July 27, 2013 — Arabian Nights, a favorite of Orlando, Florida, visitors for 25 years, has virtually changed with the wave of a genie’s hand to the launch its new show “The Royal Celebration.” The story provides a new twist on an ancient tale, centering around the attraction’s legendary Arabian horses.
“The Royal Celebration” transports spectators to the arranged marriage of the leaders of two tribes, the Seglawi and the Raula. These rivals unite when Princess Amirah and Prince Raswan come together through their shared passion for Arabian horses. Their love for horses fuels their love for one another, culminating in a Royal Wedding Celebration that features horsemanship from around the world.
“This is an all-new experience. We created some spectacular acts for the new storyline and wove those together with the favorites that our guests have loved for decades,” says Mark Miller, founder of Arabian Nights. “While our show is constantly changing, this is only the second complete revision of the entire show since we opened in 1988. The last time we did it was 14 years ago.”
“The Royal Celebration” showcases many famous Al-Marah Arabians bred by Miller’s mother, the late Bazy Tankersley, at her farm in Tucson, Arizona. AM Ben Dream, the first of Al-Marah’s senior sires to move to Florida to join the cast, will soon appear in his new role as Princess Amirah’s personal horse. Already in show biz mode, AM Good Oldboy is the second senior sire to arrive at Arabian Nights from the farm.
Thirteen additional breeds are featured among a stellar equine cast that includes freeze-marked BLM Mustangs to Percherons and American Quarter Horses to a statuesque American Cream draft named Kerry.
“Our new show highlights all styles of riding, including the kind of circus acrobatic riders and other specialties which are rarely seen anymore. The preservation of these exciting forms of riding is part of our mission to preserve and promote the equine arts,” says Miller.
In addition to the new show, Arabian Nights guests will see other changes throughout the summer as the Great Hall undergoes a renovation that will include new décor throughout the building. “The Royal Celebration” also features new music and extravagant costumes–some that transform before your eyes.
“As we make changes to our show and facility, we make sure that one thing never changes; that’s our commitment to delivering world-class equestrian entertainment to audiences of all ages, in one of the few remaining family-owned attractions in Central Florida,” adds Miller.
Arabian Nights is located at 3081 Arabian Nights Blvd. in Kissimmee, Florida, just minutes from Walt Disney World. The #1 US Family Tourism Destination, Orlando is visited by 52 million annual visitors.
Arabian Nights is a “sister company” to Al-Marah Arabians LLC, which Miller also owns.
For more details on Arabian Nights, please visit the all-new website www.arabian-nights.com.
Stay tuned to www.al-marah.com for upcoming news about Al-Marah Arabians and its history-making herd.
Arabian Nights was founded Feb. 29, 1988. There have been more than 10,000 shows. It is the most honored dinner show in the world without intermission. It features 60 horses of 14 breeds.