Having scoured lots of reviews etc, we knew the Titanic dinner experience was likely to be over priced, especially as there were 5 in our party, but on balance decided to take the plunge on this Titanic experience. Unlike all the other dinner shows we could not find any of the usual discount coupons that can usually be had, even the official ticket offices didn't have this event for sale. After 3 phone calls and 2 visits to the actual ticket desk at the venue, they finally cracked and gave us the $10 Florida Residence discount.
As for the dinner experience itself, several staff in various costume set about rushing us through the evening at an annoying pace, especially the Tour that followed the dinner. The dinner itself comprised of a starter of limp and lettuces and tomato, a reasonable (but cold) entree of Beef, chicken, roasters and greens covered in a sauce. Obviously cooked much earlier off site and delivered to the venue. The dessert was a piece of the Captains birthday cake plonked on a side plate! If the dining room was at least made to be like a dining room on the Titanic it would have gone an awful long way to setting the scene and recreating the ambiance of the experience, but instead we dined in what looks like a sterile canteen complete with hard floor and exit signs. Not a single piece of white star crockery in sight!
The actors made an effort to entertain, but all too often the Irish and English accents gave way to their local American tongue. The quality of the photo's on the grand staircase were extremely poor quality and certainly not worth the $25 for one photo.
The tour experience itself contained a lot of interesting artifacts etc, but the reenactment of that fatal evening was the biggest disappointing of all. More effort could have gone into setting the scene with some minor special effects, but instead we were rushed through from one room to another to hear a few dislocated recitals about that night. The back of the group didn't even get enough time to enter the rooms before the actors started to speak to the group. The finale and summing up was made to the audio back drop of the X-factor signature tune which ensured the overall satisfaction of the experience was completely killed off. At this point we at least expected to hear the creaking of the breaking ship etc.
This experience is priced as per the usual dinner shows but fails to deliver the satisfaction of a great evenings entertainment, is over priced and rushed.
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