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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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Happy Independence Day from Al and the Gang!

Happy Independence Day from the gang at Capone's

Happy July 4th everyone! We hope everyone will have a happy and safe Independence Day. Our show will begin at 8:00 p.m. on July 4 with a special offer for everyone that attends our show on this National holiday. We are a perfect alternative to the loud fireworks and crowds found at many other attractions. Our show is a blast without the boom!

Come celebrate with us. We look forward to your visit.

Perfect Night for Father’s Day: Capone’s Dinner & Show

After a day of golfing, fishing, or doing anything else a dad enjoys, this is a perfect night for Father’s Day. Attending Capone’s Dinner & Show is a fun way to finish a Father’s Day spent in the Orlando area. Dad and his entire gang will enjoy the dinner and show. Be sure to get your tickets early – Father’s Day is popular around this joint!

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No Cooking on a Perfect Night for Father’s Day

Even if dad is the Grill Master, Master Chef, Grand Pooh-Bah of the Stove, Killer of the Kitchen… why make him do the grilling and cooking? Our chefs have put out a spread fit for any godfather! It’s all-you-can-eat and drink, so no one goes home hungry (or thirsty). There’s something on the menu everyone in the family will enjoy!

New Show is a Hit!

Perfect Night for Father’s DayDad will also enjoy the comedy and action within the new show. Our dames and mobsters are quite funny, and those dancers sure are easy on the eyes! Our looney bunch of gangsters and dames are at it again in the all-new 25th anniversary show! With more audience interaction than ever before, this prohibition era speakeasy will have you laughing so hard the dice will roll right out of your pocket!

Bring Dad to Capone’s Dinner & Show this Father’s Day (June 18, 2017) and your gang (every paying guest) receives a shot glass for FREE! The little tots (excluding infants) will receive a fun fedora! Click here to read about this special offer. Adults cost only $32.99 and children ages 4-12 will cost $20.99 (using this coupon). So you see, dinner out with Dad will also get him a special collectible gift! How great is that?

For the Spiffy Gent & Dame

Be sure to stop in the gift shop and pick up fedoras or boas for everyone in your group. It’s a stylish way to celebrate. Take advantage of the photo op with Dad and your family all spiffied up! Need more reasons to celebrate at Capone’s? Read them all in our article of 25 reasons guests love our speakeasy.

See you on Father’s Day!

Memorial Day Weekend Plans – Fun in the Orlando Area

What are your Memorial Day weekend plans? If you’re looking for something fun to do, here are some suggestions from the gang.

Happy Memorial Day! Memorial Day Weekend Plans

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer for many Floridians. What are your plans? Chances are, they include a dip in the water – the pool, the ocean or at one of our many great Orlando water parks. You may even be planning a barbecue. If you’re looking for something fun for the entire family or group of friends, make your reservations to attend Capone’s Dinner & Show. We’ve got a great show ready for you this Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend Plans for the Beach

Florida's BeachesIf you’re plans include the beach, please follow the driving rules. As you approach the beach entry, turn on your lights and keep them on at all times while driving on the beach. The driver side window needs to be rolled down and music kept at a minimum. Depending upon where you enter the driving beaches, there could be one-way driving, so pay attention to the direction you are to drive in. There is also NO TEXTING while driving on the beach. There are also several no-parking zones in Daytona Beach Shores and in New Smyrna Beach. Ask the attendant at the beach entry if you are uncertain of any local laws. As always, swim near a lifeguard tower. There are often threats of rip currents. Know how to swim out of one. Be on the lookout for sharks as well. NSB is the shark bite capitol for a reason.

Orlando Water Parks

Orlando’s water parks are sure to see huge crowds this weekend. Because Wet ‘n Wild is no longer open, and the newly anticipated Volcano Bay at Universal will be packed (first weekend open), the other water parks are sure to see high attendance. For information about all of the many options for Orlando area water parks, view our Water Park Attractions listing.

