I’ve now been to three different Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament shows and we’ve loved them all. I think they are so much fun to attend as a family, or for a date night, or a group of friends. You can’t really beat a tasty meal and good entertainment. I was invited back to the Medieval Times tournament in Buena Park, because they have introduced a new storyline! Instead of a king, they now have a queen to rule the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament! For all the feminists out there who love to see a woman in charge, you’ll want to check out the new show.
Something I haven’t touched on before is all of the souvenirs and paraphernalia available for purchase, before and after the show. If you are fascinated with the dark ages and medieval times, then you’re sure to find some swag to make you happy. If real fancy swords are your thing, and you have some money burning a hole in your pocket, then they’ve got that too! You can also get something as simple as a flag or tiara.
Before the show, the chancellor comes out to the foyer and gets the crowd excited. The queen is introduced via some trumpeters and she picks people from the audience to “knight”. It was adorable when she grabbed a woman who was celebrating her 90th birthday, and knighted her.
Once in the stadium, your server will take your drink order and then dinner begins. It’s scrumptious and there’s a lot of it. Be prepared to eat with your fingers because there weren’t forks in the dark ages!
While you eat, there is a fun show where the horses are the stars, and you get to see some amazing tricks and stunts they’ve practiced. Shortly after all of this, the show begins. Everyone is assigned a different colored knight to cheer for and the games begin! There are competitive events that don’t involve fighting of any kind, and then there is jousting, which turns into some rough and tumble fighting. There is a whole storyline which the queen speaks about, and which the knights are fighting for, but to be honest, it was kind of hard to follow and understand. We were clear across the stadium, and while there are large speakers all over, we just had a difficult time understanding all of the speech. Regardless, it was still very entertaining. There is a big twist that we did catch, which isn’t in the old shows. One knight rebels against the queen! The fighting is a little more intense and exciting (all acting, of course), and a winner is eventually chosen. I’m not sure what they won because in the old story, they win the heart of the princess. Either way, you’re in for a good time and lots of good food! Definitely go check out the new story and the queen who rules over the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. If you pick up more of the story, come back and fill me in!
You can also read my post about the time we attended the Medieval Times Dinner and my daughter was crowned the queen of love and beauty!