Wallenda to Walk on Ferris Wheel

Stunt planned for April 29

Apr 13, 2015
Outside Magazine
Wallenda to Walk on Ferris Wheel

Nik Wallenda walked two wires strung 50 feet above Chicago in November 2014.    Dave Pape/Flickr

Daredevil Nik Wallenda announced on Monday that he will walk on the spinning Orlando Eye, a 400-foot-tall observation wheel set to open next month, according to NBC News

During the stunt, set for April 29, Wallenda plans to walk without a safety harness or balancing pole along the wheel’s outer rim as it spins. Wallenda will ride a passenger capsule to the top. He has not yet determined how long he will walk. A full revolution of the wheel would take about 20 minutes.

Wallenda’s previous stunts include a walk on wires 50 stories above the streets of Chicago in November 2014 and a quarter-mile tightrope walk 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon in June 2013.