Medieval Times
Medieval Times
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  • cheryl w
    Ontario, Canada27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You Are In For A Wonderful Night
    I have been here before quite a few years ago. The story of the times has changed a bit but still involves the features of always. The food is still much the same. The servers are attentive to your needs and jovial. It's nice to see the Queen bestowing knighthoods to those who are celebrating the night. One might think it's too expensive but you have dinner and a fabulous show. And the experience of going back in time to a most wonderful era.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 25, 2023
  • Erik_and_Cheryl
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania234 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Fun Night Of Medieval Daring
    We attended here on July 25th, 2023. We bought the VIP package, which may not really be needed, but what the heck. The entry process is a bit chaotic but handled well. We had front row seats in the green section, so we were to cheer for the green knight. Cheryl was able to get a vegan option, they also have vegetarian and gluten-free options. The service is adequate as is the food. The standard fare is a tomato soup, half chicken, half potato and a quarter corn on the cob. It is ok, but you are really not here for the food. Your here for the show. It is pretty entertaining. Lots of pomp and action. The actors do a good job and do some pretty good stunts. This is something that you should really do at least once in your lifetime.
    Thank you for visiting, Your Grace! The Queen hopes to host you at the castle again soon! 🏰👑
    Written August 14, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Dennis T
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the price! Good for kids and adults.
    What a fantastic experience! This was our first visit, I took my 9 year old son, he said multiple times that it was one of the best things he has done. He is already planning a return visit. We booked well ahead of time and did the VIP upgrade, ended up in the first row near the center of the arena, awesome! The photo we got comes in a nice heavy duty paper frame. The staff was friendly and helpful, the food was good. The show is amazing, can’t imagine the amount of time and training that must go into it, for the animals and the people, just a great event and we will go again for sure!
    HUZZAH! We are glad your family enjoyed the dinner and show! Thank you for choosing to visit our castle for your family "Knight" out. :)
    Written October 23, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 12, 2023
  • Rebecca O
    Sitka, Alaska10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great dinner and a show
    We had a great time! We brought our 4 and 8 year old boys, along with our 7 year old niece. Gift shop was pricey, but I wasn't surprised. We got the kids a fun light up glass and drink ( also pricey but fun.) They all were mesmerized by the show. I figured they would be more into eating with their hands, but they didn't seem to eat much. Too distracted maybe. I personally found the meal great and there was soo much food! They did offer to go boxes at the end. I have been before and it was the same and I remembered, but definitely fun to watch through the eyes of the kids!
    HUZZAH! We are glad your family enjoyed the dinner and show! Thank you for choosing to visit our castle for your family "Knight" out. :)
    Written December 8, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 5, 2023
  • Karin M
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Making new memories with my teen kids
    We went to Medieval Times for New Year’s Eve. My kids are 13 and 17. They had the time of their lives! My daughter, in the middle of the show, asked if we could do it again next year. She also asked me to find the recipe for their soup so that I can make it at home. Other than being pretty darn pricey, it was a great way to make lasting memories with my teens.
    HUZZAH! We are glad your family enjoyed the dinner and show! Thank you for choosing to visit our castle for your family "Knight" out. :)
    Written January 3, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 2, 2024
  • sbf2004
    Virginia57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Line to get in
    Loved the show. HATED the 20 min line to get in during freezing and windy weather. We arrived 40 min ahead of the show and still waited in this slow-moving line. The show did not start on time either.
    We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with the long wait time to get in. We will address this issue to ensure a smoother and more efficient entry process for our guests. Thank you for your feedback.
    Written February 23, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 18, 2024
  • kerrib80
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun family time with grandson
    Our 7-year-old grandson loved the show. Get ready to spend money at the gift shop. LOL We also purchased a photo they took. I would say the only disappointing thing is my grandson would not eat the food. I think he at the garlic bread and that was it. But the show was worth it, so I didn't concern myself too much with that.
    HUZZAH! Thank you for your 5-star review, Your Grace. We can't wait to see you at the castle for your next epic ‘knight’ out. 🏰⚔
    Written April 16, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 2, 2024
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Milwaukeetraveler-dj
Milwaukee, WI213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We love taking our offspring to the castle - makes them always feel special as they get knighted, etc. The staff is really great at talking about the dragons blood soup, etc. to the kids.

