The Orlando Eye opened on May 4, 2015 and I finally went to check it out!
My flight time was scheduled for 4:45 (tickets online in advance), but I received an email about an hour ahead saying it was ‘not in operation’ and that I could make use of my ticket anytime in the next 30 days. A quick call to them didn’t get me any more details or an estimate time of repair, but they did give me a direct number to call to check on status. So, I went for drinks at Bahama Breeze!
After several calls they finally said it was ready to fly again, and rescheduled me for 8:15.
It really is a neat ride.