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Last-Minute Valentine’s Plans

It can happen to the best of us. We wait until we’re scrambling and then have to make last-minute Valentine’s plans. Or… one Sweetheart expects something more than is planned; one Sweetheart hasn’t planned anything at all, or the plans that have been made fail miserably. Any of these scenarios can result in a whole lot of not-love going around. Here is some advice from the Wise Guys & Gals to keep these scenarios from happening this evening (or Saturday) with YOUR Sweetheart… even if you are reading this and making last-minute Valentine’s plans.

Plain and simple last-minute Valentine’s plans… take your “Gal” or “Goon” to a dinner show at Capone’s tonight!

There are still a few tickets available for tonight’s Capone’s Valentine’s Show. The early show option is extremely limited, however, tickets are readily available for the late show (8:30 pm). Either way, it will seem as if you’ve planned this evening for weeks! Purchase tickets online, pick up your date and show up for the show! Or, purchase tickets, call a cab or Uber and arrive at the show ready to enjoy the unlimited drinks included in your show ticket.

Tickets are only $34.99 adults and $22.99 kids (plus tax and gratuity). There still may be a limited number of VIP Tickets available at $46.99 adults and $31.99 kids (plus tax and gratuity). However, since you’ve waited until now (like a true flat tire) and are making last-minute Valentine’s plans, don’t count on those VIP tickets.

Last-Minute Valentine’s Plans 2 nights, 2 shows

Saturday has Two (2) Shows too!

With V-day being on a weekday, perhaps you’re planning to celebrate your love this weekend instead of tonight. Capone’s has you covered there too! This Saturday, February 17, there are also two show times available (5 pm and 8:30 pm). Tickets are available for both of these shows…at least for now. Even though it’s not really, really last-minute Valentine’s plans, attending the show on Saturday gives you a few more days to make it extra special. HINT: Spring for some roses or jewelry to go along with the dinner show tickets!

Pre-order a boa &/or a fedora and get into the spirit & have fun!

Costume accessories are definitely the cat’s meow. Have fun while you’re out for the evening! Get into the era! Cheap accessories can be found in the gift shop if you forget to purchase them online with your tickets. For those of you wanting to be treated like a big boss or significant skirt, Capone’s VIP tickets are the way to go. VIP tickets include:

  • Early admission (enjoy Al’s Four Deuces Lounge)
  • Casino chips for table games
  • A take-home souvenir shot glass
  • Tickets for the Dinner and Show
  • VIP Seating offering our best seats in the house
  • Priority Seating – We seat Valentine’s Day VIP guests first (provided you are on time)

Capone's Valentine's VIP Experience

If you still need to make last-minute Valentine’s plans, just go to AlCapones.com and order Valentine’s dinner show tickets and relax. You’re going to have a great time. Your special someone is really going to enjoy the show, and you’ll come away smelling like…well, a dozen roses! Please take note: the roses are YOUR responsibility…Al don’t want nothin’ to do wit’ dat. 😉

The gang hopes everyone will join them and have a great Valentine’s day today. If not, Al hopes you have a really, really good alibi!

Happy V-day everyone!

Mardi Gras Time in Orlando

With Fat Tuesday on February 13th this year, Mardi Gras events at Universal Studios are in full swing now through April 7, 2018. You can “catch the beads, catch the music, catch the spirit” without going to New Orleans! It’s a party the entire family will enjoy.

New this year: New floats representing a celestial theme. Performers are available before the parade for meet and greet/photo opportunities. Atmospheric music piped into the park.

Previously the Orlando theme park celebrated this event only on the weekends. This year the celebration happens every night. You can catch beads and doubloons by the handful as the spectacular parade winds its way through the park with dazzling floats, colorful costumes, towering stilt walkers, entertaining street performers and dancers. Many of the floats are professionally built by Blaine Kern Studios, who have been creating Mardi Gras floats in New Orleans for over 60 years.

Mardi Gras in Orlando

Mardi Gras Parade

The parade happens at Universal Studios every night in which the Mardi Gras event is held. The parade starts about an hour before the headline concert. Between 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. However, if you want a good spot for the parade, it is not unlikely for people to line the parade route a couple hours prior to the start. Concert lines can start as early as the morning of the event!


