Ever since I met my husband 10+ years ago, he spoke of the Monster trucks he had a HUGE collection and that was his favorite time with his dad visiting the show in Tampa. Every year around January I had to listen to his stories of how much he loves the show and he so wants to go back; he even pulled out his old
DVD’s VHS tapes (yeah… we are THAT old…lol) and watched his taped shows for hours. Every year we made plans to go and see the show and every year something came up. This year was different, I surprised my boys and hubby with tickets to the #MonsterJam show in Tampa, Florida, after I received some tickets in exchange for the review.
My husband was beside himself, and again, couldn’t stop talking about how cool the Monster trucks were and how awesome Grave Digger is and oh, the smell in the stadium is next to no other and he went on and on like a little boy the night before Christmas.
Last Saturday was finally the long awaited day and we made it a full family day; we left for Tampa around noon to make it to the World’s Ultimate Pit Party. We couldn’t pass up the chance to hang out with the drivers, check out the trucks up close and just have a fun family afternoon. We had no idea that we could spend endless hours in the Pit Party; they had lots of kids activities, bouncy house as well as a ride on a real Monster truck…. GRAVE DIGGER (for $10 per person cost).
The Pit Pass for the awesome Pit Party was $10.00 at Ticket Master, but a lot of Ford Dealers in the area had FREE Pit Passes they handed out, since the show is rolling into Orlando next weekend (January 25th), this would be an awesome place to hang out for a day and have lots of #MonsterJam fun. Be sure to check your local Ford Dealer and see if they have a Free Pit Pass for you.
Meeting some of the drivers up-close was a lot of fun; they were wonderful, spend time with us, signed autographs and posed for pictures. The boys loved it and hubby was in heaven. I sure scored some wife brownie points. We got to the Pit party right when they opened at 2 and spend all afternoon and time flew by. The only downside, it was chilly in Florida, but still lots of fun.
Raymond James Stadium was turned into a massive #MonsterJam event; the party moved from the Pit Party inside the Stadium and it was HUGE! The crowd was amazing, pumped up and ready for some metal crushing. The show was AWESOME!!! The atmosphere was indescribable and a ton of fun. I had never been to a Monster Jam event and had a blast. The noise, the smell and the fun was just pure Family entertainment. This was one event I would not hesitate twice taking my entire family; we saw little kids, big kids, grandparents and everyone had a blast.
Once the show started it was pure entertainment! The stunts were amazing, totally entertaining and just got me on the edge of my seat a few times… action pure and adrenaline all the way… SO MUCH FUN!!!
Tickets are very affordable as well, so if you are looking for clean and fun Family entertainment for next weekend, head to Orlando, grab the family and spend $ ONLY $15 on a Super value, $35 VIP or $25 Sideline ticket. You can get a family of 4 into an evening of fun and entertainment for under $100 including drinks and food, AMAZING!!! You can’t even go out to dinner for that, let alone spend like 5 hours and more (if you do the Pit Party) entertaining your family!! I’m speechless and totally in love with the show, the event and the ambiance.
Since we had soo much fun, I really wanted to stress if you are near the Orlando area, you don’t want to miss this fantastic show. One of the many highlights of this year’s event is the return of fan favorite Dennis Anderson (originator and driver of GRAVE DIGGER) to the city and stadium he calls his favorite.
There will be one show only on Orlando and it will be January 25th; the same line up of cars as at the Tampa event, so I know it will be AWESOME and a super good crush time for all!
You can and we encourage you to advance purchase your tickets. They are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Amway Center Box Office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the Citrus Bowl. All seats reserved. Subject to facility fee, plus convenience and handling charges. Don’t wait – buy tickets in advance as prices go up $5 more the week of show. Get more show information at www.MonsterJam.com (click on “Tickets” and search for Orlando January 25th).
Central Florida will heat up this January when 1,500 horsepower, 10,000-pound monster trucks compete in side-by-side racing and the fan-favorite freestyle competition where each monster truck gets up to 120 seconds to “wow” the crowd with huge jumps, wheelies, truck-spinning donuts, flips, and the destruction of cars, vans, buses, motor homes and more. Four-time World Champion, Dennis Anderson, returns to his favorite city driving the legendary monster truck he created 32 years ago, GRAVE DIGGER. After his sensational 2013 debut, Ryan Anderson will be joining his father driving SON UVA DIGGER.
The event will also feature 11-time and reigning World Champion MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION, plus Latino favorite EL TORO LOCO, MOWAWK WARRIOR, ICE CREAM MAN, MONSTER MUTT ROTTWEILER, the Orlando debut of Nicole Johnson driving SCOOBY, and more yet-to-be announced motorsports competitors. The official title of the event is Metro PCS, 1-800-Ask-Gary, Budweiser & Your Southern Ford Dealers present MONSTER JAM®.
So go ahead, make your plans for the weekend and check out the 16 amazing monster trucks that will roll from Tampa to Orlando and put on an amazing show for you next weekend. We know you will love it, we sure had a wonderful Family time and my Teen’s are totally in Love with Monster trucks and well… now have a new dream… Monster truck driver!!! yeah, well… we will see how that goes… until then we will make it a Family event every year in January to visit the new #MonsterJam show in Tampa, can’t get any better then Family Tradition.
For more information, be sure to visit Monster Jam on the web, follow on Facebook or Twitter; you can also see a schedule of events in case you aren’t in the Orlando or Tampa Bay area, there will be a Monster truck near you, I’m fairly certain. So check it out and make your plans now!!
Are you a Monster Truck Fan? Would love to hear who your favorite driver is or maybe would you like to drive one yourself?
We received complimentary Tickets to the show and the Pit party to facilitate our review; all opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by anyone or anything.