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Fun Things to do in Orlando This Weekend

Shopping in Orlando this weekend? There are only 3 weekends left before Christmas, and the malls will be packed. It is nice to do something fun in between trips to the outlet malls and shopping centers. Most local residents avoid the theme parks on the weekends. We tend to let the tourists take over during these days. If you are looking for activities the entire family can enjoy, yet don’t take up an entire day, we have some suggestions. Following are just a few of the local, non-theme park, holiday special activities you can check out this weekend.

Celebration Florida HolidaysThe town of Celebration has it’s annual “Now Snowing” event. Nightly Snow Falls at 6, 7, 8 and 9 PM. Photos with Santa, strolling Charles Dickens Carolers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriages, a train, an ice rink and more! The 15th Annual Now Snowing event will run through January 3, 2014. Other special events are planned each weekend. For more information visit celebrationtowncenter.com.

Ice! at Gaylord Palms ResortGaylord Palms’ has its massive ICE! display, with two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures.  Check out our previous post for more information about this family-fun event. It is definitely a fun thing to do.

Lighted Boat ParadeIf you are in Astor, Florida (Lake County) on Saturday 12/7/13, enjoy a morning parade or at dusk, the annual lighted parade of boats! The St. Johns River provides a beautiful scene with floating lights on boats of all types. For more information call 407-290-9244.

Light Up UCFIn east Orlando, Light Up UCF continues nightly through January 5, 2014. Your family can enjoy a winter wonderland complete with snow, ice skating, rides and other holiday attractions. Tickets range from $4.25 to $27.55, however, many activities are free, including the Holiday Light Show and the Holiday Film Festival presented by SeaWorld. Go to www.lightupucf.com for more information.

Winter in the ParkWinter Park offers great shopping opportunities, so why not take the kids and let them ice skate while you do your shopping?! The City of Winter Park has bundled up once again with their annual holiday ice skating rink located in Central Park West Meadow (corner of New York Avenue and Morse Boulevard). Cost is $10 per skater (skate rental included). Group discounts are available. For more information, call 407-599-3203 or visit cityofwinterpark.org/witp.

Singing TreesOn Sunday, visit the 40-foot-tall Singing Christmas Trees at First Baptist Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. Tickets are $5-$18 for the 5 p.m. performance where you can enjoy a huge choir, full orchestra, worshipful dance, powerful drama and a beautiful display of 250,000 lights. A dinner and show package is also available for certain performances. Other event dates are Dec. 13, 14, 15. For more information call 888-461-9824 or to purchase tickets visit singingtrees.org.

Once all of the shopping is complete for the day, reserve tickets for an Orlando dinner show. As posted earlier this week, Arabian Nights Holiday Show, “Amirah’s Wish,” is being performed through December 31. As expected, trying to get a reservation might be tough, as many locals will try to see the show one last time before they close their doors permanently. Expect long “hold” times when ordering your tickets.Capone's Santa LogoIf you can’t get in to see the horses and still want to catch a dinner show, make reservations to see Capone’s Holiday Show online at half price. Celebrate the holidays 1920s Chicago style any night of the week through January 1st. The entire family will enjoy this fun thing to do in Orlando, and you won’t believe how affordable it is!

Whatever you decide to do this weekend, there is no shortage of fun things to do. Get all of your shopping done so you can relax for the rest of the season. If you find you need a great last-minute gift, order gift certificates to the show at Capone’s Dinner & Show. It is a gift suitable for anyone on your list!

National Travel & Tourism Week Continues at Capone’s

Now that summer has officially started, it is time for Kissimmee and Orlando’s theme parks and tourist attractions to welcome the crowds that flood Central Florida this time of year. May 4th through the 12th, helped kick off the summer promotion when the tourism industry celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week. One event which promoted this was Experience Kissimmee’s kick-off event held at Old Town on May 8th.

