Medieval Times | The Perfect Winter Celebration
Winter break is fast approaching and I for am and so excited. We are gearing up for holiday concerts, recitals and shows. School is in full swing and final exams are set to be taken. After all these tests and concerts are over, we will need some fun in our lives! How about you?
The perfect celebration over the winter holiday break is a trip to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is a full 11th century experience. Visiting a castle and you will experience a two-hour medieval jousting tournament with six competing knights who utilize real weapons and ride beautiful horses. You will also be entertained by other gorgeous horses and a live flight of the royal falcon. In addition, there is a four-course meal and select beverages included (vegetarian meals available on request as well as special allergy accommodations). You may also enjoy alcoholic beverages at the bar.
I surprised my kids with a visit last week and I am so happy I held out telling them until it was time to leave. We have a family calendar that everyone check to see what is going on for the day and during the weekend, I always hear, 'what are we doing'. But I didn't write in this visit as I wanted to surprise my kiddos. When the question was asked, I simply said, 'get your shoes on, we are going to dinner . . . at Medieval Times' . . .
All three of my kids jumped up and literally ran to their shoes and were out the door in less than two minutes! I need to surprise them more often, barbecue I never get this much excitement out of them! They love Medieval Times. All I heard the entire drive was what knight are we going to get, I wonder if the hawk will be there, what knight do you want to win.
We arrived in plenty of time to be able to tour the castle. I would highly recommend you plan to arrive an hour before your show begins so that you can enjoy all the castle has to offer as well. My kids love to visit the the Chamber of Tortures, and this is a section of the tour you really do not want to miss. During the tour, you can also see authentic medieval artifacts at the Hall of Arms
Knights: Our Yellow Knight
We were so excited to be sitting in the Yellow Knight's section as we had yet to cheer this prince to victory. The kingdom of Navarra is the home of the champion Yellow Knight. My girls were both lucky and received flowers from the Yellow Knight. We cheered the Yellow Knight in all his challenges.
He began his quest with Medieval Times as a Squires, just as they did in the Middle Ages. The Yellow Knight learned the proper horse care, sword fighting, and weaponry. During the performance, the Yellow Knight and all knights perform with real metal weapons and wear authentic armor. During battle scenes, these real titanium swords create sparks!
Bill Of Fare
Whilst enjoying the knights of the realm show, your serving wench will bring you the royal feast. This full four-course, utensil-free meal includes: Baby Cooked Dragon (ie: Oven Roasted Chicken), Garlic Bread, Dragon's Blood Soup(ie: Tomato Bisque Soup), Herb-Roasted Potato, Sweet Buttered Corn, Pastry of the Castle and Select Non-Alcoholic Beverages. There is also a full-service bar available pre-show, during and post-show.
Medieval Times Horses
Medieval Times is the #1 breeder of pure Spanish horses in North America. The horses are gorgeous. My girls are avid horse riders, taking riding lessons for years, so a visit to Medieval Times to see these beautiful and amazing horse is a huge treat for them. Each year, 25 foals are born at Chapel Creek Ranch, where they spend two years training. These horses are working hard for their knights. When the knights are jousting, they charge at speeds of approximately 15 to 20 miles per hour and reach an impact velocity speed of about 30 to 40 miles per hour.
Plan A Visit
The Medieval Times castle is the best place to celebrate the holiday parties this winter break! Schedule all your holiday parties, birthdays and quinceañeras, corporate events and tour groups, school field trip and scouting troop events are also available with special matinees AND educational downloads.
SPECIAL WINTER BREAK OFFER
Treat yourself this winter holiday and upgrade your seats to the King's Royalty Package! Included in this package is the VIP lanyard and crown which you receive when you check in and a framed entrance group photo which is taken when you enter the castle with the king or princess. You will also get priority castle access and VIP seating with Priority seating access in the first Row, or second row in center section (FABULOUS seats!!). Waiting at your seats will be a cheering banner to use when your knight is in battle and a knight's rally towel to really let your knight know you are there to support your knight.
Disclosure: I will receive a complimentary visit to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.