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September 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day

This coming Monday is Talk Like a Pirate Day. So Aaaarrrr ye feelin’ like talkin’ like a pirate? Talking like a pirate can be a lot of fun, especially if you are a Buccaneers fan, work on a boat dock or cruise ship, or plan to attend a certain Orlando dinner show! For 14 years, this non-traditional celebration has grown into an international phenomenon. You don’t even have to go to Davy Jones’ locker to get the treasure! It’s right here in Central Florida.

Ahoy! This fun-filled day with maties carrrrry-ing on creates plenty of yo-ho-ho-ing amongst seadogs. So much fun that many local businesses have created special events whar ye don’t have to be walkin’ the plank to get some booty. Don’t be a scallywag and hang the jib, find or create a party and get talkin’ like a pirate!

Talk Like a Pirate Day Special Events in Orlando

This is one of the first years that Pirates Dinner Adventure in Orlando, Florida has not offered a special for this holiday. According to I-Drive, Pirate’s Town will have a short contest prior to their show to see if guests are able to talk like pirates. Their “EFSAVINGS16” special covers the entire month of September. This is when crowds are fewer and discounts are widely used in all of the area’s attractions. Discounts lure the remaining tourists into these lesser-known venues. They also give local residents an incentive to get out and experience what is offered to visitors. Take advantage, people!

The Florida Hospitality Industry is hosting a Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Tin Roof at I-Drive 360. If you are in the hospitality industry, it should be a fun time. Special drink prices will be offered. If you win the talking contest, your bar tab could be taken care of! Other prizes will be awarded as well. The party takes place from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

An Especially Sweet Incentive on September 19

Talk Like a Pirate Day at Krispy Kreme

In addition to these fun events, the one I am most excited about is Krispy Kreme’s Talk Like a Pirate Day offer. Any landlubber who dares to enter a participating Krispy Kreme on Monday and talk like a pirate will score one free Original Glazed doughnut. Want a dozen donuts? Use a custom Snapchat pirate filter, ‘dress’ like a pirate, show your Snapchat image to a team member and score ye bounty! Here are the closest participating locations in the Orlando area:

  • Krispy Kreme Winter Park –  1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789
  • Krispy Kreme Millenia – 4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939
  • Krispy Kreme Kissimmee – 5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, (192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746

Mobster Talk

If you’d rather talk like a mobster, you do not need a special holiday for that. Every evening, Capone’s Dinner & Show immerses itself in the hay days of mobsters and dames. As with pirate lingo, the online 20’s slang dictionary is a blast to read through and will properly prepare you for an evening at this joint.

Take a trip back to 1930 and enjoy an Orlando dinner show for half price! You won’t incur extra charges for parking, electronic tickets or alcoholic beverages either. It’s a blast from the past that you can enjoy every night of the year, no matter how you talk.

Remember to switch your language preference on Facebook back to English from English Pirate. Otherwise you’ll annoy your winches and scabbard friends!

Orlando Dinner Show – Talkin’ About Pirates

Aaaarrrr ye feelin’ like talkin’ like a pirate? If so, you can join in on a fun yearly international event. September 19 is “Talk Like a Pirate Day.

It is a fun-filled day with maties carrrrry-ing on. After 13 years, this non-traditional celebration has grown into an international phenomenon. A certain Orlando dinner show be celebratin’ all week long. You guessed it – I’m talking Pirates Town. They’re sailin’ the ship for all it’s gold with specials and deeply discounted tickets. Other venues offering special contests on September 19 include the Gnarly Barley (7431 S Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32809) and The Yacht Club (1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Orlando, FL 32830).

Read the last paragraph to compare Capone’s Dinner Show to this Orlando dinner show venue.

With not one, but four shows at this complex, pirate fans are crrrrrawling all over the place! Pirates Town hosts four Orlando dinner shows: Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, Treasure Tavern, 3 Musketeers and the newest addition to their playbill, Cirque Magique. The shows are held within the dinner show complex located just off International Drive in Orlando at 6400 Carrier Drive.

About the Pirates Town Orlando Dinner Shows:

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure is performed in the main theater and has enjoyed success for 18 years in Orlando. The theater can hold as many as 850 pirate-lovers seated in ships which surround an 18th-century Spanish galleon replica where the show takes place. It’s a swashbuckling adventure filled with cannon blasts, fireworks, singers and stunt performers. “Rise of the Sea Dragons” is the title of their newest show, so expect the 300,000-gallon indoor lagoon to provide some of the action in the performances.

