Monster Excitement at Monster Jam


Monster Jam® Trucks Will Be On Display Tomorrow, Thursday, January 19

Fans of Monster Jam can enjoy some of the show’s biggest stars, as they’re on display in and around Orlando. See the mammoth vehicles up close and take pictures with them, meet the drivers, and cheer them on personally before they roar into the Camping World Stadium on Saturday, January 21. And it’s all free to the public!

The trucks aren’t called “monster” for nothing. They’re approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks 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.

As a Feld Ambassador, I had the thrill of getting to see these behemoth vehicles last week in Tampa. This week it’s Orlando’s turn to rev up their metaphorical engines in anticipation.

THURSDAY, JAN. 19 – MONSTER TRUCKS ON DISPLAY in Central Florida

Monster Energy® – Driver: Coty Saucier – 1 to 5p – Wal-Mart #4588, 3101 Princeton Ave. Orlando, FL 32808

Coty Saucier in Monster Energy successfully pulled off his first backflip and went on to win his first stadium freestyle in Tampa!

Over Bored® – Driver: Jamey Garner – 1 to 5p – Circle K, 17503 West 50, Orlando, FL 34760

Wrecking Crew® – Driver: Mike Thompson – 1 to 5p – Circle K, 800 Buenaventura Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34743

Son Uva Digger® -Driver: Ryan Anderson – 1 to 5p – Tropical Ford, 9900 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837

Grave Digger® – Driver: Dennis Anderson* – 3 to 6p – America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, 303 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Bounty Hunter® – Driver: Todd Morey – 3 to 7p – Circle K, 700 S. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, FL 32825

Xtermigator® – Driver: JR McNeal – 3 to 7p – Metro PCS, 1453 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809

Jester – Driver: Matt Pagliatulo – 11 a to 2p – Pirtex, 285 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714


Enjoy the most adrenaline-charged motorsports experience for families on the planet Monster Jam with seats starting at $15.

Monster Jam will be performing at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Gates open at 5 PM, opening ceremonies are at 6:30 PM, and racing starts at 7 PM.

The Party in the Pits on Saturday, January 21, from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM gives fans the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers. Pit Passes are available for $10.00 at the Amway Center Box office in advance, online at http://www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Same day event ticket and pit pass required for entry to pit party.

The Party in the Pits is one of our favorite parts of the entire experience. You never know who you’ll get to meet in person. I enjoyed listening to Madusa talk about the women of Monster Jam. She was such a class act expressing her gratitude for Dennis Anderson, Grave Digger, and all of the Feld Entertainment team who made it possible for all of the women who came before her and who will follow in her footsteps, er, tire tracks in the years to come.

*Due to Dennis Anderson being hospitalized, it is unknown whether or not his truck will be at its scheduled Orlando viewing destination. I know I for one send him every healing thought and wish.

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CIRCUS XTREME at the Amway Center, Jan 8–11

extreme circus photosThe Greatest Show On Earth returns to the Amway Center January 8–11, 2015 as Circus Xtreme! Ringmaster David Shipman guides audiences on aRigmaster quest around the world with the help of hilarious adventure seekers, Alex and Irina Emelin.

THIS circus promises to be unlike any you’ve seen before. Feld, creators of Nuclear Cowboyz, have integrated freestyle BMX riders and their over-the-top jumps into the more traditional circus features like clowns, and extraordinarily talented animals and high-flying trapeze artists to create Circus Xtreme!

Mongolian riders begin the show by sending arrows flying across the arena sky. This all-female troupe displays their skills in one of the most unique acts this year, performing a series of tricks and maneuvers atop elegant two-hump camels.

Audience members will be on a first name basis with these, and other magnificent animals, including glorious horses, and prancing pachyderms.
Xpect the unexpected at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus Xtreme!
Where:
Amway Center, 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801
Show Times:
Thursday, January 8 — 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 9 — 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 10 — 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 11— 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Offers:
Buy your tickets through Dec. 24 for 40% off tickets using promo code PRESENT. Offer valid only for Friday 7:30 p.m., and Saturday 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances. Not valid on Front Row and Premium seats. Not valid day of show. Excludes opening night performance on Thursday, January 8.
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Follow along on Twitter — @RinglingBros #BestGiftEver

Marvel Universe LIVE! Review

“Since the dawn of all time there have been those who are extraordinary. Some are called heroes, motivated by the desire to help the weak and so-called innocent…”

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“Is there a place more loathsome than this?” spats Loki, who despises his brother Thor’s affinity for planet Earth.

In the world of comic books you suspend disbelief, by the very nature of the stories they tell. Good versus evil is magnified and morphed, and characters have exaggerated features, and enhanced worlds. Marvel Universe Live! is an arena spectacle that takes those tenants of good comic book reading into LIVE audience viewing, where suspended, and otherwise empowered, superheroes will amaze.

