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Daredevil takes on Orlando Eye ferris wheel stunt

Nik Wallenda crossing Niagra Falls on a tightrope.
Nik Wallenda crossing Niagra Falls on a tightrope. Image by Dave Pape / CC BY 2.0

Stunt man Nik Wallenda, best known for his tightrope walk over the Niagara Falls, is taking his acrobatic skills to Orlando this week, where on Wednesday he will attempt a walk on top of the Orlando Eye ferris wheel, as it turns. The event heralds the completion of the 400-ft wheel which opens to the public on Monday. It is the centerpiece of the new $200 million I-Drive 360 complex of bars, restaurants and attractions which include an aquarium and Madame Tussaud’s Museum. Read more: heraldtribune.com