Out and About: Arabian Nights Holiday Show Amirah’s Wish

Amirah's Wish, Arabian Nights

This week we were invited to enjoy Amirah’s Wish, the Arabian Nights Holiday show. This is the ninth year of the production, and it tells the tale of how Khadri the genie and Santa Claus work to distract Princess Amirah with gifts and good cheer when Prince Raswan is called away.

Amirah's Wish, Arabian Nights

The show includes the regular trick riding and beautiful horses, but adds Holiday elements like sugar plum fairies and gingerbread people, as well as decorations throughout the arena. It also includes a full dinner, with beverages and dessert.

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Arabian Nights in Kissimmee to Close Permanently on January 1, 2014


In an unexpected press release today, it was announced that the Arabian Nights dinner show in Kissimmee will close its doors as of January 1, 2014.

Since it opened in 1988, Arabian Nights has presented more than 10,000 performances for more than 10 million guests.

This summer, they won the 2013 Orlando Sentinel Award as Best Dinner Show. The venue also recently updated its show and menu, but it seems as though it was not enough to keep the show going.

Owner Mark Miller states: “It has been an honor sharing my passion for the beauty and magic of horses with people from all walks of life over the last 25 years. Unfortunately, we have reached a point where the marketplace demands a cheaper product than we can provide.”

“Arabian Nights, which is the most honored dinner show of all time, was built for the highest excellence, not the lowest price,” Miller explains.

Before it closes, Arabian Nights will offer its annual Christmas show from December 1-31. To give Central Florida residents a chance to see the show one more time, they are offering 50% off admission with valid Florida ID. To get the discount, purchase tickets via phone at 407-239-9223, ext. 200, or in person at the box office.

This is so sad to write about! Not only is the Orlando area losing a quality attraction, but so many people are going to need jobs right after the holidays. If your attraction is looking for skilled employees, contact the Arabian Nights HR department.

Arabian Nights is located at 3081 Arabian Nights Blvd. in Kissimmee.

Arabian Nights in Kissimmee to Present Holiday Show in December 2013

Arabian Nights dinner show will present a special holiday production of its show called “Amirah’s Wish” during the month of December.

Arabian NightsThis show is different from the standard show, “A Royal Celebration,” which debuted this summer (read our review).

The holiday story is this: When Prince Raswan is called away, Khadri the genie and Santa Claus himself must work together to distract Princess Amirah with gifts and good cheer.

Though the story is different, the production still features the show’s style of horsemanship, acrobatics, and aerial performances.

The holiday show runs from December 1, 2013 – January 2, 2014, and tickets are $66.99 per guest, with upgrades available. If you like horses, the VIP Experience is worth the $81.99 price. There is also a 25% discount for purchasing tickets online in advance.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit arabian-nights.com.

Out and About: Experiencing the New 25th Anniversary Show at Arabian Nights in Kissimmee

Arabian Nights Kissimmee

This summer, Arabian Nights launched a new dinner show called “The Royal Celebration,” in honor of their 25th anniversary.

We were invited to check out the show this weekend, and we started our visit with the optional VIP tour of the stables. We got to see some of the equipment, as well as one of the horses being painted with neon paint for the show (it looked really cool under the blacklight). Then we wandered down the aisles, saying hello to the horses. Even though the signs said the horses may bite, most welcomed little scritches and light petting, sticking their faces through the bars.

Arabian Nights Kissimmee

After we took our seats in the VIP section (first 3 rows), we ordered our meal. I was pleased to see we had choices, including many that could easily be made vegetarian. They have Kosher menu, too. I ordered the pot roast, as did my friend Patti, and it was served with seasonal vegetables (carrots, pea pods, and broccoli in a butter sauce), mashed potatoes, and a dinner roll. It was all very good and tasty, with the exception of our rolls, which were stale and hard. Other options included pasta, chicken tenders, and pulled pork.

I liked that we were allowed to eat the meal prior to the show. It’s so hard to watch a show, and enjoy a meal at the same time. Dessert (a choice of chocolate or vanilla cake) was served after the show started, but it’s not hard to eat a cake in dimmed lighting.

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Mid-Week Break: Orlando Around the Web for December 22, 2010

While I’m working hard to bring you news and reviews of things happening around Orlando and its surroundings, there are some other great blogs out there who are doing the same.

So here are some recent posts that you might enjoy reading.

The Disney Food Blog has a great pictorial of the Bar du Chocolat at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Looks delicious!

While we’re on the subject of food, check out the review Scott Joseph gave of Matteo’s on International Drive. Seems like the restaurant offers good food with huge portions.

The Daily City has information on next year’s Orlando Downtown Art & Living Expo. The event takes place at Lake Eola the weekend of February 20-21, 2011.

i.seeKissimmee guest blogger Karla checks out Arabian Night’s holiday show.

Bess at Central Florida Top 5 talks about her experience with learning the art of burlesque at Orlando’s Studio K. Sounds like fun!

Finally, Gadling has a yummy pictorial on Four Amazing Edible Christmas Displays at Walt Disney World. ‘Scuse me while I drool.

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