Thursday, March 7, 2013

REVIEW: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament with Kids | @MedievalTimesCA #BuenaPark

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We were invited to check out Medieval Times Dinner Show for their one year anniversary of their new show and menu. We've heard great things but didn't know what to expect. Here's what happened:


Walk through The Court of Flags and Get Crowned
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Take a Family Photo with The King, Knight or Princess
Here's ours with Princess Catalina.

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Get into Character almost right away with the loud cheering from the crowds. Don't ask me how they do it, but they were able to move the large crowd to their seats easily by just calling out the color of our crowns.

Upon taking our seats, we were greeted by our Host who explains which Knight we are cheering for and encourage us to "BOO" the others. If you forget, just look around you, it's also the color of your crown and the section you're sitting at.

Each row have their own Host who is also our server. 

"Here you go, Me Lady" =)

The Menu

All the items are meant to be eaten with your hands just like the old "Medieval Times." They sure think of everything.

APPETIZER
Dragon's Blood with Garlic Toast
(Tastes like Tomato Soup)





ENTREE
Baby Dragon
(Tastes like chicken)


OTHER ITEMS
Ribs & Potato Wedges
(The Rib was actually really good but they only gave us one)




DESSERT
Warm Apple Turn-overs




The Show

You know it's all about winning the Princess's heart. Go back in time when Knights compete in games and battle it out to win the King's honor and impress the Fairest Lady of them all as the timeless story unfolds.
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Horses Take a Bow
If you love a good horse performance, you'll enjoy these beauties take a bow, kick dirt, jump in the air, and trot as part of the show.


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Let the games begin!
Feel like you're a part of the show while cheering, booing, and getting competitive as your Knight make you proud.

Note: I took short 5 seconds video clips throughout the night via the Vine app. Just click on the links if you want to see them.
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We're cheering for our brave B+W Knight tonight: http://vine.co/v/bHaLFKhXpa0


Jousting
The crowd watched on the edge of our seats. Who will win? 
Watch a short clip of the The Joust Tournament: http://vine.co/v/bHWv7lbKZYQ
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Sword Fight!
This sword fight is pretty awesome: http://vine.co/v/bHWrjI2eZZL

You can see more of my short 5 seconds video clips on Vine here:
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Medieval Times 
Dinner & Tournament
7662 Beach Blvd 
Buena Park, CA
(866) 543-9637

RATES
Adults: $57.95 (+tax & processing fee)
Children (12 years and under): $35.95 (+tax & processing fee)
Gratuities not included.

Royalty Package
The Royalty package is an add'l $10 per person. 
Includes preferred seating, spirit banner to cheer for your Knight, 
commemorative program and behind the scenes show DVD.

Please check their website for promos, upgrades, special offers and for show times.

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Tips for Families with Small Children: 

  • If your child has sensory needs, you might want to bring noise canceling headphones and request to sit on the end of the aisles for a quick getaway. Fortunately, we didn't have to do it.  
  • If your child always need extra time to adjust to new environments, be sure to come early to find parking and ease your way inside. 
  • There is a gated courtyard between the two buildings if you need an open space to let them run around before or during the show.
  • The food is meant to be eaten with your hands. If you child doesn't like to get their hands dirty, they will give you wipes or bring your own plastic utensils. 
  • Think it might be too much food? Ask for a To-Go Box.
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Thanks, Medieval Times, for a great show. It was really fun for us to watch and now we have another fun family experience we can share. 



Have you been before? What's your favorite?


Disclosure: We were invited to check out the one year anniversary of their new show and menu to share a review with our readers and received complimentary tickets with the Royal Treatment upgrade. All opinions are my own. All images copyrighted where indicated and used with permission. Experiences may differ depending on where the seats are located.
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