This was our very first visit to the Medieval Times dinner and show, so we weren’t quite sure what to expect. However, we were pleasantly surprised and had a great time.
They recommend getting to the show when the doors open, which is 75 minutes before show time as seating is first come, first serve. We arrived just as the doors opened, and there was little wait time. We were checked in quickly, got our picture taken and entered the great hall to have a look around. When you check in, they assign you a knight color, which is your meal ticket and your crown to wear.
There’s lots to see. My youngest loved watching the horses getting groomed. Some were coming from the previous show, and some were getting ready for our show.
There are two huge bars where you can order drinks, including slushies for the kids. There are several places to purchase souvenirs. Our youngest chose a light up sword. There were also all kinds of dress up items from princess crowns to armor for little knights. Plus, you can get your photo taken with the king and see some knight ceremonies. One thing we noticed was a few little girls came wearing princess costumes, which is a great idea to make it special.
There’s also a torture museum where you can see relics from the past that were used to torture people. It does cost extra and was not open when we were there. Plus, it was recommended not to bring small children to the museum.