NEWS: Merlin brings The Orlando Eye & more to Orlando!

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Re: NEWS: Merlin brings The Orlando Eye & more to Orlando!

Postby Stu K » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:46 am

Thank explains why there are no cables lol!

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Re: NEWS: Merlin brings The Orlando Eye & more to Orlando!

Postby SharkTums » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:47 am

Stu K wrote:Thank explains why there are no cables lol!

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Re: NEWS: Merlin brings The Orlando Eye & more to Orlando!

Postby PCW_Nut » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:54 am

robbalvey wrote:
ejot wrote:I would assume Arup is engineering this. Anyone knows?

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Re: NEWS: Merlin brings The Orlando Eye & more to Orlando!

Postby SharkTums » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:49 am

Not connected directly to Merlin, but across the street from the Orlando Eye they just announced the Worlds Tallest StarFlyer at 420'.

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Re: NEWS: Merlin brings The Orlando Eye & more to Orlando!

Postby gisco » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:30 am

More and more stuff to do outside of WDW on my next vacation!

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Re: NEWS: Merlin brings The Orlando Eye & more to Orlando!

Postby K1ngdaKa88 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:33 am

SharkTums wrote:Not connected directly to Merlin, but across the street from the Orlando Eye they just announced the Worlds Tallest StarFlyer at 420'.

Did they said when this starflyer will open? Will it open with the Orlando Eye or with the Skyscraper?
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Re: NEWS: Merlin brings The Orlando Eye & more to Orlando!

Postby SharkTums » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:22 pm

^12 - 18 months from now.

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Re: NEWS: Merlin brings The Orlando Eye & more to Orlando!

Postby Cyrbuzz » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:59 pm

Drove by the Orlando Eye on the way to Sea World today and wow is this thing huge. It looks like all the spokes were now in place and all that's left is attaching the cars to it. I wonder how it compares in size to the ferris wheel that used to be up the road at what was Circus World/Boardwalk and Baseball? I remember that wheel being huge and visible for many miles.

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Re: NEWS: Merlin brings The Orlando Eye & more to Orlando!

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:06 am

Orlando is (not so) suddenly going all up in the sky with major future attractions.

The Eye, the Star Flyer, the PolerCoaster (my spell)... there's going to be a lot to ride "up there", heh.
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Re: NEWS: Merlin brings The Orlando Eye & more to Orlando!

Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:23 am

Today Merlin hosted Theme Park Review and invited media to witness the beginning of the installation of the first passenger cabin of The Orlando Eye. Now that the wheel is complete the 30 passenger cabins are ready to be attached to the wheel. Interior work on The Orlando Eye Terminal (lobby) along with the 4-D Experience pre-show seems to be progressing as well, with the full experience set to open in early 2015.
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This is what we're here to see today!
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See these things? These keep the passenger cabins attached to the Eye.
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The setting for today's story!
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Nerd shot!
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When the wheel is complete, these wheels will have the ability to move down on to the Eye structure to control the ride's motion and speed.
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Time to lift the car into place!
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It took a few tries since the process has to be so precise, but after a few minutes the arm was attached to the cabin...
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The first bolt was put into place, starting a 2-4 hour process required to fully install each passenger cabin on the wheel. At least one cabin will be installed today with the remaining 29 set to be installed in the coming days.
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Still plenty of work to do, but this was a definite milestone in the construction process!
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Such an awesome logo!
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We can't wait until The Orlando Eye is fully built and open to guests!
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