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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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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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Free Beer Here! (and at SeaWorld Orlando this Summer)

Capone’s has always offered free beer for their guests, however, this summer SeaWorld Orlando will also be giving away a brew or two! The summer promotion begins May 25 and continues through September 2. This longtime tradition at SeaWorld is returning again. We say cheers!

History of Free Beer at SeaWorld

Busch Gardens in Tampa offered free beer years before SeaWorld did. They were, after all, both owned by Anheuser-Busch, maker of Budweiser. It only made sense to offer a taste of their product at the theme park. It wasn’t much, but park visitors enjoyed the sample.

Around 1992, their sister park, SeaWorld Orlando started offering cups of beer. It was a nice touch, especially on a hot day. Even the Budweiser Clydesdales paraded through the Orlando theme park twice a day. Then in 2009, a ‘last call’ was announced. The cold draft stopped flowing (for free). Little did we know at the time, Anheuser-Busch was selling SeaWorld Orlando’s parent company to the Blackstone Group.

Free beer at SeaWorld Orlando

How to Get Your Free Beer

SeaWorld Pass Members can enjoy a free 14-ounce domestic brew now. They do not have to wait for May 25, 2019. The complimentary beer is available to guests 21 years of age and older from 10:30 a.m. to one hour before the park closes. To get your free beer, visit the Patio Bar next to Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen. You will be asked to show a valid Pass and photo ID to redeem. Once summer begins, all adults will have access to their free beer.

As was mentioned at the beginning of this post, Capone’s Dinner & Show also offers free beer. The wise guys and doll faces have been serving it since 1992! Prohibition or not, suds are served each evening at this joint. Beer, wine and other adult beverages are included in your ticket. Unlike SeaWorld, you don’t have to stop at having only one free drink. However, you are asked to drink responsibly. You will need to show a photo ID as proof of age.

Speaking of age, Capone’s also offers ‘virgin drinks’ or ‘mocktails’ and many other beverages. This is great for the kids in your group (and teetotalers).

Other Free Stuff

Join the millions of visitors (21 million annually, to be exact) to visit SeaWorld this summer. Take advantage of the free beer. Of course, there are many other, more important, features about this Orlando theme park. New attractions have opened, including the recent opening of Sesame Street land! Also, on select nights this summer, Electric Ocean is sure to be spectacular.

If you like free beverages, you might also like free attractions. Check out our post about the free fun things to do in this area. Skip the busy theme parks for a day and give your wallet a break.

After a day at the theme park or free attraction, join the gang at Capone’s and ‘tip a few’ with Al’s pals. Enjoy the cabaret show and delicious buffet. It’s a blast that everyone in your group will enjoy. See you soon… and cheers!

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Early Bird Special and a Theater Performance Too!

Who doesn’t love an early bird special? It’s not just for retired folks. People of all ages are seeing the benefits of eating a little earlier and having time after eating for fun or relaxation.

Early Show and Early Bird Special

Capone’s Dinner & Show often offers early shows and matinees. One such early show is fast approaching. On April 6, 2019, an early show will be performed at 5:00 p.m.  It’s an early bird special and a theater performance too! Get in for half price – call in your reservation at 407-397-2378 or order tickets online. Have a great meal and see a delightful show. There will still be daylight when you leave the theater. Time to have fun at other places, or go home and relax. Other early shows are listed as they are scheduled and can be found on the Showtimes page.

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History of the Early Bird Special

The first written record of an “early bird special” dates back to July 12, 1904. There was a sale on men’s summer underwear at a department store named Olds, Wortman and King. I guess in Oregon, July would still be considered ‘early’ for summer underwear? Later in the 30s, stores used early bird specials during the first few hours after a store opened. Get your fedora on sale while they last!

Furthermore, early bird specials began appearing with food-related deals in the 20s. Ads promoting “early bird breakfasts” were adopted by restaurants across the country. The term didn’t get paired with dinner and supper until the 50s. However, it was highly popular in Florida, especially in the 80s and 90s. This is also when ‘early bird specials’ became associated with the elderly. It was even written into a script in a 1985 episode of The Golden Girls (set in Miami, Florida).

Other Early Birds

If you’ve heard the phrase “the early bird catches the worm,” you’re familiar with an old English proverb. It dates back to 1605! The phrase is often used to motivate teens to get up early, encourage employees for success and describe morning people.

