Monster Jam is coming to Anaheim, CA!!! For our family, this time of year is all about Monster Jam! We are lifelong fans and look forward to going to Monster Jam at Angel Stadium of Anaheim all year long...and the good news is, the wait is finally over.
Monster Jam Anaheim Dates
Monster Jam is coming to Angel Stadium in Anaheim on weekends on January 14 & 15; February 11 & 12 and February 18 & 19, 2022.
We go as an entire family – mom, dad, boys and girl. Even grandma and grandpa love to go with us. What a treat to witness world-class athletes compete in intense competitions of speed, fierce head to head battles, the pursuit of perfection and event championship.
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 in Anaheim.
Best Tips for Going to Monster Jam Anaheim 2023
Go to the Monster Jam Pit Party before the show!
Tip #1 - Make a day of it. We always have the most fun when we do the whole experience. Pit Party, tailgating and then heading to official Monster Jam show.
Tip #2 - Plan ahead and don't run late. Double check the event time. Angel Stadium in Anaheim is big and there will be a lot of people trying to get into the venue. Whether you are going to the Pit Party or just the main Monster Jam show, plan on getting there about an hour early. Lines can be long getting through security and you don't want to miss the show.
The Pit Party
The Pit Party, happens a few hours before the Monster Jam show. You need a separate event ticket for this, and these tickets sell out quick. Monster Jam Anaheim Pit Passes are $20 per person. The Pit Party is where you can get up close to these massive trucks and even meet your favorite 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.
When do the Monster Jam Anaheim Pit Party open it's Gates?
The Anaheim Monster Jam Pit Party opens at 1:30pm for early entry, and 2:30pm for regular access. Make sure you have your pit party pass!
Tip #3 - get to the pit party when it opens. This is one of the best parts of Monster Jam in my opinion.
Tip #4 - Bring something to get the drivers autographs on. It's really fun to wear a Monster Jam shirt or bring a Monster Jam poster to get signed by the drivers during the Pit Party. I have also seen people bring toy Monster Jam trucks and also notebooks to get signed.
Here are some of the photos from our visit to one of the Monster Jam Pit Parties.
I really like to get Dani's photo with girl drivers so that she can see driving monster trucks is not just for boys. This is Brianna Mahon's monster truck, Whiplash. She was the only female driver of the evening when we went. 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, and so did our grandparents! Then we headed back to our car for a tailgate dinner....because that is what you do at Monster Jam.
Bring a Picnic to Tailgate at Monster Jam
Can You Tailgate at Monster Jam at Angel Stadium in Anaheim?
The answer is YES!
Tip #5 - Bring food to Tailgate. I love to make our Monster Jam extra special, so I buy special picnic foods to enjoy between the Pit Party and Monster Jam show. My yummy picnic includes cold cut sandwiches, deli style chips, dips, pasta salads, homemade cookies, brownies and drinks.
TIP #6 - 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.
Can You Bring Food into Monster Jam at Angel Stadium?
TIP #7 - You can also bring food into the stadium...as long as it is not in bulk. Unopened water, gatorade, juice boxes, empty reusable water bottles are also allowed into the stadium.
I like to bring snacks such as peanuts, popcorn, candy and licorice for the kids to enjoy during the show. Because they always beg for food inside no matter how much they've already eaten.
What time does Monster Jam at Angel Stadium Begin?
Monster Jam in Anaheim begins at 6:30pm
After dinner, head into Angels Stadium to get ready for the show to start. It's 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.
Is Monster Jam Loud?
TIP #8 - Bring Earplugs for everyone, and noise cancelling ear phones for kids and babies. You can usually find them at Walmart, Buy Buy Baby, and Amazon. Vendors usually sell them outside of Angel Stadium for a premium price, and of course they sell them inside the venue.
What should you wear to Monster Jam?
TIP #9 - 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. You can also bring a light blanket.
What if it rains at Monster Jam?
The Monster Jam Anaheim Rain Policy is RAIN OR SHINE!!!! So bring an umbrella, poncho or waterproof coat if the weather is rainy.
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. This is where trucks tried to do tricks on jut two wheels. It's amazing to see what some of these truck can do. There will be a few wrecks...which always makes the crowd go wild!
Is there an App for Monster Jam?
