Has there ever been a time in your life that you wanted to do something really crazy? We all go through those phases, I'm sure. Well during my "crazy moment", I wanted to be a Monster Truck Driver. No lie. I guess I just thought it would be super cool to climb into a big ole truck and jump over more trucks. Talk about an adrenaline rush!
While my dreams of being a Monster Truck Driver never came true, I still think the shows are thrilling to watch! One of these days I will make it out to see the Monster Jam live.
Next Saturday, January 26th, the Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam makes its return to the Orlando area. Fans will be thrilled when a huge field of sixteen monster trucks compete in side-by-racing and the fan-favorite freestyle competition. One of the many highlights of this year's event is the 10th anniversary of the sport's 10-time World Champion Maximum Destruction.
Check out Maximum Destruction's incredible freestyle run from last year's Orlando event that took home the win and was voted 2012 Freestyle of the Year...
There is one show only, so if you're in the Orlando area, you don't want to miss it!
When: Saturday, January 26th - Gates Open at 5 pm. Opening Ceremonies at 6:30 pm. Racing Starts at 7 pm.
Where: Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, 1610 W. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32805
Advance purchase SuperValue Tickets are ONLY $15! $35 VIP / $25 Sideline. Tickets 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 day of show. Get more show information at www.MonsterJam.com (click on "Tickets" and search for Orlando January 26th).
Fans can go behind the scenes, meet the drivers for autographs and photo ops, and see the monster trucks up close at the World's Ultimate Pit Party at Tinker Field from 2-5 pm. Purchase a pit pass for only $10 more when making your ticket purchase, or pick up a free pit pass at participating Orlando area Southern Ford Dealers. Pit Passes, along with a valid event ticket, get fans into the Pit Area.
Fans can also go for a ride in a real monster truck before the show by picking up a free Monster Truck Ride Pass at any Advance Auto Parts location through 1/25/13, while supplies last. Monster truck rides begin at 1 p.m. in the lot across from Gate D and run until 7 p.m. Valid only with a Saturday, January 26th event ticket.
Save $15 and get a FREE SuperValue Ticket with a Buy 3 Get 1 SuperValue Ticket FREE Deal. Pick up your free 4-Pack Ticket Voucher from participating Orlando Area MetroPCS Locations from 1/7/13 through 1/25/13 while supplies last. See Voucher for details.
Many of the trucks appearing in this event will be on display around Central Florida on Friday, January 25th. All displays are free and open to the public!
- Advance Auto Parts 5924 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809 - 2-6 pm - Grinder
- Advance Auto Parts, 3189 13th St., St. Cloud, FL 34769 - 2-6 pm - Bad Habit
- Advance Auto Parts, 2406 Church St, Orlando, FL 32805 - 2-6 pm - Stone Crusher
- Kangaroo Express, 17503 W State Road 50, Oakland, FL 34787 - 2-6 pm - El Toro Loco
- Metro PCS, 1453 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809 - 3-7 pm - Iron Man
- Walmart, 1700 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32703 - 3-7 pm - Max D
- Cowboys, 1108 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32805 - 7-11 pm - Gunslinger
- Tropical Ford, 9900 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837 - 3-7 pm - War Wizard
Are you a fan of the Monster Jam shows? Are they as awesome as they seem?
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. While I was invited to attend a preview event in Tampa, I was unable to go, and was not compensated in any way for this post. I just think it is a cool show and wanted to share the details with my Orlando-area readers.