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Update: Hunger Games Dinner Adventure

The Orlando Sentinel posted an article that says the building that housed Dixie Stampede is going to be demolished to expand the outlet malls across the street.

Here’s the first part of the Sentinel article:

Orlando mall to raze Dixie Stampede for more stores

4:45 p.m. EST, June 8, 2012|

By Sandra Pedicini, Orlando Sentinel

Simon Property Group wants to raze Dolly Parton‘s Dixie Stampede dinner theater to expand its nearbyOrlando Premium Outlets mall.

Orange County recently reviewed plans for the project, which will add 100,000 square feet to the 550,000-square foot complex across Vineland Avenue. Two buildings will be added.

Simon must make some technical changes to its application before getting final approval, county planning administrator John Smogor said. Simon has not yet purchased the property but is expected to close on it soon.

Word on the street is that the Hunger Games Dinner Adventure could not be retrofit into the original building. While the Simon group does indeed want additional shopping to be added, the addition of two buildings implies that this new facility will be customized to meet the technical requirements of the show. This obviously delays the introduction of the Hunger Games Dinner Adventure, and explains why the press release was pulled from

These drinks would be perfect for the bar at the Hunger Games Dinner Adventure!

The Eats

It’s finally here! The Hunger Games! I never thought I would get sucked in to a series like this, but I find myself so completely absorbed by it all, that I can’t stand myself. I mean today I read something about a Hunger Games inspired workout – a bit much,  I have to admit.  Though I am beyond excited to see the movie, I am not beyond crazy and going to the midnight showing tonight.

Instead, I may possibly just celebrate in my own way and have a Hunger Games-themed cocktail such as a Mockingjay or the sting of Tracker Jacker (we all know that isn’t good, or is it?)…  I know quite a few people that will also be excited for these fabulous concoctions to honor Panem, so without further ado… “may the odds be ever in your favor. Happy Hunger Games”

The Mockingjay

1.25 oz Frangelico


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Hunger Games Dinner Adventure Menu

Well, the menu for the Hunger Games Dinner Adventure sounds at least a little different than the ones you’d see at Medieval Times or some of the others around town.


(served during The Reaping)

Mellark Bakery Goat Cheese and Apple Tarts

Purple Melon Fruit Salad

District 11 Cornbread


Herbed Lamb Stew with Dried Plums on a bed of wild rice

Marinated Roast Pork with a golden crisp crackling served with gravy and Parcel Day Applesauce

Forbidden Chicken and chunks of oranges cooked in creamy sauce with rice, peas and onions

Creamy Carrot Soup With Scallions And Poppy Seeds


Vanilla Ice Cream with Mixed Berry Flambe

Spiced Cookies with Vanilla Ice Cream

May the odds…

Got a quick image of the Coming Soon signs up at the old Dixie Stampede building. Looks like maybe we’re getting the Hunger Games Dinner Adventure after all.


Hunger Games Dinner Adventure

I’m excited for this idea to go in the old Dixie Stampede building in Lake Buena Vista!



Immerse yourself in the world of the Hunger Games trilogy in an exciting new story line, spectacular sets, thrilling music, and a cornucopia of  surprises.

 ORLANDO, FL (May 24, 2012) – Fans of the Hunger Games will be able to immerse themselves in the world of Panem in the Hunger Games Dinner Adventure, in an all-new nighttime theatrical experience, soon to be known as the “World’s Most Action Packed Dinner Show.”  

Guests begin their adventure with a visit to  District 12, where they will witness the Reaping of the tributes for the Hunger Games. During the Reaping, guests will be able to sample classic District 12 hors-devours, including their famous baked goods including Mellark’s Bakery Goat Cheese and Apple Tarts. Previous winners of the Hunger Games will be available for photographs.

The Peacekeepers will lead the guests into the Hunger Games theater, an elaborate arena hosted by the Capitol, celebrating the spectacle of the games. The guests will be seated in Districts where they will enjoy a special menu put together by Effie Trinket, featuring the finest foods from around Panem, including Katniss’ favorite Lamb Stew with Dried Plums, salads, and a scrumptious dessert. Complimentary beer, wine, coffee or soft drinks are included during dinner, and vegetarian meals are available upon request.  

