During this year’s holiday season, the “World Center of Racing,” the largest lighted sports facility in North America, will transform into a holiday spectacle with the Magic of Lights drive-through holiday lights experience at Daytona International Speedway.
Daytona International Speedway is among seven cities that will host the FunGuys Events’ all-new 1.5-mile long Magic of Lights display this coming holiday season. Other iconic venues include Auto Club Speedway, Fontana California (Los Angeles), Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh New York (NYC), Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison Illinois (St. Louis), Victory Park Ohio, North Ridgeville Ohio (Cleveland), Castrol Raceway, Edmonton Alberta and Wesley Clover Parks, Ottawa Ontario.
FunGuys Events also revealed that Magic of Lights will feature all-new lights displays including new original designs and animations created especially for each of the world-class venues hosting the event. Magic of Lights’ own team of artists and fabricators have built a stunning set of new shows using the latest LED and digital animation technologies.
Beginning Nov. 17 and running every day through the holidays from dusk to 10 p.m., guests will be able to enjoy a family holiday drive-through experience at Daytona International Speedway. The experience will include a drive behind the Ticket and Tours Building, through the world’s only motorsports stadium and conclude in the Midway display area outside the facility. Additional information about the route, including the entrance point, will be provided at a later date.
“Magic of Lights is going to be a great addition to our already busy event calendar and will provide a wonderful new family holiday tradition for the local community,” Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile said. “The event provides an iconic setting to celebrate the holiday season and gives back to all of us here in Central Florida through its charitable mission.”
Tickets for the Magic of Lights will be $25 per car at the gate, $20 per car in advance. For oversized vehicles such as limousines or 15-passenger vans, tickets will be $50 per vehicle at the gate and $40 per vehicle in advance. Tour buses will not be permitted. A special “Dash Pass” ticket that provides front-of-the-line admission will be available for $40 for cars in advance, $45 at the gate. For oversize vehicles, the “Dash Pass” is available for $60 in advance and $65 at the gate.
Advance tickets are on sale now with special $17 “Early-Bird” pricing available for cars only. A portion of the proceeds from the Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway will benefit the Florida Hospital Foundation.
Magic of Lights is produced by a team of family entertainment professionals, each with decades of international show experience at the highest level.
Said Ken Hudgens, principal in FunGuys and former COO of Feld Motor Sports ®, “Magic of Lights will be a mainstay entertainment platform. With our record of success, we will build Magic of Lights to be a spectacular and unforgettable entertainment experience that will be a favorite family tradition each holiday season.”
About Daytona International Speedway
Tickets for Daytona International Speedway events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.
Daytona International Speedway is the world’s only motorsports stadium and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the “World Center of Racing,” boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.
About FunGuys Events
FunGuys Events is a division of FunGuys LLC, based in Ohio, whose principals include Ken Hudgens, Tim Murray and Eric Cole, who each have decades of experience at Live Nation® and Feld Entertainment® as top executives in the Motor Sports divisions of those companies, and who toured and managed major international family entertainment tours for them, plus, Grant Reeves, owner, producer and promoter of DockDogs®, Upbeat K9® and other internationally touring entertainment properties for more than 20 years. For more details, visit www.magicoflights.com.
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