Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Ok, here's the information provided to me by loyal reader ClubMaster. It appears that the people who run the Pirate Dinner Adventure are putting together a new adult-only show to be called Treasure Tavern. An article in Orlando Attractions Magazine calls the new show "Adventurers Club Meets Rosie O'Grady's". The $49.95 admission price (expect discounts) gets you a 2-hour show plus dinner.
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I can see a similarity to Adventurers Club only if the comedy gets interactive with the audience and if an evolving story is maintained over time. If it's just a show that remains the same every time, then not. Also, while AC did not normally serve meals, many of us wished that AC would reopen as a restaurant so that it could generate its own self-sustaining revenue to keep it in business. That has not happened. A venture such as Treasure Tavern must have characters that develop personalities that people can endear themselves to. Keep in mind that when AC first opened, the new audiences would not have known the characters either. While the non-food option makes the price more attractive, TT must also offer some kind of non-food annual pass for locals that would keep people returning. The $24.95 non-food entry price is too steep to get anyone to show up more than once or twice a year. I hope this is successful though because we're still at least a couple years away from Adventurers Club returning in some form. Thanks again, ClubMaster!!