Year-round Halloween at Capone’s (sort of)

There are many people that absolutely love Halloween. If you are one of those people, you should know Halloween at Capone’s happens year-round. Sort of. Here’s the rumble…

First, let’s make things clear. Halloween at Capone’s is celebrated only one night, and only if Halloween doesn’t fall on a Monday. Currently, Capone’s is closed on Mondays. This year, 2022, our joint will be closed. However, many of the reasons this holiday is liked so much happen year-round at this Kissimmee dinner show. A few reasons for liking Halloween include:

  • free candy
  • excuse to party
  • opportunity to dress up and role-play
  • creative decorations
  • many other reasons

Halloween at Capone’s = An Original Outfit

Certainly, attending a dinner show is often thought of as a festive occasion. It isn’t something you do every night. And like any other festive occasion, the right clothes are very important. Capone’s Dinner & Show encourages people to ‘play-the-part’ and wear the ultimate “original outfit” – an outfit that fits the prohibition era. After all, we KNOW about outfits! Guests that dress up have more fun. Period. The original outfit is indeed a ritual for Halloween. It is also a ritual for many attending Capone’s any time of the year.

For example, here are just a few of the photos from guests dressing the part (photos submitted on Facebook):

Most importantly, wearing a costume allows people to let go of their inhibitions. Year-round Halloween at Capone’s does the same thing. Be that gangster or flapper girl and have fun pretending to be someone else. Moreover, wearing a costume can be extremely liberating! For some couples, it certainly offers a perfect time for romance. Need an excuse for a date night? Make reservations at Capone’s and come dressed for the occasion. How doesn’t love a wise guy in a fedora or a sexy kitten with a feather boa?! It’s great for a date!

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Halloween is an Excuse to Celebrate

Likewise, Halloween is a great excuse to party and celebrate. Have an anniversary? How about a birthday? Family reunion?  It doesn’t have to be Halloween at Capone’s to celebrate it! At Capone’s every night is a celebration. We recognize special occasions and various milestones and enjoy playing a part in whatever our guests are celebrating. Therefore, you need to let us know in advance. We advise including the celebration details in your order at the time you make your reservation as well as a follow-up call to our box office. Something this big should not be missed!

Free Prizes

Consequently, on the night of Halloween at Capone’s, you won’t receive a bag of candy, but there are prizes. On any given night our wise guys and doll faces secretly hand out prizes in a portion of our show referred to as a gangster give-away. Guests feel like it is trick-or-treating every night of the year. Some win the treat, and some do not. What is the trick to winning a prize? Attend the show and discover it for yourself.

Have a Historic Halloween

Halloween goes back to an ancient Celtic custom. The tradition of Halloween came to the United States in 1840, with the arrival of a group of Irish immigrants. From there it slowly evolved into our modern-day version. The history of Halloween is quite interesting, and you may want to read all about it (click the link).

Finally, if the prohibition era is appealing to you, Halloween at Capone’s is the place to be any day of the year. Make a historic visit to Capone’s theater. You’ll swear you’ve stepped back in time. Play the role and get into the act. You’ll have a blast and your visit will be a treat you’ll remember for years to come.

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Halloween at Orlando’s Theme Parks

Orlando sure knows how to celebrate holidays, and Halloween at Orlando’s theme parks is no different! From the not-so-scary Disney event to the terrifying HHN (Halloween Horror Nights) at Universal, the attractions in Orlando are putting on an unforgettable Halloween party for all of their guests. It is a great time to attend the theme parks since most offer discounted tickets or Florida resident specials.

Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios

Universal Orlando will surely frighten you with their famous Halloween Horror Nights. This event has won a Golden Ticket Award many years running, so you can be sure they’ve got a lot of scary fun. There is live entertainment, haunted houses and frightening scare zones. Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event. It runs on select nights from early September through October and often into the first day or so in November. Select rides will be open during the event. You cannot come in costume, just come prepared to be scared. This event is not suitable for small children (under 13).

Halloween at Orlando's Theme Parks

Tips For Halloween Horror Nights:

  • Go on an off-peak night, Thursday or Sunday, for it to be a bit quieter.
  • Best advice for getting the haunted houses done is to get there as they re-open the park gates and just hit house after house. Any house in a studio won’t be affected by the sun still being up, but the houses located in the outside ride queue areas will be better visited when the sun is completely down.
  • The later in the “Season” you go, the better it gets, More Scare-ators and a little more fear. Also, the live shows tend to be a little more polished and get better day after day.
  • Be prepared, most of the haunts have 1 – 1½ hour-long waits, or more. If getting to everything is important to you, then you may want to purchase an event add-on or multi-night ticket. Passes and Plus Passes give you behind-the-scenes info and front-of-line access to many of the haunts and shows. If you really want to treat yourself, buy the V.I.P. tour.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyFor the little ones, an alternate fun-filled Halloween at Orlando’s Theme Parks includes Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This is an all-ages event where you can see your favorite Disney characters in costumes while you trick-or-treat around the Magic Kingdom. Highlights include Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, which begins with a spook-tacular ride by the Headless Horseman and includes the stars of the Haunted Mansion attraction as well as other Disney characters. Don’t miss Happy HalloWishes, the fireworks show where Disney villains go trick-or-treating in the sky! Guests are encouraged to come in costume to this separately ticketed event, and select rides are open. Event dates are on select nights from mid-August through October. Halloween night is often sold out.

