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Dinner Show Takes a Break – Big Game Statistics

Capone’s Dinner & Show will be closed Sunday, February 2, 2020.

For the past 5 years, me (Al) and the gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show did NOT offer a Super Show as an alternative to the Super Bowl. The mobsters took a much-appreciated break. The gang is doin’ it again. We will be closed Sunday, February 2, 2020.

Super Bowl 54 logo

Instead of a Kissimmee dinner show that’ll knock your socks off, the wise guys & gals have put together some fun statistics that jus’ might knock the wind right outta yous. The figures behind how much money Americans spend for the big event will make even the Big Bosses squirm. We’re talkin’ billions on merchandise (food, team apparel and TVs), millions on bets (of course gamblin’ is one of my specialties), an average game ticket price is $9,590 and many more brow-raising expenses. Here are some other interestin’ facts ‘bout Sunday’s game.

Super Bowl LIV

  • The game will be played between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, marking the first time these two have met in a Super Bowl.
  • This is the first Super Bowl appearance for the Chiefs in 50 years. The last time Kansas City made it this far, it was Jan. 11, 1970, when the Chiefs topped the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV for their first — and only — Lombardi Trophy.
  • This is the 49ers’ seventh Super Bowl appearance. San Francisco went to five Super Bowls between 1981-1994 and won all five of them, then returned to the big game in 2012, when they lost to the Baltimore Ravens.

Super Bowl Ticket Sales

  • The average ticket price of a Super Bowl 54 ticket is over $9,590 – Unlike our Kissimmee buffet, there are no half-price tickets.
  • In 1967 championship game tickets topped out at $12 each, and the “secondary market” consisted only of ticket scalpers outside the L.A. Coliseum.

Advertising, TV & Radio

  • Viewership in the U.S. is estimated at 111.9 million people.
  • The cost of a Super Bowl ad is about $5.6 million. A 30-second commercial for the first Super Bowl, played in 1967, cost a mere $37,500.
  • Historically the three most popular product categories that advertise in The Super Bowl have been 1. Automobiles 2. Motion Pictures 3. Food & Candy (does that include beer?).
  • Hashtags have replaced URL as the most popular call to action in Super Bowl advertising.

Social Media

  • One Super Bowl ad can drive 110 million social impressions during the game.
  • 2015 still holds the record for social media with 65 million people posting about the game on Facebook and 28.4 million tweets during the live telecast.  (by the way, yous can follow me too @alcaponesshow).
  • 57% of Super Bowl viewers say they will use Facebook and/or Twitter during the game.

Parties

  • Super Bowl is the second-largest food consumption day in America. We eat more food, only on Thanksgiving.
  • 1.4 billion chicken wings will be consumed (four wings for every one American).
  • 9 out of 10 fans prefer to stay put in their very own homes rather than venture out (one more reason the gang is not puttin’ on a show Sunday night); 17% will watch the game at a relative or friend’s residence; 3% will watch at a bar or restaurant, while 15% will be tuning in to the event via their smartphones.
  • Next to the Fourth of July more beer is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
  • Pizza Hut predicts that they’ll sell 1.5 million pizzas on Super Bowl Sunday.
  • On Sunday, approximately 8 million pounds of guacamole will be eaten.

Other Fun & Interesting Stats

  • Super Bowls are denoted with Roman numerals and have been since Super Bowl V in 1971. The exception was four years ago when the NFL promoted it as Super Bowl 50, not Super Bowl L.
  • 17% of Americans surveyed plan to purchase a TV for Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform for the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV halftime show. The selection of the two Hispanic pop icons deemed a perfect fit for Miami.

 


After all those wings bein’ devoured and money changin’ hands, a fun night at Capone’s will be in order. Regardless if your team wins or loses, a night with me and the gang is a great way to recover after a big game hang-over. Reserve your tickets at half off and enjoy savin’ money instead of shellin’ it out like yous jus’ did on the football contest.

Capone’s Dinner & Show is open every night (except on Super Bowl Sunday). After takin’ a night off, the guys and gals will be super-charged to put on a hilarious show. I’ll see yous soon!

– Big Al
Alphonse Capone

Special Dates & Events – Mark Your Calendar

With the Christmas holiday rush over and the new year in full swing, it is time to mark your calendars for some very important dates and special events. Special events in Orlando are easy to come by. It is a great place to have fun for just about any reason.

Capone's Calendar

The folks at Capone’s Dinner & Show are open every day of the year. This includes holidays and sort-of holidays. Take for instance Super Bowl Sunday. This is not a traditional holiday, but we American’s treat it as such. Because it is not UN-American to not like football, Capone’s provides a great way to enjoy Sunday, February 2, 2014 if you are not a big football fan. In fact, they even give away a special gift to every paying guest that attends the show on this “holiday” evening. Read more about a “super show instead of a super bowl.

Editor’s Note: Since 2015, Capone’s has closed for Super Bowl Sunday. This is the only day of the year that the joint closes! Stay tuned for next year to see if Big Al gets back into the game, or lets the working stiffs enjoy it elsewhere.

The next big date – and you’d better call it a “date” – is Valentine’s Day. February 14 falls on a Sunday this year, so what better date night than this? Make it special with a visit to Capone’s Dinner & Show. You can even add on an overnight stay. (no longer available) Read all about this special deal and get your reservations in early. Capone’s is a very popular place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Read more…

Taking part in Mardi Gras festivities is easy in Orlando. Universal Studios puts on a yearly Mardi Gras festival which spans three months of concerts and Mardi Gras fun. You may even find some discounted ticket deals! Mardi Gras in Orlando is just about as special as spending it in New Orleans.