Skip the crowds, parades and Mardi Gras altogether…

Purchase Capone’s Dinner Show Tickets!


Since adults will be adults, if you are attending this event with small children, you may want to stay close to the Little Jester’s Parade viewing area which is located in front of the Brown Derby Hat Shop (near the Terminator 2: 3-D attraction). Avoid the Music Plaza area as this is where people line up for the concert and can get a little crazy. Fun if you’re an adult. Not so fun if you are a parent with an inquisitive child.

Mardi Gras Entertainment

Some big names in music will be performing live at the Universal Music Plaza stage. There is also live music in the French Quarter section of the theme park, as well as authentic Cajun cuisine. I can hear the Zydeco music and taste the Jambalaya already!

2018 Concerts include: 

  • Feb. 3: Sean Paul
  • Feb. 10: The Beach Boys
  • Feb. 17: Kelsea Ballerini
  • Feb. 18: Andy Grammer
  • Feb. 24: Macklemore
  • March 3: 311
  • March 4: Phillip Phillips
  • March 10: T.B.A.
  • March 11: Fitz and the Tantrums
  • March 17: Foreigner
  • March 18: Fifth Harmony
  • March 24: T.B.A.
  • March 25: Bush

After you’ve caught all the beads and listened to some great live music, continue the party at Universal CityWalk on Mardi Gras event nights. Your Universal Studios theme park ticket or Annual Pass gets you FREE admission to several unique clubs and bars (provided you’re at least 21 years of age). CityWalk is open every night until 2:00 am.

Additionally, Mardi Gras is included with your Universal Studios admission or annual pass. They have on-site hotel deals as well as Florida resident tickets and specials. Check their website for more information www.universalorlando.com.

Other Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday Options

If you are not the type to attend a major theme park on Fat Tuesday, but still want to get out and do something fun, there are other options. Downtown Orlando will have its share of parties as well as many other bars around town. If you feel like taking a drive, go to New Smyrna Beach. Spend a day at the beautiful beach and stay for the Mardi Gras parade (mentioned here in another post). It really is a fun time. Of course, in Kissimmee, you can’t go wrong by attending a dinner show like Capone’s.

When you’re not at Universal Studios enjoying Mardi Gras, Capone’s Dinner & Show would like to invite you to the most enjoyable dinner theatre in Central Florida. Read our reviews and comments. Our live stage production is enjoyed by all ages and will have you dancing and singing and having a great time before you enter the theater. Tickets are half price when you purchase them online. Save a night for Capone’s Dinner & Show. It’s a blast!

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Fun Christmas Facts – Yule Find Handy

Fun Christmas facts are something most people may not be interested in this time of year. You have so much on your plate, why be bothered with a bunch of holiday trivia? However, Al & the gang at Capone’s have witnessed a few mugs that could have used a little knowledge when hanging around certain crowds.

Fun Christmas Facts

Holiday parties are very popular this time of year as businesses celebrate another year’s end. Families and friends also gather to visit and exchange gifts. Meals are consumed and toasts are made. Then what?

If you are at an office party, you might meander trying to strike up a conversation with the co-worker from down the hall. At a family reunion, you might sit next to an uncle you just never have anything to talk to about. Did you ever wish you could just blurt out something to get the conversation going?

Here are some fun Christmas facts that you may or may not know. If you remember a few, you can always strike up a conversation using one of these facts. Who knows, you might even impress the boss or that uncle!

Remember, one of the fun Christmas facts is that Capone’s Dinner & Show is a great place to have your office party. It is also a great place for friends and families to gather for reunions. Since we’ll be doing all of the entertaining, you won’t get stuck trying to keep the conversation going. You also won’t get stuck doing the dishes!!

