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Capone’s Award-Winning Experience Recognized Again!

Capone’s Award-Winning Experience has received an award 10 years in a row! Capone’s Dinner & Show was first awarded a TripAdvisor honor in 2011 (for 2010). We’ve repeated every year since! Talk about a repeat performance!

Capone's Award-Winning Experience from Tripadvisor

Same Award, New Name for Capone’s Award-Winning Experience

Prior to this year, TripAdvisor honored top-rated lodging businesses, restaurants, attractions, and more, with a Certificate of Excellence. This year they have changed the name to Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award. The Capone’s award-winning experience is based on reviews by travelers on the world’s largest travel site. To be eligible, a business must maintain an overall rating of four or higher (out of five), as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. The volume of reviews received within the last 12 months is also taken into account.

“Capone’s is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award,” said John Kucik, President at Capone’s Dinner & Show.  “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews.”

Helping Capone’s Receive the TravelersChoice Award

We’d like to thank everyone for their positive reviews! Since our experience has been award-winning for 10 years in a row, many factors contribute to our success. The show, excellent wait staff, great ticket value, and a host of other reasons. Not only have the positive reviews appeared on TripAdvisor, but also on Facebook and Google.

Positive Reviews for Capone’s Dinner & Show

TripAdvisor lists our Orlando dinner show as a Kissimmee attraction. So, next time you are online, take a moment to read the reviews of all the attractions in Orlando and Kissimmee. If you are planning a trip away from this area, check out the millions of reviews on TripAdvisor. It is the world’s largest travel site and is a great way to plan the perfect trip. If you’ve been to Capone’s Dinner & Show and have a moment while you’re online, we’d appreciate a “5-dot” positive review.

Finally, speak with your server before leaving the theater if you are ever disappointed in your experience at Capone’s. We’ll do what we can to make you happy. If you have suggestions for our dinner show, be sure to fill out our online “Ask Al” form. We appreciate your comments and suggestions. We’re looking forward to 2021 and building another busy year despite dealing with a global pandemic. We want to have another year of being YOUR choice for an award-winning experience!

Congratulations to Capone’s and their staff and thank you to all of our guests who have sent in a favorable review to TripAdvisor. Job well done!

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Happy Days! Al’s Gang is Bootlegging Again

“Happy Days are Here Again!” This song resonated with the repeal of prohibition many decades ago. Fast forward to 2020 and the same can be sung again, despite a world pandemic.

Al’s gang is bootlegging again! We are opening our speakeasy on a limited basis. We’re taking many precautions (read them here) and want our guests and staff to feel safe.

TICKET SCHEDULE

As businesses re-open, let’s get happy. It means we can go back to work. Get out of the house? Yes! It means we are learning how to protect ourselves. We’re able to celebrate socially, albeit at a safe distance. We are winning!

We can all use a good laugh and a great meal prepared by someone else (Mama Capone). Take all of the precautions we’ve been advised of to heart. Then join our gang in celebration. Let’s get back to happy days!

Happy Days! Al’s gang is Bootlegging Again

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Florida Resident Discounts – Take Advantage Now!

Florida resident discounts are plentiful this time of year. Capone’s Dinner & Show offers a Florida resident deal year-round which includes a special gift. However, during the month of September, Al is making a deal you can’t refuse …even harder to refuse! Being the generous fellow that he is, this coupon will knock an additional 3 bucks off the cost of each adult ticket.

Florida Resident Discounts at Capone's

Print or screen capture this coupon and receive an additional $3 off adult tickets in September. Some restrictions apply.*

What’s even better about this coupon is that it CAN be combined with the half-off coupon that is already offered.* Guests get 50% off tickets, and there are no black-out dates. Half-price tickets at our speakeasy, AND an extra $3 off with this coupon! Very few Florida resident discounts let you ‘gang-up’ the deals, but our gang does!

Florida Resident Discounts at Capone’s

If you live in the area and have thought about checking out Capone’s Dinner & Show, now is the time. “Anybody who’s anybody comes to Capone’s!” Bring this coupon with you (printed or phone screen capture), show your Florida ID and bat-a-boom! You and every adult in your party will receive an additional 3 dollars off!

