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Early Bird Special and a Theater Performance Too!

Who doesn’t love an early bird special? It’s not just for retired folks. People of all ages are seeing the benefits of eating a little earlier and having time after eating for fun or relaxation.

Early Show and Early Bird Special

Capone’s Dinner & Show often offers early shows and matinees. One such early show is fast approaching. On April 6, 2019, an early show will be performed at 5:00 p.m.  It’s an early bird special and a theater performance too! Get in for half price – call in your reservation at 407-397-2378 or order tickets online. Have a great meal and see a delightful show. There will still be daylight when you leave the theater. Time to have fun at other places, or go home and relax. Other early shows are listed as they are scheduled and can be found on the Showtimes page.

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History of the Early Bird Special

The first written record of an “early bird special” dates back to July 12, 1904. There was a sale on men’s summer underwear at a department store named Olds, Wortman and King. I guess in Oregon, July would still be considered ‘early’ for summer underwear? Later in the 30s, stores used early bird specials during the first few hours after a store opened. Get your fedora on sale while they last!

Furthermore, early bird specials began appearing with food-related deals in the 20s. Ads promoting “early bird breakfasts” were adopted by restaurants across the country. The term didn’t get paired with dinner and supper until the 50s. However, it was highly popular in Florida, especially in the 80s and 90s. This is also when ‘early bird specials’ became associated with the elderly. It was even written into a script in a 1985 episode of The Golden Girls (set in Miami, Florida).

Other Early Birds

If you’ve heard the phrase “the early bird catches the worm,” you’re familiar with an old English proverb. It dates back to 1605! The phrase is often used to motivate teens to get up early, encourage employees for success and describe morning people.

Early Bird Dinner TheaterIf you live or have visited Clearwater, Florida, you may have heard of Ed Fletcher’s Early Bird Dinner Theatre. If you are in the area, we highly recommend checking it out. Like Capone’s Dinner & Show, this theater has been around for over 25 years. It is a popular attraction in Tampa Bay. Their shows are funny and entertaining. Dinner is buffet-style provided by an onsite catering company. Additionally, a full-service bar is on site. Unlike Capone’s, it is not open every evening and the show varies. Visit them on the web or call 727-446-5898 for more information.

Regardless of when you like to eat, it’s hard to beat Capone’s Dinner & Show in the Orlando/Kissimmee area.  Attend the upcoming early show and enjoy an early bird special fit for your entire flock. It doesn’t take a jailbird to figure out the advantage of getting out early!

Dinner Show Tickets will Increase at Capone’s

The price of dinner show tickets will increase soon at Capone’s Dinner & Show. This smaller dinner attraction near Orlando has not had a price increase since September 2015. Before that, the last price increase happened in 2012. Today, it remains the best dinner show deal around. Even with the price increase, expected to go into effect February 1, 2018, the value-to-ticket-cost remains attractive for families and groups wanting to experience a Kissimmee dinner show.

Keep in mind, Capone’s offers half off ticket sales online or in many local coupon publications. You will not see tickets sold by resellers who mark them up.

Many of the larger theme parks in Orlando raise their ticket prices every year. The smaller attractions do so every once-in-a-while, usually to help cover the cost of higher operating expenses. In the last two years, we’ve seen food prices jump, gas prices fluctuate in a way nobody can predict, energy prices and taxes keep going up as well. Running a business with these variables can be challenging. The wise guys at Capone’s have done a great job and will continue to offer the best deal at a price that’s hard to refuse.

Any tickets bought before January 15, 2018, will be sold at the old/current price. On February 1, expect the general ticket price for adults to increase by $4, from the current price of $65.99 to $69.99*. Children 4 to 12 years of age will see dinner show tickets go from $41.99 to $45.99*. With the 50% off deal, this makes the ticket prices $34.99* and $22.99* respectively. Group tickets are still the way to go if you have 15 or more adults in your party. These tickets can start as low as $30.99* each. Group reservations must be called in to get the best deal. The phone number is 407-397-2378.

Dinner Show Tickets to increase in price

Want to save money? Purchase your tickets now! You can use the dinner show tickets for reservations up to several weeks from now and get the current rate! If you have an evening already set aside to see an Orlando dinner show, go ahead and purchase tickets now. The earlier you make your reservation, the better seats you get. You can change your date by calling in 24 hours before your reservation, however, you may lose your great seats by rescheduling. Also, you may have to pay the cost difference from the old price to the new price, if you have to reschedule after February 1st. Don’t know your date yet? Pick a date that is close to when you plan to visit the Orlando area. Just don’t forget to reschedule if your date doesn’t work out.  Tickets are non-refundable, so reschedule as quickly as you can.

Dinner Show Tickets Still the Best Value

Capone’s Dinner & Show remains the best Orlando dinner show when it comes to value. You will not have to pay to park as some other shows require. Your ticket includes a delicious buffet, which includes a meat carving station and salad bar. The beverages are unlimited. You can read testimonial after testimonial of the wait staff keeping the glasses filled. Beverages include draft beer, wine, and other alcoholic drinks. See the complete menu and drink list on the web.

Other Orlando attractions and dinner shows may raise their prices without warning, however, not Capone’s Dinner & Show. Big Al wants to…

“be square and let all yous know ‘bout this upcomin’ squeeze so as to not chisel any family member attendin’ my drum.”

As advice you shouldn’t refuse, unless facing serious consequences (as in a ticket price increase), you need to get your tickets before February and save!!

* Tax and gratuity not included in these totals.
For parties of 10 or more there will be a partial gratuity collected at check-in.

