Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Giveaway: Toy Story 3 On Ice (Chicago)

Three (ha!) guesses what the most popular thing in our house is right now. Toy Story is ruling our lives. We have the Action Links Stunt Set (or at least part of it), and Little Miss has her Buzz Lightyear Build-A-Bear. We've seen the movie untold times. The only toy Little Miss wanted from Disney over Christmas was a Lotso bear who has replaced Snowy as her favorite stuffed animal. The little figures are the ones that come out to play even more than Legos now.

All of that is why I'm not telling the wee ones that Toy Story 3 is coming to Chicago via Disney on Ice. At least not yet. I don't think I could handle the level of pandemonium that would errupt. We've been to several Disney on Ice shows from Feld Entertainment, and we've loved every one of them. I know this one won't be any different. Really, they could just have Buzz and Woody skate out and around the ice once, and the wee ones would be thrilled.

Knowing Feld, the show will go far above and beyond that, however!

In fact, I think Feld described the show better than I ever could: The summer’s biggest hit movie, Toy Story 3, and memorable moments from Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are hitting the ice in this sensational live production coming to your hometown! Catch all the heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever! A few new faces join the fun, including Barbie’s groovy bachelor Ken and Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear. It’s the biggest Toy Story experience on ice, jam-packed with fast-paced adventure such as Buzz’s galactic battle with Emperor Zurg and a hoe-down at Woody’s Roundup. Rediscover the humor, friendship and charm of Toy Story when Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 takes family fun to infinity and beyond!

And it's coming to Chicago. Soon, in fact! Once again, it will start at the Allstate Arena and then move to the United Center. The shows are:

Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL
January 26-30, 2011
Wed, Jan 26 7:00PM
Thu, Jan 27 7:00PM
Fri, Jan 28 10:30AM,7:00PM
Sat, Jan 29 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:00PM
Sun, Jan 30 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:00PM (Spanish language show)

United Center in Chicago, IL
February 2-13, 2010
Wed, Feb 2 7:00PM
Thu, Feb 3 10:30AM, 7:00PM
Fri, Feb 4 10:30AM, 7:00PM
Sat, Feb 5 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:00PM
Sun, Feb 6 11:30AM, 3:00PM (Spanish language show)
Wed, Feb 9 7:00PM
Thu, Feb 10 10:30AM, 7:00PM
Fri, Feb 11 10:30AM, 7:00PM
Sat, Feb 12 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:00PM
Sat, Feb 13 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:00PM

And once again, you do not need to pay full price to go see the show. If you are looking to go Monday-Thursday or to a Friday Matinee, excluding holidays, you can get a family four pack of tickets for $44* by using the coupon code MOM. If you're going Friday night or on the weekend, you can still save $4 using the same coupon code.

How? Simply go to Ticketmaster and enter MOM in the “MC Promotions Box” or mention the code when purchasing tickets at the Allstate Arena or United Center Box Offices or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Note that this is not valid on Front Row or VIP seats. No double discounts. Service charges and handling fees may apply. Discount not valid on Front Row or VIP seats.

Are you excited to go yet? I know I can't wait to go! But you could win a family four pack of tickets to the opening night performance at the Allstate Arena at 7pm on Wednesday January 26. How?

First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!

This contest is open until Monday January 17 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via and must respond within 24 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.

Mandatory Entry: Tell me who your favorite Toy Story character is.

Bonus Entries (leave a comment for each entry - if you put it all in one comment, I'll count it as one entry):

1) Earn one additional entry for following me on Twitter and tweeting this contest with the following tweet: "Do you love Toy Story 3? Win a family 4 pack to Disney on Ice in Chicago from @honestandtruly" (leave a link to your tweet as your comment and make sure you do all the steps!)
2) Earn one additional entry by following this review blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.
3) Earn one additional entry by following my “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Friend Connect.

Good luck!

In the interest of full disclosure, I received tickets to attend Disney on Ice's Toy Story 3 performance for review purposes only, and there was no additional compensation. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Tough call, but I would have to go with Ham just because I think the pig is cute and my son calls him Bacon! Clearly, both of my kids are obsessed with Toy Story 1, 2 and 3 and we have many, many of the characters.

  2. My favorite character is Ken for sure! I love the fashion show!!!!!!

  3. Here is a link to my tweet! Go Toy Story 3 on Ice!!/arezac/status/23225707438018562

  4. I follow you annierezac at gmail dot com


  6. i follow on twitter and tweeted

  7. Woody - naturally!

  8. I already follow you on twitter: tiarastantrums


  9. love the little aliens, but my son definitely favors buzz!

  10. our favorites are buzz and woody of course!

    the kids would love to see this show! thanks!

  11. i follow you on twitter of course, and here is my tweet!

  12. and of course, i follow your main blog too!!

  13. Our favorite is Buzz!
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  14. GFC follower of this blog
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  15. GFC follower of your regular blog
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com


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