Never would I have imagined that my four-year-old son’s monster trucks could be brought to life to such a degree, and within such a spectacular venue. We attended the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series at Sacramento’s new Golden 1 Center last night not really knowing what to expect, as my family had never attended anything like this before. Luckily we came prepared with earplugs, which proved to be a wise choice because these machines were loud! Loud and fun!
We were introduced to eight monster trucks and their premier athletes right from the start. Blasting into the arena onto a dirt track with such magnitude and velocity, I honestly forgot where I was. My kids were equally as mesmerized, watching these gigantic machines flipping up into the air, doing wheelies, doughnuts, and landing many times upside down or in other death-defying positions.
My son’s favorites were of course all of them, but Scooby Doo and Grave Digger were the most talked about. My daughter loved Monster Dalmatian, who’s driver is female.
Having seats that were close was amazing because we could see and feel the momentum of each truck, not to mention seeing the exhaust and dirt made us feel like we were part of the show.
Getting to see the athletes after the show was also very thrilling. Families lined up to meet them were stretched half way around the arena. I would say a majority of the audience were families with children. I was surprised to see almost as many girls as boys, all equipped with earplugs of course…and with eyes filled with anticipation, excitement, and a respect for athletes who challenge themselves and push limits!
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series is currently at Golden 1 Center through Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. You can purchase tickets here.
By SacramentoKids.net guest writer Annie Fairburn