Cooking Out

Do your Memorial Day weekend plans include a barbecue? Here are some safety tips from the wise guys:

  1. Fire: Control and watch it at all times and be ready to extinguish it. Know how to treat burns.
  2. Food Safety: Bacteria will multiply on food from the time it comes out of the fridge, until it reaches 165 degrees F. After serving, get the left-overs back into the refrigerator. You’re more likely to get food poisoning that the flu. Not fun.
  3. Instructions: Grills, gas or charcoal, and smokers all have very specific ranges of operation. Know these before you light up.
  4. Location: Keep a minimum distance from your house, garage, trees, patio and play areas. Fires and smoke don’t mix well with these items.
  5. Gas Safety: Inspect your gas grill for problems. Bugs and other critters can climb into little places causing gas to flow where it shouldn’t. At the first sign of problems turn off your control valves, turn off the fuel tank, and disconnect everything.
  6. Charcoal Safety: The number one problem with charcoal grill is lighting the charcoal.  Lighter fluid turns to a heavy gas at a relatively low temperature and should be avoided if possible.
  7. Grease: Grease that collects in your grill builds up over time. You need to keep your grill clean.
  8. Cancer: Cooking (by any method) of meats (particularly red meat and chicken) at very high temperatures until surface charring occurs can cause cancer causing substances (Heterocyclic Amines (HCA)) to form.  To minimize the risk use marinades, do not over cook foods and keep grill temperatures under 600 degrees
  9. Smoke: Smoke from your grill or smoker contains carbon monoxide and other dangerous substances. Enjoy the smell from a distance.
  10. Alcohol:  Grilling and smoking require some clear thinking, so keep a clear head and save that drink for after the fire is out and someone else is dealing with the dishes.

Dining In – Orlando Dinner Show

Cooking out sounds like a lot of work to me, so why not skip the BBQ and head over to Capone’s Dinner & Show for a great meal and fun entertainment. Our buffet is all-you-can-eat and our wait staff will make sure the drinks keep coming. Take a cab back to your home or motel and send out all the text messages you want! Order your tickets online now and get them at half price!

Finally, whatever your Memorial Day weekend plans, Capone’s Dinner and Show would like to take this opportunity to remember all who gave their lives in service to our nation. We also want to thank all of our veterans and active-duty soldiers for their service. We appreciate the sacrifices you and your family have made for our freedom. Be sure to take advantage of our military discount.

After your day of activities, we’d like to invite you to an evening of fun and dining at our Orlando dinner show. Our theater is air conditioned and we serve up a great dinner buffet and unlimited drink supply. Happy Memorial Day everyone!

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
by Moina Michael

Happy Cinco de Mayo from the Capone’s Gang!

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! It’s a great excuse for a party, however, some things are just better left for others to handle. Al & the gang will leave the sombreros, tequila, tacos and mariachi bands for other establishments to feature. We’re busy with our all-new show!

Cinco de Mayo at Capone's

Some things are just better left for others!

New Show at Capone’s on Cinco de Mayo

The new show is faster-paced, hysterically funny and filled with loads of action. There is more audience interaction than ever before. Not only do the men get to have some fun on stage, now the ladies and children (seasonal) will also get to play a part! It’s all a part of our 25th anniversary party, where YOU get the presents.

Purchase Half Price Tickets Now

As always, we feature cold Bud Light Draft and other drinks – all included in your ticket and unlimited. Skip the tacos tonight and fill up with a huge selection of fresh, hot Italian/American favorites. With such a large buffet, you’ll be ready for a siesta. Good luck with that though… You’ll have a hard time getting any rest during our new show. It’s raucous fun and the gangster shoot out is full of action. Everyone has a chance at winning prizes!

Skip wearing a sombrero tonight and sport a fedora or a feathered boa on Cinco de Mayo. Spend it with the gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show. Instead of Mexico, you’ll think you’ve landed back in prohibition times in the heart of gangland Chicago. If not, there are plenty of other late-night parties to go to if you want to wear a sombrero and celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Orlando.

Wherever you decide to enjoy the festivities, don’t forget to plan ahead for a designated driver or a cab….. drink responsibly.

Diviértase y Disfrute de la Celebración!