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Orlando Dinner Show – Valentine Deals

heart graphicCupid has taken aim and arrows have pierced the plans for two Orlando dinner shows. Both Medieval Times and Capone’s Dinner & Show are offering Valentine’s Day packages. The special offers are good deals and would be a perfect gift. What’s better than spending an evening out with your loved one dining and being entertained?

Medieval Times is offering their couple package for $99* and is available on special times starting February 8 through February 17. You’ll receive admission for two at this Orlando dinner show, a framed photo, a Valentine scroll, champagne with commemorative glasses, a rose, cheering wand and flags. Their show features a competition between knights within a good-versus-evil plot. The menu consists of barbecue spare ribs, oven-roasted chicken, herb-basted potato, tomato bisque, garlic bread, pastry and a beverage. As in medieval times, you will be dining without utensils, so let’s hope your sweetheart is up for this! For reservations, go to www.medievaltimes.com or call 1-888-935-6878.

Capone’s Dinner & Show offers two VIP packages for their couples from February 14 through February 17. For the Orlando dinner show only package, the cost is $79* per couple. Combine that with overnight accommodations and the cost is $124.99* per couple. The VIP package includes:

  •     2 Tickets for the Dinner and Show
  •     VIP Seating (best seats in the house)
  •     Priority Seating (seated first – provided you are on time)
  •     2 Beverages of your choice served in souvenir glasses

The overnight package includes all of the above plus overnight accommodations for 2 at the Quality Inn. As part of that stay, you’ll receive a deluxe continental breakfast as well as other hotel amenities.

Capone’s show has a great balance of action and humor, with a little romance thrown in as well – a perfect show for any age your Valentine might be. Their dinner buffet is filled with American/Italian favorites. View the full menu. You will also receive dessert, and unlimited – yes, unlimited – drinks (including alcoholic beverages). By the way, they do use utinsels at this Orlando dinner show! To purchase tickets you can call 1-800-220-8428 or purchase tickets online at www.alcapones.com.

*plus tax and fees

Shopping Near Restaurants in Kissimmee

The Wise Guys & Gals at Capone’s Dinner & Show have put together a holiday guide of restaurants in Kissimmee near shopping centers just in time for the busy shopping season. Black Friday is only hours away, plus, you know those Thanksgiving left-overs will be around for a few more meals, so why not visit a restaurant in Kissimmee while you’re out shopping?

You have a lot of choices, depending upon which shopping mall, center or holiday special you are planning to take advantage of. Even some Kissimmee restaurants are open 24 hours, so no matter how early or late the specials start, you’ll be able to fuel up for the long shopping season. Dine in or take out, you’ve burned off the calories shopping, so enjoy!

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Beginning at the far west of Hwy. 192: Formosa Gardens Village is a newer development targeted toward the affluent and business traveler. In the shopping center you’ll find quick restaurants as well as some nice family dining restaurants, such as Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Giordano’s Italian Restaurant, Red Lobster and Outback. The kids will enjoy 36 holes of putt putt golf while you are shopping. If you’ve got a biker on your list, check out the Harley Davidson store; they have clothes, parts, accessories, collectibles, and of course, some really nice bikes!

Near Celebration: Who doesn’t like shopping at Old Town?  There are so many really cool stores. In fact, there are 75 shops and 8 restaurants with free parking, free admission and some fun rides. Keep the kids happy riding the rides while you shop, then get together to enjoy some fish and chips at the Blue Max Tavern or pizza at Flippers Pizzeria. Don’t forget dessert – hit the Old Time Ice Cream Co. – for a sweet time! By the way, Old Town has it’s very own Old Town Portrait Gallery, so get the clan together for one of those old time photos that you can cherish for years to come. A great gift!

On 192 towards downtown Kissimmee: Fort Liberty Town Shoppes (unfortunately only Subway has survived the recession at this shopping center), Poinciana Place (Smokey Bones, Asia Bagus, Burger King, China Pearl and Fish Chips & Beyond) and Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores (just off 192 with numerous stores) are small shopping centers that often pack a large punch, as in savings. The better shopping opportunities are in the factory stores, however, if a mall food court isn’t your type of dining, you may want to eat at a restaurant in Kissimmee further down the road.

