We recently celebrated my oldest son’s birthday.  I always give the kids a choice to either have a big whoop-di-do party OR they can go somewhere.  Anthony always chooses to GO.  He loves adventure and experiencing new things.  This year he wanted to visit Medieval Times!

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is a fabulously good time!


 MedievalTimes1What is Medieval Times?

Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed during our ALL-NEW SHOW. From ringside seats, discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with more action, more fun & more excitement than ever before.

As you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times serves a four-course meal fit for royalty.

Medieval Times has nine castles throughout the United States.  We visited the Buena Park castle which is just down the street from Knotts Berry Farm.  You enter the castle and are assigned a Knight to cheer for.  We were put in the Red and Yellow Knight’s Court (BTW: The red and yellow knight was a babe….just sayin’).  The boys were excited to meet and get pictures with the King.


You have time to peruse the gift shops, get up close to the gorgeous horses and have a drink before they let you enter the arena.  Everyone is so nice and I could certainly get used to being called “My Lady” every day.  All staff stays in character which just adds to the feeling of being in a true Medieval Castle.


The show starts as a performance tournament for the King.  The handsome Knights performing exciting games and tricks, competing with each other.  The beautiful stallions giving enchanting demonstrations and even a stealthy falcon soaring through the air.  The boys were just thrilled.  All is well and good until the King’s Knights are challenged to a true duel by a neighboring kingdom and they must fight to the finish.  It is all very very exciting!  We found ourselves cheering and filled with excitement when it looked like our Yellow and Red Knight was going to win…unfortunately, he died a most heroic death and the Black and White Knight went on to slay the bad guy.

It was all fabulous fun!

In addition to the sensational show, there was lots of delicious food.  Dinner is served in authentic Medieval Times style:  No silverware.  Court members feast on half a roasted chicken (DELISH), ribs, potatoes, soup and pastries. Plenty of good food and of course the kids LOVE having actual permission to eat with their fingers.

I had visited Medieval Times as a teenage and was excited to get to share the experience with my own kids.  It was a great show then and it was a great show now!  Fun for adults and children alike.

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Disclosure:  I was provided passes in order to visit the show and share my experience with you.  All opinions are my own.