Memorial Day Weekend Plans – Fun in the Orlando Area

What are your Memorial Day weekend plans? If you’re looking for something fun to do, here are some suggestions from the gang.

Happy Memorial Day! Memorial Day Weekend Plans

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer for many Floridians. What are your plans? Chances are, they include a dip in the water – the pool, the ocean or at one of our many great Orlando water parks. You may even be planning a barbecue. If you’re looking for something fun for the entire family or group of friends, make your reservations to attend Capone’s Dinner & Show. We’ve got a great show ready for you this Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend Plans for the Beach

Florida's BeachesIf you’re plans include the beach, please follow the driving rules. As you approach the beach entry, turn on your lights and keep them on at all times while driving on the beach. The driver side window needs to be rolled down and music kept at a minimum. Depending upon where you enter the driving beaches, there could be one-way driving, so pay attention to the direction you are to drive in. There is also NO TEXTING while driving on the beach. There are also several no-parking zones in Daytona Beach Shores and in New Smyrna Beach. Ask the attendant at the beach entry if you are uncertain of any local laws. As always, swim near a lifeguard tower. There are often threats of rip currents. Know how to swim out of one. Be on the lookout for sharks as well. NSB is the shark bite capitol for a reason.

Orlando Water Parks

Orlando’s water parks are sure to see huge crowds this weekend. Because Wet ‘n Wild is no longer open, and the newly anticipated Volcano Bay at Universal will be packed (first weekend open), the other water parks are sure to see high attendance. For information about all of the many options for Orlando area water parks, view our Water Park Attractions listing.

Cooking Out

Do your Memorial Day weekend plans include a barbecue? Here are some safety tips from the wise guys:

  1. Fire: Control and watch it at all times and be ready to extinguish it. Know how to treat burns.
  2. Food Safety: Bacteria will multiply on food from the time it comes out of the fridge, until it reaches 165 degrees F. After serving, get the left-overs back into the refrigerator. You’re more likely to get food poisoning that the flu. Not fun.
  3. Instructions: Grills, gas or charcoal, and smokers all have very specific ranges of operation. Know these before you light up.
  4. Location: Keep a minimum distance from your house, garage, trees, patio and play areas. Fires and smoke don’t mix well with these items.
  5. Gas Safety: Inspect your gas grill for problems. Bugs and other critters can climb into little places causing gas to flow where it shouldn’t. At the first sign of problems turn off your control valves, turn off the fuel tank, and disconnect everything.
  6. Charcoal Safety: The number one problem with charcoal grill is lighting the charcoal.  Lighter fluid turns to a heavy gas at a relatively low temperature and should be avoided if possible.
  7. Grease: Grease that collects in your grill builds up over time. You need to keep your grill clean.
  8. Cancer: Cooking (by any method) of meats (particularly red meat and chicken) at very high temperatures until surface charring occurs can cause cancer causing substances (Heterocyclic Amines (HCA)) to form.  To minimize the risk use marinades, do not over cook foods and keep grill temperatures under 600 degrees
  9. Smoke: Smoke from your grill or smoker contains carbon monoxide and other dangerous substances. Enjoy the smell from a distance.
  10. Alcohol:  Grilling and smoking require some clear thinking, so keep a clear head and save that drink for after the fire is out and someone else is dealing with the dishes.

Dining In – Orlando Dinner Show

Cooking out sounds like a lot of work to me, so why not skip the BBQ and head over to Capone’s Dinner & Show for a great meal and fun entertainment. Our buffet is all-you-can-eat and our wait staff will make sure the drinks keep coming. Take a cab back to your home or motel and send out all the text messages you want! Order your tickets online now and get them at half price!

Finally, whatever your Memorial Day weekend plans, Capone’s Dinner and Show would like to take this opportunity to remember all who gave their lives in service to our nation. We also want to thank all of our veterans and active-duty soldiers for their service. We appreciate the sacrifices you and your family have made for our freedom. Be sure to take advantage of our military discount.

After your day of activities, we’d like to invite you to an evening of fun and dining at our Orlando dinner show. Our theater is air conditioned and we serve up a great dinner buffet and unlimited drink supply. Happy Memorial Day everyone!

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
by Moina Michael


Favorites Revived in New Show at Capone’s

The new show at Capone’s is reviving some old guest favorites. When something is liked, it is nice to see it come around again. Unlike sweater vests, hair metal bands, velour tracksuits or mullet hair cuts, some things are pleasing to experience again. Such is the case with some of the ‘new’ features in Capone’s anniversary show.

