Disclosure: Pirate’s Dinner Adventure graciously provided tickets for my family and I to check out the show. All thoughts are my own.
We surprised Duke for this 8th Birthday by celebrating at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure. We live in Buena Park so we drive by all the time and wonder what fun goes on in there! I have a tendency to be a little ocd when it comes to planning but promised myself that I’d let loose this year and not look at reviews. This is what I knew: dinner would be served and there would be pirates. What I didn’t expect was an interactive adventure from start to finish.
Get there early for the h’orderves and pre-show. Yep, a show before the show. We roamed around and found most of the h’orderves were being served in the area farthest from the entrance. Our favorites were fresh veggies and dip, sweet potato tots and corn fritters. We happened to be standing right in front of the bar when the pre-show started. We got a little startled but I’d say it was the best place to be.
The show takes place on a replicated 18th-century Spanish galleon measuring 46 feet long, 18 feet wide with 40-foot masts and anchored in a 250,000 gallon indoor lagoon with night sky lighting. We were ushered to our seats in ships surrounding the lagoon and got to meet our pirate, the red pirate Cutthroat Jack!
Dinner is served during the show and you start off with soup or salad. I requested the VIP (Very Important Pirate) Kids Meal for the two littles – it was chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and corn. My birthday boy ate it up and wanted me to ask for another serving (that’s a rare request from him). The rest of us chose the roasted half chicken with rice and veggies. Dessert was brownie a la mode.
The show is a classic tale of good vs. evil with the perfect blend of action, comedy and romance. We were amazed at the special effects wizardry, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels.
Rise of the Sea Dragon is very interactive, my birthday boy loved having the opportunity to board the ship!
A birthday cake for a birthday pirate!
After the show you can take pictures with the pirates!
Cutthroat Jack & Duke!
Our family had the best time! The all-new show, “Rise of the Sea Dragon” is only a couple years old – we want to return in October for the Halloween-themed show, “Vampirate’s” and in December for the holiday show, “Pirates Take Christmas”.
Tickets for the 2014 Season are $58.95 plus tax for adults (12 years and older) and $39.95 plus tax for children (3-11 years old). Show times vary, please call for show times & schedule (714) 690-1497
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure is located off the 91 Freeway in Buena Park at 7600 Beach Blvd.