Friday March 26, 2010 / 7:30pmMerlin's Magic Dinner Show
Maitre D' Seating
How was your experience?
This was a different event, which was the inspiration to go. However, once we arrived I was very surprised to see Merlin coming from a back room (which was the showroom)to seat my party. His costume could really use a makeover. It was a very old wizard's robe that was a bit dingy. In fact, the room where the dinner show is held was also dingy, dimly lit and a tad bit sour smelling (mildewy). Merlin and the Wench are very nice and engaging. I was really happy that my party was large (12 guests), because we actually made up for more than half of the total gusets (19)--on a Friday night. I actually enjoyed the food and it was plenty without ordering anything extra. The disappointing part was the total cost. I really didn't appreciate the 17% gratuity attached to the bill, which was based on the regular price of the event and not the actual amount paid (that just seems a bit criminal). Anyways, for whatever it's worth, the children in my group loved it (ages 8-10). The adults thought it was ok and I thought it was overpriced. Taxes and the cost of beverages aren't included in the cost of the ticket. Even though the event was prepaid through Goldstar, the process is just like a restaurant where you are seated, order and receive a bill at the end of dinner. The added charges on the bill were a surprise to me and that part had the greatest impact on my memory of this event.