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Celebrate Valentine's Day at The Coca-Cola Eye!

Everybody knows that Valentine's Day is February 14th. However, lots of people don't know that February 14th was also the birthday of George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., the engineer who became famous for creating the original Ferris Wheel for the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

Ferris took part in a challenge from the fair's directors to create an exhibit that would surpass the Eiffel Tower, which was built for the Paris World's Fair in 1889. Ferris designed a rotating observation wheel that towered over the fairgrounds, and Ferris Wheels were born. Today's observation wheels are even larger and more elaborate, and one of the finest is here in Central Florida, The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye! The graphic below shows how the Orlando Eye compares to that original Ferris Wheel.

So you can celebrate both Valentine's Day and Ferris' birthday by visiting The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, part of I-Drive 360. And the Orlando Eye is encouraging you to visit during the most romantic month of the year by offering new private capsule options:

  • Private capsules. You can reserve a private capsule to share with your significant other. You can also add other options, including a champagne flight and/or an additional rotation on the wheel. Custom lighting. Couples who want a truly unique experience can choose a colorful lighting scheme on the Eye while they enjoy their private capsule.

If you're ready to share an unforgettable experience with your Valentine, you can find more information and reserve tickets by visiting the Orlando Eye's website. For more ideas on things to do in Central Florida, visit www.experiencekissimmee.com.

 An infographic with a blue background, comparing the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye to George Ferris' original Ferris Wheel.

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