There's a new queen of the castle at Medieval Times with an entirely new show for her royal highness. My family had never been to Medieval Times before so our only idea of what to expect came from commercials we have seen on tv over the years.
When you walk into the castle - and it's a castle that you can see from the expressway! - before the show you are in a medieval marketplace. Drinks are available, there are knights interacting with castle guests and there are tons of weapons for sale. We knew right away there was no escaping getting our little guy a light up sword. I mean dream come true.
During this time the Queen was knighting guests celebrating special events. There was a lot of Hip Hip Hoorays! Also milling about was the bird handler and his owl. The kids got to be up close and personal with the animal and ask a bunch of questions.
Once it was time to enter the arena, we took our places and were ready to eat. The menu included Dragon's Blood (tomato soup) and Baby Dragon (half chicken) to name a few. I wasn't expecting Baby Dragon to be so tasty but it as delicious and even the kids loved it! Just as a warning, there are no utensils at Medieval Times which was fine with us but you could always bring your own.
The tournament started with dinner and it was truly entertaining. Each knight had their own cheering section and we rooted for the black and white knight to conquer all.
The level of talent at Medieval Times is quite impressive. The horses are gorgeous and we all enjoyed watching them dance around the ring.
The new queen is full of girl power-ness and was so fun to watch.
While I don't want to give any spoilers, there was a surprise turn of events that surprised us and made the entire night even more entertaining.
In the end, we all had a fantastic "knight" at Medieval Times. Madeline was given a flower by our knight.
And our families went home with great memories and a commemorative photo of the experience.
For information on Medieval Times, visit MedievalTimes.com. There are locations throughout the country including Chicago/Schaumburg. Thanks again to Medieval Times for hosting our families!
Has your family ever been to Medieval Times?