The attraction’s nighttime concept provides a fun, new way for visitors to kick off their evening at I-Drive 360

Orlando, Fla. – Nov. 13, 2015 – The Orlando Eye has introduced a new nighttime experience on the 400-foot observation wheel with Eye Glow. Starting Friday, Nov. 13, guests can buy or upgrade their flight experience with the Eye Glow package, which includes a flight of wine, beer or cider, or glass of champagne, and premium access to the new Eye Glow lounge, before boarding the observation wheel.

The Orlando EyeThe Eye Glow lounge features bright lights, glow elements and dance music to provide the perfect party atmosphere to kick off the evening. Eye Glow offers an ideal starting off point for date nights, a girls’ night out on the town, bachelor and bachelorette parties and more.

“International Drive and I-Drive 360 are home to some exciting nightlife options, and we wanted to provide a perfect option for our guests to transition from their restaurant dining experience to their night out on the town,” said Robin Goodchild, general manager of the Orlando Eye. “Eye Glow combines the best of both worlds with a fun, lounge experience that moves effortlessly into a capsule for guests to continue the party with a nighttime flight on the Eye!”

Eye Glow packages are available nightly from 6 p.m. until close. Guests can buy the upgraded Eye Glow package online or upgrade their general admission flight in-person at the Orlando Eye. For more information on the new Eye Glow experience or to purchase tickets, visit



The Orlando Eye

Located in the heart of International Drive, the 400-foot Orlando Eye is the tallest observation wheel on the U.S. eastern coast, offering a new way to experience the breathtaking views of Central Florida.

As a top visitor attraction for the tourism capital of the U.S., the new Orlando Eye, part of the I-Drive 360 entertainment and dining complex, showcases 360-degree views of Central Florida, including nearby theme parks and attractions, downtown Orlando and Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s east coast, all within the comfort of 30 air-conditioned glass capsules. Each capsule has room for up to 15 guests to enjoy a serene 20-minute journey above the scenic landscape.

Included in the Orlando Eye journey is access to the pre-flight 4D cinema experience, taking guests on a full 3D aerial journey of Florida, with the added dimension of sensory experiences, including lighting, wind, spray and scent effects. Visit for more information.

Merlin Entertainments

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 26,000 employees (peak season).


Merlin has twenty five attractions and two hotels in North America  – including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park and hotel; and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park and the SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Orlando Eye; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York; Washington DC; Las Vegas; Hollywood; Orlando and San Francisco; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Michigan; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis; Orlando, Florida and Charlotte – Concord, North Carolina – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator.  Visit for more information.