Best Orlando Dinner Shows for Fun and Feasting

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The frontier-style Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue entertains families at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. Photo credit: Walt Disney World Resort

A Central Florida vacation never fails to deliver an abundance of entertainment. From the adventures at Walt Disney World to thrilling rides at Universal Studios to themed waterparks, there’s always something to do. Beyond the theme parks, there are a number of incredibly entertaining dinner shows in Orlando.

Spend an evening with swashbuckling pirates. Laugh until you cry at a hilarious comedy show. Or, experience a luau miles from Hawaii. Whatever you fancy, these best Orlando dinner shows are certain to add tons of family fun to your Florida getaway.

Pirates Dinner Adventure

Set sail with a rowdy band of pirates aboard an 18th-century Spanish galleon for a swashbuckling good time at Pirates Dinner Adventure. An immersive dinner show experience, Pirates Dinner Adventure features a 300,000-gallon indoor lagoon where the high-energy cast of singers, dancers and acrobats deliver plenty of family fun.

This rowdy band of pirates encourages audience participation, especially during the sword fights when your favorite pirates need your cheers the most. Amp up your entertainment experience by joining the pirates on stage for the Pirates Bash Dance Party after dinner.

The dinner is three courses. Choose soup or salad for the first course. The second course features pork, chicken, pasta or mac-n-cheese with nuggets. Don’t forget dessert along with soft drinks and coffee.

Upgrade your dining experience with Treasure Level or VIP tickets for guaranteed second- or  third-row seating and discounts on alcoholic beverages and parking.

The Pirates Dinner Adventure is conveniently located one block from International Drive and a 15-minute drive way from area attractions, Orlando International Airport, the Orange County Convention Center and downtown Orlando.

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows

Show off your detective skills at the hilarious family-friendly Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows. Located in ICON Park on International Drive, this fast-action dinner theater experience begins with a presentation of the clues. Formulate your questions as you dine — audience participation is needed to solve the mystery.

After dinner, you’ll ask your questions and do your best to solve the mystery. Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows is improvisational comedy at its best.

A four-course dinner includes appetizers, salad and your choice of a main course — Cornish hen, cheese lasagna with or without meatballs or (for an additional charge) prime rib. The final course features a mystery dessert. Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks are also included.

The dinner show concludes with audience members asking their final questions before the show’s detective reveals the criminal and awards prizes to successful Sleuths.

Teatro Martini

Located in Orlando on I-Drive, Teatro Martini is ranked as one of the best dinner shows in Central Florida. A highly interactive show, Teatro Martini features performers from around the world in a circus environment. This variety show includes aerialists, acrobats, comedians, dancers, jugglers and singers.

This Orlando dinner show comes with a three-course meal. Choose from a Caesar salad or tomato bisque soup for the first course. For the main course, choices include a chicken mushroom meal, steak kabobs meal and a veggie penne pasta meal. Main course upgrades are also available and include beef tenderloin, grilled Alaskan salmon and more.

The third course means dessert. A rich chocolate brownie sprinkled with powdered sugar and a drizzle of chocolate and caramel sauces stars as the standard choice. If you want an upgrade, add a slice of New York-style cheesecake or the moonshine cake – a moist coconut bundt cake infused with Caribbean moonshine – YUM!

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

If you’re looking for an old-fashioned dinner show with foot-stomping music, nostalgic comedy and an all-you-can-eat dinner, look no further than Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

A long-time popular family-friendly dinner show, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue happens in a rustic dance hall where Wild West dancing, singing and vaudeville comedy take the stage. Unexpected treats make this high-spirited dinner show fun for the whole family. Pioneer Hall Players perform skits and songs while sassy cast members serve your countrified feast.

About that feast, the all-you-care-to-eat buffet delivers plenty of American favorites. You’ll find fried chicken, smoked BBQ ribs, baked beans, cornbread and strawberry shortcake. For guests 21 or older, unlimited beer, wine, sangria and soft drinks add to the party vibe.

Mango’s Tropical Café

Looking for a lounge, bar, restaurant and entertainment venue in Central Florida? Mango’s Tropical Café has you covered. Featuring a variety of international talent and entertainment, Mango’s Tropical Café ranks as the number one ultra lounge, bar, restaurant and entertainment venue in Central Florida.

