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The Wheel at ICON Park Family Photo Review 2021

The Wheel at ICON Park Family Photo Review 2021- In December 2021 a Central Florida dad took his kids to enjoy The Wheel at ICON Park. This is his Family Photo Review.

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The Wheel at ICON Park Family Photo Review 2021


Opening under the original name Orlando Eye in 2015, The Wheel at ICON Park Orlando is a 400-foot tall giant Ferris wheel, which has become one of the most recognizable landmarks in the City Beautiful.

So it was only fitting for my two young boys and I plus another dad to welcome the New Year with a new adventure as we rode The Wheel for the first time ever.

For starters, The Wheel looks cool while driving on International Drive and seeing it from Interstate 4, but being on it is a tonally different experience.

Although The Wheel is open morning, noon and late into the night, we decided to go in the middle of an 85-degree, sunny day, which was a good choice to be on the air-conditioned ride.

The tallest observation wheel in the East Coast is must-do, can’t-miss experience that offers Orlando’s most spectacular views, including Universal Studios Orlando’s Volcano Bay and two new tall thrill attractions.

Debuting recently on I Drive, Orlando SlingShot and Orlando FreeFall are touted as the tallest attractions of their kind in the world!

Fun fact: the views of Orlando SlingShot and Orlando FreeFall while riding The Wheel are the closest my two boys will get to those thrill rides.

The line for The Wheel can get long, but we got there after lunchtime on Saturday, New Year’s Day, so there was no wait to get on the pod.  

The Wheel, which moves along at 1 mph, doesn’t stop for passenger to load, so riders need to be quick.  There were four people in our party, so it was nice to have our own pod on the 20-minute ride—which was plenty of time to soak up Central Florida’s most picturesque views and more than enough time to take photos.

After we boarded the pod, we enjoyed hooking up our Bluetooth and listening to our music. The ride features a voiceover narration of the brief history of Orlando.

There are also two interactive tablets that passenger can use to get more info on key attractions. There are also seats at the center of the gondola, but it surprisingly doesn’t have back support.

Overall, we had a great experience. The price, approximately about $34 per rider, was worth it for the ride. However, it’s a good idea to look for deals, which sometimes include offers that are 50 percent off.

There is also The Wheel VIP Experience. The VIP ticket includes one entry to The Wheel, a digital photo, 50 percent off a printed photo package, 10 percent off retail purchases (excluding photos) at the Wheelhouse Gift Shop and 10 percent off purchase at the Wheelhouse Market restaurants. The deal is only available online.

Additionally, there is a Play Pass deal which allows visitors to experience The Wheel, Madame Tussauds, Sea Life, Pearl Express, Starflyer, Museum of Illusion and 7D Motion Theater plus shopping and dining discounts.

Overall, The Wheel is a cool experience and not to be missed for families with kids, couples and first timers like our group.

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