! Sounds like the perfect day for you and the kiddos! Glad you had a good time!

  18. We live super close to Orlando and we love going here! The eye is so much fun! The sea life is also really cool, that is my daughter’s favorite!
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  19. I’ve never been to Orlando but I’ve researched about it and read way too many articles. But, I never even heard about this! So cool! Adding it to my Orlando bucket list😁

  20. I had never heard of the Coca Cola eye before. How cool. We’ve never been to FL but if we ever go, I’d love to visit and see it for myself!

  21. I love all the observational wheel details. I had no idea they were so intense. I hate ferris wheels but I think I would be more up for doing this type of thing. I have never heard of this place! Definitely will keep it in mind.

  22. My best friend lives in Orlando but she hasn’t mentioned this fun new attraction to me. Now I know what we will be doing the next time I visit her. What a fun way to see the Orlando skyline.

  23. Very fun!!! Thanks for all these fun facts – we are are planning our trip to Orlando for later this year, and I’ll make sure to add this to our list of to dos!!

    XO,
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  24. I’m mad I went to Orlando 2 years ago and completely missed this…Lol. Now I have to go back. I love Ferris Wheels…

  25. I have done the London eye and loved it! But I live right here in Florida so I need to go check this out!

  26. I haven’t heard of this either, looks like an awesome experience! Thank you for sharing about this, we might be visiting Orlando this year.

  27. Hmmm I’ve not heard of this! Great view of the city though!!

  28. I didn’t realize Orlando had an eye as well. The first one I went to was in London.
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  29. Oh my goodness I’d love that view! Looks like quite the experience!

    April

  30. I didn’t even know this was in Orlando! My family would love to ride this next time we visit!

  31. Oh my kids would love to take a whirl on this! I need to put this on our to-do list when we go to Orlando this spring!

  32. I have been out to Orlando but not to see the eye. It does look pretty awesome though. I think I would love to go up there and the view does look incredible. It is sad that they won’t do it in the rain given how much rain happens out there. Although I think it’s probably safer in the long run.
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  33. I absolutely love ferris wheels – the view from the top is always stunning no matter where you are. I’d love to ride this one the next time we are in Orlando!
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  34. This looks like a wonderful place to visit. We just came home from Orlando a couple of weeks ago but would love to plan a longer stay soon. Adding this to our visit list for when we go back!
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  35. Looks like you all had a great time. My brother always speaks on how exhausting it is to travel with kids but you made it look effortless.
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  36. Angela Ricardo Bethea

    Those are some cool facts about that eye! And they simply amazed me! I want to go there soon!

  37. I had no idea that this even existed. It looks like an amazing place to visit and make some memories!

  38. What an amazing experience! It is even better that you did not have any wait to be able to get on.

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