Going out to dinner with family and friends used to be a really great way to socialize and reconnect. But as you may have noticed, nowadays more people are glued to their cell phones and are not engaging with each other in real life. These 10+ great dinner shows in Florida, and the surrounding area, are sure to make everyone put their phone down, unless of course for the occasional photo and video!
Dinner shows are so much fun, engaging and most of all, memorable. They are a great addition to a family vacation that everyone will be talking about long after your return home. With 10 different dinner shows in Florida, there’s something for everyone. There are dinner shows with Princesses and Knights, Mermaid and Pirates, Mobsters and Gangsters, Detectives, Countryfolk, Magicians, Hula Dancers, Fire Breathers and much more. Below are 11 Dinner Theatre shows (one is currently closed for construction). Let me know which one(s) you’ve visited or would like to visit.
Address: 4740 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, Florida 34746
Capone’s Dinner and Show is the blast from the past that the whole family can enjoy. Travel back to the 1930’s and live the gangster life. Except for this time, it will contain a lot more singing, dancing, and comedy.
Menu: A delicious buffet (with numerous Italian/American favorites), a fresh salad bar, hot meat carving station with steak, turkey and pork tenderloin, a yummy dessert AND unlimited beverages (including alcohol).
Address: Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Orlando, FL 32819
This interactive dinner show will take you on a musical and culinary tour of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad. Enjoy authentic food, songs, and dances inspired by the Caribbean islands. Go low with the limbo stick, and jump into the conga line at this island escape.
Menu: Salad Display, Carving Station, Hot Pots, and Mini Desserts
Address: 4510 Fort Wilderness Trail, Orlando, Florida 32830
If you’re looking to go a little Country, then Walt Disney World’s Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is the dinner show for you. It’s 2 hours of rousing Wild West dancing, singing, and zany vaudeville comedy. This show is 40+ years old and still going strong. Channel your inner cowboy/cowgirl at the Fort Wilderness campgrounds. You will want to arrive early for this show, especially if needing to use Disney transportation. Doors open 30 mins before the showtime.
Menu: All-you-can-enjoy fried chicken and smoked BBQ pork ribs, tossed green salad, baked beans, fresh-baked cornbread, and strawberry shortcake. Unlimited draft beer, wine, and sangria are included for Guests 21 years of age and up (proper ID required). Soft drinks are also included.
Address: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort 1600 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
In the open-air theater in Luau Cove, you can get enthralled in the Polynesia culture, by witnessing dances from Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, and Hawaii, drummers and a show-stopping fire-knife performer.
Menu: Authentic Aloha pulled pork, Polynesian ribs, roasted chicken and a vegetable medley. Fresh salad with mixed greens and ginger-lime dressing. Pineapple-coconut guava cake with chocolate crunch. Kids’ Menu includes mini corn dogs with tater tots, cheese pizza, and either grilled chicken or fish of the day with rice and green beans. Soft drinks, lemonade, coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages, Guests 21 years of age and up can enjoy beer and wine. For an added charge, indulge in a fruity cocktail in a hand-carved coconut keepsake.
Address: 4510 W. Vine St., Kissimmee FL 34746
Medieval Times has 10 locations, with nine being in the United States, and one in Canada. I have previously visited the Atlanta, GA and Myrtle Beach, SC locations and I can attest that not every castle is the same. Medieval Times is one of my favorite dinner shows, for several reasons. I love Princesses and Knights, and this is the perfect venue for your little one to dress up and reuse their Disney or Halloween costume. You are literally walking into a Castle, and being transported back in time. Everyone has a great time cheering on their favorite Knight, booing the bad guy, watching the horses dance, and enjoying the food with their hands. Whether you’re on vacation, celebrating a special occasion, or just looking for a unique night out, Medieval Times is a great choice. Arrive early, as it is first-come-first-seated unless you paid for an upgraded package and the doors open about an hour before the show start time. Stay after the show and you can get photos and autographs from the whole cast.
Menu: Garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, the pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages. Alcoholic beverages and vegetarian meals are available.