Fun Christmas Facts:

  • Electric tree lights were invented by Edward Johnson in the US in 1882.
  • The bestselling Christmas single ever is Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, shifting over 50million copies worldwide since 1942.
  • In 1999, residents of the state of Maine in America built the world’s biggest ever snowman. He stood at 113ft tall.
  • James Pierpont’s 1857 song Jingle Bells was first called One Horse Open Sleigh and was written for Thanksgiving.
  • The world’s tallest Xmas tree at 221ft high was erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950.
  • The word Noel derives from the French expression “les bonnes nouvelles” or “the good news.”
  • US scientists calculated that Santa would have to visit 822 homes a second to deliver all the world’s presents on Christmas Eve, traveling at 650 miles a second.
  • The first decorated Christmas tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510.
  • When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol, people did not know what Christmas trees were, so he had to explain it.
  • There are two competing claims as to which president was the first to place a Christmas tree in the White House. Some scholars say President Franklin Pierce did in 1856; others say President Benjamin Harrison brought in the first tree in 1889. President Coolidge started the White House lighting ceremony in 1923.
  • Teddy Roosevelt banned the Christmas tree from the White House for environmental reasons.
  • The official Christmas tree tradition at Rockefeller Center began in 1933. Since 2004 the tree has been topped with a 550-pound Swarovski Crystal star. And since 2007, the tree has been lit with 30,000 energy-efficient LED’s which are powered by solar panels.

More Fun Facts:

  • 98 percent of all Christmas trees are grown on farms, while only 2% are cut from the wild.
  • 10.9 million artificial trees were purchased in the United States in 2012.
  • In 1962, the first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the United States.
  • Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836. Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907.
  • There are two islands named Christmas.  Christmas Island (formerly Kiritimati) in the Pacific Ocean and Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.
  • There are 3 towns in the US that are named Santa Claus. One in Georgia, one in Arizona and one in Indiana.
  • Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone.
  • Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S.
  • All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 gifts.
  • The tradition of naughty children getting a lump of coal in their stocking comes from Italy.
  • Gary Dahl from California sold 5 million Pet Rocks in the USA in the Christmas season of 1975.
  • The Slinky was the most popular toy sold in Britain at Christmas 1953.

So there you have it. Some fun Christmas facts to help strike up an interesting conversation! Just be sure to tell everyone that the wise guys at Capone’s Dinner & Show are the ones that have shared these facts with you. We hope it makes your holidays a little wiser!

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Orlando Dinner Shows New Year’s Eve Parties

In the past, Orlando Dinner Shows New Year’s Eve parties have offered smaller crowds and a lot of fun. While theme parks are an exciting way to ring in the New Year, many tourists and local residents will select a smaller venue to celebrate at. However, this year, there is only one local dinner show offering a specific NYE party. You guessed it – Capone’s Dinner & Show!

Orlando Dinner Shows New Year's Eve

For many people, theme parks are not enjoyable when the crowds get as large as they do on New Year’s Eve. You pretty much have to spend the entire day at the park, getting there as early as possible. If you prefer to dine out on New Year’s Eve and do something special, why not attend an Orlando Dinner Shows New Year’s Eve show?

Best of the Orlando Dinner Shows New Years Eve Shows

The best Orlando Dinner Shows New Year’s Eve to celebrate at is Capone’s Dinner & Show. If you like the idea of making it an early night, attend the 5:00 p.m. show. Tickets can be purchased online at half price or by using the couponTake the entire family and have a blast!

The 9:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve Gala at Capone’s Dinner & Show is sure to be special. In fact, tickets for the main floor VIP section usually sell out quickly, with the VIP balcony seating a popular choice as well. Call 407-397-2378 or order your tickets online. There are plenty of tickets still available, but you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to make your reservations. This fun show is a popular tradition and is attended regularly on New Year’s Eve. Coupons and half-price tickets are NOT available for the New Year’s Eve Gala. Tickets are still very affordable.

Orlando Dinner Shows New Year's Eve party Capone's Gala

Here are the details for the New Year’s Eve Gala:
  • $69.99 adults (VIP upgrade = $84.99)
  • $49.99 kids 12 & under (no free seats for children 3 and under; VIP upgrade = $59.99)
  • Sumptuous dinner buffet
  • Unlimited beverage choices included with regular menu until the show ends
  • Champagne toast at midnight
  • Snack bar starting at midnight
  • D.J.
  • Dancing
  • New Year’s Eve Party favors to ring in 2018 with a real bang

This party is a blast. Combine your ticket with a “dress-the-part” costume and your ‘selfies’ and group photos are sure to be liked. Share them on Facebook! These accessories complement your NYE wardrobe – a fedora, boa or flapper headband. Other accessories can be picked up in the gift shop on your way in to see the show, however, if you order them with your tickets and enter the promo code “Outfit” you’ll save 10%!