More Audience Participation

Audience participation has always played a large role in the show. It is definitely a guest favorite. However, now there is more audience participation than ever before. Guests participate from the very beginning when they must say a secret password to enter the speakeasy. From that time on, until the evening’s end, participation escalates throughout the new show at Capone’s. Guests that welcome participation, seem to have the best experience of all.

In previous shows, mostly men from the audience were selected to ‘help out’ on stage. Now men, women and even children (seasonal) participate. While the cast has always handled nearly every situation with complete professionalism, their talent in this area is utilized now more than ever. Men and women are somewhat predictable, but kids? They do and say the darnedest things… and you can bet the wise guys and gals are prepared for it!

New Show at Capone’s Revives Old Song Favorite

Even some of the musical numbers have been revived from past shows. For example, check out the photo below from the early 1990’s. It features dancers performing the old “Cell Block Tango.” It has been revived from the very first show ever performed at this Orlando dinner show. Now this guest favorite is featured all over again in the new show at Capone’s. Wait until you see the new version!

New Show at Capone’s features old hit

“Cell Block Tango” is revived from this early 1990’s hit.

Repeat offenders (returning guests) know several of the songs that are performed nightly. Often songs get stuck in your noodle after attending the new show at Capone’s. Check out this recent guest comment:

“Happy Mother’s Day!! My seven-year-old has been entertaining me all day with endless choruses of ‘fuh-get about it!!’ ‘get atta here!!’ and of course her favorite, ‘I like-a yo’ spicy meatballs!!!’ Thank you so much [C. Y.] for inviting us [to Capone’s Dinner & Show]! We had the time of our lives.”
– L. Briggs, May 14, 2017

Return to ‘the family’ and Visit Capone’s Again

If you’ve already experienced Capone’s Dinner & Show any time over the past 25 years, it’s worth another visit. Many things come and go, and trends have a way of making their way around again. Wear your velour tracksuit if you must, but return home to ‘the family’ and see the new show at Capone’s. We promise, it will be very difficult to… “fuhget about it!”


You’ve Got A Friend in the Orlando Fringe Festival

If you’ve been around Orlando long enough, chances are you know someone that performs in the Orlando Fringe Festival. Perhaps you have friends that are regular Fringe supporters. Or kids at your child’s school or daycare talk on and on about the fun they had at Kids Fringe. So what are you waiting for? Check out the Fringe Festival!

The Orlando Fringe Festival is a 12-day-festival that is founded on the concept of offering 100% uncensored, 100% accessible theatre, music, dance, art and madness to all types and ages. The Orlando Fringe is the longest running Fringe festival in the U.S., and 100% of the ticket sales go directly back to the artists within The Fringe. Each year, the festival takes place during the 12 days leading up to Memorial Day. This year’s festival is May 17th through 29th.

If you do your homework before heading down to Loch Haven Park, you’ll know where to park, what show to see and how to make sure you are able to get into the show(s) you want to see. Most everything you need to know can be found on the Fringe’s website at You may also find information from our previous year’s postings about the Fringe Festival:

Kid's Orlando Fringe FestivalKids Fringe Theatre Festival

Weekends are for kids. Kids Fringe is free and a lot of fun. Children can bounce away in the bounce house, meet a creature, dress up in a real theatre costume, play a drum and take funny pictures in the photo booth. It’s a great way to introduce your child to the arts and let them see for themselves how it can enrich their lives.

However, many of the shows are NOT for children. Be sure to read each show’s description and follow the guidelines. Remember, the shows are not censored.

2017 Orlando Fringe Festival Show Highlights

So the wise guys and gals have been browsing the lineup for this year’s Orlando Fringe Festival. We couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to plug a few shows that caught our eye. Of course “A Brief History of Petty Crime” sounded intriguing to big Al! Another production that has received great reviews is “High Tea: Another British Comedy.” It has earned several best-of awards.

Other shows which piqued our interests include:

“Snack,” a first-time appearance with plenty of comedy centered about food!

“Roller Derby Saved My Soul” which is back by popular demand.

“6 Quick Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation,” a murder mystery adventure.

“Beau & Aero: Crash Landing” promises laughs with few spoken words (kid-friendly for 7+).

“Judy Garland: Stuck in a Bear Trap with Nothing to Wear”has been reviewed as laugh out loud funny.

Flori-duh an Orlando Fringe Festival fund-raiser show

…and a one night only show “Flori-DUH” – hosted by fringe favorite Mike Delamont and Morgan Cranny shares completely true stories and tales from Florida in a way that you’ll never forget! Hope you can still get tickets!

Fringe is a great way to experience something a little different here in Orlando. Find a friend or two and go see a couple of shows. On the weekend, take the little ones along. You’re sure to find the Fringe a friendly experience.