Tips For Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween:

  • This is an event that is fun for all ages, kids through adult, so don’t get turned off because of the ‘not scary’ name.
  • If you are not a parade-type of person, then head over to your favorite rides during the parade.
  • Trick-or-Treat throughout the park!
  • Take pictures – kids grow up fast and these will be great memories

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld's Halloween SpooktacularIf you are looking for a “fantasea” chilling experience, go to SeaWorld. Weekends (and some Fridays) beginning mid-September through the month of October, SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular takes place and is included with your admission. This is a daytime event where children can trick-or-treat and take part in other Fall-like activities within the Orlando theme park. This is a very fun and memorable event for the entire family.

For teens and adults, check out the Howl-O-Scream event (separate ticket event) at night. It offers plenty of scares, haunts, and thrills. Costumes are not allowed.

Tips For SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular:

  • If you are a pass member, look for discounts on any event that costs extra.
  • Attend Countdown to Halloween – a song-filled stage show

Brick-or-Treat, Legoland Florida

LegoLand Brick-or-TreatAnother attraction where your children can trick-or-treat at is LegoLand’s Brick-or-Treat event. Select nights (usually Saturday and Sunday) starting late September through October, children can wear their costumes and participate in fun activities such as a scavenger hunt with ghouls, ghosts and goblins. The largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world will be there, and many other LEGO displays. These features make for a fantastic family photo. This not-so-chilling event is perfect for children 12 years and under, especially if they like to build things.

Tips For Brick-or-Treat Halloween:

  • Be sure your child participates in the costume parade.
  • Attend the interactive dance party.

Capone’s Dinner & Show, Kissimmee, Florida

An alternative to spending Halloween at Orlando’s theme parks is to go to an Orlando dinner show such as Capone’s Dinner & Show. This is the perfect place to go if you do not like having the livin’ daylights scared out of you, or want to stay at home to hand out candy. The only thing that is scary about spending Halloween with the gang at this joint is how much fun you’ll have for such a cheap ticket. To read more about Halloween at Capone’s read this post.

No doubt there are many fun events for Halloween at Orlando’s theme parks. Which one will you visit? Will it be Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween or another spooky place?  However you celebrate it, have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Happy Independence Day from Al and the Gang!

Happy Independence Day from the gang at Capone's

Happy July 4th everyone! We hope you will have a happy and safe Independence Day. We are not open on this National holiday since it falls on a Monday this year (2022). However, our show will begin at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow and for the rest of this week. After having your fill of loud fireworks and crowds found at many other area attractions, we invite you to a speakeasy cabaret show and dinner. Fill up on great food and entertainment. Our show is a blast without the boom!

Come celebrate with us and get more bang for your buck. We look forward to your visit.

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Last Days for Lower Ticket Prices: Capone’s Dinner & Show

Only 2 days left to purchase Capone’s Dinner & Show tickets at their old price of $69.99/adult and $45.99/child. On May 23rd the ticket prices increase by $4. You can still take advantage of the half-price coupon which will make the new price just $36.99/adult and $24.99/child plus tax and gratuity. When you purchase your tickets online today and tomorrow, you can use them for any date option listed on the ticket website calendar (up to 3 months in advance)!

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With unlimited drinks, free parking, and a 4-course menu with many options on the menu, Capone’s remains the best value when it comes to Orlando dinner shows. You get more bang for your buck and the show is a blast. Folks of all ages enjoy the show, so be sure to save a night for Capone’s Dinner & Show. You’ll be glad you did.

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Price Increase Alert: Get Tickets Now!

I’ve never been one to like surprises, and I especially don’t like to pay more than expected – for anything. That’s why the gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show is making it no secret that a price increase is coming. It’s a small one, but it’s the little things that matter to some, and Big Al wants to let everyone in on the scoop.

Effective Monday, May 23rd Capone’s will be increasing general ticket prices to $73.99 for adults and $49.99 for kids (4 to 12). Children 3 years and under will remain free with a reserved seat. If you use a coupon or purchase your tickets online, you get a discount of 50%. These discount prices end up being $36.99 for adults and $24.99 for children plus tax. This is an increase of $4 per ticket, as the current regular rates are $69.99 (adults) and $45.99 (children). Group rates will begin as low as $32.99 and can be made by consulting with a group reservation specialist at 407-397-2378.