Guests will be introduced to their tributes in interviews with Caesar Flickerman himself, who will continue to narrate the Games, beginning with the spectacle of the chariot rides as the tributes enter the training center. Throughout dinner, guests dazzled, thrilled, and entertained with spectacularly choreographed swordplay, aerial artistry, dynamic duals and special effects as the heroes of Panem battle in the arena. Guests can watch the action in the arena before them or via one of the most technologically advanced centerhung video displays from Daktronics. 

Guests will be able to interact with the tributes and control the outcome of the Games by using their smartphones and other devices, voting for their favorite heroes and choosing sponsorship gifts to send into the arena to help their heroes. Over 150 guests each night will find themselves in the middle of the show as they don costumes of the finest Capitol fashions and join the action. The show ends with a spectacular, pyrotechnics-filled, audience-involving final scene with a surprise ending guaranteed to raise the roof.

The celebration of the Games victor continues in the post-show area, where guests can mingle with the heroes of the Games. And after the last performance of the evening, guests can party in the Capitol Club, included with each paid admission.  The high-energy DJ disco party features a state-of-the-art sound and special effects system and dancing to a wide variety of music.    

Guests who visit the Hunger Games Dinner Adventure earlier in the day will be able to tour the arena, and the museum where they will be able to see props and costumes from the Hunger Games film and interact with animatronic muttations, sing with musical mockingjays, and visit the Control Room for the Games. The one hour tours are free and begin at 4pm and 5:30pm, but space is limited and reservations are recommended.

About Hunger Games Dinner Adventure

Hunger Games Dinner Adventure is owned and operated by Silkskins, Inc.  The main theater is comprised of tiered seating for 800 guests and the venue is available for private group events and functions. The Orlando venue is located one mile from Walt Disney World at 8251 Vineland Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32821.  This venue is the prototype for brand expansion.  A second Hunger Games Dinner Adventure is planned to open in Anaheim, California.  Admission prices for 2013 in Orlando are $51.95 plus tax for Adults and $31.95 plus tax per child age’s three to eleven.  Group rates are offered for parties of 15 or more. A portion of proceeds will benefit World Food Programme and Feeding America. To learn more, visit additional information, group rates or to book a reservation, visit Hunger Games Dinner Adventure online at


The Hunger Games was be released by Lionsgate® in US theatres on March 23, 2012. It is the first film based on the runaway bestselling book series by Suzanne Collins that has become a cultural phenomenon worldwide.

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries. In the US, money raised will go to the World Food Program USA, a non-profit organization that builds support in the US to end global hunger. WFP USA engages individuals and organizations, shapes public policy and generates resources for the United Nations World Food Program and other hunger relief operations.

Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Feeding America helps provide food to over 37 million Americans each year.

For more information please contact:

Kate Piliero, Lionsgate, (, Tel 310-2554064

Bettina Luescher, WFP/New York, Tel. +1 646 5566909, Mob. +1 646 8241112 (

Ross Fraser, Director of Media Relations, Feeding America, (, Tel+1 (312) 642 6422

The Hunger Games: Quick Thoughts

I just got home from seeing the film of The Hunger Games. Here are some stream of consciousness quick thoughts:

  • I’m a fan of the books and the film held to the first book extremely well. It’s been about 2 years since I read the first book though.
  • The shaky camera work at the beginning of the film was very annoying
  • The casting was really good. Except for Peeta. I can do without Josh whatshisname.
  • In several cases, the casting exceeded my expectations – they imagined better people for the roles than the people I imagined when I read the books (Haymitch, for example).
  • Jennifer Lawrence was solid and engaging.
  • The chariot scene was nowhere near as dramatic as it was in the book.
  • Gary Ross directed a great film, and the cinematography is great. However, both get points off for the stupid shaky camera at the beginning. (I’m okay with shaky in the action scenes.)
  • The gore level is low. The intensity level of the film is high, though.
  • As a social commentary, the film could have turned up the dial a notch. The parallels between the Capitol and the 1% are obvious, and while clearly evident in the movie, the politics were more subtle. That may change in the next two installments though. I think this first one is more about the exploitation of the kids in the games.
  • Things left out of the movie, or altered, didn’t concern me too much. That could be because it’s been a while since I read the books though.
  • There were a lot of young teens in the sold-out theater. They were not annoying – no phones, giggling, etc. Only things like gasps of astonishment – especially for people who didn’t seem to have read the books. I’d like to thank my fellow theater patrons for a pleasant movie experience.
  • Looking forward to Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Can we have them soon?

P.S. One other thing… Even though mostly unrelated, this film gives me a glimpse into how good an Enders Game film can be in the right hands.