Happy Mother’s Day Weekend from Al’s pals!

Just a quick note from Al and the gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show to wish all Mother’s a very Happy Mother’s Day weekend. We certainly hope that whatever your plans are for this special time, you’ll think of Mom and include her (if you can).

Special Mother’s Day Show

Our Mother’s Day Show is filling up fast. There’s no shame in treating the lady in your life early if you must. Friday and Saturday shows may not offer a free flower for all the dames, but there will still be plenty of laughs. Besides Mom won’t have to do the dishes after eating at our all-you-can-eat buffet. Our evening shows start at 7:30 p.m. this weekend.

Capone's Characters at Mother's Day dinner show in Orlando

The above Orlando dinner show photo features who else, but new “momma” Bunny June with Fingers and Francis Alouicous Salvatorio, Jr.; AKA “Little Pinky.” The parenthood experience was featured in the 2013 show. There were many hilarious moments in which all mothers related to during this scene. The 2017 anniversary new show has even more funny instances. The all-new show is faster paced and a delight for the entire family.

Read Some Recent Reviews of the New Show at Capone’s…

Orlando dinner show review sent in by ‘G. Shorey’ on Facebook, written April 30, 2017.

“After years watching your old show and enjoying ever minute of them. You all rose to the high level of another great performance of smiles grins and laughter ? The food, waiter Vito and staff made it special too! I know it was new and the new will be perfected even more. Good luck in the future. I’m sure the Shorey’s and friends will be there many mores times.”

Another Orlando dinner show sent in by ‘K. Kunecki’ on Facebook, written May 3, 2017.

“My daughter and I loved the show. laughed a lot! Food was great. Our waiter was wonderful…Definitely will be back:)”

Another Orlando dinner show sent in by ‘Frankiefluffy’ on Trip Advisor, written May 6, 2017.

“Great funny value for money night out – Went here last week it was first night of the new show and was great very funny night time show including food and drinks, plenty of food choice and very tasty, glasses were filled up as soon as you took a sip from them, staff and area all in character settings. You can go dressed up or casual, large free car park . Still suitable for children if you need to take them with you. Will recommend and go again on our next visit.”

The wise guys/gals and Al, here at Capone’s Dinner & Show, thank everyone for their positive reviews. We love our repeat offenders! We also love having your friends and families join us year after year as our guests. You are the reason our show and service continue to be the best in Central Florida.

Don’t forget to treat mom this weekend if you’re able. Of course, we think a dinner show is a perfect way to have fun with your entire gang! See you at Capone’s and happy Mother’s Day!

25 Reasons Guests Love Capone’s Dinner Show

If you follow us on Facebook, you’ll know that in honor of our 25th Anniversary, we counted down the top 25 reasons guests love Capone’s Dinner Show. Since social media posts can often get buried, we decided to list the 25 reasons here on Al’s blog.

With so many incentives to love our show and anniversary celebration, it wasn’t very difficult to come up with 25. It was difficult to prioritize them. They are somewhat in order by popularity, sort of. Did the top reason YOU love Capone’s Dinner Show get listed?

25 Reasons Guests Love Capones Dinner Show

Here They Are… The Top 25 Reasons Guests Love Capone’s Dinner Show

25th reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…Free Parking! You may be charged to park at other attractions and theme parks, but not at our joint! We can even accommodate tour buses!

24th reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…Facility Rental. Yep. You and your gang can have the entire joint to yourselves for a private event. Visit the website for more information.

23rd reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…Matinee Shows! All the fun and food as an evening visit, but held early in the afternoon. Great for tour groups and early birds. Visit the matinee show page for more information.

22nd reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…reviews and testimonials! We know how valuable recommendations are, and rest assured, the boss listens to your input. We currently have over 1,900 reviews on Facebook and over 2,400 on Trip Advisor – most with 5 stars. It is a testament to our 25 years of success.

#21 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…location! Our theater is just far enough away from the busy I-Drive area, yet close enough to the tourist area, making it just right. Tourist and residents can easily find us. Locate us tonight and celebrate!

20 Reasons to Go…

#20 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…the singing & dancing! Our speakeasy wouldn’t be complete without the spectacular cabaret-style show. Beware! The tunes are catchy and can get stuck in your noodle! It is also hard to resist our beautiful dancing dames. Just ask the suckers, um guests, that get lured, um invited, on stage!

#19 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…the secret password! Your adventure begins in a turn-of-the-century ice cream parlor where your party will knock three times, say a secret password and enter Gangland Chicago 1931. Can you keep a secret?

