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WWE Event at Mango’s Dinner Show in October

If you enjoy wrestling entertainment and are a fan of “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, the WWE event at Mango’s dinner show is for you. Prepare yourself for leg drops, clotheslines, and cheap shots. This event, being tagged as the “Epic NWO Reunion,” will also feature wrestling superstars Kevin Nash and Scott Hall. The knock out followed by a Q & A session happens Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 12 pm – 3 pm.

In contrast, Mango’s Tropical Café usually has live stage entertainment featuring tributes to Michael Jackson, Selena, Joan Jett and others. Instead, on October 27th, the main event at Mango’s dinner show will showcase WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). A wrestling ring with brawn, sweat, wrestling antics and big personalities will fill the venue. Mango’s Orlando accommodates up to 2,000 guests. Who knows how many fans will show up on this particular afternoon. The venue will no doubt host a cheering crowd. Add to it the venue’s party-like atmosphere and this event is sure to be “2Sweet.”

WWE Event at Mango’s Dinner Show

Hogan will Headline the Event at Mango’s Dinner Show

Hulk Hogan was the WWE’s #1 draw in the world for over a decade. The event at Mango’s Dinner Show will reunite the “iconic New World Order” to the delight of millions of fans around the world. The smackdown will most likely be featured far beyond the International Drive dinner show on the WWE Network.

Furthermore, Hogan was recently reinstated back into the WWE Hall of Fame after a 3-year suspension. Perfect timing to spark life back into WWE’s long-term fans. Speculation gave way to a fevered pitch when Hogan recently tweeted, “October 27th is the biggest day ever, history will be made again in the world of wrestling, 2Sweet HollyWood Hogan 4 Life.” 

Mango’s Tropical Café Attraction

This afternoon entertainment event at Mango’s dinner show is unique. Mango’s Orlando usually features shows Monday through Wednesday at 7 pm. Thursday through Sunday, there are two shows; one at 6 pm and one at 9 pm. While it claims to be family-friendly, if you have children, go to the early show. There are plenty of visuals to keep the young one’s interest even before the adult nightlife atmosphere fully kicks in.

In the future, you can expect to see more concerts and celebrity appearances at this I-Drive attraction area. Hollywood Plaza, an art deco $30M entertainment complex, adjacent to Mango’s Tropical Café, is set to open “soon.” It will feature a rooftop restaurant at 140’ with 25’ vaulted ceilings. Above all, this addition will add more much-needed parking for this nightlife and entertainment experience in Orlando.

Information and Tickets

Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando opened in 2015. Read our previous post and earlier post. It is located at 8126 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. For more information, hours of operation, booking inquiries, menus and more, visit www.mangos.com or call 407-673-4422.

For tickets to the WWE event at Mango’s dinner show, go to hulkhogan.com. General admission tickets are not on sale as of the writing of this post. However, you can sign up and bid on tickets! The top 100 highest bidders will receive VIP tickets that include priority seating, a picture with the wrestlers and more.

In contrast, if ‘skinning the cat’ is not your cat’s meow, there is another Orlando dinner show option just down the road. The gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show does not perform curb stomps, chop blocks or wind-up punches, but it does deliver a great entertainment takedown and an ending that will knock your socks off! Shows are performed nightly* at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available online at half price. Read more about this Orlando dinner show.

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In closing, the wise guys and gals at Capone’s Dinner & Show wish Hogan well. We believe this history-making wrestling event will be a success. May it even be “2Sweet.” Here’s to another signature finishing move!

*Times vary per season. Please confirm on showtimes page.

Rock Dinner Show in Orlando Set to Take Stage

The Rock Dinner Show, an all-new dining entertainment experience, is set to debut in Orlando beginning September 8, 2018. This Vegas-style show will be performed nightly at the Orlando Forum Theatre, located at 6362 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819. This venue can accommodate up to 300 guests. Look-alike rock and pop artists will entertain guests. They will be performing acts from such icons as Prince, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others.

Rock Dinner Show logo

Additionally, singers, performances by actors, actresses, aerialists, and dancers will also add to the  Rock Dinner Show. Their website states, “an all-star cast of legendary performers” will perform “for an unforgettable night that will amaze the senses with energizing music that will transform you to another place and time.” And, “sensational dancing that will captivate your eyes.” While not yet open, somehow, the “electrifying visual effects… have earned The Rock Show a standing ovation each and every time.”  Perhaps by the individual performers at other shows? Just a guess…we’re not sure how they can make this claim prior to being opened.

The Menu at the Rock Dinner Show

As for the dinner portion of the evening, “award-winning cuisine by renowned executive chef Russell T. Booth” will be served. Booth’s recognition is from Hard Rock Cafe. The Rock Dinner Show menu includes the choice of 3 dishes. They are Scallopini of Chicken, Braised Short Rib or Vegan Pasta Primavera. Main entree upgrades are also available adding $9-$10 to your ticket. A dessert made of a chocolate mousse-filled cupcake, topped with a creamy and rich chocolate frosting and chocolate pearls follows the main course. In contrast, the kid’s (3-12) menu consists of Macaroni and Meatballs or a Vegetarian Macaroni, followed by dessert perfect for children: house-made fried vanilla doughnuts tossed in cinnamon and sugar, served in a paper bag.

