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Top 6 Orlando Dinner Shows

Pirates Dinner Adventure is one of several Orlando dinner shows.

If you want to experience the best dinner shows in the world, then go to Orlando, Florida. Orlando is home to many award-winning dinner shows that are visited by tourists from all around the world.  If you plan to go to Orlando on vacation, then you probably want to visit the best Orlando dinner shows during your stay. This list of the top 6 dinner shows in Orlando will help you decide on which dinner shows to see during your Orlando vacation.

Treasure Tavern

The first in this list of Orlando dinner shows is Treasure Tavern. This dinner show is located at 6400 Carrier Drive in Orlando, FL and features dancers, acrobats, and comedians. You will be able to enjoy eating delicious Caribbean-style dishes and drinking rum while watching the sexy dancers and acrobats. This show is for adults only.

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure is located in the same venue as Treasure Tavern. Since Treasure Tavern is for adults only, you can take your kids to Pirate’s Dinner Adventure for some pirate fun. This dinner show features exciting live performances, musical entertainment, daring stunts, and a dinner feast that is fit for a pirate king.

Arabian Nights

Kids will surely love the Arabian Nights dinner show. Everyone will enjoy the magical fairy tale, good food, beautiful horses, and daring acrobatics at this Orlando dinner show. This Arabian-themed dinner show is located at 6225 W. Bronson Hwy. in Kissimmee, FL.

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows

If you are looking for unique Orlando dinner shows and/or you are a big fan of mystery TV shows and novels, then you must experience the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows at 8267 International Drive in Orlando, FL. The “criminals” commit murder during each show and you will need to use your mystery-solving skills to find the killer. Prizes are awarded to those who successfully find the real killer.

Medieval Times

You can also add Medieval Times in your list of entertaining Orlando dinner shows to visit during your stay in Orlando. At Medieval Times, you will be able to enter an impressive medieval castle, eat some tasty medieval-style dishes and be served by medieval-costumed serfs and wenches. You will also be able to watch armored knights as they joust on horseback and engage in one-on-one sword duels. The Medieval Times castle also features a small medieval village with actors posing as blacksmiths, potters, weavers, coppersmith, and other artisans from the Medieval Period. The castle is located at 4510 W. Irlo Bronson Highway in Kissimmee, FL.

Capone’s Dinner & Show

Get ready to step back in time to an era of mobsters and dames! At this Orlando dinner show, Al Capone and his gang rule the joint and run a speakeasy like no other. Capone’s Dinner & Show features an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet filled with Italian and American favorites, full salad bar and a meat carving station with 3 varieties of meat. They have over 15 beverages which are unlimited – even beer, wine and mixed drinks. The singing, dancing and popular gangster shoot out, where you can win prizes is a blast. This dinner show is by far the best value for your money. The theater is located at 4740 W. Hwy. 192 in Kissimmee, FL 34746. Phone 407-397-2378.

Dinner Show Attractions – Why We Love Them

Capone's Dinner & Show is a great dinner show attraction in Orlando

There is something about being entertained and fed at the same time that strikes a fancy for many of us today, maybe that is why there is always a long line at the concession stands at the movie theater. Then there is the need to have the television on while having dinner at home, or maybe it is our desire to become the proverbial couch potato, where the only interest is to veg out and watch TV.

1-Something to sink your teeth into. The popularity of dinner show attractions has only increased over the years, with many located on and around the touristy areas. Can you really focus on a mystery and that prime rib dinner in front of you at the same time? Mystery dinner theaters are betting that you can, which is probably why the ones that are still open for business will continue to prosper into the next century.

2-Dining with the mob. If you are from the old school and you enjoy hanging out with gangsters, there is certainly going to be something for you. I guess you could rent a DVD and hang out with Scarface, Carlito or the American Gangster, but what better way to enjoy an Italian/American buffet than with Capone himself? You won’t want to miss Capone’s Dinner & Show if you are visiting the Orlando area. Don’t forget to dress like a gangster, especially if you want to feel like you belong.

3-Fantasy Land. What dinner guest in his/her right mind, would turn down a chance to sit ringside and watch a love story being played out? A scrumptious choice of either chicken, pork or pot roast, coupled with all the beer or wine you can drink and there is a good chance that you won’t ever want to go home. Now if only someone could work that dinner attraction in your living room, life would be perfect.

4-A Different kind of meal. It is clear that dinner show attractions are taking on many forms all over the world, all with the intention of grabbing the interest of their guests. If you haven’t checked out the box office theatre news as yet, then how about some comedy and magic rolled up into one dinner show, where the adults get to quench their thirst with potent refreshments and kids get to stuff their faces with pizza and popcorn?

5-Entice your imagination. Then there are the pirates, you know the ones that have the patch on their eye and the parrot on their shoulder? This could probably be one of your most exciting dinners yet, assuming you can focus on protecting the beef tenderloins from thieving pirates. It is all meant to be fun and a good time for all, so if you like action while you eat, then a dinner show attraction may be just the thing for you!

If you have a favorite dinner show or reason you love dinner show attractions, please feel free to leave a comment!

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).

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
Address:
6400 Carrier Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
Phone
: (877) 318-2469

Spotlight: Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament


This 11th century-style dinner attraction was inspired by the true medieval tradition of royal families inviting guests to a festival and feast to watch knights compete on horseback.  You can’t help but notice the Castle’s towering white walls, complete with moat and drawbridge, in the Kissimmee landscape.  The Castle also features an authentic eight-cottage medieval village.  Some things have changed over the 27-year history of Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, such as the characters and the storyline, but the commitment to the accuracy of the weapons and costumes of the times have not changed.

Royal guests are treated to a romantic, snowy rendezvous in the woods and an authentic sword fighting and medieval jousting tournament on horseback!  This entertaining show really lets you get a glimpse into the years from the century of 1001 to 1100.  Along with the kings and knights, the stars of this show include some very talented stallions.  These magnificent horses are raised mainly at the Medieval Times’ Chapel Creek Ranch in Sanger, Texas.  This 241-acre ranch houses Quarter Horses, Menorcans, Friesians, and also breeds purebred Spanish Andalusians.  They raise more than 400 horses here and begin training them early, introducing them to lead ropes and halters as weanlings.  More initial training follows until age three, when they move to one of the nine Castles in North America.  Here, they learn advanced-level dressage from a Master horse trainer.  Then, they get to live the pampered life of a performer!

The show also includes a 4-course feast.  This starts with soup, then chicken, ribs, potato and dessert served by medieval characters. They do have a vegetarian meal available as well.

So, come out and cheer for your favorite knight!
Approximately 10 miles from the Disney area at:
4510 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy., Kissimmee, Florida 34746

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