Monster Jam 2017 and what to expect at the Pit Party

Monster trucks, loud noises, and cotton candy? Sign us up. This past Saturday the familia and I experienced Monster Jam and their Pit Party before the show. Monster Jam is annual competition of monster trucks. We have four boys, so trucks and loud noises just come as part of the package. Surprisingly, my daughter was the one jumping and screaming the most. Monster Jam is crazy loud fun. If you don’t lose your voice the following day, you didn’t do Monster Jam right.

El Toro Loco monster truck // Monster Jam in Anaheim, CA //

Part of Monster Jam is tailgating. Plenty of familias come annually to this event and have mastered their tailgating game. People arrive 4 hours before event to barbecue and just chill before all the craziness. We did carne asada like true Mexicans and hot dogs. Kids bring their bikes, scooters, and balls. Plenty of room for them to play football or soccer. Any leftovers? You are allowed to take food and sealed drinks inside Angel Stadium.

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While you are tailgating, take the kids to experience the Pit Party. The Monster Jam Pit Party is a pre-show event that gets you up close to the trucks and drivers. Grave Digger, Ice Cream Man, Max-D, and El Toro Loco to name a few were there that day. The lines get long, but they go by fast to get autographs and pictures with drivers. I loved the kids faces when they got an upclose look at how big the trucks are. I may have tried to climb on the tire. Pit Party does require an extra ticket, but it is well worth it for the kids. Make sure to bring something for the drivers to sign on.

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Once Monster Jam starts, the engine revving is non-stop. Make sure to bring ear plugs or earmuffs for the kids. I found that they enjoy it better with the sound muffled. Since Monster Jam is a competition there are races, stunt competition and freestyle. After each event the crowd’s pick is decided by a Cheer-o-Meter. The audience participation is part the fun of Monster Jam. Freestyle was the craziest and funnest part of Monster Jam. Every truck is given a set time to do stunts. Some trucks took the safe route of jumps and spins while others took the dare. They used the huge ramp to do 360 flips. It was awesome!! Most were not able to land the flip, but Max-D did. The crowd went wild when he flipped and landed it. Earning him the win for the night.

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Cotton candy at Monster Jam // Monster Jam in Anaheim, CA //

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Watch: Monster Jam in Anaheim

Monster Jam 2017 Show and Ticket Information

Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806

Saturday, January, 14th at 6:30PM
Saturday, January 28th at 6:30PM
Saturday, February 11th at 6:30PM
Saturday, February 25th at 6:30PM

Pit Party

Open from 2:30PM – 5:30PM prior to each Saturday event
Exclusive VIP Early Access to Pit Party at 1:30PM for Total Access Pass holders
Event ticket and Pit Passes are required for entry; Pit Passes available to purchase for $10 each via or the Angel Stadium box office


Prices start from $25 for Adults; Kids (age 2-12) tickets are only $10 (for select seating). Visit Goldstar for discounted tickets.

Total Access Pass fan packages available for $75 each
All seats are reserved; tickets available for purchase online at, all Ticketmaster retail outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the Angel Stadium box office.
**Above ticket prices are advance purchase only; all tickets are $2 more day of show.
Market pricing applies to all tickets; rates may fluctuate based on supply and demand.
Tickets may be subject to service, convenience and handling fees.

Created for the true die-hard Monster Jam fans, we have taken the Total Access Pass to the next level by offering fans the ultimate live event experience packed with new exclusive offers! Each Total Access Pass includes:

  • Best Seats in the House in the Club Level section
  • Early Access to the Pit Party prior to the general public at 1:30PM; Pit Pass admission fee included free for TAP holders
  • Exclusive “Track Walk” on the dirt (weather permitting)

In order to keep the Total Access Pass an intimate experience for the fans and drivers, a very limited number of these exclusive packages will be available – so be sure to order early as these will sell-out!

Contributors of receive products, compensation and/or complimentary/discounted services to facilitate posts. All thoughts and ideas remain the reviewer’s own. Monster truck photos courtesy of Monster Jam.


1 comment on Monster Jam 2017 and what to expect at the Pit Party

  1. Sari
    01/18/2017 at 9:23 am (1 year ago)

    That looks so much fun! I think I know some of those kids. jijijij Great Job Alma! I would never think of going to one of those events but now I am curious and want to check it out. Good reporting girl!!!


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