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“It was awesome”

Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train
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Owner description: The Murder Mystery Dinner Train (owned and operated by Seminole Gulf Railway) offers a Unique Dining Experience where passengers enjoy our table side Murder Mystery Show and a Nostalgic Train Trip as our On-board Chef prepares a delicious Five Course Dinner. The train seats up to 208 people and operates year round, Wednesday through Sunday, and holds special holiday events, like a Sweetheart Express for Valentine's Day, a New Year's Eve Gala, two traditional New England style Thanksgiving dinners, and Halloween Ghost Trains. The Murder Mystery Dinner Train also offers hotel Get-Away packages with special rates available only through the railroad.
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“It was awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

We used to go when it was just a dinner train but then they turned into a theater train and it is really fun. If there is only 2 of you, you will share a table with another couple. The food is top notch for a train.

Visited April 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
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51 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“GREAT EVENING”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

it was a celebration for us everything was just great food was excellent and service was above and beyond.....loved the whole evening

Visited March 2014
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Memphis
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77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A fun and different dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

On vacation with two 12-year-old girls, I took a big chance: they would either love this, or hate it. Well, they loved it! They got into listening to the actors to collect clues that would help them solve the mystery. Each time the actors exited, the girls immediately started comparing notes and sifting through the dialogue for clues.
OK, so it's kinda cheesy...actors play out a silly plot in between food courses, and it's all dialogue, no action (the actors simply stand in the aisle down the center of the train car). But the food is really (unexpectedly) good, there's a full bar, the wait staff is friendly and efficient, and..hey, how often these days do you get to have a 5-course meal on a moving train?
I only wish the view from the train was better; the first half is mostly industrial landscape, and the trip back was entirely in the dark. But all in all, it's an experience that's well worth the time and the cost.

Visited March 2014
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Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“not worth the money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

My wife and I took the train ride with four friends, the actors went from car to car performing act one in each car, then started back in the first car for act two, as you can imagine there was a long gap between each act, overall the performance was slow, and the jokes very old. The train rocked from side to side in the dark making the 4 hour trip far to long, the Prime rib dinner was good however, depending on how far you sat from the kitchen the meal may not be hot when it reached your table, the final cost for two including two drinks each and gratuity was over two hundred dollars, we had fun because of our friends. The train ride and murder mystery was a disaster.

Visited February 2014
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Clearwater, Florida
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“It's a trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

What a great experience. I waited too long to do this. Had wanted to do it years ago and never did. So glad we finally got around to it. What a surprise this dinner was. Dinner boats in the area could learn a great deal from them.
The timing between courses and scenes and clearing of dishes was perfect. The food was as good as any restaurant in the area and cooked to perfection. We all had the Prime rib and though we all ordered it done differently, it all came out as ordered. Don't find that very often around here and that includes some of the better steakhouses. And it is all included in one price, drinks are separate.
The show was fun and the acting more than adequate for the venue. All in all a very nice 31/2 hour trip.

Visited January 2014
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