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Nik Wallenda to walk spinning 400-foot Orlando Eye in next stunt

Daredevil Nik Wallenda says he'll walk untethered on top of a 400-foot observation wheel in Orlando, Florida, this month.

Daredevil will be untethered on wheel in the heart of Orlando's tourist district

Aerialist Nik Wallenda says his plans to walk over the spinning observation wheel in Orlando, Florida, presents a different set of risks from the high-wire walking exploits on which he has made his name. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

Daredevil Nik Wallenda says he'll walk untethered on top of a 400-foot observation wheel in Orlando, Florida, this month.

Wallenda said Monday at a New York City news conference that the Orlando Eye will be moving when he attempts his feat April 29.

The attraction in the heart of Orlando's tourist district officially opens in May.

The Orlando Eye team issued a statement saying it's excited to have Wallenda attempt the "amazing stunt."

In November, Nik Wallenda walked blindfolded along a tightrope between two Chicago skyscrapers. (Jim Young/Reuters)

In November, Wallenda made two Chicago skyscraper crossings on high wires without a safety net or a harness.

Previous tightrope walks took him over the brink of Niagara Falls in 2012 and across a Grand Canyon-area gorge in 2013.

Wallenda is the great-grandson of Karl Wallenda, who fell to his death in Puerto Rico at 73.

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