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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 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 three 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.

Half-Price Tickets

The menu during the holiday show at Capone’s includes an all-you-can-eat 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. 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 $65.99 plus tax per adult and $41.99 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: 32.99 + tax = $35.46 and Child: 20.99 + tax = $22.56) 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 $36!

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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Halloween Alternative – Capone’s Dinner & Show

Are you a person that does NOT like to be scared? What should you do as a Halloween alternative? Halloween has become a huge event in Orlando. Every theme park offers costume events or terror-related experiences. I get scared just driving down I-4, so I would much rather skip this holiday and find a fun Halloween alternative!

No Witches at this Orlando Dinner Show

Witch prohibition: Halloween alternatives that skip the witches

Scary Things to do in Orlando & Nearby

There are plenty of scary things to do, other than events at the theme parks. Just up the road, in Cassadaga are all types of spiritual encounters. Did you know that there are several haunted places in and around Orlando? There are several tour companies that will guide you through various haunted places in Orlando, Kissimmee, Tampa and Ybor City. There is even a cemetery that offers tours that can raise the hair on the back of your neck. Furthermore, if you are interested in weird, spooky experiences, check out Spook Hill in Lake Wales. Even the old abandoned KSC Launch Pad of Apollo 1 is believed to be haunted by ghosts of three astronauts who lost their lives in a tragic fire.

Additionally, haunted houses are plenty around town. Check out this map of haunted houses in Orlando. Want to sleep with ghosts? Make reservations at any of these three hotels in Orlando where guests have reported seeing ghosts:

  • Crowne Plaza – vague reports of a ghostly entity inhabiting room 621.
  • Super 8 International Drive – room 206 has long been considered a haunted hot-spot in this Orlando hotel.
  • Peabody Hotel (rebranded to Hyatt) – built in 1986, there are claims that a number of people have committed suicide in the building over the years, and that their spirits can sometimes be seen roaming the hallways.

Halloween Alternatives That are Not Scary

Halloween alternatives are events that are not scary, but still Halloween-related. You can participate in several 5K runs and walks scheduled for this weekend. Runners and walkers will be in costume. They contribute to charities that really need our support. Then there are costume contests you can find in nearly every neighborhood, town and county. There are even costume contests for pets! Another Halloween alternative involves trick-or-treating in shopping centers and malls. Fun and safe for your children, with an added benefit of getting a jump on your holiday shopping! While looking for a great list of events, check out News 13’s list of Halloween alternatives.

Best Halloween Alternative That Has Nothing to do with Halloween

Halloween Alternative - Capone's Dinner & Show

If you avoid frights whenever possible, Halloween is a great opportunity to check out an Orlando dinner show. There are several to choose from, but the best value is Capone’s Dinner & Show. Instead of a sinking feeling in your stomach from the result of pure terror, your belly may jiggle from all of the laughter. It’s fun. Not frightful. I think there are a lot of folks out there like me, who’d rather skip the candy handouts and tricks being played upon them. Instead, enjoy an evening out celebrating an era of our history when prohibition (not witches) ruled.

What a Treat!

At Capone’s Dinner & Show, you can purchase your tickets in advance and receive 50% off. Besides being fun, it is the best value of all the Orlando dinner shows. If you decide to take in the show on Halloween night, you’ll even get a treat to take home (not the candy-kind either). No tricks involved! You may have to skip the sweets after you hit the all-you-can-eat dinner buffet. Dessert is offered…if you have room! The drinks will keep coming all evening too. The wait staff work very hard to accommodate every guest, even if they do have that ‘made’ attitude. It’s all part of the act, so loosen up and enjoy!

Al and the gang want to remind you that costume accessories are available in the Gift Shop. Need a fedora? How about a flapper headband or boa? Stop by if you are in need of gangster costume ideas!

Finally, Capone’s is a great Halloween alternative in Orlando. Kids enjoy it too, but you may have a hard time getting them to a dinner theatre on Halloween night. Good news is, Capone’s is open every night of the year, so bring the kids some other evening. On October 31st, turn off your porch lights and come to Capone’s. They’ll have a treat waiting for you and promise not to scare you away!

