Make sure to arrive early for your adventure at medieval times. Doors open an hour and a half early and you will be assigned a knight once you arrive. You will be given a crown and a table number. The first hour or so can be spent looking at swords, memorabilia, listening to loyal bugles and watching people be knighted.
The fun begins once you enter the stadium. It is dimly lit and is tiered so that every seat has a fabulous view a word of warning to elderly or those with mobility issues: the steps are somewhat steep so be very careful.
Your serving wench will be in front of you and the mail moves along at a nice clip. The meal starts with tomato soup, includes nonalcoholic beverages, is followed by a potato, chicken, spare rib and garlic bread. Dessert is a pastry and I believe the coffee is available as well. No silverware! If you dare to ask for it, they may stop the show, shine a spotlight on you and make you the mockery of the crowd.
It is very exciting to cheer for your night. As they are announced and have initial competitions, they will approach the King who will give them flowers. They toss the flowers at the lovely ladies in their section. What a nice keepsake.
The show moves on with some beautiful dress size, a trained falcon and is followed up by jousting and mock swordfights. The event is very well orchestrated. It is easy to spend more than you had intended if you happen to visit the souvenir shop, enjoy alcoholic beverages, purchase professional pictures, buy flags from the vendors in the stadium, etc.
The horses were beautiful and the only negative was that the initial hour or so of exploring the castle and wondering around was very crowded with some children who were a little over excited. Be sure to visit the restroom before the lines get too long. Overall, very happy that we were able to experience Medieval Times.
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