What are the BEST Magic Shows (in Orlando) for 2023?
Orlando is theme-park city, and therefore it has lots of great magic including, An Evening of Magic, 52!, The Outta Control Magic Show and The Parlour Presents. But wait! There's even more, because Orlando is the home to some of America's favorite theme-parks like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Disney's Magic Kingdom, and the Epcot Center.
On top of all the theme parks, where you are sure to find some magical times, Orlando also has some fabulous live illusion shows, both big and small. For locals who are a little tired of taking guests to the "usual" places, you'll find some delightful opportunities to experience the magical arts. So after drowning down a few butterbeers at the Wizarding World, head over to Ollivander's to get yourself a magic wand. Now you are ready to cast a spell and enjoy the magical city of Orlando, with all its delights.
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Teatro Martini Comedy and Magic Dinner Show
6400 Carrier Dr
6400 Carrier Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
There's so much going on at Teatro Martini, we don't know what to talk about first. There's the three-course dinner with soup or salad, entree, and dessert. Then there is the show with an international cast of performers. The show is immersive, fun and full of variety, modeled after a European type variety show. Comedy, music, acrobatics and of course magic! The costumes are over-the-top, the performers are a worldly band of merry characters and the dress code is well... dressy! You must be over 17 to attend. And afterwards, step next door to Jewel Orlando, a speakeasy bar with dueling pianos and a whole lot of charm.
Show Duration: The full evening lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
Food and Drink: Food and soft drinks included in ticket price. Cash bar available.
Age Restriction: For ages 17 and up.
Parking: Free parking onsite.
The Parlour Presents
The Great Magic Hall
5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy #400
Kissimmee, FL 34746
With three shows every day, this magic store makes it easy for you to come in and check out a little bit of magic on your schedule. Their show, The Parlour Presents, is inexpensive, not too long, and really great for the whole family, young and old. It's a small audience, and almost everyone gets to help out. There are several magicians who perform here regularly. The show keeps things moving as you tour the shop from room to room. You'll learn a bit about magic history and get a chance to go home with a magic trick or two of your own.
The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show
9067 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
Join magician Tony Brent at WonderWorks for the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show. Whew! That's a mouthful. And you get a mouthful... of pizza... and other delights such as soda, beer, wine, and dessert. All unlimited. Tony's mix of impersonations, characters, and magic makes for a fun-filled comedic evening. This is a great show for all ages. And don't be afraid to come again and again, as on Tony's night's off there is a fabulous line-up of guest magicians.
Food and Drink: The dinner includes unlimited fresh hand-tossed cheese and pepperoni pizza, salad, beer, wine, soda and dessert.
Age Restriction: All ages are welcome.
Parking: Parking is available at the Pointe Orlando parking garage. Parking fees are $5.00 for the first two hours, $7.00 for three hours, $10.00 for four hours, with a maximum fee of $10.00.
Zubrick Magic Theatre
Zubrick Magic Theatre, St. Petersburg
1211 1st Ave N., Suite 101
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Voted "Best Family Magic Show, you can experience the wonder at St. Pete's only magic theatre. The Zubrick Magic Theatre is an intimate setting that gives audiences an unforgettable evening of jaw-dropping magical entertainment. This spectacular venue in shades of black, gold, and purple, enhanced with state-of-the-art lighting, sound and special effects, is giving audiences young and old a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and sensations they've never experienced before. Join Chris and Ryan for their stylish and excitingly fresh show at the Zubrick Magic Theatre.
Show Duration: Approx. 70-minutes with one intermission.
Age Restriction: Family friendly show
Casa Monica Resort and Spa
95 Cordova St.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
This is an upscale intimate magic show. Styled after a vintage jazz club, the showroom is a 22-seat venue featuring glowing crystal balls, Moroccan chandelier, majestic palms and carefully arranged seating so everyone is within touching distance of the magic. Once the house lights dim, magician Bill Abbott takes the stage to perform one of the most intimate magic shows in the world featuring interactive, mind-bending illusions. The evening however starts with complimentary cocktails and a pre-show sleight-of-hand presentation in the VIP lounge.
