Monster Jam at Carowinds –Thunder Alley event Saturdays and Sundays September 11 thru October 10th. Free with park admission, 11am to 5pm.
Last weekend we had the chance to check out the Monster Jam Thunder Alley experience at Carowinds. Needless to say, my kiddos were over the moon excited. They love all things trucks and this event is the ultimate for monster truck lovers of all ages.
Monster Jam Trucks
It’s hard to describe how gigantic and awesome these trucks are in person. Just standing beside them is crazy, they’re HUGE! And there are several on display to take pictures with. Megalodon, El Toro Loco, Zombie and even Grave Digger.
But the coolest part of this event is getting to take a ride in one! We got to ride in a Monster Truck. You can purchase a VIP pass for a specific ride time or wait in the stand-by line. The VIP pass also gives you the option of choosing a Monster Jam gift bag or build-a-truck toy with your purchase.
We got to ride in Megalodon. After boarding the 10-passenger truck and safely buckling in, our driver received the green light and hit the gas pedal. Thankfully the ride starts off not-too rocky because I was honestly, my heart skipped a beat. You don’t realized just how high off the ground these trucks are until you’re sitting inside one. It’s wild!
My little dudes were all smiles as our monster truck turned onto the course and headed for a hill. The ride gets bumpy as you climb over a couple of hills. Our driver even did a donut which really had everyone grinning and excited!
Carowinds Amusement Park
This event is great for all-ages. We’re season pass holders for Carowinds and visit the park often, so this was an extra treat along with our usual favorite rides and fun. The Great Pumpkin Fest and Scarowinds kick off this weekend (September 18th) so if you go you can check out all the fall fun!
And Winterfest is right around the corner…..
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