Have you ever heard of Monster Jam? Probably yes, but up to a couple of years ago, I had no idea what it really was. I mean, I’ve seen Monster Jam commercials before and thought that my kids would enjoy it, but somehow it took me a long time to attend my first race.  

If you never attended this event before, this post is for you. I’ll tell you what to expect so it can help you decide if this event is for your family.

Big trucks performing crazy tricks seems like my boys type of fun, but what I didn’t expect is how much I would enjoy my time there. I thought Monster Jam was a “guy thing,” in the end I was probably the one having the most fun out of my whole family.

Thank you Feld Motor Sports for providing my family with tickets in exchange for this review, but this post reflects my opinion (okay, maybe my kids’ opinions as well.)

 

Vocês já ouviram falar no Monster Jam? Essa é uma competição de Monster Trucks que acontece aqui nos Estados Unidos. Não sei se vocês já viram um Monster Truck antes, eles são caminhonetes com rodas GIGANTES, então não tem como não ficar curioso com esse evento.

No Monster Jam, você tem a oportunidade de ver essas caminhonetes enormes, fazendo malabarismos e esmagando carros como se fossem de papel.

Não sei vocês mas na minha família isso é praticamente sinônimo de diversão garantida e não estou falando só dos meninos não, eu acho que eu me divirto tanto ou mais do que eles.

Meu agradecimento ao Feld Motor Sports por ter convidado a minha família para assistir ao show, ingressos foram providenciados em troca desse review, entretanto as opiniões refletidas nesse post são minhas. Okay tem a opinião dos meus filhos também rsrs.

MONSTER TRUCKS

O QUE É UM MONSTER TRUCK

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

They stand at approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide; Monster Jam trucks were built for short, high-powered bursts of speed.

They 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.

Monster Truck são caminhonetes tipo pick up com aproximadamente 3.5 metros de altura e no mínimo 4.5 mil quilos, só o pneu tem 1.5 metros de altura! Cada Mosnter Truck tem entre 1.500- 2.000 cavalos de poder e são capazes de ter uma velocidade de 160 quilômetros por hora.

Os Monster Trucks que competem no Monster Jam são inteirinhos customizados, cada um tem um tema diferente e eles custam em média $250.000.

WHAT IS MONSTER JAM?

O QUE É O MONSTER JAM?

Monster Jam is a Monster Truck competition with stops in several different cities across the United States; those competitions help to decide which Monster Trucks will compete on the Monster Jam World Finals, which this year will happen right here in Orlando.

Like other sports, Monster Jam has a season which goes from January to May.

You are mistaken if you think is only for boys, one of the things that impressed me the most was how many women and girls were in attendance. As a matter of fact, women are not only watching the show, but they compete as well! Last weekend in Tampa, two trucks were driven by women.

Monster Jam é uma competição que acontece em diversas cidades nos Estados Unidos e que decide quem vai para o Monster Jam World Finals que esse ano será adivinha onde? Aqui em Orlando em maio!!!

Assim como outros esportes o Monster Jam também tem temporada, a maioria das corridas acontecem no inverno americano.

O Monster Jam é um evento para a família inteira!  Se engana quem pensa que é só para homens e meninos, a quantidade de mulheres e meninas presentes no estádio é surpreendente, inclusive no dia que a gente assitiu, dois dos Monster Trucks competindo eram pilotados por mulheres.

PIT PARTY

PIT PARTY

The Pit Party is an add on pre-event that happens in front of the stadium on event days. It costs $20 per person and goes from 2:30 – 5:30 pm. You also have the option to buy early access ($35) which allows you to enter the pit party a full hour before everyone else.

The Pit Party is a great opportunity to check the trucks and meet the drivers! The Pit Party is where we took our best family pictures.

You will find several Monster Trucks, which is GREAT because there is nothing like standing next to one to admire the skills necessary to drive it. If it is impressive for adults, imagine for kids! The tires itself are taller than most of them.

One thing to know about the Pit Party, not everything there is included with your $20 ticket; there are several activities that will cost you extra cash.

The inflatable slide costs $5 per child for three turns and one of the coolest things to do there, ride on a Monster Truck, will cost you $20 per person. We skipped the Monster Truck ride, although I have to admit I wanted to try that one to know what it feels like.

You have to be prepared for extras or how to avoid extras when you attend Monster Jam. We wanted to make a full day activity, so we knew that just like other sporting events, food and beverage has a higher cost than outside the stadium.

I also leave some extra cash for merch since I know the boys will beg me for something. The first year we attended, the got a novelty mug and this time they wanted cotton candy that came with a mask to support your favorite driver.  Both items cost $20, which seems to the average price for several products.

O Pit Party é um pré evento vendido separadamente que acontece na frente do estádio antecedendo a corrida. Ele custa $20 por pessoas e acontece das 2:30-5:30 da tarde, mas você pode comprar uma entrada antecipada que te dá direito a entrar no Pit Party a partir da 1:30.

Essa é a oportunidade dos fãs chegarem perto dos Monster Trucks para tirar fotos, além de conhecer e pegar o autógrafo dos pilotos.

Diversos Monster Trucks estão em exibição, o que é perfeito porque nada como ficar lado a lado e ver de perto a magnitude desses carros. Se é impressionante para os adultos, imagine para as crianças!

Uma coisa vocês precisam ficar alertas sobre o Pit Party, algumas experiências são cobradas a parte. Elas variam entre $5 – $20 doláres por pessoa.