Drawing from a full lineup of entertainment, Mango’s Tropical Café features Latin dancers and a tropical cuisine. The menu focuses on Latin and Caribbean comfort foods along with refreshing hand-made specialty drinks including exotic mojitos, daiquiris, martinis and cosmos.

Drawing from the splendor of New York City’s Cotton Club of the 1930s, this Orlando dinner show favorite delivers an incredible experience.

The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show

Combining audience participation with high-energy comedy improvisation and dazzling magic, the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show thoroughly entertains the whole family. Located in WonderWorks on International Drive, this is Orlando’s longest-running dinner show.  

The one-of-a-kind entertainment experience features Tony Brent as a one-man cast of dozens. Guests laugh until their sides hurt as Tony Brent reads minds, makes audience members’ personal items vanish (and reappear) and makes accurate predictions, all while keeping the comedy flowing.

Enjoy unlimited hand-tossed pizza, salad, beer, wine and soft drinks during the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show. 

Capone’s Dinner and Show

Travel back in time to 1931’s gangland Chicago at Capone’s Dinner and Show in Kissimmee. This one-of-a-kind prohibition-era speakeasy and cabaret adventure begins in a turn-of-the-century ice cream parlor when you knock three times and give the secret password to enter. A talented cast of characters delivers gangster action, stand-up comedy and toe-tapping musical productions.

Al Capone’s gal, Miss Jewel, serves as hostess and master of ceremonies for the festivities. You’ll meet plenty of handsome mobsters and gorgeous dancing girls as you enjoy a four-course Italian/American meal served with your choice of beverage and a delicious dessert. You might even take home a prize in the gangster giveaway.

Wantilan Luau

Located in the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort, the Wantilan Luau brings a touch of Hawaii to the mainland. Generations of Hawaiians have used luau gatherings to celebrate special occasions. At the Wantilan Luau, you’ll experience this tradition firsthand.

The exotic tastes of the South Pacific accompany a musical journey through the Polynesian islands. Hula and fire dancers along with knife twirlers provide an authentic experience.

An all-you-can-eat buffet features Polynesian specialties including a pit-roasted suckling pig, guava barbeque short ribs, tropical fruits and desserts.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Step into the Middle Ages in an 11th-century castle for a family-friendly adventure at the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. As a royal guest of the Queen, you’ll witness spectacular pageantry, dazzling jousting, sword fights, amazing horsemanship and falconry.

The production features battle scenes, fabulous costumes, spectacular lighting and a lovely musical score created specifically for Medieval Times and recorded in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Serfs and wenches tend to your every need as you indulge in a four-course feast. On the menu you’ll find garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, oven-roasted chicken, herb-basted potatoes, sweet corn cobbett and dessert. Non-alcoholic beverages are included.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Dinner Gala

While exploring the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is fascinating, adding the dinner gala elevates the experience. You’ll receive a guided tour of the 17 exhibits. Then, you’ll join one of the most famous dinner parties on board Titanic with famed first-class passengers including Molly Brown and Captain Smith. Reenact the night of April 14, 1912, as you enjoy the Captain’s cocktail party followed by a multi-course first-class meal.

The menu includes a garden salad, buttered rolls, soup of the day and a dual entrée main course featuring chicken Versailles and sirloin with Bearnaise sauce, twice-baked potatoes and green beans. The children’s main course features a kid favorite: chicken fingers with mac & cheese. Finish off the evening with chocolate mousse with a brownie.

Based in New York City, Terri Marshall is an award-winning writer covering cultural travel, multi-generational travel, road trips, soft-adventure, camping, cars and characters. From hanging out with penguins in Antarctica to fishing for piranhas in Peru to road-tripping through the jungles of Belize, Terri’s always up for an adventure. Drop her into a landscape filled with mountains, towering evergreens, waterfalls and a glacier or two and she’ll be in heaven. But what thrills her most of all is traveling with her teenage grandkids. Terri serves on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee for the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA). She also serves as the First Vice-Chair of the Eastern Chapter for the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). In addition to writing for SheBuysTravel, Terri’s publication credits include AARP, Island Soul, Girl Camper Magazine, A Girls Guide to Cars, CHILLED, World Footprints, North Hills Monthly, Alaska Business Monthly, Alaska Contractor and more. Follow her on Instagram at TrippingWithTerri.
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