With Feld Entertainment (of world-renowned Ringling fame) behind the production, it’s no wonder there is so much spectacle and showmanship from motorsports and pyrotechnics, to high-flying circus-worthy aerial stunts in the show. Skateboards, martial arts, even a character engulfed in fire, are part of this Universe.

“It’s the first time that any production has so seamlessly integrated story with live action movie-style stunts,” says Juliette Feld, Executive vice president, Feld Entertainment.

J. Vaught, vice president of Feld’s ice and stage productions, created the gigantic movie backdrop screen that digitally transforms the scene from Tony Stark’s laboratory, to Loki’s base in the Himalayas, to the top of the Statue of Liberty using projection-mapping technology. This movie magic makes Iron Man’s suit “fly” onto his body and comic book pages jump to life (among other things!).

The story begins with the Cosmic Cube being destroyed by Thor’s hammer. The thought is that since it’s the deadliest weapon known, it should be kept out of the wrong hands, namely Thor’s evil brother Loki. Bad news, though, Loki figures out a way to harness the Cube’s energy by siphoning mutant energy, even if he doesn’t possess all the pieces. More bad news: Other bad guys also have fragments of the Cosmic Cube, and aren’t afraid to use them. In true comic book fashion, though, the superheroes must band together to foil their foes, strengthen their power, and save their comrades, and (spoiler alert) save the world.

Capt AmericaAudience members will (forgive the pun) marvel at their favorite superheroes come to life, including Iron Man, Spider-Man and The Hulk, as well as those pesky villains Loki, Red Skull, Aldrich Killian and Green Goblin to name but a few. They’ll likewise be amazed to see Captain America and Black Widow duke it out motorcycle stunt-style with Red Skull, through ramps, flaming barrels, and at one point driving almost straight up a wall. (Remember Feld Entertainment also created the motorcycle stunt spectacular, Nuclear Cowboyz!) Hooray, in my humble opinion, that Avenger Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel is part of this universe, since it’s agreed that super heroines should get more top billing!

Purists may balk at the cross-franchise, hypothetical mixing of characters that cross the gamut of storylines and comic book pages, but Marvel Universe Live! doesn’t try to be a copy of what’s been done. The goal is to break the mold, and put aside preconceived notions for an arena-based show. Their talented stunt men and women, over-the-top production value, larger-than-life costuming, and just plain ol’ fun, deliver almost two hours of feasting for all the senses. Though the show is geared for the elementary to teen demographic, there’s enough humor, excitement, and wow to be had for all members of the family who come to witness Marvel Universe Live!

Note: Bring your purse (or your child’s piggy bank contents!) for the obligatory souvenir. Merchandise abounds, including Lectro Links wristbands that “help” Iron Man power his suit. (They can be purchased when buying tickets, or on site.) T-shirts, stuffed superheroes, die cast models, and more are available for purchase.

The tour will visit Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, Duluth, GA to round out 2014. To discover more about Marvel Universe LIVE! and to buy tickets, go to http://www.marveluniverselive.com, or visit them on Facebook, Twitter @MarvelOnTour or @JulietteFeld , YouTube, Instagram, and Google+.

Disclosure: SeaWorldMommy.com was provided 4 tickets to Marvel Universe LIVE! in exchange for this honest review.

 

Marvel Universe LIVE! Coming to Amway Center in December

Marvel Universe LIVE! will bring the world of Marvel Super Heroes to life at the Amway Center Dec 5-7, 2014 in an action-packed arena event! Spider-Man, and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more), plus some nasty villains, will delight audiences with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles
and more.

MarvelLIVE1Produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE! showcases 25 Marvel icons together on one epic quest. The all-new story revolves around The Cosmic Cube. According to producers, “The Cosmic Cube is the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.”

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Behind-the-scenes look at Marvel LIVE! at Amway Center.

Ticket prices are as follows*:
$40, $60 & $120. Price level depends on seating tier.

Deals and Offers:
25% off tickets with Discount Code: SAVE25   Valid on all price levels and all performances. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. No double discounts. Not valid day of show. Additional fees may apply.

Where: Amway Center, 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801

Show Times:
Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6 at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 7 at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand.

Buy tickets at amwaycenter.com, Chase Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.

To discover more about Marvel Universe LIVE!, go to http://www.marveluniverselive.com, or on Facebook, Twitter @MarvelOnTour or @JulietteFeld (show’s producer), YouTube, Instagram and Google+.

Disclosure: Our family will receive courtesy tickets to
Marvel Universe LIVE! in exchange for this post and my honest opinion.