#18 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…promotions! Big Al is offering more special promotions this year than ever before! The best way to know about them is to continue following us on Facebook or sign up for Al’s newsletter.

#17 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…the photo package! While most people avoid having a mug shot taken, our guests love this option. Photos make great souvenirs and a perfect way to capture great memories. Smile and say, “bada-bing!”

#16 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…special recognition. Guests love to celebrate special occasions at our joint, partly due to the acknowledgement we give our honored guests. Birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions and even marriage proposals are all part of the family business (& everybody else’s business whether you like it or not!).

Top 15 Reasons

#15 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…15 adult group discount. “Yous heard us right, with only 15 adults in your gang, yous quality for a group discount.” Just call 407-397-2378 and talk with a group specialist.

#14 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…holiday specials. Every day is special at Capone’s and holidays are celebrated with specials deals. On many of the nationally recognized holidays, each paying adult guest receives a free Capone’s shot glass, and each paid child ticket receives a fedora hat!

#13 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…gift shop souvenirs. From T-shirts to key chains and a plethora of other great items, our gift shop has something for everyone. Who doesn’t like “cheap crap” from the gift shop?! Be sure to check it out during your next visit.

#12 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…wise guy’s advice. Al’s blog is a helpful tool, especially for tourists looking for information from local wise guys. At times it can be very entertaining, but it is always advice you can’t refuse!

#11 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…the family-friendliness. Even when families disagree (we all have our moments), most concur that our show is great for the young and young at heart. Is a night at our joint one of your family’s traditions?

Top 10 Reasons

#10 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…the large drink selection. We offer a lengthy beverage menu. Order Al’s original Rum Runner, a Cape Cod, Bud Light Draft or a glass of wine. Tea teetotaler? No problem. We have sodas, tea, coffee & more. Drinks are unlimited! So, what are we toasting tonight?

#9 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…the gangster shoot out. Talk about a blast! We bring out the big guns every night. As the action heats up, the “ammo” begins to fly! Who doesn’t love winning prizes?!

#8 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…dress-the-part accessories. When you’re part of the ‘outfit’ ya gotta wear the right outfit! Prohibition era costume accessories turn an ordinary evening into a party! It’s amazing what a feathered boa or a fedora hat can “do to the ‘tude” (attitude that is). Anyone need the 10% off discount code?

#7 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…audience participation. Guests love to participate in the show, and we enjoy it as much as they do! (If you’re the shy type, be sure to ask for a private table.) In no time, you’ll be humming the songs, walking the walk and talking the talk! Just don’t go talkin’ the coppers; it might not be so good for your health!

#6 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…the VIP Ticket Option. Be treated like a big boss or significant skirt and enjoy a free souvenir shot glass, great seats, first-in-line privileges and a friendly game of cards prior to the show. Only a select number of high pillows are allowed each night!

Top 5 Reasons Guest Love Capone’s

#5 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…attentive wait staff. Keeping “in character” at all times our attentive wait staff receive glowing reviews. They keep our guests happy, and play a vital role in the show. “Yous could say they is extremely vital to the organization.”

#4 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…all-you-can-eat buffet. No other Orlando dinner show features the variety that we do. You don’t have to wait for the food to be plated, brought to you and possibly get cold. We won’t make you eat with your fingers either! With the addition of the meat carving station and salad bar, our all-you-can-eat buffet is a great way to dine with ‘the family.’

#3 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…half price tickets. Purchase online or use a printed coupon and save 50%. It’s a bargain that no good fella or dame can refuse!

#2 reason guests love our dinner show and anniversary celebration is…impromptu comedy! Our wise guys and gals are quick-witted and pretty funny too. They keep our guests laughing all evening, especially during the impromptu comedy portion of our show. Lighten up and come to Capone’s for a laugh or two, or three, or…

And Now…

The #1 reason out of 25 reasons guests love Capone’s Dinner Show is…an all-new show debuts tomorrow! The new show features dazzling costumes, new musical numbers and dance routines that are anything but routine. Repeat offenders (guests) relax! Your favorite characters return and some of your favorite tunes. The new show promises to be another hit!

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The new show at Capone’s is a hit – just as ordered!

All New Show is a Top Reason for Loving This Orlando Dinner Show!

Now that our all-new show is being performed, we think it will remain #1 out of the top 25 reasons guests love Capone’s Dinner Show. The reviews have already started coming in and the show is (just as ordered) a hit!

If you’ve been to Capone’s Dinner Show before, there is a great reason to visit again. Become a repeat offender and make your own wonderful memories as we celebrate 25 years! It’s a blast!