You can decide to attend a show last-minute or plan ahead. We accept reservations made several months in advance. If you want this deal though, attend our speakeasy cabaret this month. The coupon expires on September 30, 2019.

Make Reservations Now

Best Time for the Best Offers for Florida Locals

September and October are quite possibly the best months of the year to visit Florida. With school in session, the tourist season seems to slow down a bit. The weather can be drier and not as hot. There are, of course, those pesky hurricanes to consider. As we have recently experienced with Dorian, weather experts often predict storms far enough in advance that your plans can be changed. Most Orlando theme parks and attractions will work with you in changing dates due to named storms.

With lines at the attractions shorter, you get more for your money. The weekends aren’t too bad, but if you can get away during the week – even better! The cost of admission is less too. Florida resident discounts can be found almost everywhere. If you are a local, NOW is the time to go to the theme parks and explore your own backyard!

Discounts at Theme Parks & Attractions

All of the major theme parks offer Florida resident specials this time of year. A quick internet search will show them on the first page of the search results. Smaller attractions and shows, such as Gatorland, Forever Florida, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Safari Wilderness Ranch (Promo Code: flres50) and Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament also offer discounts to residents.

Additionally, now through the rest of the year, many water parks are also offering Florida resident specials. Huge discounts can be found. Check out Aquatica and Discovery Cove. If you haven’t visited these parks lately – GO! If you haven’t visited the newest waterpark in the area, Universal’s Volcano Bay, now is a good time to experience this awesome addition to the Central Florida aquascape. The weather is still warm enough to enjoy a refreshing dip in the water.

If you are searching for deals on hotels, restaurants, car rentals, golf, and other things to do in Central Florida, there are 3 local websites you need to search. They have all the deals listed and easy to find.

  1. Experience Kissimmee
  2. Visit Florida
  3. Visit Orlando

If you are a Florida resident, what are you waiting for? Now is the time to revisit the parks or try something new. Why should tourists have all the fun? Use as many Florida resident discounts as you can and see what all the buzz is about.


*The $3 coupon may be combined with the half-price coupon offered by Capone’s Dinner & Show, but may not be combined with any other ticket offer, discount or gift offer. It has no monetary value by itself. Existing reservations do not qualify for this discount.

Star Wars-themed Dinner Show from a Galaxy Far Far Away

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disney World later this summer. With it, news of a Star Wars-themed dinner show has surfaced on our planet. Travel forward in time and this new Disney dinner show should come to fruition around 2021. That is, if the dark side doesn’t intervene.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is scheduled to open on August 29, 2019, while the Star Wars-themed hotel does not yet have an opening date. This luxury hotel is tentatively named “Galactic Journeys: A Star Wars Adventure.  A restaurant is planned for the very heart of this new universe. It is within this Star Wars-themed restaurant that the exclusive Disney dinner show is assumed to take front stage.

Star Wars-themed Dinner Show

2016 concept art

Package to Include Star Wars-themed Dinner Show

Additionally, it is reported that Disney will offer a multi-day adventure as an “all-inclusive” package. Visitors (as well as local Jedi) will be able to spend two nights and three days enjoying an out-of-this-world experience. Hop aboard the Chandrila Star Line and be transported within this galaxy. Even Droids will appreciate the convenience of an Orlando vacation package.

Speaking of all-inclusive…
Reservations for Capone’s Dinner & Show package everything you need into one low price. This local dinner show has free parking too. You don’t have to be a Padawan to appreciate the great service you’ll experience at this affordable dinner show. You also do not need to wait to experience it. Capone’s is open now, nearly every night of the year. Bring the entire gang – even the little Wookies will love it. It’s a blast from the past, fit for your future Orlando vacation!

May the Future Force be with You

Disney dinner show drinksAs only Disney can do, every detail including the Star Wars-themed dinner show is certainly expected to please. Even Ewoks will love it. Sip some Blue Bantha Milk (from A New Hope) or Green Milk as Luke Skywalker did at Thala-sirens in The Last Jedi. Dine on a feast suited for ‘the force.’ As for the show? Prepare yourself for a number of Jedi mind tricks, as it is sure to thrill.

