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Have Your Group Holiday Party at Capone’s Dinner Theater

Around Thanksgiving and Christmas is a great time to have a group holiday party. Whether you are planning an office party for work, a friendly get-together, or a family reunion, this is a great time of the year to come together as one big family. Who better than to help you make this a night to remember, than ‘the family’ at Capone’s Dinner & Show?!

In order to get the best group rate, 15 or more adults need to be in your party. If you don’t have that many, you’ll still get a good deal. After all, tickets are half-price online to start with! Load up your guest list with people of all ages. Capone’s Dinner & Show is fun for everyone. For a group rate, be sure to speak with one of the wise guys or gals at 407- 397-2378.

Advice for Parents Planning a Group Holiday Party

We do advise parents that our show script contains sexual innuendos similar to many comedy shows on prime-time television. For some parents, this is not acceptable. There are other dinner theaters you can plan your group holiday party at. Additionally, the action during the show is more comical than violent, but mobsters do use bats, toy guns and a prize launcher. Please use your own discretion as to what your child should experience. We have many glowing reviews from parents of children of all ages (and a few reviews, of course, that felt the show was not family-friendly).

Meet Jewell, one of Al's gals

Make your Group Happy

For your group holiday party, be sure to order one of the following:

  • Special Occasion Cake (in addition to regular dessert)
  • Dress-the-Part Costumes for Your Entire Gang
  • Souvenir Gifts for Everyone in Your Group

These items make the evening a little more special. Who doesn’t enjoy an extra dessert? A boa or fedora for everyone? That’s fun! Souvenirs will help those family members that ‘tip a few too many’ to remember the good time they had at the group holiday party for years to come!

If you want to be a high roller for the night of your group holiday party, upgrade to VIP tickets. You’ll receive early admission, choice seating, casino chips (for table games at Al’s Four Deuces Lounge) and other extras. A limited number of VIP upgrades are available each show so be sure to plan accordingly. Please note: Toddlers and infants 3 years and under are not allowed in the VIP section. Furthermore, children 5 years and under are not allowed up in the balcony, so be sure your VIP tickets are for the main floor if anyone in your party is 5 years old or younger.

Holiday Party Flier

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Group Information

Visit alcapones.com and read more about group tickets. When it comes time to plan your Christmas party, family reunion or group gathering, Capone’s is the place. Go back in time to an era of big bosses, raucous parties, and simple, yet delightful entertainment. See you at Capone’s!

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Show & a Little Irish Mobster History

Everybody knows Capone’s Dinner Show is Italian, right? Well, knowing a little Irish mobster history will help connect this Kissimmee attraction to a delightful St. Patrick’s Day dinner show. Leprechauns, pots of gold and four leaf clovers are not mentioned at this speakeasy, but legends of another type are. One legendary figure is even written into the script!

St. Patrick’s Day Ticket Special

A Little Irish Mobster History

There are no shortages of Irish mobsters in American history. Bootleggers, syndicate bosses and notorious godfathers controlled nearly everything at one time around Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston. This dates back to the late 1800s. Remember the Great Chicago Fire in 1871? You know the one…

Late one night, when we were all in bed,
Misses O’Leary left a lantern in the shed.
And when the cow kicked it over,
she winked her eye and said,

“It’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight.”
FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!

This children’s song sprang from the infamous James ‘Big Jim’ O’Leary era of Irish mobster history. Seems his parents owned the barn where the famous fire was thought to have started. The arsonist cow was never proven guilty. However, O’Leary proved to be one of the most notorious Irish mobsters of all times. He controlled the gambling on Chicago’s South Side in the 1890s.

The mobsters at Capone’s Dinner Show also do a little ‘gambling’ upstairs in the Four Deuces Lounge. Upgrade to VIP tickets and experience a little of what ‘Big Jim’ controlled. Have a hot time in the old town!

Looney Characters & Mug Shots

Newspaper SouvenirAnother connection at this St. Patrick’s Day dinner can be found in the second most famous Irish mobster of all times – John Patrick Looney. If you’ve seen the movie “Road to Perdition” starring Paul Newman, this mobster is already familiar to you.

