Medieval Times is a fabulous dinner and show extravaganza located in Buena Park, CA. I feel this is the perfect attraction to spend your special day with family and friends! We graciously accepted tickets to attend a showing on Mother’s Day and we were not disappointed. Guests step into the castle and get a glimpse into what life was like in the middle ages. Music, food, entertainment and feuding! Let the show begin!
Guests are assigned to one of the six “Knights of the Realm” to cheer on. We sat in the Blue section but my daughter rooted for the Green knight (Her favorite color). We were given flags to wave and our server immediately met with us and took our drink order. The Lord Chancellor made special announcements as other guests were celebrating birthdays as well as other occasions that day. Fun! Trumpets blew a fanfare and the entertainment as well as the grand feast commenced. While the court performs you will be eating everything with your fingers here which I think is awesome! Don’t expect any utensils but you will receive a wet nap once dinner ends!
The Bill of Fare which has recently been updated includes:
• Oven Roasted Chicken
• Garlic Bread
• Tomato Bisque Soup
• Herb-Roasted Potato Wedge
• Spare Rib
• Apple Strudel (I’m craving this pastry!!)
• A non-alcholic Beverage
• There is also cash bar service if interested
Vegetarian meals are also an option. I have to admit that I was a little worried about the quality of the food. Sometimes food made in mass quantities lack in taste but this wasn’t the case at Medieval Times. The food was hot and very tasty! The dessert was my favorite and it was piping hot and delicious. YUM!
Cheering (or booing) is encouraged during the entertainment! The stars of the show are definitely the horses. They were amazing. I learned that they are raised by the Medieval Times on a ranch in Texas. The Andalusian breed of horses are built for performance and these stallions are born as one color and change as they age. By the time they are five years old they are mostly white! These Spanish horses are beautiful and strong. Other breeds of horses are also used. The Falconry portion of the show features this exquisite and quite fierce bird. It was equally exciting!
The battle scenes seemed very realistic for my “princess”. She was concerned that someone was going to get really hurt. I had to reassure her that what she was seeing was “pretend”. But Knights from this era did use weapons that we saw in the show. We had a program for the event that helped us turn this experience into an education one. Talk to your kids about this era and host your own medieval times! Speaking of educational, the Medieval Times overs a student program! This would be a fun field trip.
Your hosts want you to have an amazing time and I feel that anyone celebrating their special day here will have a memorable experience. The show’s jousting, combat routines and horsemanship are pure entertainment. The atmosphere is upbeat and my 5 year old LOVED IT. She can’t wait to go back! Find all the information you need to plan your next special occasion at Medieval Times here: http://www.medievaltimes.com/buenapark.aspx
PS Don’t forget to tip your server!
* Medieval Times hosted our visit to facilitate this review. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. All photos copyright That’s IT Mommy unless otherwise noted.