Capone's Dinner & Show flapper girls at Old Town in Kissimmee

Capone’s Dinner & Show was in attendance at this event and had a great time. In fact, Capone’s is still honoring National Travel & Tourism Week for 2 more weeks! All tourism workers can take advantage of this great deal. A special ticket offer at a DEEPLY discounted rate for all tourism workers is available through June 14th!

From now through June 14th, all Tourism Industry workers can attend Capone’s Dinner & Show for the low price of $12.99 + tax and minimal gratuity ($17.39 with tax and minimal gratuity). This offer is valid for tourism employees only. Proof of employment is required. Want to bring a friend? No problem! We also have a special offer for them. Guests of Tourism Workers can attend the dinner show for $19.99 + tax and gratuity ($24.88 with tax and minimal gratuity).

Just go to Capone’s website to get the coupon/details for this offer. With summer heating up and tourists coming to our area, tourism employees should get out while they can and enjoy a dinner show! This special offer from Capone’s is the perfect way to celebrate. If Memorial Day weekend was any indication of our tourist season, get ready for a busy summer!

Capone's Dinner & Show Event Display

Theater for Kids – Summer Fun

For local residents, summer is often a time when parents are desperately trying to find inexpensive fun things to do. Few families can afford multi-park passes to the Orlando theme parks. Even if they could, the cost to eat dinner meals or refreshments of any kind can really add up. Not to mention the gas to get there, parking fees, etc. Wise parents know that summer is a great time to introduce their children to a variety of learning experiences without the kids realizing they are learning something while doing it! Museums and parks are great fun and are often free. If you want to expose your children to theater, it too is now an affordable option.

Remember reading to your kids when they were young? Remember the classic fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? What a great story! July 7 through August 7 (except on Mondays) you can reintroduce your child to the little girl that lives in the woods and the wicked queen who wants to be the most beautiful woman in the kingdom. Being performed at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center at 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando, this production costs $9/seat on week days and $10/seat on weekends. Tip: Go to the event’s web site and download a coloring sheet for your child to color. Bring it to the box office and you’ll get $2 off one of your tickets! (subject to availability)

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater is really upping the entire theater experience for children this summer with this production. Not only will kids see a great theater performance, they can participate in fairy tale readings at local businesses in the morning (July 9 at 11 am at the Barnes and Noble on Colonial Dr.) for free. Also free are smoothie samples at Saturday’s 2pm matinee (July 9) and free gnome hats thanks to the Virgin Olive Market at all of the performances. It is nice to see the Orlando Magic’s support of the Theater for Young Audiences Series as well as UCF and the United Arts of Central Florida. With their support and the State of Florida’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, many local youth will have fun this summer and be able to get involved with theater.

Later in the Fall, the Theater for Young Audience Season will present a musical adaptation of Miss Nelson is Missing (Oct. 20 – Nov. 19) and next year Charlotte’s Web (Mar. 29 – April 29). These shows are a great way to launch your child’s appreciation for theater, not to mention an inexpensive evening for the entire family. Whether you are eating dinner at the nearby White Wolf Cafe, or the Wendy’s down the street, dinner and a show is affordable fun for the entire family.

Capone’s Dinner & Show would like to invite all local residents to enjoy their theater experience too! We offer a Florida discount and are a hit with kids of all ages. We’re located in South Orlando/West Kissimmee on Hwy. 192. There is no fee to park and our tickets can be purchased online at half price! After you’ve introduced your child to theater this summer at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, head for Capone’s Dinner & Show. You’ll be glad you did!