We were disappointed this time that we spent $25 each to upgrade to VIP status, and then were one of the last tables served our food and beverages.
Written March 5, 2023
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Thank you for visiting, Your Grace! The Queen hopes to host you at the castle again soon!
Written March 9, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dennis T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
What a fantastic experience! This was our first visit, I took my 9 year old son, he said multiple times that it was one of the best things he has done. He is already planning a return visit. We booked well ahead of time and did the VIP upgrade, ended up in the first row near the center of the arena, awesome! The photo we got comes in a nice heavy duty paper frame. The staff was friendly and helpful, the food was good. The show is amazing, can’t imagine the amount of time and training that must go into it, for the animals and the people, just a great event and we will go again for sure!
Written October 12, 2023
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HUZZAH! We are glad your family enjoyed the dinner and show! Thank you for choosing to visit our castle for your family "Knight" out. :)
Written October 23, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joseph s
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Expensive, kids didn't like any of the food with no other options. We upgraded for photo package where we got one phot with none of the kids looking. Purchased kids cups and one stopped working immediately, not worth the money
Written May 15, 2023
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We're sorry for the disappointment you experienced during this visit. It is from honest customers, like yourself, that we obtain valuable information that assists us in maintaining the highest levels of customer service possible. Your comments and feedback are very important and will be shared and discussed with our management and staff. Please feel free to reach out to us with additional feedback at orderhelp@medievaltimes.com. We hope that we can welcome you back again in the near future.
Written May 17, 2023
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Karin M
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We went to Medieval Times for New Year’s Eve. My kids are 13 and 17. They had the time of their lives! My daughter, in the middle of the show, asked if we could do it again next year. She also asked me to find the recipe for their soup so that I can make it at home. Other than being pretty darn pricey, it was a great way to make lasting memories with my teens.
Written January 2, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
HUZZAH! We are glad your family enjoyed the dinner and show! Thank you for choosing to visit our castle for your family "Knight" out. :)
Written January 3, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Donald
California City, CA3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019

It would be a good idea to investigate all the people who have been talking about horse abuse in this company for a long time.

because I think we are already too many people we know what happens to the horses in medieval times
many of the knights do not know how to ride well and stick too much to the horses and
we have good information about some trainers that beat the horses
For a long time , nobody has done anything for these poor animals , The first abuse begins at the medieval times ranch with a spanish trainer working over there for a long time
It seems that this man only knows how to train horses with a whip and we know that some horses ended up very hurt..
This man is the first punishment for the horses of this company

just visit any castle and you can see the nervous and scared and tired horses

Written April 24, 2020
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Rebecca O
Sitka, AK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We had a great time! We brought our 4 and 8 year old boys, along with our 7 year old niece. Gift shop was pricey, but I wasn't surprised. We got the kids a fun light up glass and drink ( also pricey but fun.) They all were mesmerized by the show. I figured they would be more into eating with their hands, but they didn't seem to eat much. Too distracted maybe. I personally found the meal great and there was soo much food! They did offer to go boxes at the end. I have been before and it was the same and I remembered, but definitely fun to watch through the eyes of the kids!
Written December 5, 2023
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HUZZAH! We are glad your family enjoyed the dinner and show! Thank you for choosing to visit our castle for your family "Knight" out. :)
Written December 8, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ipcuss00
Bourbon, IN128 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Took a short weekend getaway w/ some friends. Opted to check out Medieval Times for dinner and a show. Paid a substantial amount for a ok show. Overall the food was good and the staff kind and helpful but the main issue was standing in line outside in the freezing cold for 30+ minutes to get checked in. The way they take pics apparently caused a bottleneck leaving hundreds including babies stuck outside in the cold. We have been to many dinner shows and never experienced something like that. This is likely a one and done experience for us.
Written February 20, 2024
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We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your visit. We appreciate your feedback and will address the issue with our check-in process to ensure a smoother experience for our guests in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Written February 23, 2024
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Alyssa P
Kimberly, WI11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
We brought our 4 and 6 year old for the first time. We dressed up like knights and queens which made it extra fun! The food was excellent. Our server was humorous and accommodating. A few cast members were fun to talk with before the show. The kids got to meet the stars, which was exciting to them. The fight sequences are impressive. The only annoying part is all the pushing of merchandise like light up swords, but that is to be expected. We would highly recommend overall.
Written November 28, 2022
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HUZZAH! We are glad your family enjoyed the dinner and show! Thank you for choosing to visit our castle for your family "Knight" out. :)
Written November 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

webjanet
Chicago, IL208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
I've always wanted to go here since I was a kid. My husband took me today and it was so much fun! The seating is great, and comfy even for those of us who are a little bigger. 😃 The food was good, and there is a lot of it! They offer you a doggy bag at the end in case you want to take some home.

You do need to get there an hour early. We went to the early 1:00 show and arrived at 12:15. It was already filling up and we had about a 20-25 minute wait in line to get in. That said, the staff is marvelous and really hustled to get everyone in.

We stopped at the bar and I had a Honey Mead. It was pretty good! (If you like sweet wines which I do!) There is a bunch of fun stuff to see in the great hall, and we were soon welcomed and then sent to our entrances.

Every seat in there is great. We did not opt for the VIP and just had the basic admission and it was great. The fun starts right away and continues for the whole two hours. Our server was Chris B. and he was fabulous! He gave us a fun presentation of every food item.

The horses are beautiful and the performance was fun and engaging. It was really an enjoyable afternoon and I can't wait to visit again!
Written February 4, 2023
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HUZZAH! Thank you for your 5-star review, Your Grace. We can't wait to see you at the castle for your next epic ‘knight’ out.
Written February 11, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kerrib80
LaSalle, IL15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Our 7-year-old grandson loved the show. Get ready to spend money at the gift
shop. LOL We also purchased a photo they took. I would say the only disappointing thing is my grandson would not eat the food. I think he at the garlic bread and that was it. But the show was worth it, so I didn't concern myself too much with that.
Written April 2, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
HUZZAH! Thank you for your 5-star review, Your Grace. We can't wait to see you at the castle for your next epic ‘knight’ out. 🏰⚔
Written April 16, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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