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Parking Fees: Park Yourself at Capone’s & Experience a Bargain Attraction

If you are planning a vacation to any of the Orlando theme parks, make sure you budget for parking fees. Budget for parking, really? When parking at one of these attractions costs nearly as much as a ticket at Capone’s Dinner & Show, yes, one might need to budget for it. Not only have the ticket prices recently gone up at both Disney & Universal, the parking fees have increased as well. Here is a run down of the ‘coin’ you’ll need in hand.

Parking Fees at Orlando Theme Parks:

  • Disney World theme parks = $20
  • Universal Orlando (including Islands of Adventure & CityWalk) = $20
  • Valet Parking at Universal Orlando = $15 first 2.5 hours • $35 over 2.5 hours
  • Universal Front Gate Parking = $40 before 6pm • $30 after 6pm
  • SeaWorld Orlando = $18
  • Kennedy Space Center = $10 Motorcycles | $10 Automobiles | $15 Oversized vehicles, motor homes or RVs

*Prices subject to change.

Admittedly, you get a lot for your money at these attractions. They entertain your family for an entire day, maybe several days. In fact, in 2014 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex extended its operating hours by two hours. Previously it would close at 5:00 p.m., now it stays open until 7:00 p.m. (through Sept. 1), so your ticket value has increased. The parking fees may seem trivial, but it helps tourist to know that incidentals, such as food and parking, must be accounted for.

Capone’s Offers Free Parking

Capone’s Dinner & Show continues to offer free parking for cars, motorcycles, tour buses and handicapped parking. A few other smaller attractions, such as Gatorland and Fun Spot America, still do too. Other Orlando dinner shows, including Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament and Pirates Dinner Adventure have resisted the temptation to charge for parking as well. Let’s hear it for the dinner show attractions! Free parking (and ticket includes food)!

No parking fees at Capone's Dinner & Show

Therefore, if you are planning a vacation to Orlando, make sure you save a night for Capone’s Dinner & Show. For almost the same cost as your parking expense at one of the major attractions, you can purchase a child’s ticket (or an adult ticket at valet price) at Capone’s. Be sure to purchase your tickets online, where you’ll pay only half price! Unlike many other Central Florida attractions that let resellers handle their tickets, Capone’s deals directly with the customer. Without the middle man, they can offer their own discounted attraction tickets without the additional expense or hassle.

Park yourself at Capone’s Dinner & Show. For a little over 2 hours, you and your family will have a blast. It’s great to know a good entertainment value still exists for tourists, Florida residents and us locals that enjoy a dinner & a show.


Al’s Notes for Tax Day – Tax Advice from Capone?

Time is almost up for next Tuesday’s tax deadline, but if you are seeking tax advice from Capone, you may want to look elsewhere. If you’re filing your return online, or using a tax-preparation service, the pressure is on for last-minute filers trying to get their 2016 forms in on time. This year, you have a 3 extra days to file your taxes. Tax Day is April 18, 2017, not the 15th, because the 15th falls on a Saturday this year. It isn’t on Monday either, because Emancipation Day is observed on the 16th, which falls on a Sunday, so it is celebrated on Monday. That has pushed Tax Day back to Tuesday, April 18.

Tax Advice from Capone and his attorney

Capone consults attorney, Mike Ahern, in 1929. Ahern, with other Capone attorneys, filed several appeals to stave off Capone’s 11-year sentence for tax evasion. The last one was rejected in May, 1932.

We don’t have to tell you the problems taxes presented for our own Al Capone. Between 1925 and 1930, Capone controlled speakeasies, bookie joints, gambling houses, brothels, horse and race tracks, nightclubs, distilleries and breweries at a reported income of $100,000,000 a year. He even acquired a sizable interest in the largest cleaning and dyeing plant chain in Chicago. The popular belief in the 1920s and 30s was that illegal gambling earnings were not taxable income. However, the 1927 Sullivan ruling claimed that illegal profits were in fact taxable. Capone never filed an income tax return, owned nothing in his own name, and never made a declaration of assets or income. He did all his business through front men so that he was anonymous when it came to income. The government wanted to indict Capone for income tax evasion, and eventually did.

Tax Advice from Capone?

