Monster Jam is a fun and entertaining way to spend time with your family! Check out my post for must-have tips, details on tickets and how to have the best time there!
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My family and I went to the Monster Jam Arena Championship Series West this last weekend at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT and we all had an absolute blast! It was a great way to get out of the house and experience something new. My husband and I loved watching our kids react to all the stunts and cheered right along with them when a driver did performed especially well. Even my 15 month old got into it by clapping and dancing!
Monster Jam is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this year and they sure started it off with a bang! Big trucks, amazing stunts and lots of energy from the crowd make Monster Jam a unique experience for the whole family. You can find out where Monster Jam is going to be coming to an event center near you by clicking here to see a full list of locations.
Want to get even closer to the action? You can purchase Monster Jam Pit Pre-Party Passes as an add-on when you purchase tickets for the show. The Pit Party includes an opportunity for fan to see these massive trucks up close, meet the drivers and their crew, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly fun!
Check out the following details so you can plan to have the best time with your family at Monster Jam.
Bring ear protection
Everyone in your family will be able to enjoy watching the 12,000 lb Monster Jam trucks even more when they have ear protection because it gets LOUD. I bought some noise canceling headphones for my three oldest kids and my husband used ear plugs. I borrowed ear protection for myself and my 15 month old used some infant sized ear protection. We made sure to get the ear phones for my baby a few days before the event and put them on his head periodically throughout the day so he got used to having them on. Having ear protection made a huge difference in our family’s ability to enjoy the entire experience.
Set up expectations for food and souvenirs
Before the day came to go to Monster Jam, we let our kids know that we were going to be getting some food on the way. We also told them not to expect any food or treats when we got there. We let them know the same thing about souvenirs: we weren’t going to be buying anything, so don’t ask because the answer will be no. Setting up these expectations ahead of time helped us avoid meltdowns. Of course, you can choose to set different expectations for your family and that’s great! Just be sure to communicate them ahead of time instead of when you get to the event.
Because I have a baby, I was able to take my diaper bag into the event. However, they were not letting any other types of bags in (with the exception of purses). They had a bag check available where you could check your items in and then pick them up at the end of the show. We actually did not know that other bags weren’t allowed until we got in line and there was one line for bags and one for guests without them. This is just another example of being aware of what is allowed at your event center.
Be aware of location’s health and safety requirements
At the time of writing this, the world is still dealing with the effects of COVID-19. This means that depending on where you live, there will likely be different health and safety requirements. For us, we had to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test (taken within 72 hours). Masks were also required. Each event center that hosts a Monster Jam show will clearly state what the current wellness guidelines are so make sure you check that information prior to buying tickets.
Get ready to be involved in the scoring
One of the most fun parts of the night was getting to score each Monster Jam truck in the different events. We had about 30 seconds after each driver finished to send our score in. The scores were based on creativity, skill and other factors. My kids loved seeing how the truck they wanted it win would do. (Their favorites were Grave Digger, Scooby-Doo and Earth Shaker.) It was a great way to interact with the show instead of just watching it.
I hope you found this post helpful and got you excited to check out where Monster Jam is coming near you!
Do you have any other tips for having a great time at Monster Jam?