This past week, I had the honor of celebrating my birthday at one the only Medieval Times in Orlando, Florida. Today, I am thrilled to share with you this review. All expressed opinions are my own.
With my birthday week in full swing, I was so excited to get this party started. When I first arrived at Medieval Times, I noticed the castle shaped building with colored knight flags. They even have a drawbridge that you walk over to enter in the building.
Once inside, you can purchase tickets or pick up your tickets for the dinner show attraction that you pre-ordered online. -And until the end of April, you can purchase all tickets for $35 by using SBFANS at checkout. Boy, what a sweet insane deal this is!
After picking up your dinner tickets, walk around the room before entering. You’ll be amazed of the armored statues of knights, and medieval decor that lines the room. How cool is that? Also before heading in, be sure to grab your free castle crown given by the attendant. Here is a tip- the color of your dinner show ticket will be the same color of the crown. It also represents which knight section you will be seated and rooting for once inside the dinner show arena. Pretty cool huh!
My family and I arrived early so we had a chance to check out Medieval Times Villages. This is a self guided walking tour that is included in your admission ticket.
It’s pretty remarkable walking through these villages and learning more about the middle ages. In fact, while walking through you’ll see and learn first hand how weaponry was used, how the people of this time lived, cooked, and even torture instruments that were used. It’s very fascinating to learn about their survival, what they wore for clothing and shoes. It’s a must for you to check out before waiting to be seated.
Before the seating announcement, you also have a chance to order a few adult beverages or even pre order cocktails to arrive promptly at your table. During this time, you can browse and shop for gifts and souvenirs. I highly recommend checking out the swords. They’re the real deal!
The dinner show is about to start. You can feel the rivalry in the air. It’s tournament time! Each section in the arena is dedicated to each knight by their colors. For my family and I, we were cheering for our green knight. As I looked around the arena, you can’t help but get excited for what’s to come. You can hear the excitement coming from each section as they started to announce the knights, our majesty- the king Don Carlos, and his princess.
During the beginning of the announcements, the king and his princess welcome those who are celebrating their birthdays and special occasions to the audience. -And guess what? They called my name and wished me a happy birthday not once but twice. I was thrilled and smiling from ear to ear.
So as the tournament began, we received our beverages of choice and first course of our dinner. That’s right, you’ll enjoy a 4 course meal along with two select beverages. -And get this, we all get to eat with our hands. No silverware, just tons of wet napkins that are provided. It was fantastic!
Our first course was Tomato Bisque Soup with Garlic Bread, the next courses include Roasted Chicken, Sweet Buttered Corn, Herbed Based Potatoes, and along with the pastry of the castle, coffee will be also served.
This 2-hour live performance was non stop action to the very end. You see, each of the six knights compete in this jousting tournament with real weapons while riding on their beautiful horses. As each knight completes and wins a tournament, they receive flowers from the king and his princess to hand out to the audience in their sections. -And you know what? My daughter received a flower from our green knight. Honestly, the happiness just gleamed out of her after that moment happened. She was so proud and happy that he chose her.
Watching the knights battle is such an adrenaline rush. It actually overcomes you as you’re rooting on your knight. Of course you will get more excited when you start hearing and seeing the swords clashing together.
Lastly, when your knight completes the tournament and is the champion that wins it all, he finds a lucky young lady in his section to receive the crown and sash. What a moment!
Medieval Times in Orlando, Florida is open year round. They offer two dinner show times daily with the exception of some dates. So please check their calendar of operation hours before arriving. Their shows do book up fast, as they offer this experience to groups and schools. One more thing, you have a option to upgrade your experience with several different ticket packages. Many of them include VIP first row seating, knights rally towel, cheering banner, VIP lanyard and much more!
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