I’ll be honest, I was a little skeptical to go at first – it just seemed a bit cheesy from the outside. I felt completely different when we left, and now recommend that everyone give it a try. Here’s why.
5 Reasons to See a Medieval Times Show
1. Great Pre-Show Entertainment: There is a line to get in the building at least 45 minutes before the show starts, so get there early. But don’t think you will be bored waiting for the show to start. Once inside, there is tons to do. Lots of great photo opps with minstrels and maidens. Watch the birthday boys and girls get knighted by the king. Visit the “torture chamber” or see the horses. Grab a souvenir – we got flags and a sword that matched the knight we were assigned to. And get a drink before you head into the show – soft drinks and tea are included with the meal, but a glass of wine, is not.
2. Our Servant & Finger-licking Good Dinner: The Servants & Wenchs who take care of you are a riot. They work hard (and really enjoy) poking fun at you and making you eat with your hands. They are totally fun and work hard for their tips (compensate them! 🙂 )
And I was pleasantly surprised to see my normally picky kids eat their dragon-wing (chicken). The thrill of eating it all with out utensils overrode the fact that they were eating tomato soup (and loving it). Considering it is all mass-produced in a big kitchen, the food comes out hot and delicious.
4. My Kids Totally Loved It: The crowd is yelling for their knight, waving flags, and getting into the show. You can’t help but join in. I loved seeing all my kids (11, 10 and 3) enjoy it so much. My daughter especially…our knight threw her a flower.
5. Meet the Knights: After the show, you have the opportunity to get autographs and pose for pictures with all the knights and characters in the show. My kids loved that. I took the time to chat them up and hear more about their really fun jobs (most learn it all on-the-job and no formal training!).