The Orlando Eye stands over 400 feet tall and has views over Orlando that you couldn’t really imagine seeing from above but I’ve listed the top 5 that you can see, so let’s go…
1. Space Mountain & Cinderella’s Castle
Space Mountain is a very recognisable attraction, standing out more than any other ride at Magic Kingdom and the only other building that outshines it is obviously Cinderella’s Castle.
Space mountain is a “Dark Ride” you sit in a type of rocket and you shoot off in to the dark, there are lots of sudden twist, turns & sudden drops, not for the faint hearted.
Cinderella’s Castle needs no explanation it is, in my opinion the face of Disney, in case anyone doesn’t know, inside the castle is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique which is a beauty salon for boys & girls who want to become princes and princesses. Cinderella’s Royal Table is a dining experience for breakfast, lunch & dinner. In front of the castle is a stage where all the shows take place and at night time the castle is the backdrop for the spectacular firework shows such as Wishes.
Epcot is like Marmite … you either love it or hate it, but personally I love it – there are essentially two parts to this park, my favourite part of this park is the World Showcase, and my favourite time to go is October for the Food & Wine Festival.
When you enter Epcot if you don’t already know there is a gentle ride inside the huge “Golf Ball” called Spaceship Earth, it takes you on a journey through time and on your way down there is an interactive game that’s a lot of fun especially the end result. There’s lots to do at this park so take your time and enjoy.
3. Disney Springs (Formerly Downtown Disney)
Eating, shopping, gaming, music and even hot air ballooning are all available at Disney Springs.
Downtown Disney is undergoing a massive transformation and has now officially been renamed Disney Springs, you can shop until you drop and when you are ready to drop find your self a nice place to eat, you will not be stuck for choice.
If it’ a light snack you want, you could visit the Earl of Sandwich, or if you’re hungry for more and the kids want a fab dining experience visit the T-Rex restaurant or Rainforest Café for great fun themed dining.
There is so much to at Disney Springs, such as bowling, visiting the cinema, catching a show such as Cirque Du Soleil you can even take to the water in a car (an amphicar). Put a day aside and spend it at Disney Springs
4. Islands of Adventure
If you love Superhero’s, Dinosaurs, Dr Seuss, Harry Potter or getting soaking wet this is the park to visit!
I’d recommend dedicating a day here and you’ll have so much fun, if you love the big rollercoasters you can ride The Hulk, which has just undergone a major refurbishment or you could be brave and and try Dr. Dooms Fearfall.
Don’t forget to help Harry Potter defeat the beasts on Dragon’s Challenge or if you’re really brave you can ride the Forbidden Journey, all in all this is a great way to spend a day and you even have the fantastic new ride opening soon Skull Island Reign Of Kong to look forward to.
This park, again has so much to offer – it’s not just about the Orca’s – it’s definitely a park for the thrill seekers.
Standing at over 151ft heigh – Kraken – the only floorless roller coaster in Orlando can just about be seen in the picture above, towering over the park.
If you’re one that likes the water parks, you can take a Journey to Atlantis or a ride through Antartica to see the penguins, but be warned when you’ve finish the ride and you are in with the penguins (not literally) this area is freezing cold.
There are lots of places to eat, so you won’t be stuck for choice, you can go up in the Sky Tower and get a birds eye view of the park and surrounding area, at Halloween they do a Spooktacular event and unlike other parks admission to this event is included in the ticket price no additional fee to be paid.
So to sum up a trip on Orlando Eye is well worth it, not only is it a fantastic experience you can actually see for miles, so take a camera with a great zoom, you’ll be glad you did.