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Holiday Show Begins Thanksgiving Day at Capone’s

On Thanksgiving Day Capone’s Dinner & Show opens its spectacular holiday show with songs of the season, festive holiday décor and elaborate costumes. For many families vacationing in Orlando, Capone’s has become a tradition. After all, the dinner show has been pleasing audiences for over 25 years! Adding new features and updated scripts, keep the show fresh and fun. Not to mention the audience interaction, which is never the same two nights in a row!

To add even more holiday cheer, a Gangster Shootout was incorporated into the seasonal show four years ago with much success. It’s full of action! Be ready to “catch a bullet” and win prizes. The gang at Capone’s has really stepped it up with even more prizes during the holidays and a script that will keep your gang on their feet. It’s a raucous-fun time for all ages.

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Thanksgiving Night – 7:30 p.m.

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The menu during the holiday show at Capone’s includes a delicious buffet filled with traditional favorites, such as smoked turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy and more. A separate meat carving station also serves up hot, freshly prepared London Broil Steak and Herb & Cheese-stuffed Roasted Pork Tenderloin and scrumptious ham. Paired with a Soup & Salad Bar and a create-your-own Pasta Bar, your meal will truly be a feast! By the way, drinks are unlimited (including alcoholic beverages) and dessert is included too!

Carved Turkey served during holiday show

Tickets to the holiday show at full price (who pays full price though?!) are $69.99 plus tax per adult and $45.99 plus tax for children ages 4-12. Infants up to 3 years of age are free, however, they do require a ticket for seating purposes. If you purchase your tickets directly from Capone’s web site at alcapones.com, you’ll pay half price! (Adult: 34.99 + tax = $37.61 and Child: 22.99 + tax = $24.71) For those who do not want to make a purchase online, use the half-off coupon and call the box office at 407-397-2378 to make your reservation. This is a spectacular show and meal for less than $40!

Want to be treated like a VIP? For an additional $12 per ticket ($9/child), you can enjoy many perks including an option to visit Al’s Four Deuces Lounge prior to the show. You might even be challenged to a card game by one of the wise guys!

Holiday Show

The holiday show opens Thanksgiving Day and continues through January 1st. Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended. If you’re looking for a great deal on a festive New Year’s Eve, check out Capone’s New Year’s Eve Gala. Tickets for the Gala are full price, but include everything the holiday show includes and much more!

Step back in time to the prohibition era for a night of music, dancing, action and comedy. The gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show is always in character, and always ready to show you a great time. Whether it’s your first time or you are a “repeat offender,” one thing’s for sure, you’re gonna have a blast!

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Al Capone Show at Coney Island Attraction

Coney Island, look out! An Al Capone show is coming to town! During the month of November, a limited number of performances will be held at the world famous Sideshows by the Seashore in Brooklyn. The Education of Al Capone (as if told by Jimmy Durante) is billed as an “Interactive Dirty Dinner Theater About Al Capone.” The limited-time performance will feature a Brechtian Cabaret with a live jazz band, “warm beer and lousy pasta.”

Al Capone Show at Coney Island

Dick D. Zigun, founder & artistic director of CIUSA since 1980, is the writer and director of this production. The Al Capone show “samples” Jimmy Durante’s songs and routines. The words, however, have been changed to convey the story of a teenaged Al Capone. The age when he earned his nickname Scarface. The remarkable setting is only 3 blocks from the exact spot where Al Capone had the profile-changing knife fight 100 years ago!

Al Capone Show with Plenty of Audience Interaction

As with our Al Capone show in Kissimmee, this production will have plenty of audience interaction. Performers, portraying fellow gangsters/dames Frankie Yale, Clara Bow, Frank & Lena Gallucio will involve spectators. All while they hang out at the “Harvard Inn,” a dive bar and known gangster hangout in the 1918s. Food fights, fist fights, even a few murders take place in the audience. Guests are welcome to get up and dance. Also to drink beer and eat pasta (an additional $5).

If this Al Capone show sounds like a blast from the past, get tickets and go to Coney Island. The performances will take place at Coney Island USA, Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11224. Tickets are available at www.coneyisland.com.

Sideshows by the Seashore

Coney Island USA is an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization (and a tax-deductible charity) founded in 1980. Their mission is to defend the honor of American popular culture through innovative exhibitions and performances.

If you are unable to go to New York but love the idea of experiencing a Prohibition-era cabaret, visit Al’s gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show right here in the Orlando area. Capone’s is open nearly every night. You will NOT drink warm beer or lousy pasta here. The menu features an extensive selection of fresh food and cold beverages. You WILL be transported back in time when wise guys ruled and dames were delightful.

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Dinner Show or Orlando Comedy Club?

