Saturday June 25, 2011 / 5:30pmPirate's Dinner Adventure
Assigned at Box Office (Adult)
Assigned at Box Office (Child - Age 11 and Younger)
How was your experience?
I would give this even 3.5 stars if I could, but since I can't, I'll err on the positive side and give it 4 stars. First of all, our seats were in the top row on the far right side as you enter the performance area (green pirate / tables). We could see most of the show, but it was right by the bow and we couldn't see much of what was going on there. And I am a "Red Velvet" member supposedly receiving the best seats? That was disappointing, and we did ask to be moved but were told the only seats left were worse than where we already were seated (this was a Saturday 5:30 show and it was pretty full). So the seats were 'okay' but not great. Our party was a grandmother, 3 parents, and 4 kids aged 2-1/2 through 11. The kids really enjoyed the show. The moms enjoyed the show because the pirates were nice to look at (let's be honest). The dad was just along for the ride and thought it was 'pretty good'. The story was too involved for the adults to follow while we were trying to decide on meals, drinks, and such. For me, the experience was mostly watching singing and goofing around on the stage. There were some acrobatic acts in the last third of the show that were pretty good... green pirate was awesome, suspended from the air twisted in long silky fabric (oh, there was a woman too. Forgot about her!). Great show of strength and real talent there! Seriously! Now for the food. We all had the roasted chicken which was pretty good. Broccoli and potatoes were decent too. Our favorite part of dinner was the dessert.... some kind of fruit cobbler with ice cream. Yummy! Some of the kids had rice, and kids burgers, and thought it was fine too. I wouldn't come here for the quality of the food, but it was fine for what we paid for the show and dinner combined. On a positive note, we had a very accomodating server. We didn't pay for the 2-1/2 year old, and even though she was supposed to sit in her parents' laps, the server offered to bring a chair. She also allowed her to enjoy a plate of food, as it's served in big buffet pans and the server dishes it out for each of us individually. There was plenty of food so it wasn't too much trouble to feed our youngest some of the extra, and we really appreciated that very much. If you've been to the Medieval Times show, let me set some expectations here. Pirates Dinner Adventure is a smaller venue, and less 'grand' production. But it's an okay price to pay through Goldstar (I'd never pay full price... not worth it!). The food at Medieval Times was better, too... but it's been 2 years since I went there, so who knows what it's like now. But we all remembered Medieval Times being better, overall. So my summary is -- good family evening, especially with younger kids. Food and entertainment not bad at the Goldstar price!