** Note: Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate is at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont January 22 through 26, and at the United Center in Chicago January 29 through February 9. I’ve included information about both venues, but my experience and observations are based on the show at the Allstate Arena.
Allstate Arena, 6920 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont
The Allstate Arena site includes links to CTA, Metra, and PACE to help you reach there using public transportation.
United Center, 1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago
The United Center can be reached by public transportation by taking the Orange, Green, Purple, or Brown line to Madison, and then taking the 20 bus west.
Allstate Arena – 847-635-6601
United Center – 312-455-4500
Ticketmaster – 800-745-3000
Dates and hours:
January 22-26 at the Allstate Arena:
Wednesday, 1/22 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, 1/23 – 7:00 pm
Friday, 1/24 – 10:30 am, 7:00 pm
Saturday, 1/25 – 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:00 pm
Sunday, 1/26 – 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:00 pm (Spanish performance)
January 29-February 9 at the United Center:
Wednesday, 1/29 & 2/5 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, 1/30 & 2/6 – 10:30 am, 7:00 pm
Friday, 1/31 & 2/7 – 10:30 am, 7:00 pm (Scout Night)
Saturday, 2/1 & 2/8 – 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:00 pm
Sunday, 2/2 – 11:30 am, 3:00 pm (Spanish performance)
Monday, 2/3 and Tuesday, 2/4 – No shows
Sunday, 2/9 – 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:00 pm
Ticket prices start at $18 (plus fees).
Tickets can be purchased online from Ticketmaster.
Allstate Arena: Children under 2 are permitted to sit on a parent’s lap for free.
United Center: Children under 36″ are permitted to sit on a parent’s lap for free.
Save 40% on all weekday shows and Save 20% on all weekend shows using code MOM. Get Your Tickets Now.
*Weekday is defined as any show Monday through Thursday or Friday matinee, not including holidays. Discount does not apply to Front Row or VIP seats. No double discounts. Service charges, handling, and facility fees may apply.
Parking at both venues is free.
Allstate Arena -There are public bathrooms throughout the venue. There are changing tables.
United Center – There are public bathrooms on each level. Family bathrooms are available on the 100 level in the First Aid room across from section 115/116, and at the 300 level at the top of section 303/304.
Nursing: There is no designated nursing area in either venue.
Allstate Arena – The Allstate Arena is handicapped accessible. Accessible seating is available on the lower level; please indicate accessible seating is required when purchasing tickets. I would not recommend bringing a stroller.
United Center – The United Center is handicapped accessible. Strollers must be checked at any guest relations booths located at Gates 2 or 6, or the Lexus Club Level at section 221, or on the 300 level across from section 325.
Other amenities: There are vendors everywhere selling glow-in-the-dark toys, Rapunzel braids, light up wands, and other items. There are vendors at tables throughout the venue and vendors walking through the stands. Expect to pay at least $20 for a shirt and $30 for a stuffed animal.
Food: Vendors sell lots of food at tables and in the stands – hots dogs, nachos, cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream, etc. Prices are about $12 for cotton candy (which comes with a free plastic hat) or a sno-cone in a plastic Disney cup.
We paid: We received complimentary tickets to see the show. If we had purchased tickets using the MOM code they would have cost approximately $36 each ($28 each plus fees) for a total of $144. Campbell is under 2 and sat on our laps so he didn’t need a ticket.
We’ve been to several Disney shows and they’re always entertaining. I wasn’t sure how Campbell would behave since he’s only a year old, but he was actually pretty entertained for the whole first half of the show. After intermission he was a bit more antsy, so John and I each took a turn taking him out to the lobby area to give him a chance to walk around.
All of the Disney shows feature Mickey and Minnie as hosts; you can also always expect to see lots of princesses and their princes.
Let’s Celebrate is filled with celebrations. It starts with an “un-birthday” party with the Mickey crew (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald), Alice in Wonderland characters, and Pinocchio.
One of the best parts in my opinion was the Halloween haunt with Jack Skellington and several of the Disney villains. Although my kids were fine, the villains may have been a bit scary to some kids; a little girl behind us seemed upset and her parents took her into the hall for a bit.
Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen take the audience off to Mardi Gras, and all the princesses come together for a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball.
Lilo and Stitch celebrated with a luau and Cooper couldn’t stop laughing about a character surfing on the ice. Buzz, Woody, and Jessie celebrated a winter wonderland. Seeing the Toy Story friends – the pig, the troll doll, and T-Rex – were pretty amazing.
Let’s Celebrate was a lively show that kept the kids (and parents) entertained. The huge range of characters is sure to please everyone. The costumes are always amazing and after the show the kids are always talking about their favorite costumes.