Looney was an attorney who started his own newspaper in Illinois. It was 1905 and there was a lot of money to be made extorting powerful people with the threat of running unflattering stories in the news. After he sold the newspaper business, he turned his attention to gambling, brothels, speakeasies and protecting illicit liquor traffic during the Prohibition era. Like Capone, Looney was eventually sentenced to prison for his crimes.

The St. Patrick’s Day dinner show connection with Looney can be found in a few ways. First, there are a lot of ‘looney’ characters in this show! Secondly, you can make headlines in the newspaper. Press coverage will even include a photo of your gang! It will only cost a small amount of ‘extortion’ money for you to keep a copy for yourself.

St. Patrick's Day dinner at Capone's

Mobsters Meet at this St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Show

The third and fourth most famous Irish mobsters have a direct connection with Al Capone. Dean O’Banion controlled the bootlegging operations in Chicago’s North Side. In the 1931 film “The Public Enemy,” Jimmy Cagney’s character was based on O’Banion. This gang united with the Italian South Side mobsters in their bootlegging operations. This partnership included boss ‘Papa’ Johnny Torrio and his second-in-command, Al Capone. There was a little falling out – if you know your history. Does the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929 ring a bell?

Wanted George 'Bugs' MoranLastly, if you’ve attended the St. Patrick’s Day dinner show at Capone’s before, you may recognize the name George ‘Bugs’ Moran. This Irish mobster shared a lifelong rivalry with Al Capone. Their bootleg operations were filled with back-and-forth retaliations during the Prohibition era. ‘Bugs’ was slang for “crazy” and George lived up to his name. He popularized drive-by shootings when he’d drive by Capone’s properties and pepper them with gunfire.

At Capone’s Dinner & Show, Bugs Moran’s character has been written into the script. He is every bit as crazy but in a good, funny way. Of course, Al’s gang doesn’t want anything to do with this Irish mobster. The cast may even warn you about him. Seems he’d like to take over this ‘operation’ as well. The hysterics will leave you in stitches.

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There are many other Irish mobsters and their history is fascinating. If you’re interested, read about the 13 most famous Irish mobsters. Even without history, what makes a St. Patrick’s Day dinner so special at Capone’s Dinner & Show is YOU! Bring your gang whether you’re Irish or not. Expect to have a good time. Get into the era and let the characters at this speakeasy show you a good time. You might just create a little personal history along the way.

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Holiday Dinners Take Guests Back in Time

Capone’s Dinner & Show is not the only Kissimmee attraction that is offering a holiday dinner and a trip down memory lane. The Titanic Exhibition, located on International Drive, is offering guests an opportunity to see what it was like to dine aboard the Titanic by offering a special holiday dinner. For a limited time, visitors can step back in time to the 1900s and take part in a holiday tradition.

Titanic Experience

Eight evenings have been planned for guests to dine with some of Titanic’s most notable passengers. They are held on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 22, 26 & 27. Dinner service begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Unlike Capone’s, where there is plenty of boisterous company and exciting gangster action, dinner aboard the Titanic will be much more sophisticated and refined. If you’re a fan of the popular television series Downton Abbey, you’ll have a pretty good idea of the Edwardian period and its customs. Whether you want to ‘dress the part’ at this dinner, is totally up to you!

While there will not be a 11+ course meal (as was the custom for dinner parties during this era), or a delicious dinner buffet (as with Capone’s), Titanic’s four course meal is sure to be delicious. A first course, main course, dessert course and champagne toast will be served prior to guests being treated to a VIP tour of the Titanic Experience. All decked out in holiday decor, with the sounds of carolers, this Orlando attraction is sure to create plenty of holiday cheer and inspired memories for years to come.

Titanic Holiday Dinner Menu:

1st Course:
Mixed Greens Salad with cranberries and mandarin oranges with a cranberry vinaigrette dressing.

