Disclaimer: Beautiful Touches received free admittance to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, to facilitate this posting. No monetary compensation was exchanges. All OPINIONS states are those of the author.
How do you keep kids and adults of all ages (2, 5, 6, 9) entertained for 2 hours? I’ll give you a hint… not a movie (I tried taking a 2-year-old to a movie once, and it was a disaster! Let’s just say a sippy cup got thrown over a second story balcony and 1 adult, didn’t get to sit and watch the movie at all). If its not a movie and definitely not a nice dinner out, what will keep all age ranges entertained? A trip to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament!
Travel through the mists of time to a forgotten age and a tale of devotion, courage and love—at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Imagine the pageantry and excitement that would have been yours as a guest of the royal court ten centuries ago. That’s exactly what you will experience at North America’s most popular dinner attraction. See our electrifying show featuring heroic knights on spirited horses displaying the astounding athletic feats and thrilling swordplay that have become hallmarks of this unique entertainment experience. Enjoy a “hands-on” feast as the dynamic performance unfolds before you. A sweeping musical score and brilliant lights provide a fabulous backdrop for this spellbinding experience that blurs the boundary between fairy tale and spectacle!
Recently, I had the opportunity to take my family plus my sister-in-law and her daughter to view the new Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament show (the show we attended was in Kissimmee, FL). And it was amazing!
On the day of scheduled showing, we arrived a little bit early prior to the show, as recommended by the website. Upon our arrival, we checked in and reserved our table. Then we decided to visit the onsite village (this is included in your ticket price). The on-site Medieval Times village is a re-creation of a twelfth-century village. The village includes workshops, metal-smith, a dungeon and more. And the shops are filled friendly craftspeople, facts and many original artifacts (some being over 800 years old), such as doors, windows, furniture, among other items. My 9-year-old son really enjoyed the medieval village and would have loved exploring it for longer.
After visiting the village, we went back into the castle to get ready for the main event!
Prior to our visit, I decided to really go for it and upgraded our tickets to the Queen’s Package. With the Queen’s package, you receive priority/VIP seating, and boy our seats were great! Front and Center. My two-year-old was thrilled because she had a great view of the horses.
The show was very exciting… sword work was thrilling and intense! The food was good. My favorite was the soup and bread (and I am not usually a soup person). I did do a little research beforehand, and snuck in some utensils in my purse (as my sister-in-law doesn’t eat anything off of the bone… so I knew I would be de-boning her chicken), and made sure I had extra baby wipes for messy hands. My boys were in heaven with their food, because for some reason they love eating things on the bone.
A perfect way to spend a day…a great time was be had by all. A learning experience filled with excitement, good food, entertainment…and the children were able to jump up and down and make loads of noise (and no one dared to hush them)!
With 9 castles in the US and one in Canada, you can find a location near you!