Show Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Food and Drink: Complimentary magic-themed cocktails available
Orlando Magic History
Orlando Florida had its origins like many cities in the US. Take a small fort built to safeguard against the local tribes of indigenous people, add a few homesteaders who settled around the fort, then add a whole lot of people looking for land, fortune, and excitement, and pretty soon you have a small town. Soon that town was burgeoning into a big city. There are many tales of how Orlando got its name, but we will never really know if any of them are true. We do know that it is now known as the Theme Park Capital of the World, having 5 out of 10 of the world's most visited theme parks.
Back when Orlando was still just another growing city in America and J.K. Rowling, the creator of the world of Harry Potter, was not even born, there was still plenty of magic to be found. One favorite magician, known in Orlando as Mister Magic, was Harry Wise. He moved to Sanford, Florida as a young man, and had is own children's show on Orlando's local television station. He was probably best known for his show Doctor Jekyll's Weird Show which was part magic and part fright-fest. The show included hypnotism, magic, fake snakes and actors dressed as various monsters such as Frankenstein. Harry later went on to have a mentalist show and even joined the circus in his 50s, becoming a ringmaster. Always an entertainer and showman, Harry was well-loved in central Florida, not only for his talents but for being a true humanitarian as well.
Just as Harry was doing his last spook shows, Walt Disney was opening its newest theme park, Walt Disney World, with The Magic Kingdom being the first theme park to open in the complex. To many young children it was truly magic. To visit the Cinderella Castle or to hug their favorite Disney character was a magical experience. Soon Orlando was a major theme park destination. It was this new popularity as a tourist destination that the famous Canadian magician, Doug Henning turned his eyes towards Orlando. He had quit magic for a new passion, transcendental meditation and the teachings of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. His new plan was to develop a concept for an amusement park dedicated to what he saw as the life-transforming practice of meditation. The focus was to be on enlightenment, knowledge, and entertainment. In 1988, an announcement was made about the grand plans for this oddly inspired theme park, and Orlando, Florida was in the running as a possible location. In the end, Henning decided on Niagara Falls in Canada as the future location, but the money was never raised and Doug Henning then died at the young age of 52.
So, although Orlando never saw the opening of the Maharishi Veda Land theme park, it soon became home to the Universal Orlando Resort and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. And as everyone knows Harry Potter is magic. You can visit Universal Studios versions of Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade, and for a truly magical experience get yourself an interactive wand. These special wands allow you to cast spells in specific spots around the park which are well marked (although some locations are a secret that must be discovered). There is still lots of magic of both the old-fashioned and the newfangled kind going on in Orlando, Florida, and no matter the reason you might find yourself there, both kinds are worth checking out.
PAST Orlando Magic Shows
Penn and Teller
Hard Rock LIve
6050 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
The "bad boys of magic" have been wowing audiences in Las Vegas for over 20 years. Why bad boys you say? Well, they have the bad habit of revealing how it's done! But it never seems to take away from the amazing wow factor of what they do! Their act is surprising, clownish, and well... unconventional. They have been making headlines for years with their many TV shows, Broadway performances, and sold out runs. The chemistry between this duo is magical. They love to meet their fans, so don't miss the "meet and greet" after the show or catch their Vegas show.
425 N Bumby Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
How can a guy that doesn't talk and has tape covering his mouth even entertain? The answer is... very well! Tape Face has taken Vegas a bit by storm with his impish sense of humor and Herculean abilities to engage audiences of all ages. Although not a magician in the traditional sense, Tape Face has a magical show that you'll find charming and touching.
Hard Rock LIve
6050 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
Justin Willman is on the road with his Magic in Real Life tour, a show with oodles of incredible magic, illusion, and laughs. What is special about Justin? Well, for one thing, his quirky sense of humor. You might have seen him on his latest Netflix specials, Magic for Humans where he levitates while doing goat yoga, (yes I said goat), and does some very funny stuff with kids and marshmallows. Beloved by TV hosts such as Ellen and presidents such as Barack Obama, Justin has made a mark with his sometimes silly, but always fabulous illusions. Justin is taking a break from his Roosevelt Hotel Los Angeles magic theater residency with a 21 year old age limit but his touring show is for all ages.
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