Furthermore, brunch buffets will be offered at the Rock Dinner Show on Saturday and Sunday mornings in addition to the nightly shows. So if you want to get a taste of the food and entertainment, this is a less expensive option to check out this new Orlando dinner show.

Orlando Dinner Show Tickets

Tickets for regular adult admission are $64.95. Children tickets (ages 3-12 yrs.) are $39.95 and infants (ages 0-3 yrs.) are free. As with most local dinner shows, upgrades are available which include VIP seating, a concert pass, 1 glass of alcohol (wine, beer or champagne), a photo package and an on-stage meet & greet photo. Tickets for the brunch buffet shows are $29.95 (adult) and $19.95 (child).

In contrast, Capone’s Dinner & Show includes a large option of beverages with their tickets, including alcoholic beverages. The selection includes mixed drinks, beer, and wine. At half the cost of this new Orlando dinner show, it remains the best value!

Finally, for more information about the new Rock Dinner Show, call 407-536-7943 or visit www.rockdinnershow.com.

Mango’s Dinner Show – International Drive, Orlando

Mango’s dinner show is now open in Orlando on International Drive. If you close your eyes, you’ll think you are in Miami or a warm, tropical Latin destination. Open your eyes and you’ll think you are in New York or Las Vegas! This Orlando dinner show is a visual treat and as vibrant as shows come.

Mango’s dinner show dancers

The live music (and DJ spun tunes) are primarily Latin in flavor with a lot of disco blended in. The dancers and performers are dazzling, not to mention beautiful and in excellent physical condition. How else can they salsa like that?! The longer Mango’s dinner show is open, the better the entertainment will get and more performers will be added to their lineup, especially if the Miami Mango’s location is any indication. That iconic Ocean Drive location has become world famous amongst those that love to party in Miami.

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Mango’s Dinner Show Now Open in Orlando

Now that the party is open in Orlando, what can you expect? Mango’s dinner show touts of being a family-friendly show. While children are allowed, they must leave the premises by 10:30 p.m. The laser lights, colorful atmosphere and costumes will be an attraction for children, however, it is the young adults that will truly enjoy this experience. Older seniors will enjoy it if they are of the dancing nature and don’t mind louder music. Think Vegas – not a place to have a nice conversation over dinner – but a lively show with lots of energy. Be sure to catch the Michael Jackson show – you’ll love the choreography and authenticity.


The Wise Guys & Gals at Capone’s recommend this show for younger to older adults. If you are looking for an Orlando dinner show that the entire family can enjoy (and even be a part of), check out Capone’s Dinner & Show. At Al’s joint, everything is included in your ticket price and the evening will end up costing half of what you may end up spending at the new Mango’s Dinner Show. “We also have feathers… but understand if you are looking for some hot salsa dancing. Our gang will stick with tap shoes, fedoras and tommy guns!”


If you are looking for a good meal, Mango’s Tropical Cafe opens at 6:00 p.m. Guests are also welcome to drop in for a drink at the bar. There is no cover charge until the late night show begins usually around 10:00 p.m. Cover charges range from $5 to $20 as the night progresses and is also based on occupancy. If you want to avoid the cover charge and not stand in line, be sure to make a reservation.

Mango’s Dinner Show Reservations and Dining Options

Reservations for Mango’s Dinner Show consist of a few options based upon where you want to sit, how many are in your party, the ages of the people in your party and the time you are attending. You can make reservations online, but it might be easier to call 407.673.4422. Reservation options are as follows:

  • Dinner & Show reservations for all ages for the 7:00 p.m. show include seating in the Cafe Area and the Veranda. A deposit is taken of $10/person which is applied to your final check after the meal is complete.
  • General reservations for all ages after 9:00 p.m. in the Cafe Area and the Veranda for a deposit of $5/person added toward your final bill. Keep in mind, minors must leave before 10:30 p.m.
  • VIP bottle service reservations (21+) for the Main Bar or second floor mezzanine with a deposit of $10/person applied to your final bill. The VIP show begins at 10:00 p.m.
  • Entire table reservations for sections within Mango’s on Fridays and Saturdays (up to 5 guests) in the Main Bar VIP, the second floor mezzanine or the Vodou Room. A deposit of $10 per person is required and is applied toward your final check.

Mango’s Tropical Cafe Menu

The menu at this new Orlando restaurant includes cuisine flavored with Continental Latin, Mexican, Italian and Caribbean tastes. There is a wide variety of entrees on the menu. They including steak, ribs, pasta, chicken and pork dishes and many others. Costs range from the lower teens to the upper thirties with most entrees in the mid-twenties range. Note that an 18% service charge and sales tax are added to your check as well as a 25¢ donation to Mount Sinai Medical Center.  A late night dining menu is also offered featuring pizza, wings and other appetizers. Mango’s is open until 2:00 a.m. every day of the week, so get your fill!

