Orlando dinner shows have seen an increase in international visitors. Other Orlando theme parks have too. At one time, most of our foreign tourists came from the United Kingdom and Canada. While these countries are still producing visitors vacationing in Orlando, there has been an increase from other countries, particularly Brazil.

Mickey Mouse waves to visitorsWalt Disney theme parks set attendance records this last fiscal quarter showing a 7% increase in international traffic in Orlando and Anaheim, CA. In fact, 18 to 22 percent of Disney World’s total attendance is from the overseas market. This is great for Orlando resorts, hotels, dinner shows and even some of the smaller Orlando attractions. These visitors come and stay for more than a day or two and are willing to spend money keeping busy for the entire length of their stay.

Orlando ranked 8th in the top U.S. cities for travel in the first 6 months of 2013 (based upon total hotel room nights sold), losing out to some of the larger cities, such as New York, Las Vegas and Honolulu. One reason for this is the drop in hotel rates. Some of the larger chains located in these cities offered huge hotel discounts luring visitors toward larger cities and beaches. Rates in the Orlando area have held fairly steady this past year.

Another reason for international travel to Orlando theme parks, is from tourists putting together their own travel plans, instead of looking for packaged hotel deals. If they shop around for cheap airfare, locate a great hotel deal, they can then shop for discounted theme park tickets of their choice. They do not have to stay and do as a packaged deal restricts. This is another reason for the higher attendance at Orlando dinner shows by foreign tourists. Packaged deals are very uncommon for dinner shows. They stand on their own quite well, and tourists like to be able to make last minute plans to attend an Orlando dinner show of their choice.

With foreign visitors spending an estimated $87.1 billion on U.S. travel and tourism-related goods and service during the first 6 months of 2013, the attractions in the Central Florida market must keep up the great work of offering a great experience at a great price. The Orlando area depends upon foreign travelers coming here. It is good for every industry.

Capone’s Dinner & Show is happy to provide international tourists the opportunity to see a one-of-a-kind dinner show only found in Orlando. We’ve even teamed up with Kissimmee’s CVB and have a special deal for our Canadian visitors. If you are an international visitor planning to visit Mickey Mouse, and would like to have big “Al” put together a special deal for your group (no matter what country you’re from), let us know! Fill out this easy form and let a group specialist (A.K.A. Wise Guy) hook you up with a fantastic dinner show special! While we may not speak your first language, we definitely speak the language of great deals when it comes to our Orlando dinner show!

Last Updated on March 17, 2022