Comedy is important in our lives. We all need a good laugh now and then. (Read our earlier post about the importance of laughter.) There are many options when it comes to Orlando comedy clubs. Combined with a good meal, an evening out on the town, and you’ll probably have one of the more memorable evenings of your life. Capone’s Dinner & Show offers a lot of comedy in their show. Side-splitting laughter is quite common. However, if an Orlando comedy club is more what you had in mind, rather than a dinner theater, here are some suggestions.

Sak Comedy Lab - Orlando

Orlando Comedy Club Recommendations:

The Improv located on International Drive is very popular with tourists, because of its location having I-Ride Trolley stops (24 north/green 12 south). This Orlando comedy club features a lot of big-name entertainers. It has been a career launching pad for dozens of local comedians. The shows run primarily on the weekends with a few events mixed in on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Many, if not all of their shows are for people over 21 years of age. The menu at the Improv features appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts and beverages (including a full bar). Keep in mind that 18% gratuity is added to every check. Groups can book events at The Orlando Improv.

Bonkerz Comedy Clubs are located throughout the United States. Central Florida is lucky enough to have several locations! Located in East Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Daytona, Oviedo and Deltona, the opportunity to have a hilarious dinner & show won’t be far away. Most tourists seek out the East Orlando comedy club on Colonial Drive. This location is known as the Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center. Shows are featured every Friday and Saturday night with a cover charge at $10 (usually). Here again, only adults 21 & over are allowed. Their menu consists of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, pizza and salads with prices from $6 to $17. A full liquor bar is available. Other events, such as corporate events, bachelor parties, retirements, and girls night out can be held at any of the Bonkerz locations.

Comedy for Families

SAK Comedy Lab is another great place to experience comedy. Of all the comedy clubs in Orlando, this one is least like a dinner show. Their venue is set up theater style with a concession stand for refreshments. The venue is a 200-seat theater located upstairs in downtown Orlando. Shows are held on Tuesday through Saturday nights and are suitable for all ages. Ticket prices run from $5 for some shows to $15 general admission for their popular weekend shows. Furthermore, if you really love improv comedy, you can take classes at SAK. Additionally, you may hire a comedian for your team-building event, or even have a local comedian emcee/host your event.


Traveling to LA? Check out this informative list of the 6 most hilarious LA Comedy Clubs.


Create Your Own Dinner & Comedy Experience

Worth Noting: If you are looking more for an Orlando dinner show, yet want to experience the Improv, see the show, then walk to any number of restaurants nearby to dine. Next door is Fat Fish Blue, featuring a menu of Louisiana-Smokehouse cuisine and traditional American favorites. Even more, there are many other restaurants within walking distance worth noting. They are Adobe Gila’s, Itta Bena, Taverna Opa Orlando, Copper Canyon Grill, Marlow’s Tavern and Maggiano’s Little Italy.

While not considered dinner shows, the preceding Orlando comedy clubs combine comedy with dinner options and plenty of laughter. Other places where comedians often perform are at the House of Blues and Hard Rock Orlando. Most locals and tourists still prefer an Orlando dinner show over a comedy club visit. Usually, the food is better, and the entire family can attend.

You can also find laughs in abundance at most Orlando dinner shows. Read this best list of all Orlando Dinner Shows and pick one. That is, of course, if you are not looking to spend an evening at a comedy club. If a late night or adult-only show is what you’d like to experience, any of these comedy clubs will be great for you.

Best Orlando Dinner Show Option with Plenty of Comedy

Consequently, Capone’s Dinner & Show has one of the funniest improv segments in town. The wise guys and gals are spot on when dealing with guests. Use the coupon or buy your tickets online.  You’ll pay half price! About the same cost as a comedy club/dinner-out combo.

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Now get a smile on your face, giggle between bites and even more, add some comedy in your life!

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Disney Dinner Show Rumors Run Rampant

Disney dinner show rumors have run rampant in recent weeks. These rumors have been sparked by other rumors concerning future plans and expansion near the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. This is the home of two of Disney’s dinner shows.

Hoop-Dee-Doo photo

Disney Dinner Show Rumors False

Of the two Disney dinner show rumors, the one about Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue closing has sparked the most public outcry. We would like to report that this show is not being canceled. At least not as of now. Disney has commented publicly that Hoop-Dee-Doo performances will continue to run, and there are no plans for cancellation.

Or Are They True?

Mickey’s Backyard BBQ character dining experience is also a source of the Disney dinner show rumors. Unlike the statement concerning Hoop-Dee-Doo, the statement issued by Disney did not include or mention Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. The lack of a specific comment concerning this show has helped feed the rumors of it closing. Tickets are still being offered through January of next year, but after that, who knows? Tickets for Hoop-Dee-Doo are available through February. Hum…

River Country water park has been closed since 2002. This area is prime real estate for what is believed to be a new resort located on the shores of Bay Lake. Permits have been filed for a new Disney Vacation Club resort and the area is near the boundary of the Pioneer Pavilion. This is home to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ dinner show, so you can see how these rumors can make sense.

