OC Family Fun at Monster Jam

last weekend was all about Monster Jam! my boys have been looking forward to going to Monster Jam at Angels Stadium of Anaheim for weeks. last year i just had a baby during Monster Jam season, so we didn’t get to go. this made going this year extra exciting. and we went as an entire family – mom, dad, boys and baby. we even invited my mom and dad to go with us.

first up was the Pit Party, which happens a few hours before the Monster Jam show. it is a separate ticketed event…tickets are $10. the Pit Party is where you can get up close to actual monster trucks and even meet the drivers. there are also booths with hands-on activities, game booths and food vendors. this year, the lines to get into the pit party were extra long due to security, so we only got to enjoy it for a short time. so i suggest getting there early…when it opens. my kids love this part of Monster Jam.

we got lots and lots of photos with many of the boys favorite trucks.

i really wanted to get Dani’s photo with Brianna Mahon, the driver of the monster truck Whiplash. she was the only female driver of the evening. i thought it would be nice to have some photos to show Dani when she gets older…just so she can see that women can do the same things that men can do. unfortunately, we got to the truck a little late and Brianna had to run out. but we still got Dani’s photo with Whiplash!

we all really enjoyed the Pit Party, even the grandparents!  then we headed back to our car for a tailgate dinner….because that is what you do at Monster Jam. i had made a really yummy picnic with sandwiches, chips, dips, pasta salads, cookies and drinks. you can also bring food into the stadium…as long as it is not in bulk. you can bring unopened water, gatorade, and juice boxes into the stadium as well.

after dinner, it was time to head into Angels Stadium. it was all very exciting to see it all ready and set-up for a Monster Jam competition. the show is super loud once the trucks get going, so it is really important to protect those kids ears from the noise…even adults need ear plugs. of course the baby had a really good pair pf headphones to protect her ears.

as i mentioned before, the whole family, even my mom and dad went to Monster Jam this year.

the Monster Jam competition began with a head to head competition race with trucks racing against each other. then they had a new race, called the “two wheel” competition. where trucks tried to do tricks on jut two wheels. it was amazing what some of those truck could do.

there were even a few wrecks…which make the crowd go wild.

this year, the fans were able to vote for the trucks using their cell phones. that was pretty fun for everyone to get to participate. it was pretty interesting to see the scores the boys were giving to the drivers, and hearing their explanations on why they deserved the scores given. this made the show even more fun.

the last race of the night was the freestyle competition. all the trucks pretty much wrecked themselves by going all out on the tricks and speed. almost all the trucks ended up without shells. 3 trucks even did backflips!!!!! it was amazing….the crowd went wild.

by the end of the night, we had so much fun that little Dani was all tuckered out. 

i do have to mention that our family felt that this Monster Jam was the best we had ever been to!  the driving was awesome, the tricks were amazing, the crowd was ecstatic, and the show was very entertaining.  Monster Jam surely didn’t disappoint, i’m so glad that i got to experience it with my boys and my little girl.

there are still 4 more chances to see Monster Jam in Orange County this year! the most ever offered, so if you want to go, make sure to get your tickets soon before they sell out. so much fun!

Popsicle Blog Goes to Monster Jam at Angel Stadium in Anaheim

Popsicle Blog Goes to Monster Jamthis weekend was all about Monster Jam! my boys have been looking forward to going to Monster Jam at Angels Stadium in Anaheim for months, it’s become an annual tradition. this year was a little different for all of us because it was my first year going. usually the boys have a night out and i get an entire night to myself. but i thought that it would be fun to join them this year.

i am glad that i did!!!!

first up was the Pit Party, which happens a few hours before the Monster Jam show. it is a separate ticketed event, where you can get up close to actual monster trucks and even meet the drivers. there are also booths with hands-on activities, game booths and food vendors.

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we all really enjoyed the Pit Party, even both grandpas!  then we headed back to our car for a tailgate dinner….because that is what you do at Monster Jam.Monster Mutt Dalmationafter dinner, it was time to head into Angels Stadium. it was all very exciting to see it all ready and set-up for a Monster Jam race and freestyle competition. it also is super load once the truck get going, so it is really important to protect those kids ears from the noise…even adults need ear plugs.
Monster Jam at Angels Stadium We Love Monster JamPopsicle Blog Goes to Monster JamJill and Jack at Monster Jamthe first half of Monster Jam is the racing portion. the monster truck dual for the top spot. there are also a few quad races between monster truck races. El Toro Loco won this part of the competition and it was great to see him drive all over the field snorting smoke in celebration.Racing at Monster JamEl Toro Loco at Monster Jamnext up was the freestyle competition, probably the crowds’ most favorite part of the evening. all of the monster trucks perform their best tricks for the audience, who seems to love it when they crash or flip over. the tricks they do are pretty awesome as well…can you believe that two of the monster trucks did a 360º back flip?!!!!  it was pretty amazing. i was especially excited to see Monster Mutt Dalmation who has a girl driver. i’m all for girl power. in the end, it was Hot Wheels who won. he was one of the trucks that did a back flip and also a bunch of nearly tricks. the crowd went wild.Watching Monster Jam at Angels StadiumHot Wheels at Monster JamGrave Digger at Monster Jam Truck upside down at Monster JamMonster Mutt Dalmation at Monster Jam in AnaheimFireworks at Monster JamMonster Jam sure didn’t disappoint, i’m so glad that i finally got to experience it with my boys. and there is still one more weekend left this month to see Monster Jam, so if you want to go, make sure to get your tickets soon before they sell out.Monster Jam_Enjoy the Show

Free Monster Truck Meet and Greets in Orange County | Monster Jam

monster-jam-truckMonster Jam is this weekend, so that means that the Monster Trucks are in town! this Friday, January 24th, there are three locations that Monster Jam fans can come and see a real life monster truck and it’s drivers. my boys can not wait for Monster Jam this weekend, so you will surely see us at one of these locations on Friday afternoon. hope to see you there!