Purchase Tickets Now

Here’s the deal though. You can buy your tickets now – even for reservations after May 23 and get the existing rate! So if you are thinking of going to the show, or already have an evening in mind, buy your tickets now and save! Currently, the online calendar goes through August, so purchasing tickets now is a great way to plan an evening of summer fun. For larger groups, this can result in big savings!

To continue serving fine spirits, hearty meals and producing the best cabaret this side of Chicago, the Boss has found it necessary to pass on a portion of the inflationary costs to his guests. This is the first price increase in 5 years and we regret it is necessary.

With the price increase, Capone’s will be able to continue to provide the quality of food and entertainment it is so well-known for. As many previous guests know, the service they receive is spectacular and management is keen on keeping great staff. There are also some upgrades being planned for the theater.  It is a priority to make the dining experience at Capone’s Dinner & Show enjoyable and the show memorable. Big Al & Mama Capone wouldn’t want it any other way!

30 Years - Capone's Dinner & ShowAs Capone’s Dinner & Show enters their 30th year, the gang continues to create an experience at this Orlando dinner show nothing short of, well, a blast! Even with the price increase, I believe Capone’s Dinner & Show remains the best Orlando dinner show value around. You still receive unlimited drinks (including alcohol, which many dinner shows have stopped serving altogether!), free parking, and a show that just keeps getting better and better.

Unlike other Orlando attractions that raise their prices overnight without warning, you have now been warned…get your tickets before May 23 and save!!

* Tax and gratuity not included in these totals.
Parties of 10 or more will have minimal gratuity added at $3.50 per paying guest.

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Spring Break in Orlando

Spring Break in Orlando is a popular destination choice for families and college-age adults alike.  It’s no surprise, with all the fun things to do in Orlando! Regardless of the ages in your family or group, there is something for everyone in Orlando during Spring Break.

Spring Break in Orlando Theme Parks

Disney World is celebrating 50 years and there is plenty to see and do at their theme parks. This year, families can enjoy the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival at Disney World.  This festival showcases some amazing topiary figures of Disney characters, as well as beautiful and colorful displays of flowers, live music, kids’ games, outdoor kitchens, and more.

Jurassic World VelociCoasterDepending upon when your Spring Break is, Universal Studios Orlando will most likely still be celebrating Mardi Gras. Street performers, free concerts, parades (on select nights), Cajun cuisine, and New Orleans bands in the French Quarter are just a few of the features to enjoy. Did you know? A limited number of spots on the parade floats are available for you to toss beads to the crowd! Depending upon your age, you will also enjoy the new VelociCoaster now open in Jurassic Park.

SeaWorld Orlando is always a great place to visit, and during Spring Break they have many special events to enjoy. These include the Seven Seas Food Festival, Mardi Gras, and a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. You won’t want to miss out on riding one of the most anticipated rides of 2022 – the Ice Breaker roller coaster!

Other Spring Break Venues

Everyone is hopeful that the Spring Training games will begin soon. The Grapefruit League plays at several locations throughout Florida. A few are within a few hours’ drive from Orlando.

Orlando Science Center offers Spring Break camps for members and non-members with kids grades K-5. These camps are always great fun with loads of learning. The center will also be hosting a Kids Night at the Museum on Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Springs & State Parks such as Wekiwa Springs and Blue Spring State Park offer a full day of fun in the sun and water. Of course, you can always take a short trip to one of Central Florida’s beaches. Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, and Clearwater Beach are ideal for families or college-aged spring breakers.

Spring Break Events: If you are looking for some fun events to attend over spring break, check out My Area 407’s featured list of events. They list festivals, camps, concerts, bar specials and more.

Spring Break in Orlando

When you arrive at Capone’s be prepared! All of the cast is in character at all times. This can be a fun time for that rowdy bunch of yours to cut loose and have some fun. Those that tend to be a fuddy-duddy, well, leave them at home or in the hotel. This is a blast from the past for anyone looking to have FUN on Spring Break. You know the type, the wise guy that writes a message using sunscreen on a BFF that has passed-out in the sun.

Enjoy Orlando/Kissimmee

Take this time to enjoy the great primary theme parks, as well as many lesser-known attractions.  You can find a complete listing of all the attractions: primary, secondary, water parks, museums, animal attractions, natural attractions, etc. in our attractions guide.  Spring break is also a great time of year to take advantage of some of the great shows listed in our dinner show guide, including the fabulous Capone’s dinner and show. Use the following link to get 50% off your tickets!

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Dinner Show Takes a Break – Big Game Statistics

Capone’s Dinner & Show will be closed Sunday, February 13, 2022.

