The Official Attraction of NASCAR
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Daytona USA is the Official Attraction of NASCAR
Hands on interactive shows and attractions allow several hours of motorsports excitement. Activities include: Speed Channel's "You Call the Race, " where guests play TV announcer and "call" a major Daytona race finish; EA Sports "NASCAR Thunder" allows participants to use computer technology to drive a stock car on the high banks of Daytona; and Heroes of the Track, an opportunity to question one of your favorite NASCAR drivers using DVD technology.
Hold on to your seats and prepare to experience the towering, larger-than-life magic of IMAX 3D technology in the Pepsi IMAX Theatre. Featuring "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience" and the award-winning "DAYTONA 500 Movie" on a four story high screen. These films are action packed, featuring up-close and in-your-face styles of production that puts the viewer right in the middle of NASCAR's action!
Visitors exploring the attraction discover first-hand the universal appeal of motorsports. Examine the design features of a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup stock car at Dupont's Technology of Speed, in which Jeff Gordon's car actually comes apart in front of your eyes! Come face-to-face with the famous 31-degree banked turns of Daytona International Speedway at the High banks of Daytona section complete with three full-sized stock cars and a Craftsman truck series vehicle on this 4-story wall of pavement. Take a trip back in time, as you walk through a life-size time line of racing in Daytona and NASCAR's beginnings in the Goodyear Heritage of Daytona exhibit.
Make sure that you don't miss out on all of the ride along excitement on the various simulators allowing fans to see what it's really like behind the wheel! Take a fantasy ride in Toyota Tundra's Thunder Road. This two-seat full motion simulator allows riders to experience the thrill of racing in a Toyota Tundra and includes a 360-degree flip! Daytona Dream Laps is an iWERKS motion simulator ride based on NASCAR's premier race, the Daytona 500. The ride seats 32 guests for a full-range motion experience of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series racing at Daytona International Speedway. Or try your hand at Acceleration Alley where guests are put in the driver's seat where they buckle up and accelerate to over 200 mph in 80-percent scale NASCAR simulators that combine motion, video projection and sound for the ultimate head-to-head racing experience.
Whatever your need for speed, DAYTONA USA is the world-class showplace to soak in America's fastest sport!
Attractions at Daytona USA:
Fans ready to test their racing skills won't find anything closer to tackling the high banks of Daytona International Speedway than DAYTONA USA's ACCELERATION ALLEY.
Daytona Dream Laps
Daytona Dream Laps is an iWERKS motion simulator ride based on NASCAR's premier race, the Daytona 500. The ride seats 32 guests for a full-range motion experience of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series racing at Daytona International Speedway.
What would the Ultimate Motorsports Attraction be without the Ultimate Video Arcade? All of your favorites, plus the classic "DAYTONA USA" the game (the 8-player version, sweet!)
Dupont Technology of Speed
Have you ever wondered what goes into a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup stock car? See for yourself as the Dupont Technology of Speed takes you under the sheet metal for a look at the inner workings of one of Hendrick Motorsports' NEXTEL Cup championship-winning Dupont Chevrolet Monte Carlos.
EA SPORTS "NASCAR Chase for the Cup"
Take a turn behind the wheel of the latest EA SPORTS NASCAR Video Game.
Ford 16-Second Pit Stop Challenge
Test your pit crew potential at the "Ford 16-second Pit Stop Challenge" which puts you over the wall as a pit crew member for the No. 21 Ricky Rudd Motorcraft Ford.
Gatorade Victory Lane
After your run to the checkered flag in "Daytona 500: The Movie" and "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience," you will exit the Pepsi IMAX Theatre into Gatorade Victory Lane.
Goodyear Heritage of Daytona
The Goodyear Heritage of Daytona history walk takes guests back through time, allowing them the opportunity to see how Daytona came to be the "World Center of Racing."
Heroes of the Track
Race drivers are a bunch of characters and none are more animated than ours! Ask your favorite driver a question and see what he thinks.
High Banks of Daytona
Check out the life-size replica of a "wedge" of the famous 31-degree banking, complete with stock cars!
Pepsi IMAX Theatre
Home of the all new "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience" and the famous "The DAYTONA 500 Movie", shown back-to-back on our huge IMAX screen.
Racing Vehicles of DAYTONA
It's not just all stock cars at DAYTONA USA. A tower of racing vehicles contains dirt bikes, motorcycles, sports cars and go karts.
SPEED "You Call The Race"
Have you ever watched a NASCAR race on television and wondered what it would be like to broadcast a race like the announcers in the booth? Well now you can give it a try as DAYTONA USA presents "You Call the Race."
At DAYTONA USA you can also enjoy a 30-minute, guided tour of the Speedway.
The Speedway Tour takes guests on an open-air tram through Daytona International Speedway's garage area, pit road, and the world-famous 31-degree high banks. The tour is narrated and describes each area of the track as you ride past. The tour also makes stops at Pit Road and Gatorade Victory Lane, track activities permitting. See what goes on behind the scenes at the "World Center of Racing."
Trilon Trivia Tower
So you think you are an auto racing expert? Well, we have a challenge for you.
Toyota Tundra Thunder Road
Make sure that you don't miss out on all of the ride along excitement on the various simulators allowing fans to see what it's really like behind the wheel!
Wall of Winners
A full wall of DAYTONA USA dedicated to the champions of Daytona International Speedway.
By Marie Ospina
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