Kids under 3 free of charge.
Pirates Dinner Adventure doesn't look like much in its physical location (just down the street from the quintessential "Medieval Times"). Dont judge a book by its cover.
You buy your tickets (I suggest the red section), and you enter a themed staging area. There are areas for merchandise, drinks (adult and otherwise) and "Pirate Makeovers", all for a charge. The first thing that stands out from its Medieval Times counterpart is that there are hand passed apetizers. Mind you, these are all deep fried and unappealing for parents, but the ying to this yang is that there is an area, which I didnt know about, closer to the entrance to the arena on the right hand side that is serving hand passed raw vegetables.
Once you're ushered into the theatre arena, you are shown your seats and asked for a refill on any adult beverages and what your dinner order will be (I would suggest not going with the ham. The chicken was a much better, however thats not saying it's good). The service is horrible so be prepared. My party and I asked for the drink waitress three times all in the 30 minutes before the show started and we got someone there about 10 minutes into the show and once we ordered, we got our beverages as the show was winding down.
The show itself is much more than I expected. Dare I say, it was better than any Medieval Times show we had ever seen. There were explosions, sword fighting, and unique choreography reminiscent of Cirque De Soleil, and witty banter peppered with pop culture references tailor made for kids 6-15.
When I purchased tickets (there are online coupons for groups larger than 6) I thought this show was overpriced. I was completely wrong. It's not a tremendous value but you most definitely get what you pay for.
In the beginning you get a color and that represents your pirate. You're suppose to cheer him on throughout the show. You should arrive early. They have a very entertaining preshow with a girl that walks on the ceiling. The food is alright and they do give you alot. The show includes a boat for a stage with a little water around it that they utilize within the show. The actors, which are more like acrobats, spend their time fighting while flipping and tumbling. Lots of pizazz.
We had a blast the 3 times we've gone! Our 4 year old who was 3 at the time was chosen to participate. Since he wasn't too sure about what he was doing and wasn't with his parents, he was kind of shy. The lady that took him up to the ship carried him and helped him. It's really cool that they pick alot of kids out of the crowd to participate. The food is OK but not great!
Although the show was action packed and the food was descent, the loud booms startled my then-3-yr-old son...although he quickly got used to it. They even call patrons to the floor, including anyone celebrating a special day like a birthday.
Also, waiting around was a little tough with little ones, because every one is crowded into the corridors outside the arena, but it wasn't a deal breaker by any means. It just may cost you a little more in the gift shop. ;-)
• I think it's bit too loud and scary for kids under 3ish
• Food is nothing special, but then again, it's not their selling point
• Great for boys, my 10 year old loved it
• My 4-year old daughter was not impressed - too much fighting for her - she's looking for a fairytale
We went to this show a couple years back with my family and a larger group of people. It was a fun show and even interactive at the end where some of the audience got to participate in a race (I was one of them). The food was good and my 4yr old (at the time) still remembers the show and had fun, although at first some of the loud BOOMS and sounds scared her. So if your child gets scared of loud noises, don't take them, it's a very loud show and my ears were ringing for a while afterwards. I prefer this show over the medieval times down the road.
My boyfriend and I received tickets for the Pirate Dinner Adventure for Christmas and really had fun. He's big on drinking and was able to get a beer with his meal (after just turning 21) and thought he was so cool. They have yummy appetizers while you wait to go in, and good food to eat while you watch the show. It was a pretty nice date! I just wish I could have gotten pictures of us, but since we went alone, no one was there to do that for me. Shucks!
Formerly the site of Wild Bill’s Wild West Show, at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure up to 750 guests can enjoy this new extravaganza, featuring an astonishing display of special effects wizardry, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay, and dynamic duels. There’s a delicious dinner to boot—the Port of Call Feast includes appetizers, garden salad, choice of beef with seafood (shrimp and lobster) or marinated chicken with seafood, a choice of roasted potatoes or West Indies yellow rice with Caribbean seasonings, and steamed fresh vegetables with warm apple cobbler a la mode for dessert. It’s all enjoyed inside an authentically replicated eighteenth-century Spanish galleon anchored in a 250,000-gallon indoor lagoon with six “audience ships” around the perimeter. Ahoy!
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