Best Tips for OC Family Fun at Monster Jam

This time last year was all about Monster Jam! The boys have been looking forward to going to Monster Jam at Angels Stadium of Anaheim for weeks. The year before i just had a baby during Monster Jam season, so we didn’t get to go. So it made going this year extra exciting. And we went as an entire family – mom, dad, boys and baby. even grandma and grandpa got to go with us. Monster Jam is great for the whole family…and I would love to share some of my best tips for Family Fun at Monster Jam.

The Pit Party

First is the Pit Party, which happens a few hours before the Monster Jam show. it’s a separate ticketed event…tickets are usually $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. TIP #1 – get to the pit party early…when it opens. This is one of the best parts of Monster Jam IMO.

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!

It’s Fun to Tailgate at Monster Jam

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. TIP #2 – When Tailgating, bring a folding table for the food, and some beach chairs. You can open your trunk and enjoy your picnic dinner right in the parking lot before the show.

TIP #3 – 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. TIP #4 – Bring Earplugs for everyone, and noise cancelling ear phones for kids and babies. You can usually find them at Walmart, Buy Buy Baby, are outside of Angel Stadium.

As i mentioned before, the whole family, even my mom and dad went to Monster Jam this year. TIP #5 – Dress for the weather. Monster Jam happens whether is warm or cold, rain or shine, so make sure to dress appropriately. Ponchos are great for rainy weather, and jackets, scarves, hats and gloves are great for cold weather.

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. TIP #6 – Have your cell phone ready with the Monster Jam App so you can get in on the excitement and vote for your favorite drivers.

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.

Discount Code for Monster Jam Tickets

Tip #6 – You never know how fast Monster Jam tickets will sell out, so I suggest getting there early…especially pit party tickets (those sell out the fastest). This year, due to popular demand, there will be 6 chances to see Monster Jam in Orange County! The most ever offered, so if you want to go, make sure to get your tickets soon before they sell out. so much fun! TIP #7 – Use discount code MJMOM19 for $5 off each ticket.

Lastly, I just wanted to mention that all seats at monster jam are great! TIP #8 – If you can only afford seats at the top…it’s okay!  You can see everything up there. Some people prefer that. Seat down low are great for being close up, but you can’t always see everything.


  1. Paola says

    Have never been but i’m sure my boys would love it!

  2. Roxanne Wimmer says

    Our family has always wanted to go! My son absolutely LOVES Monster trucks! This would be such an amazing family experience for us!

  3. Sally j says

    Would love to take my boys who are truck obsessed

  4. Sally j says

    We would love to be able to check these awesome trucks out

  5. Sally jensen says

    We love the excitement of the trucks

  6. Sally j says

    We love the trucks

  7. Rose says

    We go every year with our son. He is monster truck obsessed and we love seeing his eyes light up everytime when we enter that stadium! This year will be his little sister’s first time. Hoping we win!

  8. Bridget says

    we loved the pit pass!!

  9. Penny says

    My husband has always wanted to take the family, but we’ve never done it yet…

  10. Genevieve Larson says

    Wow! What a blast you and your family had! We have never been.

  11. Nora Lopez says

    Most excited about making new memories with my boys and watching their faces light up when they see the monster trucks!

  12. Peggy says

    I’m hoping to take my kids to experience Monster Jan! Your pics look awesome 🙂

  13. Aileen Franzi says

    My son loves Grave Digger

  14. Miranda Hatch says

    Omgosh, my 3 boys would love this!! My middle son is a huge Monster Jam fan!

  15. Sophia says

    My son started getting into monster truck toys this year, would be so awesome to see his face light up watching the real thing!

  16. Merri Bjoralt says

    I love seeing my sons face light up when he sees the trucks

  17. Alida says

    I am dying to go to this. ????????

  18. Alicia Kim says

    We love Monster Trucks and would be so neat to see it in person! Thanks for the opportunity you’re offering your readers!

  19. Kristin Hallett says

    We would love to win tickets! We went a few years back and it was so much fun.

  20. Lisa S. says

    Looks awesome! We’ve never been so would be looking forward to experiencing it for the first time. My Boys love monster trucks so this would be right up their alley!!

  21. Irene says

    Looks cool

  22. Kandel says

    Would love to take my son and nephews to monster jam.. making memories ❤️

  23. Our kids have been asking us to take them but haven’t been able to financially. This would be awesome! Thanks for these great opportunities and good luck everyone.

  24. Rachel R Meireis says

    I’ve never been. It looks like such an amazing event though! We have said we will go every year, but it has never worked out.

  25. We love going! The boys used to go with a big group. Fun memories

  26. Jennifer says

    Such an amazing activity

  27. Sally j says

    My kids would absolutely love this. They would be super crazy excited

  28. Sally j says

    My kids would go crazy for this. They love trucks, loud noises and action.

  29. Macy Burgos says

    Hope to win for my boys!

  30. Erika says

    My boys love the noise and the big tires!????

  31. Libby says

    This would be so fun! Our three boys would dig it!

