For 25 years, Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows have been serving up a variety of murder mystery dinner shows, but this month they are adding the brand new Game On! dinner show concept to their lineup. [Read more…]
Medieval Times and Gatorland are lowering prices during Spring Break 2015 for Florida residents. [Read more…]
Arabian Nights announced last November that it was closing and its last dinner show was on Dec 31, 2013. However, the attraction still had contracts to fulfill for private events. [Read more…]
After a 25 years of near daily performances in Kissimmee, the Arabian Nights dinner show has announced it will close permanently on Jan. 1, 2014. [Read more…]
In honor of their 25th anniversary, Arabian Nights has launched a new show called “The Royal Celebration.” The story provides a new twist on an ancient tale that centers around the attraction’s legendary, majestic Arabian horses. [Read more…]
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, known as North America’s longest running dinner attraction, is premiering their new first new show since 2007 on June 26, 2012. The show will offer many new elements while the most popular traditions remain. [Read more…]
During the summer season, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament has been offering something extra special for the the young lords and ladies visiting the castle. Since June 26 and continuing through August, Medieval Times is offering a free new “Train To Be A Knight” experience for children ages 5 to 12. [Read more…]
June 16, 2011 – Join hosts JD Trussell and Audrey Brown as they bring you the latest Orlando theme park and attraction news and more on this week’s episode. [Read more…]
If you’re looking for a fun night out without the kids, a new adult dinner show has opened up just off International Drive. Treasure Tavern features a unique combination of dancing and exotic acts with an overtone of comedy and adult fun surrounding a great three-course meal. [Read more…]
Titanic the Experience, the 20,000 square foot exhibit on International Drive is adding a food element to their traditional tour. A dinner show will be held each Friday and Saturday night. [Read more…]
The owners of the long-running, popular Pirate’s Dinner Adventure are branching out to bring Orlando what they feel has been lacking, an attraction that isn’t focused on the kids. Construction has started on a new 240-seat theater for Treasure Tavern, a dining experience for adults. [Read more…]
Editor’s Note: We’re starting a new regular column today with PARKsaver. Writer Christopher Ollendorf will be bringing you regular news about many of the special offers for Central Florida attractions.
By Christopher Ollendorf
Looking for something special yet different for this Valentines Day? Well I found a few events that might just work out for you – everything from dolphins to dinosaurs.
First we have a special at Discovery Cover. Discovery Cove is a water based theme park that offers dolphin encounters, snorkeling in a tropical reef and a wonderful free-flight aviary with birds from all over the world. They are offering three different Valentine’s Day packages.
The Valentine’s Honey Package (Priced at $74.95 and up) includes a souvenir photo and frame, chocolates and a special keepsake buoy that has a personalized massage written on it delivered to your loved one by an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.
The Valentine’s Sweetheart Package (Priced at $215.95) includes everything in the Honey Package above plus a dozen red roses, a private cabana, a bottle of champagne, and two toasting flutes. Sounds romantic.
The Valentine’s Romance Package (Priced at $295.95) includes everything from both the Honey Package and the Sweetheart Package and adds a champagne chiller as well as a souvenir DVD of the Discovery Cove day. What more could a person want?
To check out these special packages and make reservations Click Here.
Another Valentine’s special I found was at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure. They are offering a special dinner package on Feb. 12, 13, and 14.
The package includes admission to the show with Captain’s upgraded seating (second row), access to Governor’s VIP lounge and upgraded appetizers. You’ll also get your own Valentine’s announcement during the King’s festival, a Champagne toast, souvenirs at your table, a photo opportunity on stage with cast members after the show and a flower for the ladies. The estimated value is $100 but they are offering it for $69.95 per person. Tax and gratuity are not included.
For information and reservations, call 1-800-866-2469. This package is available to a limited amount of guests at each show. More information is available Here.
If pirates are not your thing, then maybe you’d like something a bit more on the artsy side.
Fresh is a culinary performance art event for Valentines. Couples enter a Willy Wonka-like edible fantasy world where they’ll watch dancers perform with food (including coffee grounds, fruit juices and a 10-foot waterfall), stroll through an art and candy market, indulge in a four-course hands on dinner and have the option of participating in a couples body paint workshop.
The couples events will take place Feb. 11 and 12 at 8 p.m., Feb. 13 at 6:30 and 9 p.m. and Feb. 14 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
There will also be a Friends & Singles Brunch at noon on Feb. 13, and The Big Gay Brunch at noon on Valentine’s Day.
Tickets range from $55 to $107.50 per person, which include all food and performance elements. Alcohol will be available for purchase at a special garden-themed cash bar. Complimentary childcare with art activities is available for children 2 to 10 on Feb. 13 and 14 during the evening performances.
All events will take place at the Cameo in downtown Orlando. Tickets are available at ILoveDRIP.com or by calling 517-449-3765
For the kids, Nickelodeon Suites Resort is offering “Cosmo & Wanda’s Sweetheart Exchange”. Kids can meet the couple from The Fairly OddParents at 1 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, where they will be waiting with a hug and a special Valentine just for them.
You can reach Nickelodeon Suites at 407-387-5437 or visit nickhotel.com
Finally, Dinosaur World is having a ‘Bring your Sweetheart for Free” on Valentine’s Day special. This is one adult free with one paid adult admission (one sweetie per person). They are also offering 50% off admission every Sunday in February if you bring in two canned goods. All canned goods will be donated to the local food bank so it’s for a great cause.
Dinosaur World is located in Plant City, Fla. Take I-4 west to exit 17 and stop when you see the big Dinosaurs. Rawwwwwhhh!
I hope you can take advantage of one of these fun adventures and have a great Valentine’s Day.
• Christopher Ollendorf is just your average Orlando guy who loves the theme parks. He has worked in the retail field for most of his life but spent 15 years of that time working for Walt Disney World. At Disney, he worked in entertainment, guest services, retail management, front desk and training. He’s had extensive experience selling theme park tickets.
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, a dinner theater show near International Drive, is offering free admission and dinner on your birthday for the rest of the year.
Along with your free admission the day of, day before, or day after your birthday, your family and friends will also get a discount of $10 off for adults and $5 off for kids (for up to six people). It’s not valid on holidays.
You must bring proof of your birthday to the box office at the theater. But what if your birthday has already passed this year? I guess you’ll have to hope they continue the promotion next year.
Here’s more about Pirate’s Dinner Adventure:
An authentically replicated 18th-century Spanish galleon measuring 46 feet long, 18 feet wide with 40-foot masts is anchored in a 300,000-gallon indoor lagoon with night sky lighting. Surrounding the lagoon is a six-sided showroom of six additional “ships” where the audience is seated. Voyagers on each of the six “ships” have their own fearless pirate “mascot” whom they cheer on as the adventure unfolds with a cast of a dozen actors, singers and stunt performers engaging in a bounty of action-packed exploits, accompanied by cannon blasts, pyrotechnics and a liberal dose of wit and wizardry.
In addition, more than 150 guests have the chance to play an actual role in each show as the evil Captain Sebastian the Black leads his crews of renegades to the ship, taunting the seaport “villagers” (audience members) along the way. Even youngsters can be part of the action, donning costumes to row dinghies in a crucial pirate race around the lagoon or board the galleon to brave the dastardly Sebastian the Black and rescue a beautiful princess.
Regular admission prices:
Adults (12 years and older): $58.95 plus tax.
Children (3 – 11 years old): $38.95 plus tax
Children 2 and under: free
6400 Carrier Drive, Orlando
Phone:(407) 248-0590 or (800) 866-2469
Visit www.piratesdinneradventure.comfor more information.