Sunday, February 21, 2016

The FUN we had at Monster Jam 2016 in New Orleans! (Event Recap)

This past Saturday (February 20) we arrived early to the New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome to attend the PIT PARTY earlier in the day! With a 2 pm opening time, the lines were long but we were on the floor by 2:15 this year!

As you walk down to the Superdome Floor, you can see the TONS of DIRT that they brought in just for the show - plus you can see the Monster Trucks!  Check out how BIG the tires are on the Trucks - each tire weighs 700 pounds!

El Toro Loco
 Once on the floor, we grabbed a Souvenir Yearbook (only $10) and got in line for Driver Autographs and Photo Opps! Each Monster Truck driver was on the floor and ready to sign your yearbooks, your toy truck, your shirt, or whatever else you brought for them to sign! The drivers were super nice and took time to talk to each child with a smile! We didn't get through all of the drivers as some have assigned times posted and the lines were too long, but I think we did pretty good!

Signing autographs with Hurricane Force driver

We got to see the Monster Trucks up close - even got to see the Mad Scientist truck frame - and then the shell being put on later! It was awesome to see them still working on the trucks and getting them ready to race that night!

Mad Scientist
The PIT PARTY was packed this year - lots of people and I loved all the giveaways and other fun stuff going on too from Metro PCS and Chick-fil-A this year! And most importantly, we picked up FREE tickets to the PIT PARTY at the Ford dealership beforehand - so our entire afternoon was FREE!

And then the floor was cleared and the MONSTER JAM 2016 in NEW ORLEANS began! With a fireworks entrance, all 16 Monster Trucks entered the dome and were ready to put on a show for us!

And a show they put on! Starting with a Qualifying Round to see who goes first, then a DONUT competition, and finally the RACES and FINALE Freestyle Competition!

Grave Digger - always a crowd favorite!
Can I just say it is SO LOUD in there - the earplugs and headphones we brought were a MUST! When the Monster Trucks REV the engines, you can feel the whole dome vibrate!

The FREESTYLE competition is my favorite - and I am guessing most of the fans agree! Each truck had 90 seconds to show their best tricks - it amazed me how high the trucks could fly in the air- and in almost slow motion they would fall back down and bounce around a bit - then keep on going!

When a Monster Truck would do some crazy tricks and FLIP OVER, the crowd went WILD! And when they flipped back over and kept going - even WILDER!

After three hours of Engine Revving, Monster Truck Flipping fun, the winner was announced and it was no surprise that the 2016 Monster Truck Winner for New Orleans was HOT WHEELS!

Here is Hot Wheels final Freestyle performance and what a show - with most of the shell already ripped off the Monster Truck, he managed to do a backflip, keep going - and do another backflip before flipping all they way over - it was definitely a HOT show on WHEELS!

Want to see more? Check out more videos and pics I took HERE - Lots of Monster Truck flipping fun!

Tiff's Deals was provided complimentary tickets to Monster Jam for review and giveaway purposes.  All opinions (and fun we had) is 100% my own.


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