Orlando Dinner Show News

Within the Orlando area, you are given many choices to attend a variety of dinner shows. Be sure to read our Orlando Dinner Show overview on our dinner show page. We even list the primary dinner shows in the orlando area in a directory to help you choose what show you’d like to attend. This page even provides links to the dinner show’s web sites. There are primarily 7 Orlando dinner shows that are worth noting:

  • Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction THIS ORLANDO DINNER SHOW IS CLOSED!
  • Capone’s Dinner & Show
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
  • Outta Control Dinner Show
  • Pirates Dinner Adventure
  • Sea World Makahiki Luau THIS ORLANDO DINNER SHOW IS CLOSED!
  • Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner Show

RECENT NEWS:

There are still dozens of local web sites listing Dixie Stampede as a choice, but unless you want to drive to Myrtle Beach, S.C, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. or Branson, MO, you’ll not find Dolly Parton’s dinner show here in Florida. Orlando’s Dixie Stampede show closed rather abruptly in 2008 after a short 5-year existence. Many web sites will continue to list the Dixie Stampede as a dinner show option here in Orlando simply to keep the search term active on their web site. It has had a surge of interest lately with the Myrtle Beach dinner show recently being revamped with a pirate theme. It has been renamed Pirate Voyage. The building has had an $11 million renovation, and Parton co-wrote the musical score for the show, which features pirates, mermaids, horses, sea lions and a 750,000-gallon pool. While this theme seems like it would do well in Orlando with all of the recent Pirate hype, there has been no mention of the Dixie Stampede, now Pirate Voyage, returning to the Orlando Dinner Show market place.

Speaking of Pirates, the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure on International Drive in Orlando is working on revamping their show. The new story, “The Curse of Poseidon’s Treasure” was to debut last week around June 29th. As of this writing, no word has been announced as to how or if the new show has taken stage. It is already being performed at their California location. The story line is about modern-day explorers who stumble upon a ship who participate in all new competitions and games. New special effects create the illusion of the ship disappearing! If you’ve seen the new show, feel free to leave a comment below about your experience.

Medieval Times has added a Knight School for Kids this summer. Prior to dinner, kids that arrive an hour early and sign up (first come, first served) can participate in a weapons demonstration as well as learn about what type of training is required to become a knight. This 8-week program is only offered July 3, 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28 and is for children ages 5 to 12. Trainees must wear closed-toe shoes with backs. Prior to heading to the dinner show, the young participants are knighted by King Phillippe.

Capone’s Dinner & Show has recently added the Facebook “Like” button to all of their blog posts. If you like a particular article, please “like” it and help us spread our dinner show news to all of your friends. By now you’ve already “liked” us on our facebook page. If you haven’t, you’re missing out on a lot of cool promotions, not to mention occasional free tickets! There have been several very popular give-away’s for our fans. Capone’s Dinner & Show has also recently added the Google +1 button to some of their web site pages. You can locate this button at the bottom of the home page as well as some of the other primary pages. As we test this new feature out, go ahead and click on the +1 button so when your friends also find our listing on Google’s searches, they’ll see that YOU have already searched our site and recommend it to others.

We feel very strongly that once you have researched all of the Orlando Dinner Shows, you’ll save a night for Capone’s Dinner & Show. It is by far the best dinner show deal in town. Use our coupon and receive 50% off all tickets. Everything is included in this low ticket price – food, show & more. Enjoy Orlando and get out and see a dinner show this week!

Spring Break in Orlando


Orlando is one of the most popular destinations for families during spring break.  And, it’s no surprise, with all the fun things to do in Orlando!

This year, families can still enjoy the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival at Disney World.  This festival showcases some amazing topiary figures of Disney characters, as well as beautiful and colorful displays of flowers, and even live music.  And, Universal Studios Orlando is still doing their Mardi Gras celebrations, with street performers, free concerts, parades, Cajun cuisine, and New Orleans bands in the French Quarter.   Also happening now is the Atlanta Braves Spring Training at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista.  Orlando Science Center will be hosting a couple of School Break Camps as well, ‘A Bug’s Life’ on March 25th, as well as ‘Lego-Rama’ camp from March 28th thru April 1st.

Take this time to enjoy the great primary theme parks (4 Disney Resorts and 2 Universal Orlando parks), as well as many lesser-known attractions.  You can find a complete listing of all the attractions: primary, secondary, water parks, museums, animal attractions, natural attractions, etc. in our attractions guide.  It’s also a great time of year to take advantage of some of the great shows listed in our guide, including the fabulous Capone’s dinner and show.