Today, I took the kids to see the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Show in Orlando. They had a special summer matinee, mainly for camps, and with it a special summer price. Taking advantage of deals allows me to do more with my kids, and I had wanted to see the Orlando show after doing something similar in Myrtle Beach a few years ago, so I purchased the tickets.
The show is held at the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Show Theater which is right off of Universal Drive. We weren’t preassigned seats, so upon check-in we were assigned to a color section and a table. After checking in, we walked through a couple of areas for grabbing some great photos and then entered the holding room, where a pre-show as going on. To be honest, we only caught the tail end of the pre-show, we arrived about 30 minutes before official show time, but what we saw was pretty good, so I would advise arriving about an hour before show time so that you can see the pre-show.
As we were assigned to the red section, we were led to our seats, along with all the others in the red section, by the red pirate, Cutthroat Jack. We had seats in the third row of the theater, and we had a pretty good view of the action. The theater is not that big, so I don’t think it is necessary to splurge for VIP tickets just so you can see. I would contemplate VIP tickets, if you would like to be part of the action, but more on that later. After everyone was seated, Cutthroat Jack taught us all the cheers and motions we would do during the show. The show has interactive parts, and you will have a lot more fun if you take part.
The show got off to a bit of a slow start, but then once it got going it was fun to watch. There was a plot that ran throughout the show and incorporated singing, acrobatics and fight routines. As I mentioned before there was lots of audience participation, but not just from our seats. Lots of volunteers were included in various parts of the show, from pretending to be soldiers to competing in games. This is where having VIP tickets might come in handy. Most of the people who were chosen to be part of the show were in the front section of the theater. I don’t know for a fact that they only choose people from the front, this is just an observation.
The food at the show was a little better than I expected. The meal starts out with a salad, with a choice of ranch or honey mustard dressing. You then have a choice of a meat or vegetarian meal, which you choose when you purchase the tickets. I chose the meat which was a roast beef/chicken platter that comes with veggies and mashed potatoes. This dish was quite good, maybe just a tad bit on the salty side. My daughter had the Vegetarian dish which was pasta with a cheese sauce and veggies; her dish could have used more salt. My son had the children’s meal which was chicken nuggets and mac and cheese. Dessert was a unidentifiable cake, but it was pretty tasty. You are able to upgrade to cheesecake for $3 if you would prefer that dessert option.
We had a fun time at the show and would definitely recommend it as a great afternoon or evening out. That said, I would wait for a discount of some sort as I wouldn’t recommend paying full price for the show. The price I paid was definitely worth it, but the full price is a bit too steep in my opinion.
Location and Pricing
Location: 6400 Carrier Dr., Orlando
Phone: (407) 206-5102
Cost: $67.95 adults/$41.45 children ages 3-11 (kids under 3 are free, but you have to pay $6.99 for a meal if you would like them to have one)