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Halloween at Orlando Theme Parks Offer Chills

It’s Fall! Are you waiting for a chill in the air? Here in Florida, lower temperatures will be arriving in the coming weeks. The chills, however, are already here! Halloween at Orlando theme parks offer chills and are filled with spine-tingling experiences if you dare visit them after dark. If you want to have the seasonal fun without the scares, a daytime visit to the attractions is a great alternative, especially for the little ones.

Magic Kingdom“Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party”

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween PartyWalt Disney World opened “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party” at the Magic Kingdom on August 25th. It runs through November 1st. This event lets children trick-or-treat in costume at various locations throughout the Orlando theme park. Nightly special events have a Halloween spin on them, such as the “Boo-to-You” Halloween parade and the nightly Happy HalloWishes fireworks display. Other events are also scheduled just for children (and their parents). Special merchandise with a Halloween imprint is also available as are themed treats. Candy corn soft serve ice cream, anyone? This event is perfect for children. It provides a wholesome fun activity that the entire family will enjoy. You might even feel a chill as creepy colors crawl over Cinderella’s castle. A spell your family will never forget. Tickets are required and are only available on certain nights. Visit Disney’s website for more information.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

Count's Halloween breakfast at SeaWorldIf you are looking for a “fantasea” chilling experience, go to SeaWorld. Every weekend from late September through 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. Visit Penelope’s Garden Party and let your kids have fun dancing with sea fairies and pumpkin fish, as well as create sea-themed art and crafts. If you’re hungry, visit Count von Count and enjoy a Spooktacular breakfast (additional fee). This is a very fun and memorable meal for the entire family to enjoy during Halloween at Orlando theme parks.

LegoLand’s Brick-or-Treat

Brick-Or-Treat at LegoLandAnother attraction where your children can trick-or-treat at is LegoLand’s Brick-or-Treat event. Every Saturday and Sunday in 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, which makes 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.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

Howl-O-Scream Haunted House

Howl-O-Scream Haunted House

The last event for Halloween at Orlando theme parks to start is at Busch Gardens. From September 22 through October 29, Busch Gardens features their annual Howl-O-Scream event on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays after dark. This adult-targeted event transforms Busch Gardens into a late-night party with haunted houses, scare zones and a live show. Ticket prices vary, as there are many “evil” upgrades. For the kids wanting to celebrate Halloween at Orlando theme parks, every Saturday and Sunday kids are invited to Sesame Street® Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends. Kids can wear costumes, trick-or-treat, enjoy exclusive crafts, explore through a hay bale maze and play fall-inspired activities and games. A character parade and dance party occurs 3 times each event day.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando

Of course, tUnversal Studios haunted house.he grand-daddy of all of the Halloween Orlando theme parks events (for adults) is Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. This annual event has already started (Sept. 15) and runs through November 4 on select nights. This years’ nightmares will be brought on by visiting nine terrifying haunted houses, spine-chilling creature-filled scare zones and outrageous live shows. Additionally, guests may experience many of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions.

Ticket prices vary with several options including a Frequent Fear Passes. How anyone’s heart could survive more than one evening at this Orlando theme park during Halloween is beyond me. This is one extremely creepy, scary event!


An Alternative to Spending Halloween at Orlando Theme Parks

If you prefer less-ghastly events. How about a chilling beverage at Capone’s Dinner & Show on Halloween night? Come chill with some gangsters and dames from the prohibition era. If you’re up for a fantastic dinner & show, join Al and the gang on October 31. Dress up as a mobster or put on your flapper dress. Need an accessory? Stop by our gift shop. We have fun fedoras, feather boas, and many other costume accessories. This event is suitable for children, and they are welcome to wear their costume.

An Alternative to Halloween at Orlando theme parks

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Enjoy Fall in Central Florida at whatever Halloween theme park event you attend. Cooler temperatures are on the way, and lines at the attractions will get a little longer when the holidays arrive. Now that can be chilling!

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Capone’s Student Group Tour Ticket Special

If you think it is too early to be planning a student group tour, think again. Orlando area students are getting ready to hit the books and return to school very soon. Teachers and administrators are preparing the 2017-2018 school year ahead. If a field trip or group outing is being considered for your school, classroom or organization, you should consider Capone’s Dinner & Show. They are preparing a great student group tour ticket special.

