I received tickets to the show, but in no way does that influence what I have written, these are my true opinions as a leading tastemaker.
Hello my fair ladies and gents how are we all doing today? Are ye ready to party, nay and stomp, while eating your food with your fingers? I say let’s get ready to Par-tay Renaissance Style. Welcome to an era of proper speaking and less proper manners of eating and drinking as your hands will get the job done. Get ready to pound those fists on the table and cheer on your knight because they are all shining it’s time to dual, charge, stampede, and fight, while being showered with flowers and the best live entertainment with horses and a talon that you will see anywhere—It’s Medieval Times, Orlando. This Dinner and Tournament are perfect for families that span every generation, as well as those with food allergens and special dietary constraints as they have Gluten Free, Nut Free, Latex Free and Vegetarian options. I am not sure if my story should focus more on the food(which was a blessing) or on the show, but either way, Medieval Times has you covered.
Seating and Packages, A Quick Overview:
So you can gain some perspective about seating and why you would want to upgrade: Our seats were in the Blue Section, 1, as the Royalty Package, so we were seated right after the King’s Royalty Package, opposite their side(pretty much first is what I am telling you). If you want to get in before the crowds, upgrade your basic tickets. With the upgrade you get a cheering banner, VIP Seating, commemorative program and a Behind The Scenes DVD pretty much all you need to take home and remember.
My husband had been to Medieval Times in Buena Park, California and just raved about it, and now I know why. Get ready to open your mouths, cheer, boo and be loud in general because that is how you have fun. If you don’t like cheering, booing or clapping your hands, don’t come here because you have to engage in order to have fun. The louder you are, the better the show is. You sit across from your rivals, and every time they cheer, you need to cheer louder. Your knight needs cheered for, and their knight needs booed for, that is how you support your knight and their countless acts of showmanship. We left with sore hands and voices because we clapped and carried on a bit too much.
Your mouths will dine on various delectable depending on your preferred menu. We had a varied menu for food allergen reasons as well as lifestyle and the Medieval Times made it super easy to dine and enjoy a show as they have menus for all of us. I am a strict vegetarian, so no meat will pass these lips and for that take a look at the spread I received. I started with a tomato basil soup and I loved the serving chalice it was in. Everyone in our party was able to dine on the soup, so it is nut free, and gluten free as well as meeting vegetarian criteria.
Along with the soup came hummus, carrots, celery and pita breads and that was just the beginning of a meal.
The Hummus was light and the garlic bread was something my kids just kept raving about. As for the main Vegetarian Meal, it was served in this great camp bucket and loaded with too much food, trust me there was no way to eat it all and survive(lol)
Now that you know that the VEGETARIAN Meal was great, you need to know that the CHICKEN and Potatoes were just as perfect, however, they got eaten before I could clean my hands and I did not get to photo that, sorry. Once your meal was done, and while you were watching the show, a wet nap came and you cleaned up. You are offered coffee and refills on your beverages. If you want bar drinks, there is a server who comes around just to take your order and she/he is very efficient in keeping up with your wants and needs. Dessert was an amazing Apple Turnover, however, if the pastry is not allowable on your diet, they have these great looking things, you may be very familiar with and they not only are yummy to eat, but they are great to play with as well.
Your Guest Host is The Lord Chancellor, and he will be your leader of ceremonies and narrate for you throughout the night. You will sit ringside, up close and you will see a live show with horses, and a Falcon. In addition, he will introduce the performances and let you know who has won through announcing which is helpful is you don’t understand what is going on.
This is both a feast for the eyes and for your adventurous side. Bring your voice and get ready to clap, shout, yell, boo, hiss, and eat like you mean it because the excitement level is all over the board while you dine and watch this live show. The show offers jousting, horsemanship, and a live flying falcon.
The Falcon is amazing and will have you flinching in your seat with the quick flight he makes above you, around you and follows on command. The Royal Falconer has this bird flying straight into your pulse as you won’t believe how the animal can be trained. The King, has a thriving kingdom and will let no harm come to it and he has a daughter that he only wants for her happiness.
The show will intrigue every genre and has a great beginning, middle and end. There are no intermissions and you dine while you watch. There are no gory things that you would shield your kids from, just interesting feats on both horse and feet. Do plan on purchasing a family photo, they take them on premises and we paid about $20 for a great photo. You can also purchase so many different items in the foyer gift shop. If your kids love things that light up they will love all the light up rings, and roses and other items that can be bought while you are sitting, just as my kids did. While in Orlando, if you are in search of something other than Disney shows, The Medieval Times Orlando is a great-priced alternative that will have you entertained while dining. Enjoy and check out our transportation that got us to the Medieval Times, a KIA Sorento!