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Friday’s Feature: Orlando Dinner Show Photo & Review (8/24/12)

Each Friday, the wise guys and gals at Capone’s Dinner & Show feature an outstanding Orlando dinner show photo sent in by a guest, as well as a review (or two) about our Orlando dinner show. We are happy to share our guests’ experiences and hope the photos and reviews will help influence you to experience Capone’s for yourself!

This Friday’s Orlando dinner show photo was sent in by Justin. This was one of the most popular photos submitted in Capone’s Photo Contest held earlier this year. Looks like the young gangsters had a good time dressing the part!

Orlando Dinner Show photo

This Friday, we are submitting two Orlando dinner show reviews. This first review was sent in by ‘AM163’ from Nelspruit, South Africa, a senior contributor on Trip Advisor and was written August 13, 2012.

“Fun, fun, fun!!!”
5 of 5 stars

We loved the show! Even my 7 year old daughter (for whom English is a second language) enjoyed every moment, especially when they chose her to make fun of. Bullet, our waiter, was very attentive and made sure our glasses were full throughout the show. The photo package is good value for money at $30 for a whole bunch of things. The food was lovely as well.

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I will recommend this to anyone.

This second Orlando dinner show review for this week was sent in by ‘Donald N’ from Live Oak, Florida, on Trip Advisor and was written August 21, 2012.

“A Great Evening of Enjoyment!””
5 of 5 stars

We attended this Great Dinner Theatre as a Surprise Birthday Party for Our Son-in-law on July 29, 2012. We loved everything about this Buffet Dinner & show from the Half Price tickets we aquired on the Internet, to the wonderful welcome from one of the performers who was in character as we arrived at the front door of the show for the evening. We arrived early and went to the upstairs lounge for drinks before being seated in great seats for the Dinner and Show. We found the food on the Italian-American themed Buffet to be Hot and Delicious! The show was both entertaining and wonderful and we all had a very enjoyable evening and will definetly be back as we would all like to see it again!!

The wise guys and gals, and myself, Al, here at Capone’s Dinner & Show are happy to accommodate your gang, no matter what age or size.  We’ re open every day of the year for your enjoyment!

Friday’s Feature: Orlando Dinner Show Photo & Review (8/17/12)

Each Friday, the wise guys and gals at Capone’s Dinner & Show feature an outstanding Orlando dinner show photo sent in by a guest, as well as a review (or two) about our Orlando dinner show. We are happy to share our guests’ experiences and hope the photos and reviews will help influence you to experience Capone’s for yourself!

This Friday’s Orlando dinner show photo was sent in by Dave. Looks like he enjoyed a photo op with the characters after the show.

Guest with actors at Capone's Dinner Show

This Friday, we are submitting two Orlando dinner show reviews. This first review was sent in by ‘TheBigDaddy’ from South Mississippi, a top contributor on Trip Advisor and was written August 11, 2012.

“Blown away!”
5 of 5 stars

This has got to be the coolest, family oriented, dinner show that I have ever been to. The food could stand to be a little better but, it’s not bad. The food is all Italian. Our server Micky, has got to be the best I have ever seen in the business. My 12 yo daughter came in with a crabby attitude and Micky picked up on it right away. He had her laughing until tears were rolling down her face in no time. That guy was the highlight of our vacation. We still laugh about our experience there often. I urge you to ask to be placed in his section. We will be back to see this show again! BTW, tip these folks and tip them well when they earn it.

This second Orlando dinner show review for this week was sent in by ‘teenynjigz’ from Queens, NY, a senior reviewer on Trip Advisor and was also written August 11, 2012.

“Great Show! Great Price! Great for whole family!”
5 of 5 stars

I’ve been to The Capone’s Dinner Show twice.
There are always 1/2 price tickets available and it’s well worth the money!
Great idea if your looking for something to do more then just dinner!
I think it’s great for all ages!
The food is OK, usually a pasta dish, meat dish, salad and bread, all you can drink beverages and dessert served at the end.
We really enjoyed ourselves both times.
The staff is AMAZING!!

The wise guys and gals, and myself, Al, here at Capone’s Dinner & Show are happy to accommodate your family.  Thanks for joining “THE Family!”