Now using tax advice from Capone may not work so well today. Al wouldn’t want to give out any advice when it comes to filing taxes, so here are some recommendations from the Internal Revenue Service:

  1. E-file. The IRS said filing online is safer, saves time and gets your refund to you much faster.
  2. Double check your figures. Agents said they see large amounts of number mistakes every year. Be sure to make sure your figures and refund balance are correct. You should also double check all your identification numbers, especially your Social Security number.
  3. Don’t forget to sign it. Your signature is required on paper tax forms, and the e-filing process will walk you through submitting an electronic signature.
  4. If you owe a payment and need to write a check, make it payable to United States Treasury and send it to the correct address.

Forgetting any of these steps could delay the process. If you don’t think you can make Tuesday’s deadline, you can file for an extension that will give you until October 16. There’s no shame in putting it off, just ask Al.

Even though you won’t be getting tax advice from Capone, the wise guys would like to give out one important piece of advice…When you’re all done filing, getting the extension, evading all-together (we don’t recommend), treat yourself and your gang to a night at Capone’s Dinner & Show! Taxes are hard work and if anyone would sympathize with the pain of filing, it would be Al. Let’s take our minds off of it for a night and have a good time! Let ‘the family’ entertain and take care of you!


Capone’s Dinner & Show Easter Show

Capone’s Dinner & Show Easter Show is a great day to celebrate with family. Many folks celebrate with their church family, biological family and/or an extended family of close friends. Capone’s Dinner & Show would like to invite you to join “THE family” for dinner Sunday evening for an Easter show and an all-you-can-eat buffet.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Arrive early and have a soft drink ($3.00) or alcoholic beverage at Al’s Hideaway Bar (1 drink minimum required) or simply wait for our doors to open as characters from the show introduce a little 1930’s gangster attitude. It’s all in fun, and appropriate for all ages.

Have Fun with Bunny at Capone’s Dinner & Show Easter Show

A young guest has fun with Bunny at Capone’s Dinner & Show Easter Show

A young guest has fun with “Bunny” at Capone’s Dinner & Show

If you’re looking for an Easter Bunny, our love-able Bunny-June will stand in and make you feel fuzzy all over. She’s our very own ditzy blonde, along with Fingers Salvatorio (the goofiest gangster you’ll ever want to meet). They’ll have you ‘hoppin’ with laughter during the Capone’s Dinner & Show Easter Show. Read more about the show.

On Easter Sunday, each paying adult guest receives a free Capone’s shot glass, and each paid child ticket receives a fun fedora hat! These makes a fantastic souvenir to take home. If you want an entire set of glasses or a fedora for the gents or a boa for the ladies in your group, check out the Gift Shop before or after the show. There are some great Orlando souvenirs, Prohibition-Era Memorabilia and other fantastic gift items.

For those of you who have already purchased your tickets online at half price, we’re looking forward to seeing you this weekend at Capone’s Dinner & Show Easter Show. If you haven’t gotten your reservations in, you’ll need to get hoppin’ – tickets to the Orlando dinner show are going fast!

Happy Easter everyone!


March’s Grand Prize Winner at Capone’s Dinner & Show

Al and the gang wish to congratulate Stuart Gould for being March’s Grand Prize winner at Capone’s Dinner & Show, on Saturday, March 25th. During our “25 Years of Memories” anniversary celebration we’ll be giving some lucky stiff a grand prize on the 25th day of each month. Next month it could be you! The next grand prize will be awarded on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Make Reservations

Stuart, a.k.a. Stu (now that he is a ‘made’ man) came all the way from Milan, Michigan just to see the show! Imagine that. What a dedicated family member! While Milan (Italy) is known for its high fashion and economic power, Michigan’s Milan is much different. It is a small town with a quaint main street, small mom-and-pop shops, beautiful City park and a genuine hometown feel.

Coming from such a small town, it begs the question, why would our recent prize-winner refuse to have his mug shot, um, photograph taken? It got the wise guys thinkin’ and we’re pretty sure ol’ Stu must be in the witsec program. Guess ‘the family protection plan’ wasn’t in place in time for this now famous winner. Sure hope we haven’t blown his cover!

March’s Grand Prize Winner

Stu (disguised in this photo) was the big winner of March’s anniversary prize.