Treasure Tavern opened in July 2010 and is faring well. It is an Orlando dinner show that caters to adults only, unlike so many of the Orlando attractions which strive to be kid-friendly. If you are easily offended, however, this may not be the show for you (it is a burlesque tavern). This portion of the Pirates Town venue is a small restaurant-type setting (although you might be seated at tables with other guests) and the meal is served by the dancers throughout the two and a half hour show.

The 3 Musketeers Premiere Dinner Adventure debuted in March of 2013. It shares the same arena as the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, which confuses many guests having the large ship in the “set.” The three musketeers are joined by D’Artagnan as they save the life of a royal maiden. Of course there are a lot of sword fights mixed in with plenty of comedy, romance and gallantry. This show is just over an hour long (which isn’t long when compared to other Orlando dinner shows) and held before the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure show. Closed December 18, 2016.

Cirque Magique is the newest show to be added to Pirates Town. Like the 3 Musketeers, it too is a short production lasting a little over an hour. The target audience for this show is children. It is fast-paced with a lot of juggling, circus acts (without animals, except dogs), audience participation and magic.

3 Musketeers Orlando dinner show

If you can’t make it to Pirates Town on Talk Like a Pirate Day, aye, never fear ye lubbers. Pirate’s Dinner Adventure is performed each night of the week. Treasure Tavern is open Tuesday through Saturday. The 3 Musketeers and Cirque Magique is performed every Friday and Saturday, as well as a Sunday matinee.

Top 3 Complaints

Arrr, beware my hearties, as with many Orlando dinner shows, the reviews are not always favorable. Some guests, of course, do not enjoy the show or the meal, but “All for one, and one for all!” as we all know, is not the motto with all Orlando dinner show guests. The top three complaints about the shows held at Pirates Town are (as read on Trip Advisor):

  1. They charge $5 for parking
  2. You’ll also incur a $5 per person gratuity fee up front
  3. Drinks are limited and alcoholic drinks are expensive

Dinner Show Alternative – Talk Like a Mobster Day

If you enjoy talking like a pirate, you might enjoy talking like a mobster day, which is every day at Capone’s Dinner & Show! Their online 20’s slang dictionary is a blast to read through. If there is ever an official “Talk Like a Mobster Day,”  this Orlando dinner show will definitely be the go-to place. Regardless if you talk like a mobster or pirate, you’ll enjoy experiencing this one-of-a-kind show! There is no charge for parking, groups under 10 do not have their gratuity added automatically, and you’ll have over 15 beverage choices. Even alcoholic drinks are included in the ticket price!!

Now if I can just switch my language preference on Facebook back to English from Pirate, I can stop annoying my winches and scabbard friends!

New Orlando Dinner Show Coming Soon

This Orlando dinner show is no longer being offered. It closed on December 18, 2016.

March 2013, Pirates Dinner Adventure announced plans to open a new Orlando dinner show. The new show “The 3 Musketeers” will be in addition to the two shows already being offered at the International Drive location. Currently Pirates Dinner Adventure and Treasure Tavern Dinner Theatre are offered nightly at the Dinner Theater Complex.

3 Musketeers dinner show logoThe 3 Musketeers show will run every night except Monday. The story centers around D’Artagnan and 3 Musketeers who save the life of a royal maiden as she embarks on her wedding voyage. The show will include sword fights, comedy, romance and gallantry. Among the cast will be new additions including horses, chickens, dogs and a comedic donkey.

Admission for adults will be $63.95 plus tax and children (3 – 12 years) will cost $39.45 plus tax. Included is the show, appetizers featuring French cuisine and a three-course dinner. The show shares the same space as the current Pirate’s Dinner Adventure show, next to the smaller adult-only Treasure Tavern Fine Dining & Show at 6400 Carrier Drive, just off International Drive in Orlando, FL.

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure is a large venue with seating for 850 guests. It has been in Orlando for 19 years, and expanded with a location in California 10 years ago in 2005. Treasure Tavern Dinner Theatre is fairly new (opening in 2010) and offers a smaller venue for guests.

Smaller Orlando Dinner Show

The larger dinner shows continue to do well in the Orlando area, however, the smaller Orlando dinner show at Capone’s Dinner & Show continues to thrive with its extremely popular show and consistent sell-out crowds. Capone’s has been around a little longer than Pirates – in their 22nd year of entertaining guests at their speak-easy location on U.S. 192 just south of Orlando in Kissimmee.