Eu paguei $5 doláres (por criança) para eles irem no escorregador inflável mas não deixei eles irem no Monster Truck que custava $20 por pessoa para dar uma volta na pista, apesar que eu mesma estava morrendo de vontade de saber como é a sensação.

Essa é uma coisa que todo mundo tem que estar preparado, custos extras! Os ingressos do Monster Jam não são caros, mas como em todos os outros eventos esportivos comidas, bebidas e produtos têm um custo mais elevado do que em outros lugares da cidade.

Eu comprei um algodão doce para o Alex que custou $20 por exemplo, mas ele veio com uma máscar para ele torcer pelo seu Monster Truck favorito, então eu não me arrependo! Ele se divertiu até.

MONSTER JAM

MONSTER JAM

The race is the main event. Drivers compete in three different modalities: racing, two-wheel skills and freestyle (my favorite!).

The show starts with all the participating Monster Trucks driving around the arena, and you will notice right away it is LOUD! It didn’t bother me at all, but the first time we went, I made sure my kids head ear protection. We got ours before the show, but in case you forget they sell them at the stadium.

If you are not familiar with the competing trucks or drivers, choose one to root for! It makes Monster Jam even more exciting.

My little one and I chose Monster Mutt Dalmatian. Alex pick this truck because is shaped like a dog (he loves dogs) and I love this truck because a girl drives it! Girl Power! Love the fact men and women compete on the same level.

Max chose Max-D simply because they share a name. He made a great choice because Max-D did amazing that day! 

The more daredevil the driver is, the better! Monster Trucks don’t play it safe; they attempt the craziest tricks! Sometimes it pays off, and sometimes it doesn’t work out, but it doesn’t matter we all loved either way. 

The audience helps to give out the scores, so they want to impress you!

 

Essa é a atração principal, os carros competem em três modalidades: racing (corrida), Two-Wheel Skills (manobras em duas rodas) e freestyle (malabarismos).

O show começa com a apresentação dos Monster Trucks participantes, e como é de se esperar o estádio enche com o rugido dos motores. Para as crianças, eu recomendo comprar protetor de ouvido para abafar o barulho, qualquer loja de esporte vende por aproximadamente $10 mas se você esquecer eles também vendem por lá.

Antes do show começar escolha um carro para torcer! A competição fica ainda mais interessante.

Eu e o Alex, estávamos torcendo pelo Mosnter Mutt Dalmatian. O Alex gostou dele porque esse truck é em formato de cachorro; e eu porque além de fofo ele é pilotado por uma mulher. Girl Power!

O Max estava torcendopelo Max-D, simplesmente porque tinha Max no nome mas esse Monster Truck foi super bem, na competição!

Quanto mais atrevido o motorista for melhor! Ninguém liga do Monster Truck fazer uma acrobacia e ela não dar certo, todo mundo vibra! Como quem julga e dá nota é o público, motorista cauteloso é sinônimo de nota baixa.

Quer levar o estádio a loucura? Tente fazer o Monster Truck dar um mortal, se a manobra der certo então, todo mundo vai aplaudir em pé.

NEXT STOP

PRÓXIMA PARADA

Monster Jam will be coming to Orlando next.

Date: Jan. 19th

Camping World Stadium

Endereço: 1 Citrus Bowl Place

Orlando, FL 32805

TIMES:

Pit Party from  2:30-5:30 p.m.

Monster Jam – Gates open at 5 p.m, the opening ceremony is at 6:30, and the race stats at 7 p.m.

Dia 19 de janeiro o Monster Jam estará aqui em Orlando!

Camping World Stadium

Endereço: 1 Citrus Bowl Place

Orlando, FL 32805

HORÁRIO

Pit Party – Das 2:30 às 5:30 da tarde

Monster Jam – Os portões abrem às 5pm,  a cerimónia de abertura começa às 6:30pm e a corrida às 7pm.

TICKET PRICE

PREÇO

Monster Jam tickets start at $15. Price varies depending on the seat you choose.

Feld Motor Sports is offering a 20% discount for my readers until January 18th, use the code “20 off” on checkout. 

Click here for tickets.

 

Os ingressos para o Monster Jam começam nos $15 dólares e variam dependendo do lugar escolhido.

O Feld Motor Sports está oferecendo 20% de desconto para os meus leitores, é só usar o cupon “20 off” até o dia 18 de janeiro.

Para ver os preços clique aqui.

On January 17th, some of the Monster Trucks will be on display around Orlando.

Check below to see if you can find one of the trucks near you.

Você quiser dar uma espiada nos carros, na quinta-feira dia 17 de Janeiro, alguns dos Monster Trucks estarão espalhados por diversos lugares de Orlando.

Dá uma olhada onde eles vão estar:

Max-D 3:00PM – 6:00PM America’s Best – 4652 Millenia Plaza Way, Orlando, FL 32839 *Trucks are subject to change
Grave Digger 4:00PM – 8:00PM* Ace Cafe – 100 W Livingston St. Orlando, FL 32801

*Driver Adam Anderson to appear 6:00-8:00PM; truck will be on

site for the entire four hours.

 
Great Clips Mohawk Warrior 4:00PM – 8:00PM Frogger’s – 1601 Rock Springs Road Apopka, FL 32712  
Saigon Shaker 2:00PM – 6:00PM Circle K – 700 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32825 *Trucks are subject to change

*Trucks listed above are subject to change.

Do you guys have a favorite Monster Truck?
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