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“Great family outing. Perfect for winter blahs. Very exciting!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Medieval Times

Medieval Times
149 Polito Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
+1 888-935-6878
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Journey through the mists of time and enter our realm. Leave your world behind and join us in a forgotten age of valor and chivalry. This day you are a royal guest of his majesty and all the pageantry of our ancient realm awaits you. Medieval games of skills and a display of the royal falconer's craft prepare you for the stirring tournament of Knights.
Orlando, Florida
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“Great family outing. Perfect for winter blahs. Very exciting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

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.

Visited January 2013
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IMWince
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“So Cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Wow! What a great place. My wife and I took two of our boys (7, 4) and we all had a blast. The atmosphere was electric! The show was excellent and very well orchestrated with the meal. The food was delicious. It can get a little pricey when you start adding up all the extras (drinks, souvenirs) but it is well worth the investment. Looking forward to returning again. Go Green Knight!!!

Visited January 2013
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East Orange, New Jersey
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“Medival Times Dinner and Tournament was Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

My 16 year old daughter and I went to Medival Times on January 12, 2013. I was a little nervous at first knowing that you eat with your hands. I have been years ago and it was a great show and food. But didnt know if my daughter was going to go for this.We arrive and oh no lots of small kids with swords running and having fun. I am thinking I know she is thinking Mom are you serious this is a kids show. After we were settled in our seats that were quite high she began to relax. Once the show got started and the action began she was cheering with the rest of the crowd. We were on the Black and White team. The food was delicious and she enjoyed and said this is alot of food. We enjoyed the food, our server was great and I am so grateful that I got the tickets for a great price. This show is for all ages.

Visited January 2013
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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“Great birthday party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Surprised our son with a 10 person gathering. Several handicapped people were in our group. Arrangements were a little primitive and slow to get them to their seats. Special seating arrangements made the evening great for everyone. Food and service were fine.

Visited April 2012
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New Brunswick, NJ
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“Great food~Entertainment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Food tasty (NO silverware) Wenches pleasant & accomodating, horsemanship~even more professional than expected, horses carefully & obviously lovingly groomed! One drawback~cost of souveniers was excessive,

Visited November 2012
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