Arabian Nights: The American Princess Dinner Theater Show

Thank you to Experience Kissimmee for making this experience with The American Princess possible. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Dinner and a movie is fine, but you can do that anywhere.  When I take my family on vacation, I want to do something a little special.  One really neat opportunity in Kissimmee is the Arabian Nights dinner theater.  How often do you get to have dinner while watching a show with incredibly trained horses and riders?  It’s definitely not something that goes on everyday where we live.

The current show is called The American Princess.  It is the story of an American champion rider who finds out that she is really Princess Scheherazade.  With the help of her genie, she travels around the world to find a prince who loves horses as much as she does.  They travel to Europe, Latin America, a Gypsy camp, and to the U.S., before finally finding her Prince Khalid.

The horses are just beautiful and are so well trained, it’s ridiculous.

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This was a stirring tribute to the American West.  To see the horses dancing with their riders was pretty cool.  I would imagine that training one horse is hard enough, but training two to work in tandem just seems like it would be incredibly difficult.  I was thoroughly impressed.

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I find some days that I have trouble standing on solid ground.  Can you imagine how tough it would be to stand on this horse as it runs around the ring?

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What about jumping off of the horse through a ring of fire and then landing back on him?  Impressive, right?

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The show is fun with some great acrobatics and horsemanship.  To get the full experience, though, it is really worth opting for the VIP option.  You and your family get a chance to meet several of the riders and you get to see and pet some of the horses before the show.

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The show is pretty magical, but seeing the kids faces as they got to get up close to the horses was just fantastic.

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Even the adults get in on the fun as they get to live it up just like the kids.

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The star of the show had to have been this beautiful black Arabian.  These horses are, apparently, pretty rare because, in the past, they were largely bred out in favor of the white Arabians that suffered the heat of the desert better.  Look how mystical this beauty is as it emerges from the smoke.  Amazing.

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I am all about partaking in the experiences that are unique to an area.  The American Princess is one that you should not miss.  You are going out to eat anyhow.  You may as well make it something special.

Have you ever been to a dinner show like this?  How impressed were you?  Leave us a comment and let us know.

This-Cookin-Dad 1Brian is a husband, dad, food, travel, and budgeting blogger and the owner of Simply Budgeted and This Cookin’ Dad.

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  1. 1

    This is a great show, the boys love it each time we go.

  2. 2

    My family has never been to this show. It looks like so much fun!

  3. 3

    I’ve never been to a dinner show and I’m pretty sure my MIL would go bananas over this show.

  4. 4

    Looks fun! I’ve never been to Arabian Nights.

  5. 5

    I think my kids would love to do one of these shows.

  6. 6

    Love Arabian Nights!

  7. 7

    We have been to Orlando several times but have not done any of the dinner shows.

  8. 8

    This looks like an amazing show. I love it when you can find places that offer dinner and entertainment all in one package.

  9. 9

    I love shows like these and try to go whenever I get the chance to.

  10. 10

    We really enjoyed Arabian Nights when we went there.

  11. 11

    My little girl would go crazy for this

  12. 12

    This looks like a fun show!

  13. 13

    I’ve been to a Medieval Times and Pirates dinner show, but not one like this. Wish they had one in my area.

  14. 14

    Looks like a fun-tastic show!

  15. 15

    I have not been to a dinner show like this before, but would love to take my son!

  16. 16

    What a fun family show that would be to attend! My son would love seeing the guy standing on the horse.

  17. 17

    such a spectacular show thanks for sharing

  18. 18

    That show is amazing! I can’t to take my daughter next year!

  19. 19

    What a fun time! I went to a medieval dinner show here in Las Vegas as a child but would love to enjoy a similar evening as a family.

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    Sweet T is a horse-lover. She would love this experience!

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    I’ve been to several dinner shows and I’ve actually been to this one. My favorite part was seeing the horses in their dressage. The story was a little corny, but I think all dinner shows are so it was ok, but the horses made the night!

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