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Grave Digger
Jiffy Lube in Westminster
Friday, January 24th, 2014 from 12-4PM
6011 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683

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Monster Energy 
Wal-Mart in Orange
Friday, January 24, 2014 from 2-6pm
Wal-Mart
2300 N. Tustin Street
Orange, CA 92865

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Mohawk Warrior
UTI in Rancho Cucamonga
Friday, January 24, 2014 from 10am – 2pm
Universal Technical Institute
9494 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

“Meet and Greets” are subject to change without notice.
for more information about Monster Jam and the Truck displays, click here.

Monster Jam 2014!

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it’s that time again!!!! being a mom of THREE boys, i write each year about this event. my boys look forward to it all year long, and we are excited to say that the wait is no longer…..it’s finally here!

Monster Jam !!!
roaring through Anaheim on Jan. 11, 29 & February 8th!

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this afternoon, the boys were invited to check out the newest Monster Truck on the block. what a treat! this brand-new futuristic law enforcement inspired Monster Truck, is called “New Earth Authority” and it was COOL!! they also got to meet its driver, Oregon Police Lieutenant Norm Miller. this NEA truck will be making its’ Anaheim debut, tomorrow, Saturday, January 11th at Angel Stadium.

the boys loved everything about New Earth Authority….

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its body was shiny silver and pretty futuristic looking.

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and those tires!  they were enormous. you bet we will be at Monster Jam to see its debut.

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for the upcoming weekends, SoCal motor sports fans will get to experience a massive collection of the world’s best monster trucks battling it out in the ultimate event of high-octane speed, racing and destruction as Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® returns to Angel Stadium in Anaheim for another season of dirt-flying, high-energy events between January 11th – February 8th, 2014.One of the most popular touring family entertainment sporting events in the world, the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam is a high-flying, car-crushing explosive event of demolition, speed and powerful stunts with the world’s best monster trucks and drivers whose skills provide an awesome spectacle of “rock-and-roar” that will bring fans to their feet cheering for more!

this year’s incredible truck lineup is highlighted with appearances of fan-favorite trucks including Monster Jam powerhouses and World Finals Champions GRAVE DIGGER® and MAX-D®. 
and….
MADUSA®
BATMAN™ (featuring the return of veteran driver John Seasock),
EL TORO LOCO®
CAPTAIN’S CURSE®
EL DIABLO℠ (driven by SoCal native JP Ruggiero)
SON-UVA DIGGER®
METAL MULISHA
MONSTER MUTT℠
LUCAS OIL CRUSADER®
TEAM HOT WHEELS FIRESTORM®
IRON MAN™
MONSTER ENERGY
MOHAWK WARRIOR
CAPTAIN USA
TROPICAL THUNDER
SHOCKER
DEVASTATOR
DESTROYER
TITAN
NITRO HORNET
DOUBLE TROUBLE
OBSESSION
TIME FLY’S
KING KRUNCH
 *trucks subject to change; please visit MonsterJam.com to see which trucks will be appearing at each Anaheim event  

Monster Jam is one of the most popular touring family entertainment sporting events in the world, Monster Jam is a high-flying, car-crushing explosive event of demolition, speed and powerful stunts with the world’s best monster trucks and drivers whose skills provide an awesome spectacle of “rock-and-roar” that will bring fans to their feet cheering for more!

Pit Party – in addition to this world-class truck racing and freestyle competition, fans can come to the stadium early to enjoy the Party in the Pits pre-show experience – this gives fans unparalleled access to view their favorite trucks up-close, meet the star drivers for autographs and take lots of photos!

the entire experience is not to be missed…adults and kiddies alike will have a blast!

wanna go? here’s the info…..

Monster Jam
Angel Stadium
2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806

dates
saturday, january 11th at 7:00 pm
saturday, january 25th at 7:00 pm
saturday, february 8th at 7:00 pm

pit party
open from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm prior to each show
Pit Passes are required for entry and can be purchased for $10 at Ticketmaster.com or the Angels Box Office.

tickets
Adults – $25, $35 or $45
kids (age 2-12) $10 each select seating
total access pass – $75

**above ticket prices are advance purchase only; all tickets are $2 more day of show. tickets subject to convenience and handling fees.

discounts
Discount tickets of $3 off Adult tickets are available at Jiffy Lube Auto Parts locations
all seats are reserved and available at the venue Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

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{disclaimer: sandy toes & popsicles received complimentary tickets to Monster Jam in return for posting about the event. however, we would have gone either way because this our most favorite activity of the year. we love Monster Jam.}

Monster Jam was RAD!

let’s just say my boys had a blast at Monster Jam
it definitely didn’t disappoint….and i am sure these little guys when to bed with dreams of car crushing monster trucks.
if you missed Monster Jam this weekend, don’t worry, you can still go. there is one more night on February 9th, 2013.