Vampirates Dinner Adventure is about the most exuberant blast of Halloween-themed fun imaginable - an energetic musical-acrobatic extravaganza that leaves audiences as glutted as an overfed vampire. And now you can see the show for a reduced price by using a discount code created especially for our readers. Simply call (866) 439-2469 or go to piratesdinneradventureca.com and mention code V-GOTHIQUE18 at the time of purchase.
The seasonal offering at Pirates Dinner Adventure in Buena Park, Vampirates offers guests a four-course meal along two-hours of songs, swordplay, and stunts. Arriving early is a good idea, so you can enjoy the decorated surroundings and swill grog (actually themed drinks). A half-hour before the main event, there is a pre-show on a small stage next to the bar, filling viewers in on the back story (our heroine's fiance has recently been recruited to Captain Black's evil undead crew).
The play itself takes place in a huge auditorium, with a pirate ship nestled in an artificial lake. Production values are spectacular, with lighting, roiling fog, and occasionally explosive effects. The performers handle the demands of their roles amazingly well - everyone seems able to sing, fight, swing from the rafters, and just about anything else one can imagine. The result is not just enjoyable dinner theatre; it's almost an opera - easily worth the full price of admission. (For a full rundown, click here to read our review from last year.)
Vampirates runs daily through October 31. Pirates Dinner Adventure is located at 7600 Beach Boulebard, Buena Park, 90620. Regular prices are $61.95 for adults and 36.95 for children.
- Tax and applicable fees are additional. Gratuity not included, will be charged for parties of 10 or more. May not be combined with any other discount, promotion, or group reservation. For general seating only, upgraded seating available at an additional cost. Not valid for prior purchases or special shows. Valid 10/5/18-10/31/18 Monday-Thursday Only. Subject to availability. Reservations required.