Drizzling, cloudy weather at Orlando Eye on Sunday afternoon. Nik Wallenda took on the wheel Wednesday morning. Wallenda photo: Today.com
The weather improved today for Nik Wallenda’s successful walk at the top of the Orlando Eye on International Drive this morning. Few clouds, sun and a 50 percent chance of scattered showers, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Guided by his father on the ground, Sarasota’s Nik Wallenda walked the Orlando Eye’s circular rim as it was spinning. He joined his family in the closest enclosed pod after completing the stunt. Millions of people watched Wallenda representing 7 generations of his family, break another Guinness Book of World Record.
During the walk, Wallenda said the 6-inch ferris wheel rim was wet. He also said the weather was breezy. Wallenda performed the stunt “live” without safety harnesses and his balancing pole during NBC’s Today Show.
Orlando’s newest attraction opens at 10 a.m. on May 4, 2015. The 400-foot-high ferris wheel offers 360 degrees views of Central Florida, theme parks and the Orlando area for passengers riding in enclosed pods or compartments. The Orlando Eye is located at 8401 International Drive. For more information, http://www.officialorlandoeye.com