Read the 1920’s slang dictionary to better understand Al’s message/dialect. It’s fun to read prior to attending the show too!

Merry Christmas from Capone’s Dinner & Show

Female gangster in a Christmas setting

The gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show wants to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! We hope you are enjoying the holiday with loved ones. After all the presents are unwrapped, gather up your gang and spend the evening with “the family” here at Capone’s Dinner & Show! Tickets are half price, and the gang is in full force ready to entertain!

Al has a special gift for you on Christmas Day just for coming to the show. It is “the family” gathering you’ll want to attend on Christmas Day! You’re gonna have a blast!

Orlando Dinner Shows Supporting Charities

Currently we know of a few Orlando dinner shows supporting charities. Does this appeal to guests? Are you more likely to purchase a dinner show ticket knowing a portion of the proceeds go towards a charity? It is rewarding to help others that are struggling with hunger, disease or in a less-than-fortunate situation. What a great way to start out the new year!

Current Charities Supported by Orlando Dinner Shows

Medieval Times supports charity

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is currently being supported by Medieval Times. The clever promotion #ChivalryInAction offers a discount of 40% off adult dinner show tickets and 25% off kids tickets with a donation of a non-perishable food item (one item per ticket). If purchasing tickets on the internet, you’ll need to use the code: FOODWEB16. The discount puts the tickets around $38/adult and $28/child (+ tax and processing fee). The offer expires on February 11, 2016.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to six Central Florida counties. Their mission is to create hope and nourish lives through a powerful hunger relief network, while multiplying the generosity of a caring community. They also offer adults a culinary training program to help them get better jobs within the food industry.

Orlando Dinner Shows Supporting Charities

Walk to Defeat ALS (The ALS Association) is currently being supported by Pirate’s Town Dinner Show Theaters, including Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, Treasure Tavern Dinner Theatre and The Three Musketeers (closed). When you purchase tickets from any of these Orlando dinner shows, $5 of every dinner show ticket will be donated to the ALS Association. The online code to ensure the charity benefits from your purchase is ALS16. This deal puts the tickets at $35/adult and $30/child (not available for Treasure Tavern), plus $3/person handling fee and tax. Gratuity is not included and this charitable opportunity expires February 29th, 2016.

The ALS Association is an American nonprofit organization that raises money for research and patient services, promotes awareness about and advocates in state and federal government on issues related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Central Florida Walk will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lake Eola Park. Their goal is to raise $275,000.

NOTE: Big Al is very generous and has donated Orlando dinner show tickets to several charity functions over the years. While not all charities are supported, nor all requests granted, Capone’s Dinner & Show takes special interest in local charities and fund-raisers on a case-by-case basis.

Do Orlando Dinner Shows Supporting Charities Appeal to You?

Supporting a charity is a great feeling. If you are planning to attend an Orlando dinner show, and it just happens that a portion of your purchase will benefit others, it is a win-win for everyone. If you are a staunch supporter of a particular charity, you may even seek out every opportunity you can find to benefit that particular charity. It is even a better deal if you’ll be gaining something fun for yourself!

The question remains, however, does this affect your choice of one Orlando dinner show over another? If a portion of your ticket for one show benefits a charity and another one doesn’t, will you make reservations at the show that supports a charity? Feel free to share your thoughts by writing a comment on Al’s blog.

Orlando Dinner Show: Last 10 Performances of “Marvel Strikes Back”

Tonight will begin the curtain call countdown for Capone’s Dinner & Show’s newest production, “Marvel Strikes Back.” The new “story” which began a little over a year ago, is scheduled for it’s last performance on October 11, 2013. For those of you who attended a show at this Orlando dinner show venue prior to a year ago, and want to see this particular production, you have 10 more chances. Don’t be confused. Capone’s will remain open with nightly shows. The pre-20th anniversary show “Bugs Creates Chaos” will take its place every night until Thanksgiving day. The single-show schedule will allow the cast to prepare for the holiday show which runs through New Years day.

Orlando dinner show photo featuring a character at Capone's Dinner & ShowTonight (Friday) begins the count down to this show’s final performance. You can make reservations online or by phone to see “Marvel Strikes Back” which is performed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This show features the return of a humorous character named Detective Marvel. Well, he used to be a detective. After being demoted to beat cop, he is as determined as ever to shut the joint down. Fingers Salvatorio, a popular character that has been featured in this Orlando dinner show for many years, has other plans. He has moved up in the organization and needs to keep Al’s joint up and running strong. Facing many pressures, including fatherhood and getting Bunny June out of the slammer, see how he handles the return of this copper.

This special anniversary show has also featured new songs, costumes and a special message from Al himself. See and hear them while you can. While a few of the features in this hilarious show will continue in the nightly show, many will not. The stand-up comedy portion of each show will remain, even within the holiday show. It is often the most memorable for the guests, and because of it, no two shows are ever alike. The gangster shoot out will also carry over into the nightly show. For guests that haven’t been to this Orlando dinner show in over a year, the shoot out will be new for you. Hint: The gangsters do NOT use your standard issued Tommy Guns filled with ordinary ammunition. When this action begins, you won’t mind catching a “bullet!”

Be sure to make your reservations and see this show in its final few performances. Attend the “family reunion” while you can. Help find a rat in the organization, all while enjoying a feast fit for a boss. Tickets online are half price. If you phone in your reservation (407-397-2378), be sure to ask for the internet special. You may also print the coupon found online or in many tourist publications, making this one of the best values for your money. No other Orlando dinner show provides so much at these prices!

See Marvel while you can and enjoy the show. After October 11th, his character might see a final curtain call. Or will he? You’ll have to return and see the show again after the holidays to find out!