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Spotlight: Capone’s Dinner and Show

My family and I had a wonderful evening at the Capone’s Dinner and Show Dinner Theater, even our resident teenager, who normally does not want to hang-out with us ‘old folks’.  We arrived a little early, so we took advantage of Al’s Secret Hideaway Bar for a drink before the show.

Capone’s Dinner and Show

Once we were seated at our table, the staff came around and let everyone know when they can go to the buffet.  I really liked this because it avoided huge lines at the buffet, and I really enjoyed the fact that you got to fix your plate before the show began.  Some dinner shows bring your food during the show and that takes away from the show, and you sometimes miss what is being said or done.  The food was great at Capone’s Dinner and Show!  There was a nice variety of items including salad, ham, peppers & sausage, pot roast, vegetables, lasagna, breadsticks and much more.  I think my teenager ate his weight in food, so that was definitely worth the price.

The staff was fabulous, and we did not have to wait for anything, ever.  They have a great selection of drinks that are included with the ticket and are unlimited, including Bud Light Draft, Al’s original Rum Runner, Rum & Cola, wine, soda, tea, and more.  And, let me tell you, they did NOT skimp on the drinks.  I tried Al’s original Rum Runner, and it was tasty, but I decided to stick with my White Zinfandel, and my glass was never empty.  The wait staff was not only entertaining, but very accommodating, and I was glad I brought a designated driver!

About the Show at Capone’s Dinner and Show

The show itself was very entertaining; the performers were very talented and we enjoyed the singing, dancing, and the storyline.  They interacted well with the audience, and everyone had a great time.  Before the show started, we were checking out the other people in the audience and I thought it was interesting that several people were explaining the era of prohibition and gangsters to the youngsters, so they even got a history lesson too.

We were seated at a table with people from Georgia, Ohio, and other parts of Florida, and ages from 7 to I’m guessing around 80, and they all really enjoyed themselves. You can also bring home plenty of souvenirs from the Capone’s Dinner and Show gift shop, including those cool Fedora hats and feather boas.

So, check out the show for yourself – they have a ½ off coupon on their website, and they also have an Easter Special and Mother’s Day Special coming up.  Dinner and a show is a great treat for mom, and she’ll get a flower as well.

Orlando Tourist Tip:  If you go to Al’s Secret Hideaway Bar before the show, you get seated first, therefore, you get to go to the buffet first. Only catch is that everyone in your party must purchase a drink (soft drink, tea or other).

Capone’s Dinner and Show FREE sweepstakes

Woohoo, I love to get things for FREE! Capone’s Dinner and Show, one of the top fun places to eat in Orlando, is hosting a free sweepstakes, with the drawing to be held on May 22nd.

Some of the great prizes include gift certificates for the Capone’s Dinner Show, an overnight package with hotel, and even CASH PRIZES! All you need to do to enter is download the entry form and mail it in, so enter today and good luck!

Spotlight: SeaWorld’s Makahiki Luau dinner show

EDITOR’S NOTE: This featured dinner show is no longer offered. It has been replaced with Dine with Shamu.

On your visit to SeaWorld Orlando, take the time to check out the authentic Polynesian festival at the Makahiki Luau dinner show.  There is an additional cost, along with park admission.  But, the cost is reasonable as each show ticket includes salad, entrée, dessert, soft drinks, a flower lei, and a tropical welcome drink, along with superb entertainment.

Located at the Seafire Grill inside SeaWorld, the show opens with a welcoming ceremony by magnificent dancers.  The atmosphere is very tropical, and really sets the stage so you feel as if you’re no longer at an Orlando theme park.

The Grand Kahuna sings authentic island songs while the very talented dancers entertain in exotic costumes.  Kids of all ages will enjoy the Grand Kahuna’s tales, incliuding the Fire Dance, where the fire dancer actually places the burning ends of a fire baton  against his feet and tongue, ouch!