St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17, 2016 is another holiday with a party focus. So many bars and restaurants in Orlando will host parties, it will be easy to find something fun to do. Green beer anyone? There are several Irish Pubs in Orlando where you’ll find a great party. You may also want to check out downtown Orlando’s Wall Street Plaza district. If you want half price tickets to see a dinner show on St. Patrick’s Day, click here.

Other holidays you might want to put on your calendar for the next few months include:

  • Easter 3/27/16 Sunday
  • April Fool’s Day 4/1/16 Friday
  • Earth Day 4/22/16 Friday
  • Mother’s Day 5/8/16 Sunday
  • Memorial Day 5/30/16 Monday
  • Flag Day 6/14/16 Tuesday
  • Father’s Day 6/19/16 Sunday
  • Independence Day 7/4/16 Monday
  • Labor Day 9/5/16 Monday
  • Columbus Day 10/10/16 Monday
  • Halloween 10/31/16 Monday
  • Veterans Day 11/11/16 Friday
  • Thanksgiving 11/24/16 Thursday
  • Christmas Day 12/25/16 Sunday

Keep in mind that Capone’s Dinner & Show is open for all of these holidays! What a great plan to make for your family or group of friends – spending time with the gang at this Orlando dinner show. It will be a holiday to remember, because every night at Capone’s Dinner & Show is special. Mark your calendar now for a night at Capone’s. It’s a blast!

Super Show Alternative & Mardi Gras Plans

Super Game LogoNow that the super bowl stage has been set and the teams are in place, many people will focus on New Orleans and all of the festivities. Remember, however, if you are not a football fan and want to avoid all of the frenzy that goes along with the hype, Capone’s Dinner & Show offers a Super Show instead of the Super Bowl! They will even ‘quarterback sneak’ a gift to every paying guests on Sunday, February 3, 2013. See this special offer on their website.

New Orleans will be very busy this time of year with both the big game and the beginning of the Mardi Gras festivities. Fat Tuesday falls on February 12, and the festivities will blend from one party into another. You don’t have to go to New Orleans to take part in the fun. There are Mardi Gras events right here in Central Florida at the Orlando theme parks and local attractions.

Universal Orlando is the most well-known celebration amongst the Orlando theme parks when it comes to Mardi Gras.  They include a yearly Mardi Gras festival which spans three months of concerts, parades and Mardi Gras fun right here in Orlando. The concerts begin February 9th and continue through April 20th. Well known artists, such as the All-American Rejects, Kool & the Gang, Steve Miller Band and Matchbox Twenty will perform.

The theme park’s lineup for 2013 Mardi Gras at Universal Studios includes:

  • Feb. 9: Lifehouse
  • Feb. 16: Steve Miller Band
  • Feb. 17: Boys Like Girls
  • Feb. 23: Trey Songz
  • March 2: Demi Lovato
  • March 9: Montgomery Gentry
  • March 15: Sean Kingston
  • March 16: Matchbox Twenty
  • March 22: Austin Mahone
  • March 23: Phillip Phillips
  • March 30: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
  • April 6: Kool & the Gang
  • April 13: Pitbull
  • April 20: All-American Rejects

All of the Mardi Gras activities and concerts are included in regular admission at Universal Studios. If you are a Florida resident, the best theme park attraction deal is to go after 5 p.m. on an evening there is a concert and pay only $59.99 (in advance) or $75.99 (gate). For more information, visit their website at  www.universalorlando.com/mardigras.

Regardless if you like football, concerts or bead-throwing activities, you owe it to yourself to check out the all-new gangster shoot out at Capone’s. Guests win prizes, get a good meal and have a blast at this Central Florida attraction. It’s a good call from the huddle that your team (or family) will enjoy!

Super Bowl Frenzy in Orlando

The Super Bowl hype is in full swing. The sports channels have hourly reports on the big game, its athletes, teams and even the commercials. Big screen televisions are being purchased at a fairly good rate, despite the economy. I have to admit, it would be a good time to buy one, if I were in the market to. There is even a Super Bowl App you can download for your smart phone. The excitment is definitely building as millions prepare to watch the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants.

Here in Orlando, there are hundreds of bars and restaurants offering Super Bowl parties. The largest screen in town will be located at Wall Street Plaza. Pre-Game party includes Free draft beer from 5-6pm.  Games where you can win cash, prizes and gift certificates every quarter. All eleven Miller’s Ale Houses will also offer drink specials, prizes and raffles.

If you’re looking for catering at your home party WildSide Bar & Grille is offering a $10 Cash Card to use in March with any carry-out order of $50 or more on Game Day. Morton’s Steak House is also promoting their catering options for the Big Game.

Even the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel have a Super Bowl special in which residents from New York and Massachusetts receive a free night at the Orlando hotel when booking two nights at the standard price. Once you’re at the hotel, watch the game at Shula’s on the big screen while dining on premium steaks from the two-time Super Bowl Champion, coach Don Shula.  Shula’s in Lake Mary will also be showing the game.

There are so many choices for folks that WANT to watch the Super Bowl, but what if you simply don’t care for football, or at least, don’t care to watch THIS game? Capone’s Dinner & Show would like to invite you to their show on February 5. Not only will you enjoy the fabulous show, Capone’s is giving away a free tapper glass to every guest (excluding infants) this Sunday. It’s a great way to see a Super Show instead of the Super Bowl. Tickets are half price when you order them online. The ‘team’ is anxious to serve you at Capone’s this Super Bowl Sunday. Avoid the football frenzy – you’re gonna have a blast!

Capone's wait staff is ready to serve!

This gang is ready to serve!