March’s Grand Prize Winner Experience

Stu’s favorite part of the show is having fun. Anyone needing to be disguised must really love having fun. Maybe too much fun! Is there such a thing? At Capone’s Dinner & Show, we don’t think so. If you leave our show without laughing (sometimes until it hurts), we haven’t done our job very well. You’s may have to bring it up wit’ da boss. You’d have to be stone cold not to at least smirk at some of our goofy gangster shenanigans.

Seems that ol’ Stu liked the entire Capone’s dinner show experience. He had nothin’ he didn’t like. What an easy going fella! Once you read our many positive reviews on Trip Advisor and Facebook, we think you’ll agree with Stu. Of course, anyone trying to fly under the radar probably wouldn’t raise an eyebrow ‘bout nothin’, especially around the high pillows in attendance at this family gathering.

Stu’s prize was 2 Universal Studios admittances and a “C” note. He said he will use the kale as part of a down payment on his daughter’s home, but we think he’ll use it to come back to our joint. There’s nothin’ better than family, right Stu?

Speaking of family, thankfully, Stu has a swell daughter-in-law that told him about our speakeasy. How else would someone from Milan get the secret password? If you have relatives that could use a fun night out, be sure to pass this information on. With only 15 adults in your party, you qualify for a group discount!

Again, we’d like to congratulate March’s grand prize winner, Stuart Gould. Capone’s Dinner & Show hopes that the evening’s experience was the cat’s meow and will be a great memory for years to come.

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February’s Grand Prize Winner at Capone’s Dinner & Show

Al and the gang wish to congratulate James Whelan for being February’s Grand Prize winner at Capone’s Dinner & Show last Saturday. During our “25 Years of Memories” anniversary celebration we’ll be giving some lucky stiff a grand prize on the 25th day of each month. Next month it could be you! The next grand prize will be awarded on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Make Reservations

James, a.k.a. Bad Boy Jim (now that he is a ‘made’ man) came all the way from Thorntown, Indiana just to see the show! Imagine that. If you don’t know much about Thorntown, well it’s a small establishment out in the boonies – Boone County anyway. About 1,000 miles from our dinner show in Kissimmee. What a dedicated family member!

February’s Grand Prize Winner at Capone's Dinner & Show

February’s Grand Prize Winner – “Bad Boy Jim” celebrates winning the grand prize with the cast from Capone’s.

February’s Grand Prize Winner Experience

Bad Boy Jim’s favorites during the show include the songs. The tunes sure can get stuck in your head, huh, Jim? They are ‘toe-tapping jingles that really can mingle.’ Of course the audience participation isn’t anything to snub. Bad Boy Jim likes that too. The more the crowd gets into the act, the better our gang seems to play their part. You never know who might end up on stage. What a riot!

Speaking of riots, we want our guests to know that the weapons displayed in the show, which Bad Boy Jim isn’t keen on, are never rarely used. Al runs a tight speakeasy and knows how to keep everyone in line. Secretly, we think Bad Boy Jim was checking out the Tommy Guns in the gift shop. There’s all kinds of hotsy-totsy items for sell. From coffee mugs, T-shirts and key rings to posters of big Al himself. Be sure to pick out something to help you remember your evening with the wise guys and doll faces. After all, we’re all about special memories this year!

During the gangster shoot out, Bad Boy Jim was probably hiding out in the Four Deuces Lounge or other ‘private’ location. Why else would he turn down the grand prize of tickets to Universal Studios as well as free dinner show tickets (& and T-shirt) to return and become a repeat offender?! Something hinky was going on. The wise guys have insider information that Bad Boy Jim needed some cabbage for gas to make it home to Indiana. Our February winner left with a pair of Cs. Way to go!

The Rumble (News)

Be sure to spread the news about our anniversary show to all your friends. Bad Boy Jim found an ad for Capone’s Dinner & Show in some visitor information he picked up while on vacation here. Let’s hope that’s all he picked up! It’s said, “What goes on in Florida, stays in Florida.” We know that isn’t true in Jim’s case. He’s gonna tell all his pals about being a grand prize winner! Go ahead and sing like a canary!

Again, we’d like to congratulate February’s grand prize winner, James Whelan. Capone’s Dinner & Show hopes that the evening’s experience was the cat’s meow and will be a great memory for years to come.

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