A Madame Tussauds wax museum and a 425-foot "Orlando Eye" observation wheel will anchor a new tourist complex in central Florida.
Merlin Entertainments announced Wednesday that it is collaborating with two developers to bring its attractions to a new shopping and entertainment complex to be called "I-Walk Orlando." Opening is set for 2013.
At 425-feet, the "Orlando Eye" wheel will be nearly as high as the landmark "London Eye" wheel, also owned by Merlin. The company also will operate the Legoland theme park opening later this year near Orlando.
Merlin is collaborating on the project with Unicorp National Developments Inc. and Circle Entertainment Inc.