What would one do if they were presented with a magic lamp that has a genie inside. Make three wishes and travel around the world of course and that’s just what you will be to be a part of when you visit the Arabian Nights dinner show in Kissimmee, Florida. My husband and I received complimentary tickets to Arabian Nights while on our anniversary adventure and I was excited to see this show I had heard such great things about.
As we walked up to the Arabian Nights building I just knew we had a magical night in store. The building made me think of the opening scene in a famous disney movie we all know and love…and my husband even busted out a few lines from the first song of that movie. We arrived a wee bit early and did have to wait for the ticket window to open up so we could get in. Once we got to the window we were pleased to find out we were going to get to enjoy not only the dinner show but the VIP Experience as well.
With our tickets, VIP stickers, and keepsake poster in hands we headed inside to the waiting area. In this area they have some appetizers of chips and salsa as well as macaroni salad for you to nosh on while you wait for the arena to open. There is also an area set up like a bazaar where you can go get a henna tattoo or a caricature made. As you enjoy the tasty treats you are also treated to some fun entertainment. Our entertainment was a belly dancer who showed us her moves, taught us a few and even brought people up out of the audience to join in. So much fun to watch and do (or try to do in my case).
After a little while, it was time for those of us who had the VIP passes to head through the arena, right across the floor the horses and people would be performing on later. We were taken back for a barn tour and got to meet the stars of the show….all the horses. There were so many different breeds and they were simply exquisite. I found myself wanting to leave with a horse of my own. We were lead on the barn tour by one of the performers of the show and were taught all about each of the horses. While my kids were not here this time, I know this is something they would enjoy. My daughter would especially love the barn tour. As we headed to our seats, we stopped for a photo pop with one of the horses. Adults can stand by the horse and kids can sit on the horse.
Finally, at our seats, we sat down and the wait staff took our drink orders as well as our food orders. At Arabian Nights you get a few different choices. I went with the pulled bbq pork and my husband got the pot roast. Both were mouthwateringly delicious. The side of veggies and bread complimented my bbq pork perfectly. As we ate, the show began and we were taken back in time to an ancient land where a princess is gifted a magic lamp and meets the genie . The genie is ready to grant her three wishes and bring her the prince she has been waiting for. Will she find love? Now you know I can’t giveaway the ending.
Through the show you are treated to amazing tricks, stunts and you may even see a unicorn (this will tickle my daughter when I take her).
The story is magical and will have you wanting it to continue on even after it is over. Just be careful what you eat, or you may walk out a few sizes smaller than when you entered…..
Tickets range from $66.99-$99.99 per person depending on the package you choose. Arabian Nights is a must see when you are in the Kissimmee area. Young and older alike will truly enjoy the show. Have you ever been to Arabian Nights?
**I did receive complimentary admission. Opinions are always my own and hones**