As we plough through October at Gray Line Orlando; our minds turn to the upcoming sports seasons! Who will you be cheering on this winter? What is your favorite team? Do you have a preferred driver, baller, hitter?
Central Florida is blessed to be home to some excellent sports teams.
Long before the city ever was ‘purple’ for the Orlando City Soccer Team, (whose season is just finishing), it was ‘blue’. Our favorite hometown heroes are the Orlando Magic Basketball Team. We started working together with them in 2001 back before we were even Gray Line, we were known at the time as Gator Tours, and we were the first company to help the Orlando Magic begin to work with tourism clients.
Over the years many of our team members have had season tickets, and we recall the days of Tracey McGrady, Horis Grant, and personally I was even lucky enough to go to Shaquille O’Neal Independence Day House Party!! Shaq had more fireworks than Disney LOL. The players really support our community by doing more than just playing ball
The Orlando Magic just launched their new Statement Edition Uniform -this showcases and iconic design with bold new trends, inspired by legends. These new jerseys were created for the next legacy of the Magic basketball…… which begins on opening night Saturday 22nd October 2022. Don’t miss out on attending the games, we have all games, including pre-season now on sale. Gray Line Orlando have excellent seat options for all budgets starting at just $18 per ticket for upper bowl seats.
Everyone should get to experience and Orlando Magic game whilst visiting Orlando. People really get to understand the American culture when visiting a sports arena. From watching the jumbotron, to the cheerleaders, the half time shows, the t-shirt cannons, the high scoring games, the winners (we don’t have draws in most American sports, someone always wins), the snacks, there is something just so Americana about watching live sports.
If NFL American Football is your choice of sport, none in Florida are finer then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers….. Our friends just down the I4 corridor deserve much love -they have an excellent playing record the last few years, and Gray Line tours have been taking people to watch them for many years. With their recent Superbowl win tickets to see them play have become harder to come by, but we hope to have tours running to them again next year.
As we think about the new year, we cannot help but think about ‘The Great American Race’ on Sunday 19thFebruary 2023. This is the highlight of the NASCAR season at the Daytona International Speedway. Traffic and parking at the track are always intense, so come and ride the tour vehicle with Gray Line Orlando and let us worry about the crazy traffic, and prolific parking situations. The last few years the races have been wild, strewn with accidents, lots of drafting, multiple wide racing at speeds of over 200 mph – it makes for real excitement. Add to that a celebrity signing the national anthem, and an Air Force Fighter Plane Flyover, at this is something special. The Daytona 500 is a bucket list event for thousands of people around the world, and we are so lucky to be able to help make this wish list item dream come true for people every year. Gray Line Orlando has tour buses that pick up in Kissimmee, Walt Disney World, International Drive and Universal areas to take people to the NASCAR Daytona 500. We can also provide tickets to the race as well as Fanzone tickets. The UNOH fanzone is the place to be before the race starts. Whether you want to take a look in the garages from some of the top teams, want to watch the pre-race concerts of some great bands, see driver interviews, or even sign the start finish line – the fanzone entrance ticket is what you need. Gray Line have limited tickets left to the race, so we recommend you purchase them soon, as these will sell out. No matter your team, and Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske are all huge with the Gray Line team, we can ensure you will have a fun day at the races.
Be sure to include a sporting event on your visit to Orlando!