It was such a nice change of pace from blogging, cleaning and my renovation project to head to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Orlando, Florida, with my family Wednesday evening (February 17, 2016). It was so great to not have to cook, and have a chance to enjoy a night out with my guys.
After arriving and grabbing our tickets, we spent time walking around the Medieval Village. The Medieval Village is a 9 room museum located on the property and it features actual artifacts from the 11th century. It is amazing to me to view something from the past. I have always loved seeing and reading about what has happened before my time. There were displays of candle making, a kitchen, baskets, pottery, a stable and more. So wonderful!
Back inside, we were seated for the show. There are six sections that are situated in the theater surrounding the stage and each one roots for a knight. Ours was the yellow knight, and he did a good job. While you are entertained by the tournament, you are served a huge meal that is all eaten with your hands – no silverware – which I think is so much FUN! I mean who doesn’t enjoy a good dinner and a show!?! And eating with your hands is a bonus! It was great! The meal that is served consisted of garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, coffee and two rounds of your choice of beverage. To top it off, we were very happy with the apple turnover that was placed on our plates for dessert! What a super YUMMY dinner! We were so full. Our server Jeremy was really fast and attentive, and we appreciated his kindness. It really made our night great! Lots of cheering and happiness and good food.
I just love the pageantry with this show. The costumes from this time period are intriguing. My favorite part about the show are the horses. I think I could sit and watch them all day long – they are simply magnificent creatures. My son really enjoyed the jousting and competition among the knights most of all, which is very, very cool! We had taken him to Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, when he was very young, and he loved the show then too. I think he was able to appreciate it even more now that he is a teenager. It is so great to make these memories and experience these types of occasions with him. He is getting older way too fast.
We want to thank Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Orlando for their great hospitality. This was our first time at this location in Florida, and it was very spectacular and memorable. If you ever have a chance to visit; you should. It is a wonderful family atmosphere. There people of all ages that attended, and everyone had a blast!
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Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets for this experience. All opinions are our own.