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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 development’s name will better brand the project as a whole. Other project attractions are a 25,000 Madame Tussauds wax museum, a 25,000-square-foot SeaLife Aquarium, Titanic The Experience and The Bodies Exhibit. See a full list of tenants signed thus far.

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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 wheel before it can welcome passengers.

The 550-foot High Roller is the world’s tallest observation wheel and features spherical glass pods that can hold up to 40 people each. The ride is located in Caesars’ new, $550 million LINQ development.

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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 said it was in the final stage before opening in late December, but some activities depend on the weather.

The 120-metre-tall wheel is now called the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and the company says it is the only giant observation wheel in the southern hemisphere.

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Dubai to build world’s largest observation wheel

Dubai’s ruler has approval a $1.6 billion island development project that would allow Dubai to build world’s largest observation wheel. The official WAM news agency said Wednesday that the Ferris wheel – dubbed the Dubai Eye – will stand 688 feet, exceeding the London Eye’s 443 feet. Construction is set to begin this year.

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SkyVue Wheel back in motion after temporary stall

While it may seem like work on the 500 foot tall SkyVue observation wheel has stalled, parts for the new Strip observation wheel are being made and assembled in factories around the world and are scheduled to arrive in Las Vegas as early as May, about nine months later than originally anticipated.

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