Within the downtown Kissimmee area: In the heart of Kissimmee, there are plenty of shopping opportunities and the dining is great too. Osceola Square Mall has been a great ‘go-to’ place for years with several favorite stores for the bargain hunter. If you like Fish Tacos, you’re in luck, eat there. If you are shopping at OfficeMax across the way, you can’t go wrong with a meal from Outback or Osaka Japanese Steak House. There are a few other good stores at Vine Street Square. At Town Corral Shopping Center, you can pick up a few last minute items from the Dollar General, a bouquet from Kissimmee Florist, or ship your packages at the Pack and Ship. Your dining choices are Subway, PG’s Wings and Chirico Restaurant. Although there are no official shopping centers in downtown Kissimmee on Main Street, the shops are fun to explore and there are some great restaurants in Kissimmee located there.

If you venture out of the Kissimmee city limits, you’ll find plenty of other shopping opportunities. Read our shopping guide. If you are visiting the area’s attractions, we think you’ll find everything you need within a short drive. There may even be a great restaurant within walking distance of where you are staying. Dining is great here!

Of course we always invite you dine at our Kissimmee restaurant and see our nightly show at Capone’s Dinner & Show. If you live in the area, or return often, think about ordering a gift certificate to the show! Purchase them at half price and use them for yourself, give to a friend, or your entire gang. All you have to do then is call in your reservation for the evening you want to use the gift certificate(s). Give a gift of a fun evening of “dinnertainment!” Capone’s gift shop is also filled with fun, affordable souvenirs. So while you are out shopping this holiday season, stop by. Al & the gang would love to see you!

Orlando Dinner Show for the Hearing Impaired

Capone’s Dinner & Show is excited to announce that on Friday, August 3, 2012 special accommodations will be made to include 2 interpreters for the hearing impaired. It is estimated that nearly four of every 1,000 people in the U.S. are “functionally deaf,” and 19 million adults are classified as hard-of-hearing or deaf. This makes it difficult to enjoy a theater production or movie. Capone’s Dinner & Show is working on changing that and would like to extend an invitation to all hearing impaired individuals to enjoy their show on August 3 at half price!

Deaf SymbolAccommodations are made for other special needs on a daily bases, such as wheelchair access and dietary restrictions, however, this is the first occasion that Capone’s Dinner & Show will feature interpreters for the deaf. “We’re excited to make this accommodation and hope the area’s deaf community will take advantage of this special production,” stated John Kucik, owner of Capone’s. “We’re planning to include an interpreter for future shows, so we’re anxious to see the response. We want to make it possible for everyone to enjoy our show to the fullest.”

The recent announcement of Regal Entertainment Group showing “open caption” movies as well as providing special devices that display the captions in some of their theaters, proves the movie market is working toward accommodating the hearing impaired. Other theater and entertainment venues will more than likely follow their example. While hiring an interpreter every evening at Capone’s Dinner & Show is not planned at this time, scheduling certain nights throughout the year is definitely in the works. Spreading the news to the deaf community to gain support for these special dates is a real need. Orlando dinner shows should be enjoyed by everyone despite their disability.

If you know a deaf person, or a group that represents the hearing impaired, that would like to attend Capone’s Dinner & Show with the accommodation of having an interpreter, please contact Capone’s at 1-800-220-8428. You can get your tickets at half price for the August 3rd show by purchasing your tickets online.  There is a comment box on the order form to include special needs. All deaf individuals will be seated for the best view of one of the interpreters.

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Holidays in Space?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to celebrate the holidays in outer space? How about in another country? Now at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, you can learn what it’s like to celebrate the holidays aboard the ISS with astronauts and cosmonauts from other countries. Now through January 1, the Space Center is hosting its first-ever “Holidays in Space” event.

During this special celebration, visitors can learn about holiday traditions in countries that are partners of the Interenational Space Station, including Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and of course, the United States. A mural just outside the Rocket Garden is filled with information about the holiday customs of each partner country. Decorative wreaths and garland throughout the Visitor Complex add to the international holiday celebration.

A section of the Rock Garden is also set up with a 40-foot-by-40-foot Space Skating Rink with a synthetic, polymer surface. Guests can enjoy 20-minute skating sessions beginning on the hour and half-hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for $10 including skate rental ($8 for ages 3-11).  Here you will also find a 42-foot Christmas tree decorated with Space Station themed ornaments, lights and flags from the ISS partner countries.

If you’d like to watch the crew in space, you can see actual images prior to every IMAX film.  You can even send a holiday greeting e-mail  to the crew. Perhaps you have someone in your family that would rather send a letter to Santa this time of year, instead of the astronauts. They’re in luck, because guests can hand deliver their letters directly to Santa five times daily (10 – 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., 3 – 4 p.m., 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.) through December 24th. He’ll be in his Launch Control Center, located near the IMAX theater. If you’re lucky, you can catch Mrs. Claus reading a special space-themed story for kids of all ages. She’ll make appearances at 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

A team of international carolers wearing astronaut flight suits will perform traditional holiday songs throughout the day. Holidays in Space is part of the regular admission price which is $43/adult and $33/kids 3-11, with exception of the skating, the commemorative 2011 Holidays in Space ornament, and Santa’s special holiday cookies. They are available for a nominal fee and feature a different cookie daily from around the world.

