When I think of American activities that inspire fun and patriotism, a handful of things come immediately to mind: fireworks, corndogs, and MONSTER TRUCKS!
My family has a BIG love of BIG trucks! We spend hours watching monster trucks on youtube and my boys have been begging for some real life monster truck action for years! This past weekend, we were finally able to indulge and go to a real live monster truck rally in Wyoming. Though we live in Colorado, the drive was absolutely worth it!
Mega Promotions’s huge Monster Truck Tour started last weekend in Laramie, Wyoming! Throughout the rest of the summer the tour slowly progresses north through Wyoming into Gillette, Sheridan, and finally into Helena Montana. You have to check out this amazing event! I love the American flag flying high and respected the prayer for safe travel and fun at the beginning of this show.
It was incredible to be able to walk around these giants and see just how huge they are in real life!
We got to see Cyclops, Dragon Slayer, Kamikaze, and Wicked duel it out in a wheelie competition that my kids won’t ever forget!
Plus, Dragon Slayer’s driver happens to be the #9 Monster Truck driver in the world and is the father of Kamikaze’s driver! After an awesome competition Kamikaze came out with the win against his dad for the first time EVER!
It was so much fun for us to each choose our favorite truck and root and holler against each other! My 9 year old daughter, who I thought would be the least interested (besides her baby sister!) actually had the most fun with this! We bother chose WICKED to root for cause this truck was so unique!
While the Monster trucks rested their wheels we were treated to some amazing stunts by a trick bike crew, an adorable race with kids ride-on cars by two 5 year olds, and a doonbuggy race for time!
During intermission we were able to get Snow cones and cotton candy, catch rides on the Rumble Bus Monster Bus for $10 and also let our kids get their wiggles out on a bouncy house!
Perhaps our favorite part of the Monster Truck show was the FREESTYLE COMPETITION! This is where the trucks get to come out and show off to the very best of their ability with high flying jumps, massive wheelies, and mud spurting doughnuts!
One thing we did not think to bring, was ear protection. Let me tell you these Monster Trucks ROAR just like a real monster would! We were able to stem some noise by stuffing tissues in the kids’ ears, however I would definitely suggest bringing some ear plugs or covers when you attend, especially if you have little ones. Once she realized we were’t feeding her to T-Rex, our 9 month old got used to things and settled in, however our 3 year old was happiest with his head on someone’s lap covered up with a jacket…Though he didn’t really see any monster trucks in action, he insists it was still the best day of his life and won’t stop asking for monster truck themed clothing and toys or when we will be going back!
We were even able to get our souvenirs signed by the amazing drivers after the show. They were extremely polite and happy to talk to the kids about driving their own trucks someday!
I am always looking for ways to keep my kids occupied during the summer months. Above everything, however, I want to create memories with them that will last a lifetime! This show was a huge hit for this summer and the memory will last for many summers to come!
Check out the Mega Promotions page to buy tickets for their next show or just to get more information!