Advance Auto Parts MONSTER JAM is Coming to Orlando on 1/26/13

The Advance Auto Parts MONSTER JAM® makes its return to the Orlando area when the annual motor sports spectacle drives into the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium (1610 W. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32805) on Saturday, January 26. Gates open at 5 pm. Opening Ceremonies at 6:30 pm. Racing Starts at 7 pm.  Plus 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.  You can even 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 while supplies last. Monster truck rides begin at 1 pm in the lot across from Gate D and run until 7 pm.

Last night I took the kids over to Tampa to see the show and we had a total blast.  I wasn’t sure if it would be something that Kaley would really enjoy but she did !  We got to the arena a little after 2 to join in on the World’s Ultimate Pit Party which was going on across the street and got to meet some of the drivers, get autographs and take pictures next to the Monster Trucks.  We also go to check out the Legend cars that preform during the opening act.  You can even get your face painted, watch some amazing side shows, snack on some yummy food and more during the Party in the Pits but it does require a ticket to enter so make sure you pick one up.

Once we got inside the arena at 5 pm we stopped by the concession stand and picked up a hot pretzel and refillable soda and headed to our seats.  A pre-show started at 6:30 and we got to see the Legend cars race and judge a best looking car contest.  Once the Monster Jam began, it was nonstop fun.  To start, all 16 monster trucks went head-to-head to see which was the fastest.  Some of the races came down to a hundredth of a second difference in time.  It was very exciting !   The kids favorite part of the show however was when they competed in the freestyle competition at the end of the night especially when they crushed cars or flipped over after doing crazy jumps!!!

Kyle’s favorite Monster Trucks were: 4-time World Champion GRAVE DIGGER, SON UVA DIGGER, MAX D, GRINDER, EL TORO LOCO, IRON MAN, ICE CREAM TRUCK, WOLVERINE and a few others. Who will you be routing for ?


Advance purchase SuperValue Tickets are ONLY $15, VIP tickets are $35 and Sideline tickets are $25. Fans can save $15 with a Buy 3 Get 1 Free 4-pack ticket voucher deal at area Metro PCS locations while supplies last. Or save up to $5 on individual tickets with a coupon available from area Advance Auto Parts stores while supplies last.

Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Amway Center Box Office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or 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 info at (click on “Tickets” and search for Orlando January 26th).

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