Are you looking for a fun show with a good dinner? Give Pirate’s Dinner Adventure in Buena Park a try. I went along as part of a group with the fabulous Rad Geeky Rose, Atomic Redhead, and other friends. We had a blast watching a really impressive show, and I think you will, too.
Get to your show early for parking and check-in. There’s an exciting photo op with a ship’s wheel as you enter. You’ll have the chance to decide whether or not to buy the photo later. They come out quite lovely.
The bar is open for cocktails, and the gift shop is stocked with fun pirate-themed merchandise. If you have the Yelp app on your phone, you can take advantage of a special offer of a free bandanna for a check-in.
As your show time approaches, the seneschal will appear to welcome you to the royal wedding. In short order the princess will arrive to welcome you as her wedding guests. Her marriage has been arranged by her father instead of being a love match, and she’s traveling with a necklace of legendary value. Can you already see the plot threads forming?
While showing off her wedding jewels and warning of the dangerous curse that should befall if they are stolen, the jewels are … stolen. Pirates will literally swing from the rafters to surround the princess and capture the valuable jewels. Fun, right?
Congratulations, you’ve just gone from wedding guest to shanghaied pirate prisoner! Each assigned section of seating will follow their pirate leader to their seating. You couldn’t ask for a more handsome escort. You’ve now joined the pirate crew of your section leader.
Once in your assigned seats, you’ll be introduced to your server for the evening, and the pirates will begin mingling with their new crew to teach you cheers and choose canon masters for later in the evening.
I was surprised and impressed at the quality of the show. I expected sword fights, martial arts demonstrations, and perhaps a shanty or two. We were treated to even more, including aerial acrobatics, dancing, tumbling, and amusing comedy. I won’t spoil the plot of the show entirely, but it’s well worth the price of admission. If you can find a coupon, it’s even better. My friends and I walked away very entertained.
Plus, hunky shirtless guys … I’m just sayin’.