ICON Orlando is now The Wheel, and we have details on this and other upgrades at the renamed ICON Park entertainment complex.
One of Orlando’s most recognizable landmarks, the 400-foot-tall observation wheel formerly known as ICON Orlando has rebranded as The Wheel, with the ICON Orlando 360 complex transforming into ICON Park. Here’s a look at these changes and reasons to visit the International Drive retail, dining and entertainment hub, including the Orlando StarFlyer, the Justice League at Madame Tussauds Orlando and more!
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New Features at ICON Park
In addition to the new branding, the building that houses ticket queues for The Wheel, Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium is now known as The Wheelhouse. ICON Park has also added a food hall and is set to welcome two new restaurants by summer 2019. The restaurants include Ox Grill, which serves contemporary cuisine including steaks, pastas and international dishes, and Mikado, a revolving sushi and hot pot concept.
“Our focus is on creating new, unique experiences that will make ICON Park even more enjoyable for first-time and returning guests,” says Chris Jaskiewicz, ICON Park CEO.
The food hall, Wheelhouse Market, is located near The Wheelhouse’s ticket queues. It offers authentically prepared, globally inspired fare, including andouille sausage with bangers and mash, giant Bavarian pretzels, a variety of healthy acai bowls, made-to-order pizza and pasta, Latin-inspired fare, and desserts, with craft beer selections coming soon.
More Ways to Play at ICON Park
Beyond The Wheel, ICON Park has many other attractions you won’t want to miss, starting with Justice League: A Call for Heroes at Madame Tussauds Orlando. Starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman, as seen in 2017’s Justice League motion picture and related films, the expansion features authentic replicas of props and costumes from the films.
You can also see Orlando from an even higher vantage point when you take a ride on the Orlando StarFlyer. Towering over The Wheel, the 450-foot-tall swing ride takes you to 425 feet in the air — making it the tallest attraction of its kind in the world — at speeds up to 60 mph.
And at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, you can come face-to-fin with all matter of aquatic wonders, including sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and more.
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