If you happen to spot life-size statues of The Lone Ranger and Tonto in your town, you’re not seeing things. Disney kicked off “The Lone Ranger Ride for Justice Tour” in New York City’s Union Square on June 12. Statues of the Lone Ranger and Tonto appeared atop an iconic building on 18th Street in Union Square; and fans gathered for a meet-up in Bryant Park and participated in a hunt to find the statues — and were given Lone Ranger prizes and screening passes.
The tour continues across the country ending in Los Angeles, just in time for the movie’s opening on July 3, 2013. The Lone Ranger and Tonto will be gracing rooftops, mountaintops and famous landmarks along the way, only staying long enough in each city to be discovered by the locals before they continue their ride westward to Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, St. Louis, New Orleans, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Hollywood, and Burbank.
What?! No Traverse City? Ok, it’s probably a good thing that we’re still small enough not to garner a blockbuster movie promo.
However, if you’re lucky enough to see them in your town, enter the promo at the film’s official site or Facebook page, and then Instagram or Tweet a photo, or Tweet the location with the hashtag #LRRideforJustice for a chance to win a trip for two to New Mexico (also follow on Twitter @LoneRanger).
Follow the films’ social channels to participate in the hunt to find the statues, or to guess their location. No purchase necessary. Void Where Prohibited. Ends July 8, 2013 at 11:59:59pm EST. Open to legal residents 13 years or older of U.S. (including D.C.). Restrictions and limitations apply. Sponsor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
If you spot the duo in your town, come back and tell us!