Longtime central Florida attraction Arabian Nights to close

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. —

The Arabian Nights dinner attraction in Kissimmee will close its doors for good at the end of the year, ending a 25-year run.

Officials from the attraction announced Friday that they will shut down operations Jan. 1.

"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," owner Mark Miller said in a press release.

Miller said the attraction opened in February 1988 and has held more than 10,000 performances for more than 10 million guests.

"The Arabian Nights Christmas show runs from December 1 - December 31. We know a lot of Central Florida Residents will want to see the show before we close, and we are offering them half price admission," Miller said in the press release.