Main Course: (includes all listed)
Chicken Breast with caper cream sauce
Smoked Ham with sweet holiday glaze (can upgraded with steak for both for additional $10)
Selection of Seasonal Vegetables
Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes

Dessert Course:
Gingerbread and  White Chocolate Mousse in an edible Chocolate Cup
With a Champagne Toast

Tea, Water, Coffee and Soda with Dinner Service.
Beer and Wine Service available

As with most traditional Edwardian dinners, the invitation is offered to couples, so the pricing for this holiday dinner is for two at $130. You’ll receive dinner, a special guided tour, two audio guides, a holiday ornament and a commemorative photo. Tickets can be purchase at PremierExhibitions.com.

Holiday Dinner for Families and Groups

If you are looking for a holiday dinner that includes your entire gang, be sure to save a night for Capone’s Dinner & Show. Every night through January 1, a special holiday show is being performed. It is perfect for the entire family, and offered at a price (50% off online) which will also take you back in time. Casual dress is encouraged, and you’ll most definitely want to ‘dress the part’ at this dinner attraction. Capone’s makes it easy to add a boa or fedora to your ticket order (use the special discount code and save on your costume). What fun!

If you are looking for a nice holiday dinner out on the town, be sure to check out your options in Orlando. You’ll find plenty of choices, however, very few will take you back in time to the early 1900s. Completely different venues make the Titanic and Capone’s perfect choices, albeit on opposite ends of the spectrum. Why not spend an evening at each? The holiday season is the perfect time to do so.

Disney’s Holiday Season Begins!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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The holiday season begins this week at Disney World in Orlando. While many other Orlando theme parks and attractions are delaying the start of this festive time, Disney is not. It is full steam ahead with the holidays and all that glitters, sparkles, jingles and glows!

Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade’s first appearance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will kick off the season this weekend. If you’ve been to this Orlando theme park, you’ll be familiar with their regular afternoon parade. This will take its place through January 2nd. The parade will be filled with puppets, stilt walkers, tricked-out safari vehicles and more. You’ll be able to jingle along without spending a single ‘jingle’ more – the festivities are included in regular park admission.

Also starting this weekend is the massive seasonal display of lights known as The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This Orlando theme park will step it up a notch this year with the new “Glow With the Show” ear hats. Your family can purchase the hats ($25 each) and be a part of the show! The ears sync up to the music and choreography, blinking in time and changing colors to add an entirely new experience during the nightly celebration. This seasonal experience features millions of lights – not to be missed. The holiday show is included in regular park admission and runs through January 5th.

If you love Mickey and Christmas and Parades, stick around after normal theme park hours, pay a little extra during your visit to the Magic Kingdom and enjoy Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. You’ll get to experience a special parade, stage shows and fireworks. Looking for snow? Grab some hot chocolate and see the “snow flurries” on Main Street USA. Tickets run between $57 up to $71 and are available only on certain dates (Nov. 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22 and Dec. 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20). Tickets to this event often sell out, so purchase yours early!

Have you ever wondered how the holidays are celebrated in other parts of the world? You don’t have to be a contestant on The Amazing Race to find out. Just visit Epcot in Orlando, Florida! Epcot is filled with warmth during the holiday season as Holidays Around The World begins officially on November 29 and runs through December 30, 2013. Experience diverse cultures, customs and celebrations from a host of other countries at this wonderful Orlando theme park!

If you will be attending Epcot after Thanksgiving, you’ll not want to miss Epcot’s Candlelight Processional. This holiday concert features a mass choir, live orchestra and a celebrity narrator sharing the Christmas story. Held nightly at the American Gardens Theatre this special holiday attraction begins November 29th and runs through December 30th. A Candlelight Dinner Package is available for an additional cost which will guarantee seating for the Candlelight Processional and VIP viewing of the special holiday edition of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at select restaurants within the Orlando theme park.

