Coca-Cola Orlando Eye Hires New General Manager

Orlando, Fla. – July 26, 2017 – The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is pleased to announce that Jacob Kristensen has been hired as the attraction’s new general manager. As general manager, Kristensen will oversee all operations for the Orlando Eye, including business development, marketing and engineering.

“Jacob Kristensen is a welcome addition to the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye team,” said Patrick Connor, southeast general manager, Merlin Entertainments. “Kristensen’s experience in the industry and proven track record for increasing profitability and attracting new audiences made him a prime candidate for this role.”

Formerly the director of sales and development at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio, Kristensen is very familiar with the attraction industry. At COSI, Kristensen was responsible for targeting alternative audiences and creating new programs, which resulted in significant growth for the attraction.

“I am very excited to join the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye team and work with its talented staff members,” said Jacob Kristensen, general manager of the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye. “As one of Orlando’s most iconic attractions, the Eye is truly a must-see feature for locals and visitors alike.”

Kristensen graduated from Vatel, the International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in Lyon, France, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in International Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Management. He is fluent in several languages including French, Danish and conversational German, which will greatly benefit the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye and its many international travelers.

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Coca-Cola Orlando Eye

Located in the heart of International Drive, the new 400-foot Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is the tallest observation wheel on the U.S. eastern coast, offering an unparalleled way to experience the breathtaking views of Central Florida.

As a top visitor attraction for the tourism capital of the U.S., the new Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, part of the I-Drive 360 entertainment and dining complex, showcases 360-degree views of Central Florida, including nearby theme parks and attractions, downtown Orlando and Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s east coast, all within the comfort of 30 air-conditioned glass capsules. Each capsule has room for up to 15 guests to enjoy a 22-minute journey above the scenic landscape. Select capsules feature Coca-Cola theming where guests enjoy special décor, upbeat music and complimentary Coca-Cola products. Visit for more information.

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