Meet Monster Jam Drivers and Their Monster Trucks on January 19 For Free

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Monster Jam 2017 is coming to Camping World Stadium here in Orlando on January 21, but this Thursday, January 19, you can meet some of the drivers and their monster trucks for free.

Seven of the show’s biggest stars and their trucks will be at various locations in Central Florida during the afternoon.

Here’s where you can find them:

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Out and About: Monster Jam Thrills Tampa Before Orlando Show on January 21

Monster Jam in Tampa Jan 16 2016 by Kirk Garreans

Monster Jam rolled into Raymond James Stadium in Tampa this weekend on Saturday, and we had an opportunity to watch it.

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Monster Jam Rumbles into Orlando’s Camping World Stadium January 21, 2017

Monster Jam in Tampa Jan 16 2016 by Kirk Garreans

Orlando kicks off 2017 in high gear as Monster Jam returns to Camping World Stadium on Saturday, January 21, with tickets starting at just $15.

Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. By generating 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. these trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet across the track, and up to 35 feet in the air.

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Monster Jam Tickets On Sale for 2017 Orlando Show

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Monster Jam returns to Camping World Stadium in Orlando to thrill Monster truck fans on Saturday, January 21, 2017, and tickets are now on sale starting at $15.

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds.

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Meet Monster Jam Drivers and Their Trucks For Free in Central Florida Jan 21

Monster Jam is coming to the Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 23, but you can meet some of the drivers and their trucks for free around Central Florida on Thursday, January 21.

Monster Jam in Tampa Jan 16 2016 by Kirk Garreans

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air, so it takes courage and skill to handle these motorized beasts.

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Out and About: Monster Jam is Exciting Family Fun and It’s Coming to Orlando Jan 23

Monster Jam hit Tampa this weekend and we were invited to check it out. This time, however, my husband was able to come along for the first time. He has never been to an event. And our daughter always says that she doesn’t want to go, but she does and she always has a good time.

Going airborne during fireworks at Monster Jam in Tampa Jan 16 2016 by Kirk Garreans

We were a bit concerned about rain, but thankfully it waited until after the show to rain. This was the first time I have had to deal with the disabled access processes at Raymond James. Everyone was helpful and accommodating when there is no way around the building inside the gates for a person in a wheelchair.

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Monster Jam Returns to Central Florida for Shows in Orlando and Tampa in January 2016

There’s nothing like the roar of monster trucks at the Citrus Bowl to announce a new year has begun in Orlando, and 2016 will be no different when Monster Jam returns Saturday, January 23.

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Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

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Parking Information for Sold-Out Monster Jam 2015 at Orlando Citrus Bowl

Monster Jam Grave DiggerWe’ve received word this afternoon that Monster Jam 2015 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl is sold out for Saturday, Janauary 24. As such, the OCB has asked us to pass on some parking information for those holding tickets.

So if you are one of the 60,000 who will be in attendance at Monster Jam 2015, here’s what you need to know:

STADIUM PARKING:
Cost is $20 per vehicle in Lot #9 (entrance on S. Nashville Ave). If you have an iPhone, you can prepay for parking via the StadiumPark app in the Apple App store. Sorry Android users – you have to bring cash to pay for parking.

SHUTTLE TO OTHER PARKING AREAS:
Cost is $10 per vehicle to park; shuttle is free. Shuttle service starts at 1pm and ends 2 hours after the event finishes.

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Meet Monster Jam Monster Truck Drivers Around Orlando January 22 & 23, 2015

Monster Jam Grave DiggerMonster Jam is at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 24, but if you’d like to meet some of the drivers behind the monster trucks, you’ll have the chance to do so for free on January 22 and 23.

Here is the schedule of available drivers and where you can meet them:

  • Max-D at Circle K (700 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811) on Thursday, January 22nd from 3pm – 7pm
  • Soldier Fortune at Metro PCS (1453 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809) on Thursday, January 22nd from 3pm – 7pm
  • Ice Cream Man at Circle K (190 N. Hwy 27, Clermont, FL 34711) on Thursday, January 22nd from 3pm – 7pm
  • Grave Digger the Legend at Universal Technical Institute (2202 West Taft Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32837) on Friday, January 23rd from 10am- 2pm

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Out and About: Oh the Carnage at Monster Jam in Tampa; Tickets Available for Orlando January 24

Monster Jam Tampa January 17, 2015

Monster Jam will be in Orlando at the Citrus Bowl this weekend, but this past weekend, we had the opportunity to see Monster Jam in Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, and it was quite the spectacle.

We got there early for the pit pass party, where you could meet the drivers, but there were so many people waiting in line that the kids decided they just wanted to play before the show started.

