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Magic in Orlando with Magic Dinner Shows & More

Central Florida is truly magical, with a lot of magic in Orlando – from magic shows to Magical Dining, Magic Basketball, magic theme parks & more. It seems people can’t get enough magic. Visitors to the Central Florida area often think it is a magical place. After all, Magic Kingdom is here! However, there is a lot more ‘pixie dust’ spread all around the city in various forms.


Al would like to point out that there is NO magic performed at Capone’s Dinner & Show. After the exposure to all of the other pixie dust in the area, this is often a welcomed relief. No tricks. No sleight-of-hand. No disappearing act. No straight jackets to escape out of (maybe handcuffs or cement shoes – you never know about those wise guys). Capone’s offers plain ol’ gangster fun and a speakeasy cabaret. However, there is one magical thing about Capone’s… make reservations online and bat-a-boom! Tickets are half price!

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A Little History of Magic in Orlando

Cinderella Castle at Magic KingdomFirst, let’s start at the beginning (sort of). Magic Kingdom opened on October 1 in 1971. It was the first of four theme parks at the resort. Guests experience fairy tales and Disney characters in many magical ways. Starting with the Cinderella Castle. It was inspired by the fairy tale castle seen in the 1950 film and became real when the park was built. This Orlando theme park has created a lot of magic. In 2018, the park hosted 20.859 million visitors. This makes it the most visited theme park in the world for the thirteenth consecutive year and the most visited theme park in North America for at least the past nineteen years.

Orlando Magic BasketballSecondly, in 1989, the Orlando Magic basketball franchise was established. Notable NBA stars include Shaquille O’Neal, Penny Hardaway, Patrick Ewing, Grant Hill, Tracy McGrady, Dwight Howard, and many others. As of 2019, the franchise has played in the NBA playoffs for exactly half of its existence (15 playoff appearances in 30 years). The team has been to the NBA Finals twice (1995 and 2009). The games are a lot of fun to attend and fans expect a lot more magic to come.

The Wizarding World of Harry PotterThirdly, Universal Studios brought about its own magical world in 2010. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened and has now expanded its intrigue throughout both parks. Magic wands are purchased in shops. Restaurants feature entrées and drinks featured in the magic-filled Harry Potter books/movies. Rides and décor are found throughout Universal Studios offering numerous magical experiences.

 

The Other Magical Orlando

Once the Magic Kingdom opened, many other magical places appeared. Smaller attractions such as Magical Midway offer fun all their own. Magical hotels and diners opened their doors. Magic Castle Inn & Suites was just one of the many hotels that included the magic name. Villages, vacation homes, and timeshares came on the scene and still exist. Even Carnival Cruiseline has a ship with the magic name.

Close up view of magic show in Orlando

Close-up view of the magic show at Wonderworks.

Want to ‘hear magic’ in Orlando? Tune into the Magic 107.7 radio station. Feel like dining in a unique fashion? Try Magical Dining all throughout the month of September. Looking for a magical dinner show? Check out WonderWorks’ magic show. It has recently debuted a close-up stage camera. Now you can watch the magic show on large TV screens and try to catch the sleight-of-hand magic. Furthermore, you can see a magic show inside a hotel. The Wizardz Magic Theater offers a magic show most Monday nights. They are located at the Seralargo Hotel and Suites, 5678 Irlo Bronson Hwy (192), Kissimmee FL 34746.

Magicians in Orlando

Magic in Orlando by Jimmy Ichihana

Jimmy Ichihana performs on Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Photo by Jacob Kepler.

With all of the magic opportunities in Orlando, it was just a matter of time before the area produced some great magicians. Just recently, Orlando magician Jimmy Ichihana made his second appearance on ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us.’ While he is not performing on television, Ichihana is part of the “See Magic Live” team. He has performed at Boxi Park in Lake Nona and is scheduled to appear at Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster on September 28 at “An Evening of Magic” dinner show. This exclusive restaurant offers an Orlando magic dinner show once a month on Friday & Saturday nights. Various magicians perform. The cost is not for the average diner. Plan on spending at least $150 per person.

Spellbinding Magic

In conclusion, there is no shortage of magic in Orlando. Some magical experiences come at a higher price than others. A number of them last all day, while others for only an hour or two. Some will have you cheering and screaming – others sleeping like a baby. Despite what type of magic you are searching for, just wave your wand over Orlando. Okay…so it won’t magically appear, but it will reveal itself without a lot of hocus-pocus. Above all, the spell of great memories is certain to last a lifetime!

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Florida Resident Discounts – Take Advantage Now!

Florida resident discounts are plentiful this time of year. Capone’s Dinner & Show offers a Florida resident deal year-round which includes a special gift. However, during the month of September, Al is making a deal you can’t refuse …even harder to refuse! Being the generous fellow that he is, this coupon will knock an additional 3 bucks off the cost of each adult ticket.

Florida Resident Discounts at Capone's

Print or screen capture this coupon and receive an additional $3 off adult tickets in September. Some restrictions apply.*

What’s even better about this coupon is that it CAN be combined with the half-off coupon that is already offered.* Guests get 50% off tickets, and there are no black-out dates. Half-price tickets at our speakeasy, AND an extra $3 off with this coupon! Very few Florida resident discounts let you ‘gang-up’ the deals, but our gang does!

