Arabian Nights Dinner Show Closing on January 1, 2014

Arabian Nights, one of Central Florida's most well-known dinner-shows, will permanently close its doors on January 1, 2014. Here you are the official announcement, which was posted yesterday on Arabian Night's official Facebook page:

Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction - Orlando, Florida

To our devoted fans and followers,

Arabian Nights has announced that it will be permanently closed as of January 1st, 2014. We'd like to thank you for your love and support over the past 25 years. Because of you, we have been able to share our passion for horses and quality entertainment with millions of guests.

Over the next month, we would like to keep our Facebook page a positive platform for sharing and celebrating our incredible show and performers, fans, employees, and horses that have truly made Arabian Nights a family.

Please keep the positive comments coming! And again, thank you, thank you, for your support since the opening of our show, 25 years ago. 

From Arabian Nights’ Owner, Mark Miller:

"It has been an honor sharing my passion for the beauty and magic of horses with people from all walks of life over the last 25 years. Unfortunately, we have reached a point where the marketplace demands a cheaper product than we can provide."

"Arabian Nights, which is the most honored dinner show of all time, was built for the highest excellence, not the lowest price," Miller explained. "Just this last August, we once again won the 2013 Orlando Sentinel Award as Best Dinner Show, proving that our quality is still unmatched. I always believed there would be a place for a first class secondary attraction in this market. I was mistaken."

"Our mission now is to present the best possible product for the rest of the year so that the people who have loved us over the years will be able to come back and experience the magic of our show one last time. Then we will be concentrating on how to assist our incredible staff in handling this transition," Miller added. 

"There is no question that the skill, dedication, work ethic and people skills of our employees have enabled to be the best there is," Miller said. "Anyone looking for an incredible employee after the first of the year should call our human resource department immediately."

-Mark Miller

Have you ever had the chance to attend this show? If so, what did you think about it? We will soon post a very large Arabian Nights photo-gallery, complete with some of our thoughts regarding the show. Goodbye, Arabian Nights.


  1. Drat. My and friends have gone to Medieval Times and Pirate's Dinner Adventure each year and this year we were planning to go to Arabian Nights. This sucks...seriously.

  2. Sorry but this is fully expected.
    Arabian nights has been going downhill over the last few years

    I 1st visited arabian nights 10 years ago. the show was good, the horsemanship and skill obvious. the food, while not exciting, was decent.

    my last visit (2012) showed just how far arabian nights had fallen. the show was boring, with no cohesion, and little skill shown by the performers (my 10 year old neice can do more on a horse than they showed) and the food was awful - cold, tasteless and utterly inedible - served by staff who only seemed interested in how big a tip we would leave! many guests left early: once one had the courage to get up and go early, the floodgates opened!
    I don't know if it was competition that led to this downturn, or standards slipped leading to poor reviews and poor attendance but the simple fact is that arabian nights failed to reach the standards the owner claimed to set for quite a while now


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