Appetizers before were good suggest you fill up on them as the dinner was terrible. Soup was warm water with nothing in it vegetables were not cooked and cold we were not asked if we wanted salad and the rice was hard and cold. Drinks WAY OVERPRICEDWill not go again
We visited PDA for a fun Spring Break wrap-up. Got a good deal through AAA. Arrived about 45 mins prior to showtime and that was about 15 mins too early for the kids. They got a little bored waiting around but the hand-passed appetizers were pretty good. Some kid-friendly options for sure and some very tasty choices for adults as well. The short pre-show was good, entertaining and started the festivities off well.
We were taken by our red pirate to our seats, almost the last row but still able to see quite well. One con was that the employes kept walking through a back door, and with the room being very dark, it was quite a distraction to have the sunlight blaring in our face every 5 minutes. The food was tasty and the portions were plentiful. Much better than what they show on the website. The only thing that may have been a little skimpy was the salad but we definitely were not hungry when we left. It would have been nice to have a kids option of maybe chicken strips and/or mac and cheese. Seems like it would also be a good way to cut costs.Loved the free-flowing pitchers of soda they left at the table. Our server was helpful in providing a booster for the little ones so they could have a better view.
The show was good. Plenty of acrobatics and excitement for the kids. They do a good job of putting some romance in there and some singing and dancing. We have boys but I thought it appealed to girls more than I thought before going. There was some good contemporary music to liven up the crowd a little. Great stunts by the pirates. The only drawback, and it was kind of a big one, was that the story line was very difficult to follow for my husband and I. I can only imagine most kids were totally lost.
All in all it was a very fun family outing. The boys will remember it for a long time and it was worth the money.
Last night we took my son on his 4th birthday. We had some excellent apetizers in the waiting area...more than we could eat. We never waited in long lines and the food was excellent. Our server was great and the show was awesome.
I would recommend this to anyone. Great deal for the $$.
Situation: 4 adults and 7 children, ages 7-10yo for my 10yo son’s birthday
Tips Arrive at least 1-1/2 hours early to secure better seating near the stage and nab tables and chairs in “waiting area” for 1-1/2 hour wait; ask for purple or orange sections, as center of stage is easier seen; if tip wasn’t added to your charge, recommended amount is $3/children and $5/adults; as pirate walks around greeting guests, inform of any birthdays in your party – he may invite person to participate in the show; if possible, purchase tickets online – cheaper than at the door.
Positives: Kid-friendly show that made us adults chuckle; for extra $20 we got “Cake Special” of announcing son’s birthday at beginning of the show and cake that was supposed to feed 6-8 people, but really fed about 12; food options were roast chicken or pork with bbq sauce or vegetable lasagna – meat options came with mashed potatoes and broccoli (as advertised), followed up with apple cobbler and ice cream; food was actually quite delicious for it being cooked in large quantities; everyone in our party got to participate in the show at various times (all the kids were chosen to be soldiers); staff (especially Alexa in the blue section) was friendly, prompt, efficient and got our all orders correct, even offering to-go boxes for leftover meals and cake.
Negatives: While in noshing on free appetizers in waiting area, one small soda costs $5 w/NO refills and a large one in a souvenir glass is $10 w/free refills; water is free. My husband and I bought the souvenir glass for the free refills during a long wait, but found it wasn’t necessary because we really weren’t that thirsty before actual show and were distracted by the pre-show activities.
We went for my son's 5th birthday lastnight and had a great time-
went on a Wed so it was not as crowded as a weekend show- Food was good- choice between chicken or pork- both were good- we had such fun, we enjoyed the show and did lots of cheering for our orange pirate- my son got to ride in the boat and was very excited- booth space is very cramped but well worth being in the front- you can bring your own headband's and beads so you really dont need to upgrade to add those - we would go to see the show again - it is a little cheezy, but how else is a dinner pirate show to be and still have fun- waiters and staff was very friendly and polite- we did not get there for the pre-show and didnt matter to us either- alcohol is expensive there, so if you are trying to get a buzz, you would be best to have a drink before- this is a great place for a young kids birthday (look for coupons or specials to bring down the price) and bring your camera (good to take pictures w/the pirates and cast from the show before or after)
After reading all the reviews I was more than skeptical. However I was pleasantly surprised. The food was pretty good as was the entertainment. We all had a blast. The kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we all got to be involved from the preshow to the adventure show. I highly recommend taking the kids to experiencethis wonderful high seas adventure!
It was actually pretty good! After reading a lot of horrible reviews i was hesitant to book my reservations. Of course you can't expect a broadway performance but it was entertaining! My family loved it! The appetizers were good, the dinner was ok, service was good...The good looking pirates really made the show worth it!It was a cheesy pirate show but all dinner shows like that are pretty cheesy. M. Times isn't exactly Shakespeare! Overall i give it a pretty high rating... 9/10. We had fun overall!
I went to the dinner show back in March and had an ok time - I sat in the blue and yes very hard to see the set and everything that was going on.....the only good thing was our server.....I think his name is Sean it might be John....I wish I could remember...(March 8th, 2008 blue table 5) I want to talk to him.