Nik Wallenda Press Conference
Nik Wallenda announces his plans to walk on top of the Orlando Eye Ferris wheel on April 13, 2015 in New York City. Noam Galai—WireImage/Getty Images

Nik Wallenda to Stroll Atop 400-Foot Spinning Orlando Eye

Apr 14, 2015

Daredevil Nik Wallenda announced on Monday that he will take a stroll on top of the Orlando Eye, a spinning, 400-foot tall observation wheel.

Wallenda, a seventh-generation highwire performer who famously walked a tightrope between two Chicago skyscrapers last year, will once again attempt the walk without a harness or a safety net. He plans to perform the stunt on April 29.

"My whole life is about facing death in the eyes," Wallenda said at a news conference, according to NBC News. "Do I think of death? Often."

The Orlando Eye's management celebrated the announcement on Facebook, calling it a "stunt for the ages."

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