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“Amazing, campy fun.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Magic Castle

The Magic Castle
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$35.00*
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Hollywood Ghost Walk
Certificate of Excellence
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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Amazing, campy fun.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

This is my favorite place in LA. You need an invite to get in, or you must be a member... unless you're staying at the hotel, which I think is very pricey. You must also dress up.. guys, if you don't wear proper shoes, they will give you loafers to borrow at the door. No photography inside. It's almost like a Disney ride as a night club-- some amazing shows, true artists really, who perform all night, a funny, campy, over the top atmosphere, and some pretty crazy little things to see in each room, like a piano that plays anything you whisper to it automatically, a phone booth with a skeleton that appears inside it when you shut yourself in, etc. If you can find a way to make it into this place while you're in LA, DO IT! You'll never forget it. The magicians are talents beyond belief, and the whole experience is unforgettable.

Visited January 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Great show but frigid temperature”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Very entertaining show with several hours of top-notch magical acts. We didn't have dinner, so I can't comment on the food. Overpriced drinks as expected.
Cons: Long waits in between acts (gets better later in the night). Venue kept uncomfortably cold - definitely bring a jacket. We complained about the frigid temperature but the staff didn't seem to care.
Overall worth visiting at least once.

Visited December 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“Awesome - must do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

What a great place! If you love magic you simply have to go here... few things to sort out getting in, but well worth it

Visited November 2012
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Jersey, Channel Islands
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“A great evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We booked the Magic Castle for a Saturday evening. It was busy but well organised. We saw close up magic that was very impressive and managed to get in to one of the man shows that was very entertaining.
The interior of the castle has been well done in an over the top Victorian way and it was a fun evening.
The food was outstanding. We ordered various salads to start and we both had the fillet steak - probably the best steak I have ever eaten. It melted in the mouth and tasted divine.
Drinks are not unreasonably priced and overall we felt we had value for money with quite a unique experience.
Just be warned that they have a policy of 20 dollars per person for no shows. We had a confirmed booking for two people which was fine on entry. However, when we went to dine, for some inexplicable reason, they had prepared a table for 5 people. We told them this was wrong so they laid up a table for two. No problem I thought until the next day when 60 dollars for 3 no shows was added to my credit card even though it was their mistake - just be careful as if I hadn't checked my credit card statement carefully, this would have slipped through.
All in all, if you are in the area and can get tickets, well recommended.

Visited November 2012
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Colorado
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“AMAZING”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

I want to give Magic Castle more "stars" than Excellent. I was amazed by the Magic Castle! If you have the chance to go GO! The magicians were great, dinner was great, dressing up was so fancy and fun! Just a special special night!

Visited October 2012
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