Guest narrators for 2013 include:

  • Nov. 29- Dec. 1: Gary Sinise
  • Dec. 2 – 3: Neil Patrick Harris
  • Dec. 4-5: Ashley Judd
  • Dec. 6-7: Whoopi Goldberg
  • Dec. 8-10: Sigourney Weaver
  • Dec. 11-13: Dennis Haysbert
  • Dec. 14-16: James Denton
  • Dec. 17-19: Edward James Olmos
  • Dec. 20-22: Trace Adkins
  • Dec. 23-25: Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Dec. 26-28: Blair Underwood
  • Dec. 29-30: Amy Grant

Other Orlando theme parks will be starting up their holiday festivities soon. Until then, enjoy it all a little early during your visit to Disney World. Remember, if you have a free evening during your Orlando vacation that you’d like to fill with a hilarious dinner show, visit Capone’s Dinner & Show! It’s affordable, entertaining and full of surprises. The holiday show at Capone’s will begin on Thanksgiving Day and runs through January 2nd.

SeaWorld for the Holidays – Don’t Miss It!

All of the Orlando theme parks are lovely to visit during the holidays. I sometimes wonder if SeaWorld in Orlando is overlooked by many tourists. With limited days to stay in the Central Florida area, they just might be missing out! While you can easily purchase multi-day passes at the other Orlando area attractions and spend the entire day at each, SeaWorld is definitely a must-do for a day. If you figure in their sister parks, Busch Gardens and Aquatica, you’re looking at a multi-day pass again. However, if one day just isn’t enough SeaWorld for you, then now is the time to go!

SeaWorld is offering discounted admission as a special Christmas gift to guests. The SeaWorld Fun Card allows visitors to pay for one day admission and enjoy the park as many times as the want to until 2012. The Kids Free promotion invites every child into the park for free with each full paid adult ticket. The Kids Free offer is available until December 25.

December 25 is also when the “25 Days of Giveaways” ends. During the promotion, a different prize will be awarded every day, culminating with a $25,000 giveaway on Christmas Day. Guests that enter can win behind-the-scenes animal adventures at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens; a day of relaxation for four at Discovery Cove in Orlando; a set of Panama Jack beach bicycles; a home and garden makeover from Costa Farms; VIP tickets to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game; VIP tickets to a high-profile concert in San Diego; and seats to the “Live On Letterman” concert series held in New York City. To enter, fill out the online entry form at seaworldpromotions.com. There is a limit of one online entry per valid e-mail address per day.

SeaWorld nativity show
During the holidays SeaWorld puts on quite the shows. A new show this year in the Nautilus theater, “O Wondrous Night: The Greatest Story Never Told” is the nativity story, told with gospel-style choir singing, a host of angels and animals and a cast of puppets/puppeteers. It should help all of us remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Other shows include:

  • “Winter Wonderland on Ice”
  • “Shamu Christmas….Miracles”
  • “Clyde and Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas”
  • “A Sesame Street Christmas”
  • “The Polar Express Experience”
  • A Christmas Market located on Bayside Pathway
  • “Sea of Trees” along SeaWorld’s Center Lake
  • “Holiday Reflections: Fireworks and Fountains Finale”

You may also want to check out SeaWorld’s dinner show, the “Makahiki Christmas Luau.” It is a special ticket dinner show that includes a holiday buffet and a Polynesian celebration of the season. SeaWorld is also offering a special dining option, “Santa’s Fireside Feast” in which Santa and Mrs. Claus perform a classic holiday poem onstage while you dine.

Of course the gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show hope you will save a night for our special holiday dinner show. It is an affordable option (half price when you purchase tickets online) that can be reserved any night of the week. SeaWorld may have Clyde and Seamore, but Al, Bugs and the rest of ‘the family’ sure do put on a great show! With the dinner buffet and unlimited drinks, it is the best value of all the dinner shows in Orlando.

Enjoy SeaWorld Orlando this holiday season, and make sure you save a night for Capone’s Dinner & Show. Holidays are a great time to get out and enjoy all this area has to offer. It is a merry time to be visiting – and be a resident – in Central Florida.