The food consists of an Island salad, Fish in Pina Colada Sauce, Hawaiian Chicken, Polynesian-style BBQ Pork, stir-fry vegetables, and Polynesian Fried Rice.  There is a children’s menu as well with chicken tenders and hot dogs.  (Menu is subject to change.)  The food is okay, but the show is the main lure….with fire-eating, juggling, acrobatics, wonderful dancing, and live music, it’s a fun place to eat in Orlando – you’ll have a great time.
You even have time to enjoy SeaWorld after the show….Kraken is even more fun in the dark!
7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, Florida
:  (800) 432-1178

Spotlight: Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show

For a great break from the theme parks, Orlando’s dinner shows are a great option.  The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show, located inside the WonderWorks attraction, is an entertaining show for all ages.  This high-energy show consists of music, magic, illusions, comedy and lots of audience participation.  It’s rare to find a show that is this entertaining and funny, but is not vulgar.  If you have a wide variety of ages in your group, it can be hard to find an activity everyone can enjoy, but this show is something everyone will love.  The audience participation is great, but it’s totally voluntary, so you don’t have to worry about being picked if you don’t want to.

Shows are presented nightly at 6:00 and 8:00 pm.  And, since it is inside WonderWorks (the upside-down building), you can get there early and enjoy the attraction before the show.  Definitely make a reservation as each 90-minute show only seats maybe 125 people at a time.  And, get there at least 20 minutes early.

You’ll be served unlimited hand-tossed pizza, salad, popcorn, dessert, beer, wine and soft drinks.  The pizza isn’t the best in the world, but its pretty good and always a kid favorite.  And, not only is the food unlimited, but so is the beer and wine.

*Regular Prices:
– $24.99; Children (ages 4-12) and Seniors 55 and over – $16.99; Children under 4 are free, but require a reservation.
*Plus Tax and gratuity

Address: 9067 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
:  (407) 351-8800

Spotlight: Treasure Tavern

Treasure Tavern is Orlando’s newest dinner show, opened in 2010. Located within the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure complex, this 2-hour show is very entertaining. One of the things different about this show is that it is ‘adults only’. It’s a nice break from all the kid-oriented Central Florida attractions, theme parks and shows. The talented staff is wonderful, and the improv comedy is hilarious with a lot of sexual innuendo, without being crude or vulgar. There are several sketches that bring audience members on stage, as well as ones that simply use an idea the audience throws out. The audience participation is great and the performers really know how to interact with the crowd. Definitely not a place to go when you want to spend a lot of time talking to the people you’re with, it’s an interactive show, not a quiet dinner. The comedy sketches occur during non-eating times, and the other performers come out with the food, which is a very good set-up. While the only break from any performance comes with the main course, it’s not difficult to both eat and enjoy what was happening on stage.

The show itself is Broadway-style live entertainment including the Rum Girls cabaret, Acrobats, contortionists, and magic acts. The show’s entertainment rotates based on seasonal availability of entertainment acts. This is great because you can go back again and again and the show will be different each time.

The menu is a 3-course meal consisting of a nice garden salad, slow-roasted Prime Rib with choice of loaded baked or mashed potato, and asparagus with hollandaise sauce. Ala carte appetizers are available also. Opera cake is served for dessert. There are vegetarian options available as well. Drinks are not free and unlimited like other dinner shows; only one rum punch and water is included in the price. The drinks are high-priced, like most of the Orlando attractions; however, having to pay for drinks is no reason not to attend. Just know this ahead of time and be prepared.

The show runs Nightly Tuesday thru Saturday. Treasure Tavern is located at the Pirates Dinner Theater (2 separate shows), so be sure to walk around to the right entrance. They also offer the option of dinner and show or no dinner. So, you could even catch both shows, and not have to have 2 dinners. Dress is smart casual, no shorts or tank tops. Check their website for Florida resident specials, if you’re a Floridian. They also have a birthday special where the Birthday person gets in free with a full-paying guest. They offer group specials for parties 10 or more and private shows and a private reception area is available as well. It’s a great adult evening out!

*Current Regular Prices:
Dinner & Show
– $61.95; Show only – $36.95
*Plus Tax and gratuity
6400 Carrier Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
: (877) 318-2469