  32. Laura says

    My kids love Monster Jam!

  33. Karen High says

    We’ve never been. I think we would love it!

  34. Breana says

    Cute pictures this looks like so much fun for the family!

  35. Joanna Farias says

    I would love to take my 3 year old twin boys to the show. They are OBSESSED with trucks. This would be such a blessing.

  36. Nicole Curtis says

    Great pics!!! Looks like so much fun!!!

  37. Joanna Farias says

    I would love to take my 3 year old twin boys to the show. They are OBSESSED with trucks. This would be such a blessing.

  38. Carissa says

    Single mom of 1, I would love to take my daughter . My parents used to take me and my siblings when we were little. So much fun.

  39. Stephanie Nguyen-Nadelle says

    Mom of 3 boys here- they would be crazy excited to see (and hear!) everything! What an awesome experience!

  40. Melissa Dealmeida says

    Great tips! We have been to Monster Jam 2x but have missed the last few years. The kids would be so excited to go this year!

  41. Natalie Noriz says

    Looks like a fun time! My kids would love to go see all the excitement and trucks ????

  42. Jamie Wearing-Weller says

    I would love for my son to experience it for the first time

  43. Lacey Hann says

    My kids would love to win! My 10 yr old son is obsessed with monster trucks. We’ve only been to monster jam once before. Would love to go again! ☺️☺️

  44. Allie Pena says

    We’ve never been but my daughter has been wanting to go since she was around 3 years old. We’d love to be able to go!

  45. tanner villanueva says

    I used to always go with my dad and now I want to start taking my cousin to it and start a tradition like I did with my dad.

  46. Claudio says

    IWe have never been and I would love to Take my Husband for his Bday!

  47. Andrea Toupal says

    Would love to take my boys! We have never been to this. Thanks for the opportunity.

  48. Natalie S says

    I was debating on going or not, but after seeing your post, we definitely want to take our boy. We think he will love it!

  49. Caren David says

    Sooooo rad!!! I think my almost 3 year old will lose his mind with how coolness of this event!

  50. Sarah Perez says

    Would love to take my girls! We have never been but looks amazing!

  51. Janelle Anguiano says

    Love this!!! Hopefully will be able to take the family soon!

  52. Lori Kiesser says

    My grandkids would love this (ok, I confess. I would love this…)

  53. Kristin says

    We’ve never been, but it looks amazing! My kids would love it!

  54. Summer Serna says

    My 2 and 4 year old boys LOVE monster trucks! They went for the first time last year and are still hooked! This would be an amazing surprise for them! Fingers crossed!!!

  55. Mileydy Petalos says

    Such a nice family experience watching the huge trucks play at the stadium.

  56. Gretchen e says

    We’ve never been! It sounds amaaaaazing.

  57. Carrie Kleckner says

    This would be an amazing time for my guys & I! I see a truck in your photos called Whiplash that I have never seen before! It’s so pretty! Love to see the trucks before the show up close.

  58. Valerie Reyes says

    Sounds like a great first time experience for my 3 Boys! Something I think they will definitely enjoy!

  59. Penny says

    My kids love watching the trucks come out and when they crash!!!

  60. Christina Rice says

    I’m looking forward to going with my family for our first time,even better if we win tickets ????

  61. Chantel says

    This looks awesome! Really hope we can go!

  62. Ashleigh Anderson Camba says

    I love seeing the look on my kids face when they watch the show!

  63. KB Curtis says

    We’ve always talked about taking the boys but never had a chance!

  64. Angel C Ceja says

    My family and I have never been. This would be amazing!

  65. Megan Guess says

    We love seeing the trucks do backflips!

  66. Kathryn Walsh says

    We love Monster Jam!!

  67. Lisa G says

    My son loves to see the monster trucks up close!

  68. Esmeralda Diaz says

    Super exciting. My son would love this.

  69. Valerica says

    My family looks forward to this every year! It is so much fun!

  70. Karina Lara-Vargas says

    This would be so much fun! To bring back memories of 8 years ago as that’s the last time we took my now 12 year old. Thank you for the opportunity!! ☺️

  71. Cynthia w says

    We’ve never been but I think my kids would have a blast! I don’t think they know monster trucks really exist outside of cartoons and toys!

  72. Mandy says

    Have never been! Looks like a fun family time…my son would love it.

  73. Erica says

    I’ve never been to a Monster jam truck show but its something both my boys will absolutely love!

  74. Would be great if We win … My kids Love the Monter Truks !!!!!

  75. Ashley Potthoff says

    Thanks for all the great tips! Can’t wait to take my boys sometime!

  76. Melanie Morin says

    I have never been to a monster trucks show but I like all the action! My husband and daughters would be thrilled to go!

  77. Brittany says

    such a fun event for the whole family to enjoy!

  78. Jennifer says

    We went for the 1st time last year and my son LOVED it!

  79. Linda Wilson says

    This would be so fun! Seeing the excitement in my kids would be amazing! They love monster trucks!

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