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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.

Disney Dinner Show Rumors Run Rampant

Disney dinner show rumors have run rampant in recent weeks. These rumors have been sparked by other rumors concerning future plans and expansion near the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. This is the home of two of Disney’s dinner shows.

Hoop-Dee-Doo photo

Disney Dinner Show Rumors False

Of the two Disney dinner show rumors, the one about Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue closing has sparked the most public outcry. We would like to report that this show is not being canceled. At least not as of now. Disney has commented publicly that Hoop-Dee-Doo performances will continue to run, and there are no plans for cancellation.

Or Are They True?

Mickey’s Backyard BBQ character dining experience is also a source of the Disney dinner show rumors. Unlike the statement concerning Hoop-Dee-Doo, the statement issued by Disney did not include or mention Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. The lack of a specific comment concerning this show has helped feed the rumors of it closing. Tickets are still being offered through January of next year, but after that, who knows? Tickets for Hoop-Dee-Doo are available through February. Hum…

River Country water park has been closed since 2002. This area is prime real estate for what is believed to be a new resort located on the shores of Bay Lake. Permits have been filed for a new Disney Vacation Club resort and the area is near the boundary of the Pioneer Pavilion. This is home to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ dinner show, so you can see how these rumors can make sense.

Disney Dinner Show Rumors include Mickey's Backyard BBQ

Other Rumors

Additionally, the Disney dinner show rumors include one of a new show that would be included within the newly built resort. Original plans called for an old west-style town and live dinner show (similar to Buffalo Bill show at Disneyland Paris). These plans were leaked years ago, however, the new plans are reported to not have any large dinner show-style venue. This gives hope that the shows that use the Pioneer Hall will continue and guests of the new resort would walk over to see them.

Finally, the way it seems… There could be a temporary schedule issue during any construction that might take place, but it seems “the show will go on” – for both Disney dinner shows.

The wise guys and gals at Capone’s Dinner & Show would like to invite everyone to spend a night with them at their speakeasy. The affordable dinner show is located just miles from Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campgrounds east on Hwy. 192. The prohibition-era themed show is offered nearly every evening. Tickets include a buffet, show and unlimited drinks. Purchase tickets online and save 50% off the original price.

New Disney Dinner Show – Limited Time

A new ‘Disney dinner show’ is temporarily available at the Animal Kingdom. While the show is not new, the dinner offer is. Signature dining packages are available now through November 21 for Disney’s ‘Festival of the Lion King’ show at the Animal Kingdom theme park. For Lion King and Disney lovers, this is something to roar about.

The Festival of the Lion King show has been offered at this Orlando theme park since it opened 20+ years ago. It includes live performances with singing, dancing, gymnastics, fire twirling and an aerial act. If you love the classic film, “The Lion King” from 1994, chances are you’ll love this Disney dinner show as well. The Broadway-style show is filled with pageantry, puppetry, and popular songs from the film.

Lion King Disney Dinner Show

Photo by Ryan Wendler / Walt Disney Co.

Disney Dinner Show Packages

Additionally, the dinner package offers two tiers. Both include a meal at Tiffins Restaurant, VIP seating during the show, and a commemorative cast photo. Tier I packages also include a safari tour through the park’s African outback. The tour is lead by a dedicated guide after the show concludes. This Disney dinner show costs $99 for adults and $49 for children 3-9 years old. The less expensive Tier II package does not include the safari, but does include VIP seating and the photo. It costs $74 for adults and $29 for children. This is, of course, in addition to the theme park entrance ticket.

Dining Options

The Disney dinner show includes your choice of lunch or dinner at Tiffins. You’ll receive vouchers for the Festival of the Lion King show at Tiffins regardless if you are seeing the show before or after dining. This restaurant is located in the Discovery Island portion of the theme park, right before entering Pandora –  the World of Avatar. You will enjoy a 3-course meal consisting of one appetizer, one entree, and one dessert. You also have the choice of beer, wine or a non-alcoholic drink. Unlike Capone’s Dinner & Show, refills on the alcohol are limited. Sorry lion, Al is the king of that ‘jungle’ offering the most beverage choices of any Orlando dinner show WITH free refills!

Disney has many great restaurants. They also offer a dining plan which many people purchase along with their tickets. If you are on the Disney dining plan, you can exchange two table service entitlements for the Tier II package for this Disney dinner show.


It is uncertain if this Disney dinner show package will be offered after November 21. One thing is for certain, with world-class entertainment and food, space will be limited. Book your experience in advance! Make reservations online at the Walt Disney World Resort website or by calling (407) WDW-DINE (407-939-3463). Have a roaring good time!

Speaking of roaring… If you’d like to participate in a show who’s time period is set near the roaring ‘20s, check out Capone’s Dinner & Show. Tickets are all-inclusive and half price using this special link.

Lunch & Dinner Reservations – Be Our Guest!

Beast at Disney

The Beast welcomes guests at this Disney restaurant attraction.