Monster Jam Tampa January 17, 2015
The qualifying races at Monster Jam Tampa January 17, 2015

Gates opened at 5pm, and we were lucky to have received club seats to review the show. This meant we had a lounge area to relax in before the event started, as well as access to The Club Grill, where we grabbed a bite to eat. It was expensive, but at least the burger came with a toppings bar with items like chili, bacon, and liquid cheese.

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Monster Jam Returns to Orlando’s Citrus Bowl January 24, 2015

Do you love Monster Trucks? Then you’ll want to get tickets to the 2015 Monster Jam when it returns to the newly rebuilt Citrus Bowl in Orlando on Saturday, January 24.

Monster Jam Grave DiggerHeadlining the bill for this event are four-time World Champion, Grave Digger, and 12-time World Champion, Maximum Destruction, among several others competing for this year’s title.

Monster Jam is one of Orlando’s most popular and largest, annual single-day stadium events, attracting capacity crowds of over 60,000 fans, so I highly recomment you get your tickets as soon as possible to avoid a sell-out.

Tickets are $15. $20 (Endzone seating), $25 (Corners seating), $35 (Gold Sideline seating), and $45 (Platinum seating), and go on sale August 27 at 10am. Buy tickets at Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.

For more information, visit MonsterJam.com.

Out and About: Hanging out with the Monster Jam Monster Trucks in Orlando

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

This weekend, Monster Jam closed out the Citrus Bowl’s run of shows with a near-capacity crowd. On January 29, the Citrus Bowl will be torn down to make room for a new stadium.

The day before Monster Jam, several of the popular monster trucks made appearances around town, and we caught up with two of them.

At the Metro PCS, I, along with our family writer Carol and her two kids, stopped by the Metro PCS on Sand Lake Rd by the Florida Mall, where we met up with driver Rod Schmidt and his truck, Monster Mutt Rottweiler.

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Monster Jam Trucks to Make Free Appearances Around Orlando on January 24, 2014 #monsterjam

Monster Jam makes its return to Orlando with a show at the Citrus Bowl on Saturday, January 25, but you can get up-close to the Monster Jam trucks for free when they make appearances around town on January 24.

Monster Mutt RottweilerHere is the rundown of where the Monster Jam trucks will be appearing:

  • 10am – 2pm: Mohawk Warrior will be appearing at Universal Technical Institute, 2202 West Taft-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32837
  • 3pm – 7pm: War Wizard will be appearing at Kangaroo Express, 17503 W State Road 50, Oakland, FL 34787
  • 3pm – 7pm: Monster Mutt Rottweiler will be appearing at Metro PCS, 1453 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809
  • 3pm – 7pm: Stone Crusher will be appearing at Tropical Ford, 9900 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837

If that’s not enough Monster Truck for you, tickets are still available for the Monster Jam on Saturday. Tickets are $20, $30 and $40 (plus fees & tax) via Ticketmaster, and in person at the Amway Center Box Office.

This will also be the last show at the Citrus Bowl before it’s torn down on January 29 to make way for a new stadium.

Monster Jam Returns to Orlando at the Florida Citrus Bowl on January 25, 2014

Monster Jam is one of Orlando’s most popular and largest single-day stadium events, and it is returning to the Citrus Bowl for a show on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Monster Jam Grave DiggerAttracting capacity crowds of over 60,000 fans, a huge field of sixteen monster trucks will compete in side-by-racing and the fan-favorite freestyle competition, where each monster truck gets up to 120 seconds to “wow” the crowd with huge jumps, wheelies, truck-spinning donuts, flips, and the destruction of cars, vans, buses, motor homes and more.

One of the many highlights of this year’s event is the return of fan favorite Dennis Anderson (originator and driver of GRAVE DIGGER) to the city and stadium he calls his favorite. After his sensational 2013 debut, Ryan Anderson will be joining his father driving SON UVA DIGGER.

The event will also feature 11-time and reigning World Champion MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION, plus Latino favorite EL TORO LOCO, MOWAWK WARRIOR, ICE CREAM MAN, MONSTER MUTT ROTTWEILER, the Orlando debut of Nicole Johnson driving SCOOBY, and more yet-to-be announced motorsports competitors.

Gates open at 5pm, opening ceremonies are at 6:30pm, and show starts at 7pm.

Tickets are $15, $25, and $35 (plus fees & tax) via Ticketmaster, and in person at the Amway Center Box Office. Prices will go up $5 the week of the show, so buy your tickets now to save money. Fans can save $15 with a Buy 3 Get 1 FREE 4-pak ticket voucher deal at area Metro PCS locations while supplies last.

For $10 more, fans can purchase a pit pass to 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 1:30-5pm. The pit pass also allows the holder to take Monster Truck Rides for $10 per rider during the pit party.

This will also be the last show at the Citrus Bowl before it’s torn down on January 29 to make way for a new stadium.

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