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Orlando Eye, other attractions open for business

Daredevil Nik Wallenda recently walked atop giant observation wheel

Workers at The Orlando Eye install the final passenger capsule on the 400-foot tall observation wheel.
Workers at The Orlando Eye install the final passenger capsule on the 400-foot tall observation wheel. (Jim Damaske, Tampa Bay Times)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Eye, along with two other attractions, will officially open for business Monday in the heart of the city's tourist district.

The Eye, a 400-foot observation wheel -- the tallest on the East Coast -- will open at 9:30 a.m.

On a clear day, you'll be able to see all the way to the Space Coast, according to the developers of the Orlando Eye.

Last week, the wheel received national attention when Nik Wallenda walked across the top without a wire or his signature balancing pole. 

The wheel is one of three brand new multimillion dollar attractions expected to bring hundreds of jobs to International Drive. 

Fans can also check out their favorite celebrities in wax form at the world famous Madame Tussaud's wax museum.  

"Sea Life" is the aquarium that will feature Orlando's only 360-degree underwater walk-through tunnel.  

It costs $25 per adult to ride the wheel, but tickets are a few dollars cheaper if they are pre-ordered online.