Disney Dinner Show Rumors include Mickey's Backyard BBQ

Other Rumors

Additionally, the Disney dinner show rumors include one of a new show that would be included within the newly built resort. Original plans called for an old west-style town and live dinner show (similar to Buffalo Bill show at Disneyland Paris). These plans were leaked years ago, however, the new plans are reported to not have any large dinner show-style venue. This gives hope that the shows that use the Pioneer Hall will continue and guests of the new resort would walk over to see them.

Finally, the way it seems… There could be a temporary schedule issue during any construction that might take place, but it seems “the show will go on” – for both Disney dinner shows.

The wise guys and gals at Capone’s Dinner & Show would like to invite everyone to spend a night with them at their speakeasy. The affordable dinner show is located just miles from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campgrounds east on Hwy. 192. The prohibition-era themed show is offered nearly every evening. Tickets include a buffet, show and unlimited drinks. Purchase tickets online and save 50% off the original price.

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WWE Event at Mango’s Dinner Show in October

If you enjoy wrestling entertainment and are a fan of “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, the WWE event at Mango’s dinner show is for you. Prepare yourself for leg drops, clotheslines, and cheap shots. This event, being tagged as the “Epic NWO Reunion,” will also feature wrestling superstars Kevin Nash and Scott Hall. The knock out followed by a Q & A session happens Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 12 pm – 3 pm.

In contrast, Mango’s Tropical Café usually has live stage entertainment featuring tributes to Michael Jackson, Selena, Joan Jett and others. Instead, on October 27th, the main event at Mango’s dinner show will showcase WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). A wrestling ring with brawn, sweat, wrestling antics and big personalities will fill the venue. Mango’s Orlando accommodates up to 2,000 guests. Who knows how many fans will show up on this particular afternoon. The venue will no doubt host a cheering crowd. Add to it the venue’s party-like atmosphere and this event is sure to be “2Sweet.”

WWE Event at Mango’s Dinner Show

Hogan will Headline the Event at Mango’s Dinner Show

Hulk Hogan was the WWE’s #1 draw in the world for over a decade. The event at Mango’s Dinner Show will reunite the “iconic New World Order” to the delight of millions of fans around the world. The smackdown will most likely be featured far beyond the International Drive dinner show on the WWE Network.

Furthermore, Hogan was recently reinstated back into the WWE Hall of Fame after a 3-year suspension. Perfect timing to spark life back into WWE’s long-term fans. Speculation gave way to a fevered pitch when Hogan recently tweeted, “October 27th is the biggest day ever, history will be made again in the world of wrestling, 2Sweet HollyWood Hogan 4 Life.” 

Mango’s Tropical Café Attraction

This afternoon entertainment event at Mango’s dinner show is unique. Mango’s Orlando usually features shows Monday through Wednesday at 7 pm. Thursday through Sunday, there are two shows; one at 6 pm and one at 9 pm. While it claims to be family-friendly, if you have children, go to the early show. There are plenty of visuals to keep the young one’s interest even before the adult nightlife atmosphere fully kicks in.

In the future, you can expect to see more concerts and celebrity appearances at this I-Drive attraction area. Hollywood Plaza, an art deco $30M entertainment complex, adjacent to Mango’s Tropical Café, is set to open “soon.” It will feature a rooftop restaurant at 140’ with 25’ vaulted ceilings. Above all, this addition will add more much-needed parking for this nightlife and entertainment experience in Orlando.

Information and Tickets

Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando opened in 2015. Read our previous post and earlier post. It is located at 8126 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. For more information, hours of operation, booking inquiries, menus and more, visit www.mangos.com or call 407-673-4422.

For tickets to the WWE event at Mango’s dinner show, go to hulkhogan.com. General admission tickets are not on sale as of the writing of this post. However, you can sign up and bid on tickets! The top 100 highest bidders will receive VIP tickets that include priority seating, a picture with the wrestlers and more.

In contrast, if ‘skinning the cat’ is not your cat’s meow, there is another Orlando dinner show option just down the road. The gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show does not perform curb stomps, chop blocks or wind-up punches, but it does deliver a great entertainment takedown and an ending that will knock your socks off! Shows are performed nightly* at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available online at half price. Read more about this Orlando dinner show.

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In closing, the wise guys and gals at Capone’s Dinner & Show wish Hogan well. We believe this history-making wrestling event will be a success. May it even be “2Sweet.” Here’s to another signature finishing move!

*Times vary per season. Please confirm on showtimes page.

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