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Nik Wallenda Will Walk on 400-Foot-Tall Spinning Orlando Eye

The daredevil says he will not wear a harness or use a balancing pole while he walks on the spinning wheel.
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/ Source: NBC News

Famous daredevil Nik Wallenda announced Monday that his next stunt won't be a high-wire act: He will be walking on the spinning Orlando Eye, a 400-foot-tall observation wheel in Florida that is slated to open next month.

"It's extremely unique," Wallenda said of the April 29 event.

"My whole life is about facing death in the eyes," the seventh-generation aerialist said at a press conference. "Do I think of death? Often."

He said he will take a passenger capsule to the top of the structure and will walk on the outer rim as it spins — without a safety harness or a balancing pole. He said he has not determined how long he will walk, though it would take about 20 minutes for the wheel to make a full revolution.



— Tracy Connor