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PHOTOS: 50 Millionth Visitor to the London Eye Greeted with Champagne
The Anderson family, American grandparents and all, made a visit to the London Eye to pleasantly learn that they were the 50 millionth group to ride the iconic observation wheel, reports the London Evening Standard.
Three generations of the family – American grandparents Gregg and Sandy, their UK-based son Eric, wife Heidi and their children Stefan, Caroline and Marta – were welcomed with a bottle of champagne and a complimentary ride in their own private pod.
“To reach 50 million visitors since our opening in March 2000 is a testament to the popularity of the London Eye, a structure that has become one of the most recognizable and well-loved sights in the London skyline,” said David Sharpe, divisional director at Merlin Entertainments.
Here are some fun snaps of the London Eye, pre-production and as part of London life:
Have you ridden the London Eye before? If not, any plans?