This may seem too early to think about field trips, however, school is starting soon! Public schools in the Orlando area have their schedules determined by the county that the school is located in. Here are the schedules for the surrounding counties:

SEMINOLE…..Aug. 10
LAKE…………Aug. 10
ORANGE…….Aug. 14
OSCEOLA……Aug. 10
VOLUSIA…….Aug. 14

Perhaps you are a teacher or administrator and have experienced Capone’s student group tour. Why not schedule it again? Become a repeat offender. Your students will never know. Plus, this year marks the 25th year for Capone’s Dinner & Show. A lot has been going on, including a new show! Capone’s is giving away more prizes than ever before. What student doesn’t like that?!

A student group tour at Capone's include discounted tickets.

Student Group Tour Ticket Special

A specially designed program and ticket package will be set up by our gang for your student group tour, depending on the size of your group. Your students will receive some of the best rates of any Orlando dinner show! These group packages are perfect for 8th-grade class trips, senior class trips, band/orchestra/choral ensembles, dance ensembles, boy/girl scout troops, church groups, educational groups, sports groups, student group fun trips, theater/drama groups and any other medium to large group.

Furthermore, a student group tour may receive many upgrades that single ticket purchasers may not even think about. The wise guys will definitely make it worth your while to check out Capone’s Dinner & Show when planning a group tour for your students.

Due to the early school start dates, check out the student group tour packages on Capone’s website. Then call 1-800-220-8428 and ask to speak with a group specialist. This is going to be a great school year and the BEST year yet at Capone’s Dinner & Show. Schedule your student group tour to Capone’s and get us on your calendar! You’re gonna have a blast!

Caribbean Carnaval Dinner Show – Loews Sapphire Falls

Similar to the Wantilan Luau dinner show, the new Caribbean Carnaval dinner show is now being performed at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. The Caribbean Carnaval dinner show is a ticketed event. You do not have to be a guest at the resort in order to experience it. The interactive show blends the music and cuisine of the islands together for an enjoyable evening.

The Caribbean Carnaval dinner show is performed only on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:00 p.m. The show starts at 7:00 pm. Reservations (tickets) are required. They cost $69-$76 (plus tax) for adults and $35-$40 (plus tax) for children ages 3-9 depending upon priority seating or regular seating. This price includes gratuity, non-alcoholic beverages, wine, beer and Planters Punch.

*show time and ticket prices are subject to change

Enjoy Getting to Know Other Guests at the Caribbean Carnaval Dinner Show!

Round tables, set for 10 guests, are elegantly set and provide a cozy atmosphere. The show itself is limited to about 150 people when food is served inside covered areas. At most about 200 guests can be accommodated including the outdoor patio area. This provides a nice atmosphere to get to know other guests.

Diners choose from a salad station, hot pots, a carving station and a min-dessert station. The menu is comprised buffet-style and includes dishes such as Ropa Vieja (shredded beef), tomato and sweet plantains, jerk chicken, grilled snapper, coconut rice, salads, sides and mini desserts. The Mojo-roasted suckling pig from the carving station draws a lot of attention. Sous Chef Carlos Castano states, “People are amazed to see the suckling pig.” There are plenty of options on the salad bar too, including grilled pineapple, organic greens, pinto bean and shrimp salad and more. Other venues on Universal Studios properties may feature a variation of one or two dishes, but most of these items can only be found at this Orlando dinner show.

Adults will enjoy the rum punch. They also provide a fruit punch which is alcohol-free. Limited beer and wine selections are also served. Kids attending the Caribbean Carnaval dinner show even get their own buffet!

Caribbean Carnaval Dinner Show - Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

An Island Escape

During dinner guests are entertained by performers mingling with the diners. You’ll be welcomed by a stilt walker and other friendly islanders. You may even have a custom song performed just for you!

Following dinner, a lively show is performed. Musicians and dancers take guests on a “tour” of the islands through song and dance. Many guests get in the action. Afterall, who can resist a congo line?

Savor the vibrant colors, delightful tastes and rich sounds by ‘escaping’ to the islands. Are you ready to do the limbo, jump into the conga line or take part in the festivities? Purchase your tickets. Call (407) 503-3463 or purchase online at universalorlando.com.

If you’d like to experience an evening during the prohibition era, Capone’s Dinner & Show is a short drive away from the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Al’s gang of goofy gangsters and delightful dancers are ready to take you back in time to the 1930’s Chicago gangland. Tickets are half price when purchased online. So enjoy the Caribbean Carnaval, then grab your gang and come to Capone’s. It’s a blast from the past.