Archive for December, 2013

I-Drive Changes Name to Orlando Eye

The $200 million I-Drive Live project has been renamed The Orlando Eye, to better focus on the main attraction at the center, the Orlando Eye observation wheel. The $75 million observation wheel is being built to Merlin Entertainments Ltd.’s strict requirements — ones that were critical to get the branding for the attraction. Changing the […]


Final Cabin Added to Las Vega Wheel

Crews have attached the final cabin to a giant Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas Strip, although it’s not open for business just yet. The milestone for the Las Vegas High Roller happened Tuesday. Officials with Caesars Entertainment say workers still need to add lighting and communications systems, complete the platform structure and test the […]


Melbourne observation wheel to reopen

Melbourne’s giant observation wheel will finally reopen in late December, almost five years after being shut down. The $100 million Docklands observation wheel was shut down in January 2009, a month after it opened, when a three-day heatwave caused the wheel brace and supports to buckle and crack. Melbourne Star Management Group CEO Chris Kelly […]