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The Orlando Eye towers over the I-360 entertainment complex, which features Madame Tussauds wax museum and the Orlando Sea Life Aquarium. Photo: Renata Sago.
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Orlando Eye Shut For Second Time


The Orlando Eye is shut right now. In a statement, “The Orlando Eye team” says this is a precautionary measure because the wheel had a technical issue Thursday. Management didn’t elaborate but said no one was on board when the attraction was stopped. This is the second technical issue that’s shut down the Eye since it opened May 4.
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State’s Tourism Agency Touts Visitor Increase


24 million tourists visited Florida in the second quarter of 2014. According to the state’s tourism promotion agency, Visit Florida, that’s a 3% increase from this time last year. Of the 24 million tourists who visited from April to June  2.8 million came from overseas and just over a million from Canada. Visit Florida says it’s the biggest second quarter visitation ever. In the second quarter of 2013, just over 23 million tourists came to the Sunshine state. Governor Rick Scott has set a goal of 100 million visitors per year to the Florida, and he’s pushed for the state to invest more in promoting Florida as a tourism destination. Last year just under 60 million tourists visited Central Florida.
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