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“Very fun and lively show.”
Review of Medieval Times

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food was great. The sound system left you wondering what they were saying. We were in the front row and could not hardly see the players up in the balcony or hear what was being said. It was far from the one at the Excaliber and Las Vegas. They atmosphere is wonderful and the drinks are super expensive. Lots of kids. Better to go to the later show. Very entertaining though. Not a dressy place.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went to an evening show and got seats right up front. All seats within the auditorium are good but being in the front row we had several of the horse trot almost within arms reach of our seats. The more rowdy your section/group is the more fun you'll probably have. Thus, adolecence and teenagers should rank high on your list of folks to invite along. It was an enjoyable and fun evening if you don't consdier the price. It may not be the best value in town, but take along the right family members and you'll have a great time.

1  Thank Steve000137209
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We have been to this venue in the past for the evening shows. (Evening shows were great). This time we went to the matinee performance. The matinee show is more educational in nature, the first half hour of the show they talk about the horses, their care, the equipment and tools of the performers. Then they provide a shorter version of the show. Overall a nice show. The lunch menu is paired down a bit from the evening menu which is okay. A little on the expensive side but with coupons or packages you plan accordingly. The family liked it and we will return.

1  Thank Mark F
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Ok, so I know that there's a lot of mixed reviews on this so you may be a bit worried to do it. I pride myself on writing reviews objectively and make sure to just state the facts and my personal feeling of places. I don't go extremely positive or extremely negative.

First off...it should be noted that not everyone will like this. Not this attraction itself but this type of experience. If you don't wanna just have a fun time without being uber critical, than don't go.

There are three types of tickets. The regular, the royal, and the celebration. The regular includes seats and dinner. The royalty adds better seating, a waving banner, and a DVD, and a picture. The celebration adds all that the royalty does with a special announcement in the show and birthday cake.

Seats - There really isn't a bad seat in the house, of course, some are better than others...but don't worry about seats

Food - The food was fantastic! So flavorful and freshly prepared. This is basic food so don't expect 'fancy' dining. You get tomato soup, garlic bread, half a spice rubbed chicken, a spare rib, two fried potatoes, an apple turnover, coffee, and two drinks (Pepsi products, lemonade, and water). They do not provide silverware as you're supposed to be eating medievally. Sneak some in if you can't stand to get your hands messy.

Cleanliness - Pretty clean, could be a bit more clean though.

Service - Great service. Our waiter made lots of funny jokes and was very attentive. They do actually ASK for tips which was a little bit rude in my opinion, but the way they asked wasn't pushy or rude...just common courtesy to not ask for tips.

The show - As I said before, don't come here unless you're ready to have a fun time and are able to embrace the little bit of cheesiness of it all. It is very entertaining. Some parts were a little slow but when It picked up, it was lots of fun. The main plot is that each section of guests has their own knight who competes in games against other knights. The knights were well trained and were incredible at fighting. With the swords creating sparks and real jousting, it was very believable and exciting to watch. The horses were great! The show is about an hour and a half.

Other things - The castle, inside and out, is beautiful to look at . There is a torture dingeon museum inside that's a few bucks more. A weapons and souvenir shop. And a bar.

Altogether...I highly suggest this. It has some flaws, but its a unique experience and, with the right group attitude, can be huge amounts of fun. A big rowdy group that loves to cheer their knight on would be great! Good value too, they have deals all time. we got tickets for 60 a piece. and for a long show, a four course meal, a paper framed picture, a DVD, and an announcement in the show...i think thats a good deal. GO! You'll like it :)

16  Thank Nic P
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

The time spent is well worth it. I could watch horses all day and the guys are pretty good at the joust experience. The food is good but don't expect silverware. You'll love the medieval feast.

1  Thank TRemias
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