My Honest Thoughts About the Medieval Times Experience

Taking a trip to Medieval Times has been on my bucket list for quite some time. Knights, jousting, what's not to enjoy?  Ho...

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Taking a trip to Medieval Times has been on my bucket list for quite some time. Knights, jousting, what's not to enjoy? 

Honestly, when I imagined Medieval Times, I always imagined the scene in The Cable Guy where Jim Carrey places ham on his face and quotes Silence of the Lambs. And I guess it was a little like that, but not nearly as exciting. Tickets run about $50 per person and include a two-hour(ish) show and dinner. If you're interested in going, I recommend signing up for the emails so you can get some major discounts and free entry on  your birthday (with full-price ticket purchase).

We went for Andre's birthday, so he got in free. His mom came along, and we were able to use a coupon for her, as well, so we only actually paid for one full-price ticket - that made it less than $100 for dinner and a show for three adults. 



Dinner

Dinner comprised of a drink (Pepsi/Diet Pepsi, Sweet/Unsweet Tea, or water) and started with garlic toast and tomato bisque - which actually tasted like Campbell's canned soup and frozen toast. The main course was half a chicken, corn on the cob, and half a baked potato. For dessert, coffee and lemon cake. The kicker? You literally eat everything with your hands, chicken included. Honestly, all the food tasted like a subpar home-cooked meal. 

Not to mention, the servers stay in character the entire time - calling us Lord and Lady. They even took part in the show down on the floor!



The Show

I wanted to like the show. I did! 

But.

There was a story-line I couldn't follow, which included a king and his daughter, several knights from different realms, and a bad guy that I'm not really sure where he came from, but I think he wanted to win the princess's hand.

Anyways, there were some weird medieval games - like spearing small ribboned hoops, and jousting, of course.

Some of the horse tricks truly made me feel uncomfortable - there were horses prancing around on their back hooves, and one was literally foaming at the mouth. I feel like I was partaking in watching animal abuse, and that really turned me away from the rest of the experience. 


Plus, the entire room did kind of smell like horse poop - and there was a guy with a cooler and giant pooper-scooper, literally scooping poop from the floor. 

Medieval Times is definitely not something I would be interested in doing again. I'll take the Renaissance Festival any day of the week.


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Have you ever experience Medieval Times? What were your thoughts? Is it something you'd like to do again?










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2 comments

  1. I went on our 8th grade trip to Canada and remembered it was fun but a kind of odd experience. I wasn't a fan of the eating only with hands haha and yes I remember the food not being too great. I enjoyed the show, but again- I was in 8th grade so my thoughts now could change. Seems expensive though!

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    1. I think I maybe would've liked it more if I was younger and less concerned about things in the world. I see things in a different light than I used to. And I agree on the expensive!

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