Once the 3 Musketeers opens at the end of March, the area will have many options for dinner show dining and entertainment. Local residents and tourists that return year after year will never get bored with this many options. Enjoy an Orlando dinner show on your next visit to Central Florida!

Orlando Dinner Shows – Pirates Dinner Adventure

Orlando dinner shows are a great option to get something everyone will enjoy. When you want to entertain your family and have a great meal you sometimes have to pay a great deal of money at two separate locations to make everyone in your group happy. This can prove to be vexing for some, but there are alternatives to going to various locales and hoping everyone is satisfied. The best thing to look into is the many different choices that you have in regards to Orlando dinner shows. The Orlando area is chock full of options, and among them is none other than Pirates Dinner Adventure.

Pirates Dinner Adventure photos

This option will bring out your inner pirate, ready to join the adventure for buried treasure on a meticulously replicated ship at port.  You will find the daredevil antics and stories from the pirate era to be just like the movies that have come out in recent times. The glorious world of pirates and adventure plays out in front of your eyes with a fulfilling dinner. You’ll be treated to a meal, plenty to drink, and a showcase of proportions that you normally wouldn’t see in these modern times.

Set sail for the high seas for an evening of pure bliss and joy. Set the navigation to venture forth on a ship with 40 masts! With over a dozen actors and performers you will not find anything that will not astonish. Aside from the amazing fearless feats, you’ll also be regaled with laughter from singing, dancing, and great overall entertainment that takes a page from the 18th century Spanish pirate era. Not only will you see a show, you could even be a part of the showcase with interactivity that is bar none one of the great highlights of venturing forward with Pirates Dinner Adventure.

Orlando’s Best Dinner Show Option

For those that want something a bit more modern, look at Orlando dinner shows that can take you to a simpler time. You’ll want to check out Capone’s Dinner & Show a special place where mobsters, speakeasy taverns, and classy dames walk around. The delicious buffet styling will please everyone in your family and the show of family-friendly gangster charm will set up the laughs with true entertaining skill. This option will definitely make you forget that you’re still in the Orlando area as it really does feel like you have ventured back in a time machine. Whatever you decide to do when you go out, make sure that you venture forth to dinner and entertainment shows that are all under one roof, you won’t regret it.

Knights Battle Between Orlando Dinner Shows

Knights battle at a dinner show

Pirates Dinner Adventure of Orlando got a big “shiver me timbers” last week as Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament filed a lawsuit alleging that Pirates stole the concept for their new show from Medieval Times. The new show in question is called “Camelot Knights Dinner Adventure” and features similarities you might expect. What Pirates did not expect was this lawsuit which seeks lawyers fees, damages and a court order to end the show.

Similarities between the shows include the plot, the costumes, as well as menu items. They also claim the phrase used to promote the show, “a night to remember” was taken from Medieval Times’ phrase “a knight to remember.” It is also alleged that a former employee went to work for Pirates after being employed by Medieval Times and this could greatly impact the lawsuit, especially if it can be proven that this worker was hired as part of a plan to copy the show.

The new show “Camelot Knights Dinner Adventure” has received extremely poor reviews on yelp.com and multiple blogs that have posted stories about it. Most folks primarily wonder why Pirates would even attempt a theme more to the liking of Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament (or Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction for that matter).  Mentioned quite often is the wish that Pirates would stick to what they know best, and that is entertaining guests with a pirate-themed show. It makes me wonder if the show, “Treasure Tavern,” introduced in the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure entertainment complex in June 2010 (for adults only), has had similar reviews?

The contest between Orlando dinner shows has been ongoing for many years, but this is the first lawsuit filed between them (that I know of). With so many tourists visiting the area, the battle to lure as many guests to a particular dinner show will continue long after this lawsuit is decided upon. It may, however, alter how new shows at existing dinner show theaters are introduced.

Even now, as Capone’s Dinner & Show is in full preparation of their new show, you can bet it will focus on what they do best and NOT include a Camelot-themed horse and pony show! Marking their 20th year in Orlando, Capone’s will stick to a well-received, very successful and original, gangland Chicago-themed dinner show. Capone’s is not a franchise. There is only one of its kind, and it is right here in Orlando! Other Orlando dinner shows could learn a thing or two about originality. Not copy an existing show? Well blow me down!