Other Orlando Dinner Shows New Year’s Eve Shows?

In addition to Capone’s, other Orlando dinner show New Year’s Eve parties to consider include Medieval Times. The 9:30 p.m. general admission show costs $79.95 for adults and $39.95 for children (12 & under). It includes hors d’oeuvres, admission to the Museum of Torture, the 2-hour show and four-course feast. It does not appear to be offering anything out of the ordinary for NYE as it has in years past. Medieval Times is located at 4510 W.(192) Irlo Bronson Hwy., Kissimmee, FL 34742.

Unfortunately, Pirates Dinner Adventure, as well as Treasure Tavern, remain closed at this time due to Hurricane Irma. In the past, they have offered great parties for New Year’s Eve. Not this year.

Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner Show, as well as The Outta Control Magic-Comedy Dinner Show, will have their normal shows early on New Year’s Eve. However, nothing special is planned. With plenty of places on I-Drive, you’ll find somewhere to ring in the New Year. See the show early, then make plans out or celebrate at home or in your hotel’s bar.

Best Bet

In closing, if you like large crowds and an all-day affair, get tickets to an Orlando theme park. To celebrate in a smaller venue, which also requires a little less time and money (yet still extremely enjoyable), attend an Orlando dinner show New Year’s Eve party. Capone’s is your one sure bet.

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Gift Cards to Capone’s – Perfect Inexpensive Present!

Gift Cards make wonderful presents, especially for people that are hard to buy gifts for. You know the ones…picky, picky, picky. You probably have a few people like that on your list. Maybe it’s your boss, or your mother, or your friend that already seems to have everything. A present for them needs to be good, but not cost too much. Heaven forbid should you give your boss a cheap gift (or your mother-in-law)!

That is why gift cards make perfect inexpensive presents. A gift card to see an Orlando dinner show makes the present even better! You are providing:

  • an evening out, all pre-paid, the recipient doesn’t even have to pay for parking!
  • a great meal – delicious buffet filled with holiday favorites
  • funny show and fabulous entertainment – guests can even win prizes during the gangster shoot out
  • great memories – how can you put a price tag on that?

Plus, the recipient gets to choose the evening they want to ‘redeem’ the gift! Purchase gift cards from Capone’s Dinner & Show, and you’ll pay half price for the tickets! That’s a steal of a deal!

Dinner Show Gift Cards

As a gift for someone else, or a present for yourself, dinner show tickets make great cheap gifts! Gift cards are sold for $20, $25, $50 or $100 in cash value; or you can purchase an adult ticket or VIP ticket. Cash value gift cards can be applied for adults or children ticket reservations. Currently** ticket prices to Capone’s are $65.99 & $41.99, however, if the recipient makes their reservations online, tickets are half price! With the discount, prices are $32.99/adult and $20.99/child. You can upgrade and include the VIP package for an additional $12/adult or $9/child (no infants – 3 & under). That is sure to impress the picky person!

Quick, Easy Purchase

Purchasing gift cards from Capone’s Dinner & Show is easy too. You can stop by the theater, call in your order (toll free 1-800-220-8428) or order them online. Gift cards are sent electronically, so there is no shipping fee. The wise guys in the gift shop will send it to you – it’s up to you to keep it or send it on to your boss, mother or friend! While you’re in the gift shop, you might find a few other items to stick in with the present.* They have shot glasses, mugs, T-shirts and more.

Gift Cards from Capone's Dinner & Show

Whether you are looking for the perfect gift, a great stocking stuffer, or some brownie points at work, a gift card from Capone’s Dinner & Show is a wonderful solution. While you’re at it, buy tickets for yourself! Take an evening off from all the hustle and bustle of the holidays and see a dinner show. The laughter will do you good, and you’ll enjoy a great meal out of your own kitchen.

The Christmas show at Capone’s Dinner & Show will continue through New Year’s day. This Orlando dinner show is the perfect place to celebrate any holiday, and they are open for all of them. Now get that gift card and cross that hard-to-please person off your list!

*additional items require shipping charges if ordering online or via phone
**prices are subject to change

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