For the past 7 years, me (Al) and the gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show did NOT offer a Super Show as an alternative to the Super Bowl. The mobsters took a much-appreciated break. The gang is doin’ it again. We will be closed Sunday, February 13, 2022.

Big Game LVI

Instead of a Kissimmee dinner show that’ll knock your socks off, the wise guys & gals have put together some fun statistics that jus’ might knock the wind right outta yous. The figures behind how much money Americans spend for the big event will make even the Big Bosses squirm. We’re talkin’ billions on merchandise (food, team apparel and TVs), millions on bets, an average game ticket price is $9,590 and many more brow-raising expenses. Here are some other interestin’ facts ‘bout Sunday’s game.

Super Bowl LVI

  • The game will be played between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals, marking the first time where both starting quarterbacks have a career losing record in the regular season. (Stafford: 86-95-1, Burrow: 12-13-1).l.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals will be playing in their third-ever Super Bowl, losing both of their previous appearances in 1981 and 1988. Cincinnati is one of five franchises to play in multiple Super Bowls without ever winning.
  • The Rams will be playing in their fifth Super Bowl in franchise history. The Rams are 1-3 SU and 0-3-1 ATS in those four games.
  • This will be the second time in Super Bowl history where two quarterbacks drafted No. 1 overall will face each other in the championship game. In the previous matchup, Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos defeated Cam Newton’s Panthers 24-10 at Super Bowl 50.

Super Bowl Ticket Sales

  • Ticket prices for Super Bowl 56 start at $5,000 after fees, with some of the most expensive at nearly $50,000  – Unlike our Kissimmee buffet, there are no half-price tickets.
  • In 1967 championship game tickets topped out at $12 each, and the “secondary market” consisted only of ticket scalpers outside the L.A. Coliseum.

Advertising, TV & Radio

  • Viewership in the U.S. is estimated at well over 100 million people.
  • A 30-second spot for an ad during Super Bowl LVI is reportedly selling for $6.5 million. That’s up nearly $1 million from the 2021 average of $5.6 million. A 30-second commercial for the first Super Bowl, played in 1967, cost a mere $37,500.
  • Historically the three most popular product categories that advertise in The Super Bowl have been 1. Automobiles 2. Motion Pictures 3. Food & Candy (does that include beer?).
  • Even in its worst year, the Super Bowl is the most-watched program on American TV by a large margin.

Social Media

  • One Super Bowl ad can drive 110 million social impressions during the game.
  • 2015 still holds the record for social media with 65 million people posting about the game on Facebook and 28.4 million tweets during the live telecast.  (by the way, yous can follow me too @alcaponesshow).
  • 57% of Super Bowl viewers say they will use Facebook and/or Twitter during the game.

Parties

  • Super Bowl is the second-largest food consumption day in America. We eat more food, only on Thanksgiving.
  • 1.4 billion chicken wings will be consumed (four wings for every American).
  • 9 out of 10 fans prefer to stay put in their very own homes rather than venture out (one more reason the gang is not puttin’ on a show Sunday night); 17% will watch the game at a relative or friend’s residence; 3% will watch at a bar or restaurant, while 15% will be tuning in to the event via their smartphones.
  • Next to the Fourth of July more beer is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
  • Pizza Hut expects to sell 2 million pizzas on the day of Super Bowl XLV which is 60% or 1.3 million more than an average day.
  • On Sunday, approximately 8 million pounds of guacamole will be eaten.

Other Fun & Interesting Stats

  • Super Bowls are denoted with Roman numerals and have been since Super Bowl V in 1971. The exception was four years ago when the NFL promoted it as Super Bowl 50, not Super Bowl L.
  • 17% of Americans surveyed plan to purchase a TV for Super Bowl Sunday.
  • About 4 in 5 likely Super Bowl viewers (81 percent) said they plan to watch on live TV, compared to just 14 percent who plan to watch via a streaming service and 5 percent who plan to watch via a mobile app or other means.
  • Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar will perform for the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI halftime show.
  • Country singer Mickey Guyton will perform the national anthem, while R&B singer Jhené Aiko will perform “America the Beautiful” and gospel duo Mary Mary will sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” prior to the game.
  • Win or lose, players on both teams at the Super Bowl get paid. Each player on the winning team will earn $150,000, while players on the losing team will earn $75,000.

After all those wings bein’ devoured and money changin’ hands, a fun night at Capone’s will be in order. Regardless if your team wins or loses, a night with me and the gang is a great way to recover after a big game hang-over. Reserve your tickets at half off and enjoy savin’ money instead of shellin’ it out like yous jus’ did on the football contest.

Capone’s Dinner & Show is open most nights (but not on Super Bowl Sunday). After takin’ a night off, the guys and gals will be super-charged to put on a hilarious show. I’ll see yous soon!

– Big Al
Alphonse Capone