Florida Resident Discounts at Capone’s

If you live in the area and have thought about checking out Capone’s Dinner & Show, now is the time. “Anybody who’s anybody comes to Capone’s!” Bring this coupon with you (printed or phone screen capture), show your Florida ID and bat-a-boom! You and every adult in your party will receive an additional 3 dollars off!

You can decide to attend a show last-minute or plan ahead. We accept reservations made several months in advance. If you want this deal though, attend our speakeasy cabaret this month. The coupon expires on September 30, 2019.

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Best Time for the Best Offers for Florida Locals

September and October are quite possibly the best months of the year to visit Florida. With school in session, the tourist season seems to slow down a bit. The weather can be drier and not as hot. There are, of course, those pesky hurricanes to consider. As we have recently experienced with Dorian, weather experts often predict storms far enough in advance that your plans can be changed. Most Orlando theme parks and attractions will work with you in changing dates due to named storms.

With lines at the attractions shorter, you get more for your money. The weekends aren’t too bad, but if you can get away during the week – even better! The cost of admission is less too. Florida resident discounts can be found almost everywhere. If you are a local, NOW is the time to go to the theme parks and explore your own backyard!

Discounts at Theme Parks & Attractions

All of the major theme parks offer Florida resident specials this time of year. A quick internet search will show them on the first page of the search results. Smaller attractions and shows, such as Gatorland, Forever Florida, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Safari Wilderness Ranch (Promo Code: flres50) and Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament also offer discounts to residents.

Additionally, now through the rest of the year, many water parks are also offering Florida resident specials. Huge discounts can be found. Check out Aquatica and Discovery Cove. If you haven’t visited these parks lately – GO! If you haven’t visited the newest waterpark in the area, Universal’s Volcano Bay, now is a good time to experience this awesome addition to the Central Florida aquascape. The weather is still warm enough to enjoy a refreshing dip in the water.

If you are searching for deals on hotels, restaurants, car rentals, golf, and other things to do in Central Florida, there are 3 local websites you need to search. They have all the deals listed and easy to find.

  1. Experience Kissimmee
  2. Visit Florida
  3. Visit Orlando

If you are a Florida resident, what are you waiting for? Now is the time to revisit the parks or try something new. Why should tourists have all the fun? Use as many Florida resident discounts as you can and see what all the buzz is about.


*The $3 coupon may be combined with the half-price coupon offered by Capone’s Dinner & Show, but may not be combined with any other ticket offer, discount or gift offer. It has no monetary value by itself. Existing reservations do not qualify for this discount.

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Adult Field Trips to Capone’s Dinner & Show – Day Trippin’

Remember school days when field trips were scheduled? Students could hardly wait to get to school! Just because you are now an adult doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Schedule an adult group trip to Capone’s Dinner & Show!

Many adult organizations plan group trips to Capone’s Dinner & Show. Additionally, popular county parks and recreation programs also offer monthly field trips for adults. Some nursing homes, assisted living facilities and even HOAs plan trips for their residents. There are plenty of things to see and do in the Orlando area. Day trips include group visits to Forever Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, Orlando Science Center, New Smyrna’s Museum of History, and many other Central Florida attractions. Yet nothing beats a field trip that includes dinner & a show!

Of course, Capone’s is a popular destination for student field trips too. See our post for more information about student group tours and ticket specials.

Field Trips to Capone’s Dinner & Show

A field trip to Capone’s Dinner & Show includes a matinee performance with a lunch buffet. While the normal showtime is in the evening, the wise guys are happy to schedule an exclusive afternoon matinee performance for large groups. You need 150 adults in your party to qualify for a special matinee performance. One of Al’s favorite lines is, “If you bring a bus, we’ll make a fuss!”

Field Trips to Capone's are fun!

If you don’t have a super large group, that’s okay too. Groups of 15 or more adults can still take advantage of group pricing and perks. If you have less than 15 in your group, you won’t be left out. Many matinee performances are open to the public (and half-price tickets are available). This early showtime is very popular, and Capone’s Dinner & Show is excited to have matinees as a vital part of their agenda. In fact, Capone’s regularly schedules matinees for all visitors, whether they are part of a large group or not. The matinee schedule is updated regularly on the website.

Matinee Show Dates for the rest of 2019:
Aug. 22, Sept. 19,  Oct. 17,  Nov. 21,  Dec. 19

Please note: dates are subject to change and reservations are required.

Group Trips & Tips

Groups, such as family reunions also find that a field trip to Capone’s Dinner & Show is perfect for adults and children alike! We know it can be difficult to please an entire gang. That’s why a Speakeasy setting certainly fits the bill. Enjoy dancing, singing, loads of audience interaction and action during the 2+ hours of entertainment. The buffet also has a little something for everyone. Load up your own plate and enjoy the show. Drinks are unlimited and our servers really know how to hustle.

Office parties are also great at Capone’s Dinner & Show. Read our post concerning corporate office parties for more information about bringing your ‘chain gang’ to our joint.

