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Written by Nathan Wertheimer
If you’re into big trucks with large tire competition than this is the place to be on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 7pm, at Camping World Stadium. It has been twenty-five years of great Monster Jam entertainment throughout the United States. Get your tickets now before it is sold out. Tickets prices range from $15- $171 per ticket. Other surcharges may apply on each ticket. For tickets please go to https://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/278605/1542376?brand=monsterjam&brand=FELD&camefrom=CFC_FELD_WEBSITE&_ga=2.256344651.1588728440.1514469042-1475713505.1513968074 . This is a family event and everyone is welcome.
It is only a short drive from Downtown Orlando to Camping World Stadium. Check your GPS for the best route possible. It is recommended to purchase a pre-paid parking pass ahead of time. The day of this event tends to sell out parking around the stadium. Be aware of many private parking lots that will pack many vehicles into a small space and one will be unable to leave at your own time. Parking fees in the area will range from $20 – $50 per vehicle. Some streets around stadium maybe blocked for traffic flow. Plan to arrive early for this event.
Before arriving to this event there are a few things to bring. Don’t forget your jacket, ear plugs/noise canceling earphones, a poncho, and comfortable clothing for the day/night. Check the weather for the day before arriving to this event.
Don’t miss the Pit Party experience out side of the stadium. The Pit Party is on the same day of the race from 2:30pm – 5:30pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with the drivers of these Monster Trucks. Drivers will sign autographs and take photos with their fans. Also, get an up close inspection of a variety of Monster Trucks. Also, official Monster Jam merchandise will be available for purchase too. Don’t forget to get an official Monster Jam Program for this night. This will give a fan insight what is going to happen for the night.
The sights and sounds of Monster Jam Orlando will have fans packing Camping World Stadium. This stadium rocks when all of the Monster trucks come out from the back into the stadium. Cheer on for your favorite Monster Truck. If you are sitting in the front row be warned that you may get mud and dirt on you.
Each year the Monster Jam line-up changes. Here is a list of drivers that will be performing. These vehicles and drivers are Bounty Hunter driven by Jimmy Creten, Brodozer driven by Colt Stephens, El Toro Loco driven by Chuck Werner, Grave Digger driven by Charlie Pauken, Max-D driven by Tom Meents, Monster Mutt Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly, Over Bored driven by Jamey Garner, Pirate’s Curse driven by Cory Rummell, Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten, Scooby-Doo driven by Mike Thompson, Team Hot Wheels driven by Scott Buetow, Time Flys driven by Kelvin Ramer, Wild Flower driven by Rosalee Ramer, and many more to be added soon.
When the trucks dual it out on the track, anything can happen. There have been wheels falling off of the trucks, electrical problems, engines smoking, and much more. Most of these Monster Trucks are well maintained by their mechanics. Watch these trucks do some unique tricks. Just don’t try this at home because these are professional drivers who train for this. Most fans love it when the trucks are suspended in mid-air for a short time going over the dirt mounds. Fans will get a chance to see ATVs and Speedsters race.
There are several night events fans will be sure to enjoy. These are Timed Racing, Two-Wheel Skills Challenge, Donuts, Racing Head-to-Head, and Freestyle. All of these events are judge for points. Tours will award points for individual competitions. These points are tallied throughout the performance to determine an event champion. Plus, there is fan participate with judging too. See event website for more details.
Behind the scene there is a lot of work that goes into the production of Monster Jam. Before this event can take place, it first starts with a plastic sheet and plywood that goes over the field. Then comes the dump truck with dirt, which is poured to make the mounds. Also, there are some vehicles buried in the dirt. Back in the pit area mechanics are working on the Monster Trucks. Safety comes first for all drivers and production crews.
At the end of the show, one will not want to miss the finale with fireworks and the crowing of the night’s Monster Jam champion. Then comes the heavy traffic leaving the stadium area. Please pack your patience. For more information about this event please visit www.monsterjam.com/en-US/events/orlando-fl-0 .
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