If you enjoy the 1991 Disney film “Beauty and the Beast,” (who doesn’t?), you’ll love dining at the Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest restaurant. This dining experience has only been open since 2012, and getting a dinner reservation has been as difficult as dining with Cinderella’s Royal Table since it opened! Unlike Capone’s Dinner & Show, where an entire mob can easily make a reservation, this French restaurant gets mobbed with guests trying to make a single reservation!

Starting February 25, guests looking to dine at this castle-like attraction for lunch or dinner, can make Advance Dining Reservations up to 180 days in advance. Gone will be the FastPass+ testing for resort guests. The long lunch lines, which have typically stretched from the restaurant’s bridge out into Fantasyland, will also disappear. No reservation – no dining – no reason to stand in line hoping to get in.

Lunch is served daily from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. While it is considered quick-service dining, the menu is still quite upscale. Be sure to stop by the Enchanted Tales With Belle attraction prior to eating lunch and see Belle in her cottage, because the Beast nor Belle are not present during lunch hours. If you do not have a reservation, there is a better chance of getting to dine at this attraction for lunch rather than dinner. Check in as soon as the restaurant opens to see if there are any available tables. You may also try walking up prior to 2:30 p.m. to see if there is a late lunch vacancy.

Dinner is table-service dining and even more popular than lunch. Dinner at this restaurant is nearly a Disney dinner show! You’ll be welcomed by the Beast himself in one of three spectacularly-themed dining rooms. The enchanted rose drops its petals periodically in the West Wing. A music box plays as the Beast and Belle dance atop as it rotates in the Rose Gallery. In the Main Ballroom, floor-to-ceiling windows reveal mountains with gently falling snow outside with sparkling chandeliers within. You will definitely be drawn into the story from the moment you walk into the castle until you exit.

Making Reservations

As crazy as this may sound, guests that will be staying at the resort will want to time their reservation to the minute of their vacation 180 days in advance. At 180 days out, you can make your reservation online at 6:00 a.m. EST. Set your alarm if you must. If you are not staying on-site, you can still try to make your reservation in advance. Keep trying several days as well as calling in to find a vacancy at (407) 939-5277.

Without a reservation, it is difficult to experience this spectacular theme park dinner attraction. You can always try walking up to the restaurant at 4:30 p.m. to inquire about a vacancy, and if you are able to snag one, consider yourself lucky! Like the Enchanted Rose, a reservation being dropped is rare.

Dinner Show & Restaurant Attraction

Since you are planning your dining 180 days in advance of your vacation, why not visit alcapones.com and snag your VIP tickets to this Orlando dinner show while you are at it? General admission discounted tickets do occasionally sell out, however, the VIP tickets almost always sell out!

If you’re uncertain of all your plans during your stay in the area, reservations can be made the day of your visit. You may also walk up to the box office an hour prior to the show and possibly get in. Just keep in mind, the earlier you make your reservation at this Kissimmee dinner show, the better seats you will have.

You’ll not be welcomed by the Beast at this dinner attraction, but you will certainly welcome the feast! It is a dining experience you’ll definitely want to schedule for one evening of your visit to the Orlando area. Unlike many other dinner shows in Orlando, Capone’s Dinner & Show is the only one like it in the entire country. Al and the wise guys and gals will always want you to “Be Our Guest!”

A Dinner Show to Hoop-Dee-Doo Over

Hoop-Dee-Doo photo

Congratulations to Disney’s Hoop-Dee-Doo dinner show! This Friday (September 5, 2014) will mark their 40th year, making it one of the longest continuously running pieces of musical theater in the country. After 37,000 performances, this attraction is still going strong.

Located within Disney’s Fort Wilderness campground, this Orlando dinner show usually sells out. It is estimated that 10.5 million guests have attended this show. Many are repeat customers, as the campground is well-known for visitors that return year after year.

The show itself hasn’t changed all that much over time. What started as a good family-friendly saloon show in the summer of 1974, still works today. The show has been tweaked with new numbers being added, yet overall, very few differences can be found from the original production.

With only two groups of six people performing, some changes are made as cast members abilities change. Of course, the quality of entertainment and talent of the cast is extraordinary. One group will perform all three shows during the evening. Some evenings only offer one show, and this Orlando dinner show may not be offered every night. It lasts about an hour and twenty minutes. Cancellations are not uncommon if the weather does not cooperate. Check the schedule and order tickets online.

Some menu changes have developed, yet servers dressed in red-checkered shirts still deliver fried chicken, pork ribs, mashed potatoes, corn, beans and strawberry shortcake to the tables. The cost of the dinner show ranges from $59.99 to $71.99, depending on seat location for adult tickets and $33.99 to $42.99 for children age 3 to 9. Tickets include beer, wine and sangria.

The Hoop-Dee-Doo dinner show is filled with toe-tapping music and knee-slapping humor. If you are staying at the Fort Wilderness campground and have not experienced this off-the-beaten-path adventure, you should check it out. After all, in this ever-changing world of theme parks and attractions, it is nice to see something remain successful for 40 years and still going strong.