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High Walker Nik Wallenda to Walk on top of Moving Orlando Eye

[quote]When I heard about the Eye, I just had this vision of how cool it could be to tackle it and on top of that it’s just really an amazing structure to behold. There are so many (actual) moving parts to this walk that I think people are going to enjoy watching it as much as I’m going to enjoy taking part in it.” — Nik Wallenda[/quote]

New York, NY, USA (April 13, 2015) /PRNewswire/ — With each walk, Nik Wallenda, “King of the High Wire,” has always managed to push the envelope and this time, he just may have agreed to what could be his most dangerous and unique walk yet. Today, during a New York City press conference, the famed daredevil revealed that his next feat will take place at the soon-to-be-unveiled Orlando Eye, located in the most-visited tourism destination in the US–Orlando, Florida.


On April 29, 2015, Wallenda will attempt to walk on top of the giant observation wheel without a tether and without a wire while it is moving. Standing 400-feet tall, the Orlando Eye forms part of the I-Drive 360 entertainment complex, which celebrates its grand opening this month and is located in the heart of Orlando’s newly revitalized International “I-Drive” District. 

From the top, the Eye provides breathtaking views of Central Florida in all directions, with sights of downtown Orlando’s skyline, theme parks, lakes, and lush landscapes. On a clear day, one can even see Cape Canaveral at a distance.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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