Blood-Thirsty Pirates - Literally
Hollywood Gothique Says:
Vampirates Dinner Adventure rides the waves at full speed ahead, blasting audiences with a fusillade of fun. The energetic musical-acrobatic-dinner-theatre extravaganza joyfully verges on overkill; fortunately, it’s impossible to have too much of a good thing, and this bloody cask of grog will leave you as well glutted and satisfied as an overfed vampire.
Pirates Dinner Adventure
7600 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
2022 Dates: Select nights from September 27 through October 31.
Hours: Showtimes vary. Generally, 7pm on weekdays, 4:3pm and 7:30pm on Saturdays, and 2:30pm & 6pm on Sunday October 30. Check the venue’s website, because some nights will present the regular Pirates Adventure show.
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Vampirates Background Info
During October, the Pirates Dinner Adventure in Buena Park transformed into Vampirates. The combination restaurant-tourist-attraction-theme-park offered a four-course dinner and a frightening two-hour show filled with action-packed stunts and special effects, staged on a Spanish Galleon floating in an artificial lagoon.
The story had guests attending the Treasure Bay’s Annual Masquerade Ball, where the scoundrel Captain Sebastian the Black and his crew of Vampire Pirates awaited, ready to prey upon the unwary. The evening’s entertainment began with a pre-show, during which the audience could drink and mingle, followed by the main show, then dinner. There was a costume contest on weekends, open to all ages.
The regular Pirates Dinner Adventure show still runs year-round. Reservations were required – at least five hours in advance, preferably 24 hours. Adult admission (over 12) is $59.95. Children 3 through 11 are $36.95, and infants 2 and under are free, when seated on the lap of a parent or guardian (must share a meal).
Other past shows include “Pirates Take Christmas” and “Rise of the Sea Dragon.”
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