Want to know the best tip for planning a group trip to Capone’s? Make a phone call to 407-397-2378 and ask for a group specialist. Al’s pal can work up the best deal for your group. The proposal covers everything from discounted ticket prices, table selection, even boas and fedoras for everyone in your group. If this is a birthday or special occasion, other options are also available.

Take a field trip of a lifetime! Get a group together and visit Al and the gang. The show, music, and attitude are sure to make a lasting impression. Your group may very well be talking the talk and walking the walk for years to come.

Time to get day trippin’! We’ll see you at Al’s joint.

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Star Wars-themed Dinner Show from a Galaxy Far Far Away

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disney World later this summer. With it, news of a Star Wars-themed dinner show has surfaced on our planet. Travel forward in time and this new Disney dinner show should come to fruition around 2021. That is, if the dark side doesn’t intervene.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is scheduled to open on August 29, 2019, while the Star Wars-themed hotel does not yet have an opening date. This luxury hotel is tentatively named “Galactic Journeys: A Star Wars Adventure.  A restaurant is planned for the very heart of this new universe. It is within this Star Wars-themed restaurant that the exclusive Disney dinner show is assumed to take front stage.

Star Wars-themed Dinner Show

2016 concept art

Package to Include Star Wars-themed Dinner Show

Additionally, it is reported that Disney will offer a multi-day adventure as an “all-inclusive” package. Visitors (as well as local Jedi) will be able to spend two nights and three days enjoying an out-of-this-world experience. Hop aboard the Chandrila Star Line and be transported within this galaxy. Even Droids will appreciate the convenience of an Orlando vacation package.

Speaking of all-inclusive…
Reservations for Capone’s Dinner & Show package everything you need into one low price. This local dinner show has free parking too. You don’t have to be a Padawan to appreciate the great service you’ll experience at this affordable dinner show. You also do not need to wait to experience it. Capone’s is open now, nearly every night of the year. Bring the entire gang – even the little Wookies will love it. It’s a blast from the past, fit for your future Orlando vacation!

May the Future Force be with You

Disney dinner show drinksAs only Disney can do, every detail including the Star Wars-themed dinner show is certainly expected to please. Even Ewoks will love it. Sip some Blue Bantha Milk (from A New Hope) or Green Milk as Luke Skywalker did at Thala-sirens in The Last Jedi. Dine on a feast suited for ‘the force.’ As for the show? Prepare yourself for a number of Jedi mind tricks, as it is sure to thrill.

Finally, only time will tell if this new Star Wars-theme dinner show will actually make a visit to our planet. Stormtroopers prepare. It is sure to meet a few death stars along the way, but nothing Disney cannot handle. Start saving now. The cost is also expected to be out of this world!

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Alternatively, if you are looking for an affordable dinner show, try Al Capone’s dinner show. It remains the best value among a host of Orlando dinner shows. This award-winning experience will please your entire rebel alliance.

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Father’s Day in Orlando – Spend an Evening at Capone’s

With Father’s Day just a little more than a week away, you’ve probably already made your plans, right? No?! Well, you’re not alone. Unless you have a set tradition in your family for every holiday, including this special day for Dad, families often find themselves scrambling to make plans and buy gifts.

Father’s Day Neck Tie giftPlans for Father’s Day range from dinner out, excusing dad for the day so he can fit in a round of golf, go fishing, and to simply let him grill dinner for the family and relax. Popular gifts include, yes, the traditional necktie, cologne, electronics (including phones and tablets), wallets and slippers. Not so traditional gifts are also fun. These include a personalized whiskey barrel, customized grilling tools, T-shirts and DJ lessons.

Did you know…

  • 73% of Americans plan to celebrate or acknowledge Father’s Day.
  • There are more than 70.1 million dads in the U.S.
  • Neckties lead the list of Dad’s Day gifts.
  • There are approximately 16,010  hardware stores or 7,009 home centers in the USA and 22,000 sporting goods stores where gifts for this occasion are purchased.
  • More than 85 million Americans participated at a barbecue in the last year — it’s probably safe to assume many of these barbecues take place on this special day for Dad.
  • It is expected that 102 million Father’s Day cards will be given this year in the United States, making this holiday the fifth-largest card-sending occasion. (Source: Hallmark research)

Father’s Day Suggestion

Regarding your Father’s Day gift and plans, we have a suggestion for you. Bring your dad and the entire family to Capone’s Dinner & Show! Dad & Mom’s tickets will only cost $34.99 each*. Additionally, kids are only $22.99 each *when you use this coupon or make your reservations online. This cost includes the show, a dinner buffet, endless drinks, dessert & more. Plus, this Father’s Day, every paying guest receives a FREE GIFT! A shot glass for Dad and a fun fedora hat for the little ones! Bada-bing! There’s your gift and dinner!

Finally, just call 407-397-2378. Let them know big daddy ‘Al’ sent you and wants you to have half-price tickets and the best seats available. No matter how you celebrate Father’s Day in Orlando, or what popular gift you give your dad, Capone’s Dinner & Show wishes all Dads the Happiest of days!

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