We’ve done a lot of traveling this summer. We headed out to Ontario Canada to visit with my family and friends and took the girls on a few ‘adventures’ while we were out there.
One place I’ve never been myself was Medieval Times. I’ve heard about it, heard how much fun it was and thought it was something the girls would absolutely love, especially since they’re really into horses right now.
On our day trip out to Toronto we made Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament our ‘evening’ stop. Most of the Medieval Times locations are referred to as castles, the Toronto location included, however, we were a bit disappointed when we drove up, a castle it was not. More like an old building, a nice one, but it wasn’t a castle and that kind of disappointed the girls.
Once we walked in and picked up our tickets, we walked through the corridor where we were given our crowns. We would be cheering for the Black & White Knight. Next, we got the girls photos done dressed up in some costumes, and then a group photo as well. We had the Kings Royalty Package which includes guaranteed seating in the first-row of any section or second-row, center section, “Behind the Scenes” DVD, entrance group photo, Knights cheering banner, and commemorative program for each member of the party!
Inside the building was amazing décor, you actually feel like you’re in a castle, in medieval times! Through the building you’ll see the area where they keep the horses and falcon’s, there’s a bar in the middle as well as gift counters all around the area. My daughters were begging for thing after thing that they saw.
We were seated in the second row of the center section, it’s like a long table with chairs and your party is the only party in that row (at least that’s how it seemed in our section). We were greeted by our waitress and brought out our food and drink. Now remember, within medieval times, there was no silverware, so you eat with your hands. It wasn’t as bad as I thought!
The first course was Tomato Bisque Soup and a slice of Garlic Bread. Fine for the adults, but I wasn’t sure that my kids were going to have anything to do with the soup. I was wrong! My oldest (7) loved it! My youngest not so much. She ate her garlic bread and my other daughter had her soup and her sisters!
Next was Oven Roasted Chicken and an Herb Roasted Potato. The chicken was HUGE! It was almost an entire half of a chicken I swear, and it was delicious! Everyone ate it up! The potato was half of a large potato and was very good as well. Next we were served a spare rib which was pretty generous in size, and yummy at that! For dessert we were given an apple pastry which neither of my daughters liked, but the adults we enjoyed it.
The girls weren’t as messy as I thought they would be after eating with our hands all night, and we were given wet naps to clean up after ourselves. My only real complaint about dinner was the drink choices. Drinks that come with the meal (no extra charge) include Pepsi (or diet Pepsi) or water, a little disappointing my girls aren’t big Pepsi drinkers and truthfully I’d rather them drink juice or milk, something other than pop. Anything out of the Pepsi or water you have to shell out some cash for, and truthfully the tickets are already pretty steep, unless it’s an alcoholic drink I wouldn’t want to shell out more just because I don’t like Pepsi. There is also a vegetarian option for dinner as well and I’d love to try that out next time we go.
The dinner isn’t the only thing that will make your experience great, the show is spectacular as well! The only thing that’s hard, is crowd participation while you’re eating. A few times we were called upon to cheer etc. but with a handful and mouthful of food it made it a little hard to do.
The ticket prices although pricy are well worth it! The jousting, the games, the interaction it’s all amazing! The show is so interactive and fun that they even got my super shy little one cheering and waving her flag for our knight!
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament castles are also located in Atlanta, GA, Baltimore/Washington, D.C., Buena Park, CA, Chicago, IL , Dallas, TX, Lyndhurst, NJ, Myrtle Beach, SC, Toronto ON, and Orlando, FL . To find out more information or to book your tickets for a night out with the family, visit medievaltimes.com.
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