Knights Battle Between Orlando Dinner Shows

Knights battle at a dinner show

Pirates Dinner Adventure of Orlando got a big “shiver me timbers” last week as Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament filed a lawsuit alleging that Pirates stole the concept for their new show from Medieval Times. The new show in question is called “Camelot Knights Dinner Adventure” and features similarities you might expect. What Pirates did not expect was this lawsuit which seeks lawyers fees, damages and a court order to end the show.

Similarities between the shows include the plot, the costumes, as well as menu items. They also claim the phrase used to promote the show, “a night to remember” was taken from Medieval Times’ phrase “a knight to remember.” It is also alleged that a former employee went to work for Pirates after being employed by Medieval Times and this could greatly impact the lawsuit, especially if it can be proven that this worker was hired as part of a plan to copy the show.

The new show “Camelot Knights Dinner Adventure” has received extremely poor reviews on yelp.com and multiple blogs that have posted stories about it. Most folks primarily wonder why Pirates would even attempt a theme more to the liking of Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (or Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction for that matter).  Mentioned quite often is the wish that Pirates would stick to what they know best, and that is entertaining guests with a pirate-themed show. It makes me wonder if the show, “Treasure Tavern,” introduced in the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure entertainment complex in June 2010 (for adults only), has had similar reviews?

The contest between Orlando dinner shows has been ongoing for many years, but this is the first lawsuit filed between them (that I know of). With so many tourists visiting the area, the battle to lure as many guests to a particular dinner show will continue long after this lawsuit is decided upon. It may, however, alter how new shows at existing dinner show theaters are introduced.

Even now, as Capone’s Dinner & Show is in full preparation of their new show, you can bet it will focus on what they do best and NOT include a Camelot-themed horse and pony show! Marking their 20th year in Orlando, Capone’s will stick to a well-received, very successful and original, gangland Chicago-themed dinner show. Capone’s is not a franchise. There is only one of its kind, and it is right here in Orlando! Other Orlando dinner shows could learn a thing or two about originality. Not copy an existing show? Well blow me down!

Spotlight: Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows

Although we’d rather have visitors choose Capone’s Dinner Show over any other dinner theater, many guests attend multiple shows during their vacation. Therefore, we’d like to provide our ‘review’ of the other shows in the area. In this post we spotlight Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows. We’ll give you our favorable comments – as well as some insight as to why Capone’s may be your better choice – if you’re only attending one dinner show.

 

Read our review…

This is one of my favorite dinner shows, because the cast makes this show. Another area Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows delivers is in audience interaction. The popularity of murder mystery shows is another thing in their favor.

If you are expecting ‘above average’ dinner show food then you will be disappointed with Sleuths. Dinner shows in general have a hard time providing quality meals, because they have to cook and hold it; then get plated, and by the time it gets to you, it’s dry and not hot.

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows Variety

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows features large numbers of shows, 13 to choose from!  Typically, they have a cast of anywhere between three to five actors. The cast can take the worst of the shows and deliver a home run. Doug Bowser works there, and in my estimation, is the best comedic actor I have personally ever met. Try and book a show when Doug is there. I have been to Sleuths when the cast wasn’t strong, neither at ad libbing nor with audience participation. That evening they pretty much stuck to the script, and the show, personally, bored me.

Sleuths is considered one of the best shows in Orlando – if you enjoy murder mysteries, prizes for solving the mystery and a mostly funny cast that makes this show work so well.    Visit www.sleuths.com to find out more.

Some reasons why you may want to choose Capone’s instead:

  • It takes forever to be seated, first you are in a large room, packed in with 200 other people before you are moved (like cattle or a Disney attraction)
  • Food is not great or necessarily hot (Capone’s serves buffet-style so food stays hot)
  • 8-10 people sitting to a table; many times hard to see and you may be sitting at a table with people you don’t know
  • Limited choice of beer and wine (only bud, bud light, red or white wine of unknown brand)
  • Hard to find, off the street at the back of a strip mall
  • Box office hard to find, tucked away in the gift shop
  • No necessarily appropriate for young children, especially those that may have trouble sitting at a table for 3 hours
  • Prime Rib is additional charge, $3 upgrade