One of the best things to do in Orlando – Champagne on The Wheel

best things to do in orlando - The wheel at icon park

One of the best things to do in Orlando, and most romantic, is a champagne experience on The Wheel at ICON Park. It certainly tapped into that soppy side.

On the last leg of our two week Florida road trip we headed over to Kissimmee, which is just south of Orlando. Here you will find ICON Park – a busy entertainment complex with restaurants, shops, bars and attractions. A massive plus was the FREE multi-story parking, which made our visit feel even more relaxed.

best things to do in orlando - The wheel at icon park

The wheel is unmissable, literally

Something you really can’t miss (just look at it!) is the ICON Wheel. It’s set slap bang in the middle of the action, acting as a beacon of the park. It’s currently the sixth tallest Ferris wheel in the world reaching 400 feet, which is only 43 feet shy of The London Eye. So it’s big and impressive.

Before we knew it, we had collected our tickets, had an obligatory green screen picture, picked up our glass of champagne and walked into our private capsule. It was swift and smooth with smiling staff the whole route. The doors closed and my partner and I were left alone to enjoy the ride.

Want more Florida content? 10 things I loved and hated about Florida and Taking an Airboat ride at Boggy Creek

best things to do in orlando - champagne on the wheel

Getting to know our pod

We had 23 minutes to get to know our pod and enjoy the sweeping views of Orlando. We immediately played around with the tablet, which gave us a map of the surroundings. Not only that, we could learn more about the key sights through descriptions, pictures and videos. We’re massive geeks really, so we loved learning about the landscape.

best things to do in orlando - icon wheel view

The Orlando skyline

This was the first proper time we saw the state from above. And it was lovely. The skyline isn’t the most exciting, but you can see quite a distance. You also rise past the entrance building, which blocks part of view until you’re further up in the air. We simply took a seat, clinked our flutes and relaxed with the sunset.

The ride flew by. Before we knew it, we were disembarking the wheel and returning our champagne flutes. We wished it had lasted longer. And that cheesy green screen picture? We politely declined purchasing the very low quality print on exit. But we very much enjoyed our relaxing and romantic flight on The Wheel at ICON Park.

Would you take a ride on The Wheel? Or love a view from above? Let me know below.

Prices for The Wheel at ICON Park start at £20. BUY TICKETS HERE.



    • Gina
      May 23, 2019 / 5:06 PM

      haha exactly! Made a whole lot better with a cheeky glass of champagne! 🙂 x

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: