I’m super excited about January this year. There are so many great events happening… and it’s also the first year that I get to take my youngest to Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam! Wooooohoooo!!!!
What: Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®
Where: Angel Stadium in Anaheim
When: January 12 – February 9, 2013
Before my youngest came along we went every.single.year. Heck, before kids came along we would go every.single.year. We would pack up our blankets, gloves, hats and scarves, find a seat as close to the action as possible and scream until our voices went out. The energy in the stadium is contagious and it is guaranteed that the following day you will wake up without a voice. It is THAT intense.
This year, the hubster and I get to take our 5 year old and our 19 month old out to watch all the huge monster trucks and the little RC cars at the Angels Stadium. They’ll be sporting ear plugs because it can get crazy loud out there, especially when stuff like this happens:
This year is extra special because the all-new Hispanic “El Diablo” will debut and it’s going to get the crowd going all loco when it comes out.
So if you’re thinking about going and you’re in Orange County, I highly suggest you get your tickets very, very soon because the first show is this Saturday!
With your ticket, you’ll get to experience a massive collection of the world’s best monster trucks who will battle it out in the dirt and put on a great show. In prior years, it’s also been an option to rush outside after the show and meet a few of the Monster Truck drivers up close and personal – grab a picture with them and even an autograph! The last time we went we purchased a Grave Digger plushie and had all the drivers autograph it. It’s still a great addition to my son’s keepsakes.
If you’re wondering who you can expect at this year’s Monster Jam, here’s the full list. Although, keep in mind that the trucks are subject to change so you should really head over to MonsterJam.com to see which trucks will be appearing at each Anaheim event.
GRAVE DIGGER® (driven by Dennis Anderson) and MAX-D® (celebrating 10 Years of car-crushing mayhem driven by Tom Meents); plus more fan-favorite trucks featured including EL TORO LOCO®, LUCAS OIL CRUSADER®, MONSTER MUTT® DALMATION, METAL MULISHA, BATMAN®, TEAM HOT WHEELS FIRESTORM, GRAVE DIGGER THE LEGEND®, MONSTER ENERGY, MOHAWK WARRIOR, IRON MAN™, CAPTAIN AMERICA and BLUE THUNDER®.
Other trucks featured at select events include The Patriot, Tropical Thunder, Time Flys, Bounty Hunter, Terminator, McGruff, Iron Outlaw, Detour, King Krunch, Nitro Hornet, Obsession, Devastator, Titan, Playin’ for Keeps and Shocker!
Here’s the full run-down with links on where to get more info. I hope to see you there!