Early Bird Dinner TheaterIf you live or have visited Clearwater, Florida, you may have heard of Ed Fletcher’s Early Bird Dinner Theatre. If you are in the area, we highly recommend checking it out. Like Capone’s Dinner & Show, this theater has been around for over 25 years. It is a popular attraction in Tampa Bay. Their shows are funny and entertaining. Dinner is buffet-style provided by an onsite catering company. Additionally, a full-service bar is on site. Unlike Capone’s, it is not open every evening and the show varies. Visit them on the web or call 727-446-5898 for more information.

Regardless of when you like to eat, it’s hard to beat Capone’s Dinner & Show in the Orlando/Kissimmee area.  Attend the upcoming early show and enjoy an early bird special fit for your entire flock. It doesn’t take a jailbird to figure out the advantage of getting out early!

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Show & a Little Irish Mobster History

Everybody knows Capone’s Dinner Show is Italian, right? Well, knowing a little Irish mobster history will help connect this Kissimmee attraction to a delightful St. Patrick’s Day dinner show. Leprechauns, pots of gold and four leaf clovers are not mentioned at this speakeasy, but legends of another type are. One legendary figure is even written into the script!

St. Patrick’s Day Ticket Special

A Little Irish Mobster History

There are no shortages of Irish mobsters in American history. Bootleggers, syndicate bosses and notorious godfathers controlled nearly everything at one time around Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston. This dates back to the late 1800s. Remember the Great Chicago Fire in 1871? You know the one…

Late one night, when we were all in bed,
Misses O’Leary left a lantern in the shed.
And when the cow kicked it over,
she winked her eye and said,

“It’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight.”
FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!

This children’s song sprang from the infamous James ‘Big Jim’ O’Leary era of Irish mobster history. Seems his parents owned the barn where the famous fire was thought to have started. The arsonist cow was never proven guilty. However, O’Leary proved to be one of the most notorious Irish mobsters of all times. He controlled the gambling on Chicago’s South Side in the 1890s.

The mobsters at Capone’s Dinner Show also do a little ‘gambling’ upstairs in the Four Deuces Lounge. Upgrade to VIP tickets and experience a little of what ‘Big Jim’ controlled. Have a hot time in the old town!

Looney Characters & Mug Shots

Newspaper SouvenirAnother connection at this St. Patrick’s Day dinner can be found in the second most famous Irish mobster of all times – John Patrick Looney. If you’ve seen the movie “Road to Perdition” starring Paul Newman, this mobster is already familiar to you.

Looney was an attorney who started his own newspaper in Illinois. It was 1905 and there was a lot of money to be made extorting powerful people with the threat of running unflattering stories in the news. After he sold the newspaper business, he turned his attention to gambling, brothels, speakeasies and protecting illicit liquor traffic during the Prohibition era. Like Capone, Looney was eventually sentenced to prison for his crimes.

The St. Patrick’s Day dinner show connection with Looney can be found in a few ways. First, there are a lot of ‘looney’ characters in this show! Secondly, you can make headlines in the newspaper. Press coverage will even include a photo of your gang! It will only cost a small amount of ‘extortion’ money for you to keep a copy for yourself.

St. Patrick's Day dinner at Capone's

Mobsters Meet at this St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Show

The third and fourth most famous Irish mobsters have a direct connection with Al Capone. Dean O’Banion controlled the bootlegging operations in Chicago’s North Side. In the 1931 film “The Public Enemy,” Jimmy Cagney’s character was based on O’Banion. This gang united with the Italian South Side mobsters in their bootlegging operations. This partnership included boss ‘Papa’ Johnny Torrio and his second-in-command, Al Capone. There was a little falling out – if you know your history. Does the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929 ring a bell?

Wanted George 'Bugs' MoranLastly, if you’ve attended the St. Patrick’s Day dinner show at Capone’s before, you may recognize the name George ‘Bugs’ Moran. This Irish mobster shared a lifelong rivalry with Al Capone. Their bootleg operations were filled with back-and-forth retaliations during the Prohibition era. ‘Bugs’ was slang for “crazy” and George lived up to his name. He popularized drive-by shootings when he’d drive by Capone’s properties and pepper them with gunfire.

At Capone’s Dinner & Show, Bugs Moran’s character has been written into the script. He is every bit as crazy but in a good, funny way. Of course, Al’s gang doesn’t want anything to do with this Irish mobster. The cast may even warn you about him. Seems he’d like to take over this ‘operation’ as well. The hysterics will leave you in stitches.

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There are many other Irish mobsters and their history is fascinating. If you’re interested, read about the 13 most famous Irish mobsters. Even without history, what makes a St. Patrick’s Day dinner so special at Capone’s Dinner & Show is YOU! Bring your gang whether you’re Irish or not. Expect to have a good time. Get into the era and let the characters at this speakeasy show you a good time. You might just create a little personal history along the way.

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