Wallenda to Walk on Ferris Wheel

Stunt planned for April 29

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

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