If you’re wanting to experience the holidays from a different perspective, go to the Kennedy Space Center this season. You’ll learn how to celebrate the holidays in another country or while in outer space. Actually celebrating in another country or in outer space is another matter. Unless Santa has been very good to you, you’ll have to let your imagination launch you from there.

Al Capone Merchandise – New Gift Shop Items!

Many people find Al Capone and the Prohibition Era intriguing. It was a fascinating time in America’s history. Gangsters and flapper girls were a part of every day life, especially in larger metropolitan areas. Today, many people like to re-live that era in our history. I’ve seen bars and rec rooms decorated with Al Capone memorabilia.  I’ve been invited to prohibition era-themed parties. As a rule, it is easy to dress for these costume parties, especially now that fedora hats have come back in style!

The Capone’s Dinner & Show Gift Shop recently added numerous items that could be of interest to any Al Capone fan, prohibition era lover and anyone attending a costume party (which, this time of year includes a LOT of people). The “Al Capone Gift Shop” still contains many Capone’s Dinner & Show souvenirs, but the shift has been made to also include Al Capone memorabilia that does not have the dinner show logo. The gift shop now contains Al Capone T-shirts, Al Capone Posters, Al Capone Photographs, Al Capone Shot Glasses and more. They also have gangster style fedora hats, flapper headbands and other prohibition era clothing or costume accessories.

 

Al Capone Poster with Famous QuoteThis Al Capone poster is just one of four the Al Capone Gift Shop has. I can easily see a rec room or bar with these hanging on the wall. They measure 18″ x 24″ and you can buy them unframed for just $9.99.


Al Capone PhotoThis photo of Al Capone playing cards on his way to Alcatraz is one of four 8” x 10” photographs of Capone that is offered in the Al Capone Gift Shop. These photos of Al Capone have a sepia tone added to them and come unframed for $4.99. The set of four make a nice arrangement on a wall in an office or billiard room.


Al Capone Quote T-shirtAl Capone "trouble" quote long sleeve T-shirt for womenT-shirts are always a great way to show your interest in the gangster era and now Al Capone’s Gift Shop has 9 newly designed Al Capone T-shirts. Many of these shirts contain famous quotes from Al Capone. They are designed in a fun way. For instance, this FEAR shirt; from afar, you would only read the word “FEAR” – as if it were your name tag. Then up close, you can read the entire quote. Very fun, and I know a lot of ladies that should purchase the “TROUBLE” shirt! Hot pink on a black shirt – nice! The wise guys at Capone’s indicate more Capone shirt designs are on their way.


Al Capone Mug Shot imprinted on a shot glassIf you collect shot glasses, you’ll definitely want to check these out. One has Al Capone’s mug shot on it. Get it? Mug SHOT on a SHOT glass? They are nice quality frosted glasses for only $3.99 ea. Word is, they will be adding more of these great ‘mug shots’ so keep checking this site for updates. I’ll keep you posted. Who doesn’t need a set of shot glasses for their bar?


Black pinstriped Al Capone gangster fedora hatNow, if you are looking for costume accessories for Halloween, you can’t beat the price on Al Capone’s Gift Shop fedora hats (from $6.99 to $12.99). Even the ladies enjoy wearing these out on the town. They are perfect for Halloween costume parties and come in many colors. They even have some with sequins on them! No properly dressed gangster should be without one of these gangster fedora hats. Many guests attending the show will pick these up on their way into the theater. They’re a blast to wear and quite fashionable!


Flapper head dress/band Prohibition era costumeLadies, you’ll also want to buy a few flapper headdresses. These are a fantastic touch to that flapper outfit for a prohibition era dinner party or Halloween costume. If you are throwing the party, these head bands can double as a napkin ring! A really nice touch for only $6.99 ea. Your lady guests can take them home as a memento of the evening. They also carry feathered boas for only $6.99 ea. Who doesn’t enjoy throwing feathers around every once-in-a-while?

 

If you live out of the area, Capone’s Dinner & Show will conveniently ship any of these items to you. If you live in the Orlando/Kissimmee area, you can stop by the Al Capone’s Gift Shop any time (hours: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily). Have fun browsing their newly-packed gift shop full of Al Capone gifts, memorabilia and costume accessories!