Other Things You  Need to Know

A few other things you should know about Mango’s is that they often offer a happy hour. They always offer a bottle service and will soon offer Salsa Classes. Corporate parties can be arranged, as well as smaller parties such as bachelorette and birthday parties. Another item of interest is the dress code which specifies no baseball hats or tank tops after 10:00 p.m.  Valet parking service is available at the entry way. Otherwise, you’ll have to find parking nearby, which can be very difficult depending upon the day/time of day.

If you are looking for a lively night out on the town or missing the Miami nightlife, give Mango’s Dinner Show a try.  They are located at 8126 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. Make a reservation online or call 407.673.4422The venue is spectacular, and you’ll be in the heart of all the fun on I-Drive. Have a Mojito and enjoy seeing “Michael” dance his way back into your heart and the Orlando nightlife.

Mango’s Tropical Café to Offer More Than It’s Menu

There are so many great places to eat in the Orlando area.  Nearly every type of cuisine can be found. Next year, a new restaurant will open on International Drive and offer something no other restaurant can – and it has nothing to do with the menu. Can you say South Beach?

Mango's Tropical Cafe in Orlando

Mango’s Tropical Café

Mango’s Tropical Café will be opening next year near the corner of I-Drive and Sand Lake Road. This is where the TGI Fridays restaurant used to be. Where Walgreens is now, will be relocated and a parking garage will be built in its place. What is the reason for all of the space and parking needs?

Not only will this area host a new restaurant, an entire entertainment complex is going to be built that will change the Orlando skyline. SKYPLEX will break ground in 2015 and will include the world’s tallest roller coaster, The Skyscraper™. It is named that because it takes up very little space on the ground, but is 570 feet tall! Next to it will be the Orlando Eye – 400-foot tall observation wheel scheduled to open in the first half of 2015.

Mango’s Tropical Café will include 55,000 square feet of entertainment space. You’ll be able to dine there, enjoy live entertainment, shop and experience South Beach without leaving Orlando. You’ll have the option to go on a thrill ride (before you eat if you have a weak stomach), dance and have a view like no other complex offers from the glass elevator ride 55 stories into the air.

Skyscraper Roller Coaster

The Skyscraper Roller Coaster

The world’s tallest roller coaster will send riders 50 stories into the air with incredible heart-pounding inside and outside loops, dives, spirals and inversions. The ride will last 3 minutes and will reach speeds of 65 mph. Details to note:

  • Over 50 stories tall
  • Price for unlimited rides is expected to be under $20
  • There will be full inversions on the coaster
  • Ride time will be around three minutes
  • Height requirement is expected to be 48 inches
  • The track will be 5,200 feet long
  • It will reach speeds up to 65 MPH

The ride is scheduled to open in 2016 with an estimated budget around $200 million. Mango’s Tropical Café will open before the ride is built next year. Construction is sure to complicate matters in this busy tourist area, so be prepared for a little inconvenience during this phase. Once complete, it is sure to be a great draw for the area.

Capone’s Dinner & Show is pleased to be located just down the road from International Drive. The location provides a quick trip for many tourists to get to our popular dinner show. Perhaps you’ll be able to see our location from the top of The Skyscraper once it is built. Until then, find us on our location page and enjoy a night away from South Beach at a fine 1930’s gangland Chicago establishment.

A New Place to Chill: Minus5 Ice Bar

How soon we all forget about one of the coldest winters experienced this year. The warmth of Spring should be the attraction in Orlando, however, it is a cold experience that is creating all the buzz. The new Minus5 Ice Bar is now open on International Drive.

Minus 5 Ice Bar You no longer have to travel to the desert of Las Vegas, or the city of New York to experience a bar made completely out of ice. The chain has opened an Orlando version of this chilly place to meet. Each location features décor made from famous attractions in the city of its location. Las Vegas has the famous “Welcom to Las Vegas” sign and many casino references in its Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino location; New York has “Lady Liberty” featured in its bar. Orlando’s icy version includes references to the major theme parks as well as palm trees, surf and other Florida attractions.

Everything is made from ice, and I mean everything (except the floor)! From the bar at which you sit, to the seat you sit on and the glass containing the drink in your hand – all made of ice. Even the walls are made of (or covered with) ice! At a chilly 23 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll need to bundle up to spend much time here.

Go surfin' at the new Minus5 Ice Bar in Orlando

Since many of us Floridians don’t own a heavy coat, use of a parka and gloves are included in the admission price. Regular admission is $17 for adults 16 & over, and $10 for children (yes, children are allowed). If you want a couple cocktails included in your admission, the price is $37. You may upgrade your package to $55 and have the use of a fur coat, one drink and a souvenir hat. If you want a 5” X 7” photo and 2 drinks, the upgrade costs $75.

Minus5 Ice Bar is located downstairs at Pointe Orlando (9101 International Drive) and is currently open Sunday – Thursday from 3pm to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 2am. Private events can be scheduled by contacting the new bar at 407-704-6959. For more information visit their web site at Minus5Experience.com.

I’m not sure I’ll be visiting this new attraction in Orlando very soon. I’m a warm-weather person all the way. How about you? Are you ready to chill out at this new bar? Leave a reply (below) on Al’s blog.