• Melody K

The Thrill and Excitement of Monster Jam Anaheim *Review* Plus tips for your visit


Monster Jam entertainment for is everyone, all ages,  even my two autistic boys.

Now someone may think taking my two autistic boys to a big, loud, crowded, noisy event may not be the best thing.

They would not like it at all and think why you would take your boys there? I have been asked this before.

On the contrary, I have to say they enjoy Monster Jam. We have gone now for a few years in a row, and each year we are staying longer and longer.  All it takes is getting acclimated to an event and not push the issue with the kids.

As much as I enjoy Monster Jam and have been disappointed to leave early at times, this year, we made it through the whole event. Yay, that's what I call progress.

I was over the top thrilled. We have come so far in introducing the kids to new things; sometimes, it takes a bit and with a lot of patience, we can fully enjoy and event to the end.

The boys did wonderfully.


 Of course, they had their headphones, their Ipads, cellphone, and fidget toys.

We went to the pit party, which started at 2:30 pm.  The pit party should be a must on your list to do when attending Monster Jam,  though allow for a little time to go through security. 

If you are like us, you will have more than one bag.

 Make sure that you have your bags opened and everything right there so security can see it. We were not allowed to bring one of the lenses to our camera in - it extended to more than six inches.  We had no idea and had to make a trip back to the car. It is on their website.

We also had a few fidget toys that were in my purse that were pulled out by security and held up high for the person in charge to approve it.  

Once we were cleared, the excitement of heading into the pit party enhanced as we got closer to the opening.

I love meeting the drivers of the Monster trucks  (probably more than the kids).  I am just in awe of the drivers driving those Monster Trucks.  

I had bought my boy's white T-shirts so each of the drivers could sign their name on their shirt, as I have done in prior years. 

It is such a great time to meet and greet the drivers and take pictures.

There are several things to do and see at the pit party.

Most were for a small charge if interested in participating.


Large Inflatable slide

Building zone  (build your own Monster truck)

Great Clips Hair Salon was offering  spray hair color for everyone (Free)

Ride the Grave Digger Bus

Watch a preshow of motorcycle stunts (Free)

Food Trucks 

Monster Jam Merchandise and more...

After a bit at the pit party (a few hours), we did need to leave, the boys do get overstimulated. We took a break before Monster Jam started and walked across the street and had dinner. 

After walking back to the stadium, we still had some time. So we just rested in the car away from the noise and had some downtime. Having a quiet break is so important on a long day like this. 

The show started at 6:30 pm.  

Once again you must go through security. We happened to go through a line where one of the security personnel recognized autism within my boys, she was pleasant and kind to us.  She fully understood our situation, talked with us and shared how close she is to someone with autism. Her encouraging words and kindness meant the world. It was nice to have someone that understands autism as we passed through the security gates this time.

Monster Jam is always amazing and never disappoints.

The stunts, the jumping over the hills, the races, and the competition between the trucks was fantastic.  It was thrilling! It was over and beyond the expectation of  Monster Jam. Every show is different, and it's unscripted, it's not played out beforehand,  it's seen right before your eyes what's going to happen that day.

I'm always just in awe of these drivers that get the height of the jumps. It's remarkable! Monster Jam is one thing that should be on your list to do, if not yearly. We look forward to it every year. I am so happy that my boys have acclimated to going and have enjoyed themselves. I'm already looking forward to next year. Tickets are still on sale now with a discount code a $5 off each ticket.  Pick yourself up some gab the family, and have yourself a great time.


 My oldest stated that he had a really great day on the way home.

 It could be the fact we bought a bucket of Cathy's cookies for the road, though I think that just was the icing on the cake to a fantastic day!


My recommendation for attending the pit party and the show.

1. Headphones are a must (not only for the little ones) or earplugs

2. Take jackets/gloves/beanies/ a blanket (It gets super cold)

3. If possible take something to sit on (I wish I did - the seats were cold)

4. Take cash  if you plan to buy from the vendors walking around and up and down the stairs

5.  At the pit party, a stroller is a must, well for us it is.

6. Pack water bottles and snacks 

7. Back up batteries for cell phones - we take lots of pictures and videos

8. At the pit party, take something the drivers can sign (I always buy a white t-shirt for my boys, they do sell items at the vendor merchandise booth: brochure books, flags, etc..) 

9. We try to get to the pit party as it starts, it's not as crowded for my boys and works out wonderfully. By the time it starts to get busier with more people we are pretty much on our way out.   

10) have a great attitude, have patience and have fun


Parking is 25.00 They do take Credit cards


WHEN:  Saturday, January 25, 2020  

Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM)

 Event Time – 6:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers:

Grave Digger® driven by Morgan Kane; Son-uva Digger® driven by Ryan Anderson; Max-D™ driven by Neil Elliott

El Toro Loco® driven by Kevin Crocker; Megalodon® driven by Cory Rummell; BroDozer™ driven by Team BroDozer; Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Cynthia Gauthier; Bounty Hunter driven by Jimmy Creten; Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten; Jester driven by Matt Pagliarulo; Kraken driven by Nick Pagliarulo; Wolf’s Head driven by Kristen Hope; Xtermigator driven by Buddy Tompkins    **Truck line-up subject to change

WHEN:   Saturday, February 8, 2020  

Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM)

  Event Time – 6:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers:

Grave Digger® driven by Morgan Kane; Son-uva Digger® driven by Ryan Anderson; Max-D™ driven by Neil Elliott

El Toro Loco® driven by Kevin Crocker; Megalodon® driven by Cory Rummell; BroDozer™ driven by Team BroDozer; Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Cynthia Gauthier; Bounty Hunter driven by Jimmy Creten; Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten; Jester driven by Matt Pagliarulo; Kraken driven by Nick Pagliarulo; Wolf’s Head driven by Kristen Hope; Xtermigator driven by Buddy Tompkins   **Truck line-up subject to change

WHEN:   Saturday, February 22, 2020  

Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM)

   Event Time – 6:30 PM

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Pit Party open from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 1:00 PM)

 Event Time – 2:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers: Grave Digger® driven by Charlie Pauken; Max-D™ driven by Tom Meents; El Toro Loco® driven by Scott Buetow; Whiplash™ driven by Brianna Mahon; Monster Energy driven by Coty Saucier; Bakugan Dragonoid driven by Camden Murphy; EarthShaker® driven by Steven Thompson; Bad Company driven by John Gordon; Obsessed driven by Eric Swanson; Saigon Shaker driven by Ryan Disharoon; Time Flys driven by Kelvin Ramer; Wild Flower driven by Rosalee Ramer **Truck line-up subject to change

VENUE:   Angel Stadium of Anaheim – 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806

TICKETS:  Ticket prices start at just $25!

 Pit Passes available for $15 each; Pit Party Early Access Pass pricing starts at $35 each

Tickets will be available to purchase online at www.Ticketmaster.com Discount Code MJMOM20

 **Ticket prices subject to change – additional venue/ticketing fees may apply.

PIT PARTY:  Open from 2:30 PM–5:30 PM prior to each Saturday event; 11:30 AM–1:30 PM prior to 

the Feb. 23rd Sunday event

Exclusive Pit Party Early Access Pass entrance at 1:30 PM (Saturday events only)

**Event ticket and Pit Passes are required for entry; Pit Passes available to purchase for $15 each  

For more info on Monster Jam Anaheim events, please visit https://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/1fkkno

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