Archives for January 8, 2020

Coming Soon! FROM UNBELIEVABLE ACTION TO UNEXPECTED THRILLS, MONSTER JAM® RETURNS FOR FIVE ACTION-PACKED EVENTS OF FULL THROTTLE FAMILY FUN AT ANGEL STADIUM JAN. 11th & 25th + FEB. 8TH, 22nd & 23rd

This. Is. MONSTER JAM!  The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to Anaheim for another high-octane season featuring the ultimate mix of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement with five events at Angel Stadium on January 11th & 25th and February 8th, 22nd & 23rd, 2020.

Monster Jam is the big leagues of motorsports competition, where 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats. Engineered to perfection, the legendary Grave Digger®, Max-D™, El Toro Loco® and many more push all limits in Freestyle, 2 Wheel Skills Challenge™ and Racing competitions. testing their agility, speed and versatility.  From unbelievable action to unexpected thrills, this is full throttle family fun!

Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles per hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motor sports action seen around the world.  

At the Monster Jam® Pit Party, you can see the massive trucks up close, meet your favorite drivers, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly activities. It’s an unforgettable part of the Monster Jam experience where lifelong fans are born.  Also fans can enjoy an exclusive extra hour in the Pit Party with the limited quantity Pit Party Early Access Pass that provides fans early entry to beat the crowds and have more time to experience all the Monster Jam fun!   Plus, fans in every city can become part of the action by voting for the winner in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions via real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones. 

WHEN:                 Saturday, January 11, 2020

   Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM)

    Event Time – 6:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers:  Grave Digger® driven by Adam Anderson; El Toro Loco® driven by Becky McDonough; Dragon driven by Jon Zimmer; Great Clips Mohawk Warrior® driven by Bryce Kenny; Monster Energy driven by Todd LeDuc; Monster Mutt® Rottweiller driven by Brad Allen; Avenger driven by Jim Koehler; Black Pearl driven by Cole Venard; Stone Crusher driven by Steve Sims; Hooked driven by Bryan Wright; Over Bored driven by Jayme Garner; Overkill Evolution driven by Mike Vaters II; Black Stallion driven by TBD

**Truck line-up subject to change

WHEN:                 Saturday, January 25, 2020 

   Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM)

    Event Time – 6:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers: 

Grave Digger® driven by Morgan Kane; Son-uva Digger® driven by Ryan Anderson; Max-D™ driven by Neil Elliott;

El Toro Loco® driven by Kevin Crocker; Megalodon® driven by Cory Rummell; BroDozer™ driven by Team BroDozer; Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Cynthia Gauthier; Bounty Hunter driven by Jimmy Creten; Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten; Jester driven by Matt Pagliarulo; Kraken driven by Nick Pagliarulo; Wolf’s Head driven by Kristen Hope; Xtermigator driven by Buddy Tompkins     **Truck line-up subject to change.

WHEN:                 Saturday, February 8, 2020 

                                Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM) 

    Event Time – 6:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers: 

Grave Digger® driven by Morgan Kane; Son-uva Digger® driven by Ryan Anderson; Max-D™ driven by Neil Elliott;

El Toro Loco® driven by Kevin Crocker; Megalodon® driven by Cory Rummell; BroDozer™ driven by Team BroDozer; Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Cynthia Gauthier; Bounty Hunter driven by Jimmy Creten; Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten; Jester driven by Matt Pagliarulo; Kraken driven by Nick Pagliarulo; Wolf’s Head driven by Kristen Hope; Xtermigator driven by Buddy Tompkins              **Truck line-up subject to change

WHEN:                 Saturday, February 22, 2020 

                                Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM) 

    Event Time – 6:30 PM

Sunday, February 23, 2020

                                Pit Party open from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 1:00 PM)                                               Event Time – 2:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers:   Grave Digger® driven by Charlie Pauken; Max-D driven by Tom Meents; El Toro Loco® driven by Scott Buetow; Whiplash driven by Brianna Mahon; Monster Energy driven by Coty Saucier; Bakugan Dragonoid driven by Camden Murphy; EarthShaker® driven by Steven Thompson; Bad Company driven by John Gordon; Obsessed driven by Eric Swanson; Saigon Shaker driven by Ryan Disharoon; Time Flys driven by Kelvin Ramer; Wild Flower driven by Rosalee Ramer.                                **Truck line-up subject to change

VENUE:                Angel Stadium of Anaheim – 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806

TICKETS:               Ticket prices start at just $25!

                                Pit Passes available for $15 each; Pit Party Early Access Pass pricing starts at $35 each

Tickets will be available to purchase online at Ticketmaster.com

                                **Ticket prices subject to change – additional venue/ticketing fees may apply.

PIT PARTY:          Open from 2:30 PM–5:30 PM prior to each Saturday event; 11:30 AM–1:30 PM prior to the Feb. 23rd Sunday event.

                                Exclusive Pit Party Early Access Pass entrance at 1:30 PM (Saturday events only) **Event ticket and Pit Passes are required for entry; Pit Passes available to purchase for $15 each

Credit: Feld Entertainment.

Fuddy-Duddy, January 9th Pet of the Week!

Who, me? A Fuddy-Duddy? Well, yes, you could say that I’m fussy about my food and would expect my new chef to go easy on the carrots and instead give me fresh, dark leafy greens and plenty of hay. I’m just a year old and have soft tan-and-gray fur. I need lots of play and safe places to play peek-a-boo to satisfy my curiosity, and of course, lots of love and cuddling because—well, I’m a lovely, loving bunny. Fuddy-Duddy is my name, and I presently reside in the Bunny Barn on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A636687.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.

New Educational Gun Tour Aboard Battleship IOWA Museum Now Open

(Photo courtesy of the Battleship IOWA Museum, photo credit: Greg Bishop) 

Battleship IOWA Museum’s new educational Gun Tour, offers visitors a behind-the-scenes journey that weaves through levels of the ship, never before opened to the public. Explore deep within the ship’s down hatches, up ladders, into the lives of the battleship sailors throughout history. The tour culminates with an awe-inspiring view of the mechanical marvel at the heart of the battleship, the 16 inch guns inside Turret No.1.

WHEN:

The Gun Tour is available Saturdays and Sundays. 

The tour length is 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

10:30 AM and 2:00 PM 

WHERE: 

Battleship IOWA Museum, 250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA 90731

The tours start at the Box Office on the wharf. 

TICKETS:

Tickets are available online at pacificbattleship.com. The Gun Tour has a maximum of 7 guests per tour and is offered twice per day. 

**You must be 10 years of age or older to take this tour.

PARKING:

Parking is available at the Cruise Terminal Parking Lot. Please enter at Swinford Street and Harbor Boulevard.

Credit: Battleship IOWA