Address: 6400 Carrier Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819
Mermaids are all the rage now, but we can’t forget the timeless Pirates that first discovered them. Step aboard a Pirate ship and onto an adventure to experience a taste of the pirate’s life. Family friendly and full of excitement, Pirates Dinner Adventure is a must-see, especially if you’ve got a little Disney fan who’s into Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Peter Pan and Captain Cook, or Pirates of the Caribbean. Set sail with a cast of entertainers, acrobats, and cutthroats. Swordfights, songs, sea monsters, and more await on this swashbuckling adventure.
Menu: Caesar salad with croutons or Tomato bisque soup. Flame-kissed all natural chicken, Yukon gold potato purée, seasonal vegetable, garlic Demi-glaze or Grilled Alaskan Salmon, Yukon gold potato purée, seasonal vegetable, lemon beurre blanc or Penne pasta, basil pesto, seasonal vegetable. (* gluten-free pasta upon request). Kids Meal of Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese. Delicious layered mousse cake with fresh berries or upgrade to a NY Style Cheesecake. Complimentary soft drinks and coffee are served during the main. Cash bar available at all times.
Address: 8267 International Drive, Orlando, Fl 32819
Mystery and Comedy are on the Menu at Orlando’s 2.5 hr long Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows. There are over a dozen different scripts and most of the show is ad-libbed or improvised, so you won’t have the same experience twice. Since my daughter and I are mystery fanatics, who love detective shows, this is right up our alley.
Menu: Fresh greens salad, Assorted crackers and signature cheese spread, Dinner rolls with butter, Cold hors-d’oeuvres, beverages, and a Mystery dessert. Also, you get a Choice of Entrée from:
Honey-glazed Cornish Game Hen with herbed stuffing, sweet potato, vegetables, and cranberry sauce.
Prime Rib dinner ($6.00 extra + tax) with baked potato and vegetables.
Four Cheese Lasagna (with or without meatballs, your choice) with vegetables and garlic bread.
Steamed mixed vegetables, squash and zucchini noodles and baked potato or sweet potato.
For children age(s) 3 to 11 – Child portioned meal including chicken tenders, mac-n-cheese, and green beans.
Address: 7324 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
At the one of a kind Titanic Gala Dinner you will be a 1st class guest at one of the most famous dinner parties aboard the Titanic. Join Margaret “Molly” Brown, and others to celebrate the retirement of Titanic’s Legendary Captain, Edward John Smith. As they say, this event will be “a night to remember”.
Menu: Mixed Greens Salad with Italian Vinaigrette & Rolls with Butter, Beef Bouillon with Croute, Sliced Beef served with Mushroom Dem-Glaze, Chicken Breast with Sherry Cream sauce, Glazed Carrots, Dill Roasted Red Potatoes, Chocolate Mousse with Brownie, Chicken Tenders with Dill New Potatoe, Vegetarian and Dietary options available, Tea, Water, Coffee served with Dinner Service, Beer and Wine Service available.
TREASURE TAVERN (Aimed at Adults, Currently Closed)
Address: 6400 Carrier Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Currently closed. Undergoing construction due to Hurricane Irma.
Cirque, burlesque, comedy magic, and delicious food come together for a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
Menu: Spring Mix Berry Salad & Mushroom and Brie Soup, Succulent Beef Tenderloin, Savory Roasted Chicken, Vegetarian Pasta, New York Vanilla Cheesecake.
Address: Loews Royal Pacific Resort 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando Florida 32819
If you want to experience authentic Polynesian food and entertainment, the Wantilan Luau at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort will whisk you away to the Hawaiian islands with their live music, and captivating hula and fire dancers. If you’ve got a fan of Lilo and Stich or Moana, then this is a great supplement to a Disney Trip.
Menu: Tropical all-you-can-eat buffet (complete with pit-roasted pig). Non-alcoholic beverages, wine, beer, and Mai Tais. Kid-friendly buffet includes pizza, chicken, mac n’ cheese, and more.
Address: 9067 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
If Magic is in the cards for you, then you have to check out Wonderwork’s Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show. You can’t miss the upside down building. It’s a highly interactive dinner show with non-stop audience participation and laughs. This show is a mixture of amazing magic, impersonations, and high-energy improvisational comedy to thoroughly entertain audiences of all ages. Are you ready to have your mind blown?
Menu: Unlimited fresh hand-tossed cheese and pepperoni pizza, salad, beer, wine, soda, and dessert.
Have you been to a Dinner Theatre show before? What’s your favorite or which one are you most looking forward to visiting?