The US Highway 192 stretch is one of the primary roads transporting tourists and locals through the Kissimmee region. At the mile 8 marker a renowned landmark, the Old Town Ferris Wheel, stood for decades before it was removed from the property in 2013 by the previous owners. This iconic structure and visitor favorite is now making a comeback at Old Town as part of the $10 million renovation by new owner, The Travel Corporation (TTC).
While the Ferris wheel will rekindle many great memories of Old Town, the reimagined entertainment district promises to create more memorable experiences with new stores and restaurants, upgraded amenities and enhanced entertainment options including new family friendly programming.
Currently in production, the new Ferris Wheel has all of the modern features for guest to enjoy including covered gondolas and LED lights. The height is elevated and will provide unobstructed views of the property and the surrounding area. The transformed entrance with the Ferris wheel as the main attraction will provide a new experience for Old Town visitors, and is scheduled to be in place before the end of the year.
The renovation will be phased and includes repairing the infrastructure of the buildings, a new paint job, re-surfacing of the parking lot adding over 600 new parking spaces in an adjacent lot purchased as part of the redevelopment. Additionally, the former amusement ride area will have all new children’s rides and be host to weekly event and live music. Accompanying the Ferris Wheel at the front of the property will be a two- sided juke box themed pylon sign, a new restaurant concept and an open-air bar concept.