Tip #10 - Have your smartphone ready with the Monster Jam App. Fans were able to vote in real-time for the trucks using their cell phones! This arena fan voting for your favorite drivers is so much fun, adding to the excitement of the night.
It's pretty interesting to see the scores the kids give to the drivers, and hearing their explanations on why they deserve each score given. I love that everyone gets to participate in picking the winners, it make the show even more fun.
The last race of the night are the freestyle competitions. All of the trucks pretty much wreck themselves by going all out on the stunts and speed. Almost all the trucks ended up without shells, and trucks will even do backflips!!!!! It AMAZING!!! Get ready for the crowd to go wild.
Want to know what the Monster Jam Anaheim 2023 Line up is?
The 2023 Monster Jam featured trucks and drivers are:
- Legendary Grave Digger driven by Adam Anderson
- Max-D driven by Tom Meents
- Bakugan Dragonoid driven by Camden Murphy
- Megalodon driven by Todd LeDuc
- Soldier Fortune driven by Kayla Blood
- Great Clips Mohawk Warrior driven by Bryce Kenny
- El Toro Loco driven by Jeremy Garner
- Black Pearl driven by Cole Venard
- Kraken driven by Nick Pagliarulo
- Jester driven by Matt Pagliarulo
- Velociraptor driven by Travis Mowery
- Vendetta driven by Mike Christensen
Is Monster Jam fun for kids?
As you can see, Monster Jam is fun for kids! It's actually great for all ages, for families, for date nights, a night out with friends and more.
By the end of the night, we have so much fun that the little kids are usually all tuckered out.
I should also mention that our family feels that Monster Jam gets better and better every year. Last year 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 Promo Code for Monster Jam Tickets
Unfortunately, there are no promo codes this year for Monster Jam Tickets. BUT...if you sign up with Rakuten, you can get 3% cash back when you purchase from Ticketmaster!
Get your Monster Jam Tickets Early!
Tip #11 - You never know how fast Monster Jam tickets will sell out, so I suggest getting tickets early...especially pit party tickets (those sell out the fastest). This year there are six chances to see Monster Jam in Orange County! So if you want to go, make sure to get your tickets soon before they sell out.
Tip #12 - Get early access for Anaheim Monster Jam Tickets.
MonsterJam.com to get exclusive early access to the pre-sale offer code to purchase advance tickets starting today to get the best seats available before tickets go on-sale to the general public next week on Tuesday, September 28th.
Can you get Free Pit Passes to Monster Jam Anaheim?
Unfortunately, Monster Jam Pit Passes are not free. Pit Passes for this VIP experience are available for $20 on Ticketmaster.com or the Angel Stadium Box Office. Don't forget to sign up with Rakuten, so you can get 3% cash back!
This unique experience is the only place that allows guests to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built.
Best Seats for Monster Jam in Anaheim
What are the best Seats to Watch Monster Jam?
TIP #13 - If you can only afford seats at the top...it's okay! I just wanted to mention that all seats at monster jam are great! You can see everything up there. Some people prefer sitting up high. Seats down low are great for being up close, but you can't always see everything. So there are benefits up high as well as down low.
If you want to be really close, sit near the top on the lowest sections. If you sit in the closest seats near the bottom, it will be hard to see everything because there are cargo containers and barricades set out along the perimeter to keep trucks from entering the audience. They are kind of tall and block some of the view.
Best Place to Sit at Monster Jam Anaheim
I would say the best seats are the middle level seats in the first couple rows! Doesn't matter which side of the stadium. However, it may be nice to be on the left or right field area where you can still see the jumbotron.
Anaheim Stadium Monster Jam Seating Chart
Click here for a seating chart of Monster Jam at Angel Stadium.
Can I Reserve Monster Jam Suites in Anaheim?
Yes, there are opportunities to purchase a Monster Jam Suites. Suite rentals are now available for all six 2022 Monster Jam shows at Angel Stadium. Click here for more information.
Safety Protocols at Angel Stadium
As the pandemic recovery progresses, Monster Jam continues to monitor changes to government mandates, public health guidelines and industry standards and is working closely with our venue partners to adjust protocols for the safety and wellness of guests based on state and local requirements.
Please monitor the venue website Angel Stadium for health and safety policies, including face covering and entry requirements, which are subject to change.