Finally, only time will tell if this new Star Wars-theme dinner show will actually make a visit to our planet. Stormtroopers prepare. It is sure to meet a few death stars along the way, but nothing Disney cannot handle. Start saving now. The cost is also expected to be out of this world!

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Alternatively, if you are looking for an affordable dinner show, try Al Capone’s dinner show. It remains the best value among a host of Orlando dinner shows. This award-winning experience will please your entire rebel alliance.

New Reasons to Visit Orlando in 2019

Visit Orlando (official tourism association) has come up with 19 new reasons to visit Orlando in 2019. However, we’d like to round it up to 20 new reasons to visit Orlando (even though it isn’t 2020 yet). We want to add Capone’s Dinner & Show to the list!

No, we are NOT new. In fact, we’ve been entertaining audiences with our hilarious Orlando dinner show for over 25 years. However, we’re still new to many tourists that come to visit this area. We also added a new script in 2017. So for many guests that haven’t been to Capone’s recently, our show will be new to them. Besides, with all of the audience interaction, every show feels like an original.

There are a lot of new fun things to do in Orlando this year. We agree with Visit Orlando. The following is their list which includes the other 19 new reasons to visit Orlando in 2019…


ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 11, 2018 — Orlando, Theme Park Capital of the World®, will have even more character in 2019 with the launch of new theme park thrills, adventures beyond the theme parks, and all-new places to stay, play and dine. Visitors can get continuous updates on new attractions and planning tips at VisitOrlando.com,  the official visitor information source for the destination.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here:
https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8462351-visit-orlando-19-new-reasons-2019/

A new Sesame Street-themed land at SeaWorld Orlando is scheduled to open in spring 2019, complete with the iconic neighborhood, exciting rides, a parade and more.

A new coaster, in place of the now-closed Dragon Challenge attraction, promises to immerse guests in an all-new adventure at Universal Orlando’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2019.

Guests will enter the world of “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts using new technologies to bring the flat cartoon world to life in this new ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Wild Florida is expanding by more than six times its size to add a zipline and drive-through safari, bringing visitors nose-to-snout with giraffes, wild boars and other exotic animals.

Surfside Inn and Suites at Universal Orlando Resort will open in summer 2019, the first of two new value hotels that will make up Universal’s Endless Summer Resort.

Disney Springs will welcome The NBA Experience, a state-of-the-art restaurant, complete with interactive games, in 2019.

New Reasons to Visit Orlando – NEW THEME PARK THRILLS

Orlando theme parks have experienced unprecedented growth within the past five years, with ground-breaking expansions including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, Pandora – The World of AVATAR and brand-new waterpark Volcano Bay. The thrills continue in 2019 with brand-new immersive lands, rides and experiences to excite both first-time and return visitors.

New Immersive Lands

1. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, opens late-fall 2019. Set on the remote planet Batuu, the area will feature two signature attractions, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, putting guests in the cockpit of the famous space ship, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, where an escape from The First Order turns into all-out battle.

2. A new Sesame Street-themed land at SeaWorld Orlando is scheduled to open in spring 2019. Guests can explore the iconic neighborhood, including the famous 123 stoop, exciting rides, the park’s first-ever parade, beloved characters and interactive experiences.

3. The Lego Movie World debuts at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in spring 2019, with three new attractions based on the 2014 film: Unikitty’s Disco Drop, Battle of Bricksburg and The Lego Movie Masters of Flight, a unique 180-degree rotating theater attraction with additional 4D elements such as smells and water sprays.

Thrill Rides and Family-friendly Attractions

4. An all-new roller coaster thrill ride is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Replacing what was once the “Dragon Challenge” double coaster, it is expected to be one of the most highly-themed coaster experiences that Universal Orlando has ever created.

5. New family thrill ride, KareKare Curl at SeaWorld’s Aquatica offers riders a high-adrenaline, weightless adventure as they “climb” a vertical wave wall.

6. The first-ever Mickey-themed ride-through attraction, “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway,” will open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests will enter the world of “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts using new technologies to bring the flat cartoon world to life.

7. Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, a live show opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in early 2019, will feature beloved characters from the Cars movie series.

New Reasons to Visit Orlando – NEW ADVENTURES BEYOND THE PARKS

8. Dezerland Action Park, Orlando’s largest indoor entertainment, events museum complex, will offer 800,000 square feet of family entertainment. In 2019, the Orlando Auto Museum, one of the largest privately-owned collection of automobilia in the world, will open as part of phase one. The 250,000-square-foot experience will boast over 100 TV and Movie Cars, including dynamic displays of Hollywood Cars, 007 James Bond, Batmobiles, Vespa Scooters, Military and Micro Cars.

9. Wild Florida is expanding by more than six times its size to add a zipline and drive-through safari, bringing visitors nose-to-snout with giraffes, wild boars and other exotic animals.

10. Epic Axe Throwing is the first-of-its-kind in Orlando, a rustic “sport” open to anyone over the age of 13. Guests will have coaches on hand to teach them the art in a safe environment, for a unique new attraction with a competitive “edge.” It opened in late-2018.

New Reasons to Visit Orlando – NEW RESORTS AND HOTELS

With record-setting visitation numbers and newly-added attractions, Orlando accommodations continue to experience significant growth. By the end of 2019, Orlando is expected to add approximately 6,000 new rooms.

11. Disney Riviera Resort, the 15th Disney Vacation Club property, is expected to open fall 2019 complete with a rooftop restaurant with views of both Epcot’s and Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ nighttime spectaculars. The resort will be part of the new Disney Skyliner gondola line, connecting the hotel along with three other properties to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

12. Surfside Inn and Suites at Universal Orlando Resort will open in summer 2019, the first of two new value hotels that will make up Universal’s Endless Summer Resort. The hotels, with rates starting at $100 per night, offer guests a more affordable on-site experience while keeping the perks of Early Park Admission and resort-wide transportation.

13. Margaritaville Resort Orlando is expected to open early 2019. The waterfront destination resort will feature 175 rooms, 1,000 Margaritaville-themed vacation homes and 300 timeshare units. The resort will also include a dining and entertainment district, a 12-acre water park, wellness center, miles of fitness trails and a destination water taxi system.

New Reasons to Visit Orlando – NEW ENTERTAINING EATERIES

From international celebrity chefs to local culinary superstars, Orlando’s food scene continues to reinvent itself, pleasing both distinguished palates and cash-conscious families. It’s why Orlando is among the top 10 Best Foodie Cities in America, according to Wallethub.com.

Tourism District

14. Disney Springs welcomes The NBA Experience, a state-of-the-art restaurant, complete with interactive games, and City Works Eatery and Pour House, which will serve 80 beers on tap, shareable American favorites and live sporting events broadcasts on high-definition TVs.

15. Pointe Orlando, an outdoor dining and entertainment complex on International Drive, welcomes The Hampton Social, themed after the New York coastal resort region, and Lotus Asia House, serving Pan-Asian cuisine inspired by street food vendors.

16. The Orlando Forum’s ROCK Dinner Show is a one-of-a-kind, dining and entertainment experience that brings audiences of all ages through a high-energy musical journey of the Kings of Rock and Pop – from Prince to Elvis to Katy Perry. It opened in late-2018.

Downtown Orlando and Winter Park

17. From the owners of local favorite and nationally-recognized bakery Se7en Bites, comes Sette, a rustic Italian kitchen offering pastas made from scratch.

18. The operators of one of Orlando’s most popular vegetarian restaurants, Sanctum Café, are bringing this new concept to Winter Park, Proper & Wild, serving plant-based dishes that focus on modern food trends.

19. The District GastroBar, a new upscale restaurant and bar, inspired by Orlando’s mid-twentieth century African-American music scene, will feature an open-air patio, beer garden, and a menu with Caribbean flare.

About Visit Orlando
Visit Orlando is the official tourism association for the most visited destination in the United States and, together with its 1,200 member organizations, represents the area’s leading industry. Visit Orlando is responsible for branding, selling and marketing the Orlando destination worldwide, and serves as the official visitor information source.

SOURCE: Visit Orlando