When you are looking for a magical birthday experience, a visit to Medieval Times for the dinner and live show is a special way to celebrate. Whether you want an evening out with family or with friends, the atmosphere is perfect for both, and yet still calm enough for young children to enjoy the experience. Since I wanted my daughter’s seventh birthday to be memorable, a visit to Medieval Times was the perfect choice.

Celebrating A Magical Birthday At Medieval Times

Before The Show

For the evening show, we arrived at 5:20, even though the show didn’t start until 7:30. Quickly, we were given our seating passes. The staff confirmed that our seats were very good, and that contrary to what most advice online says, we wouldn’t have first come first serve seating. You are given a row number and a color. We got green 3, and it was right next to the king and the princess. While you don’t have to get there early to get seating, it is well worth arriving ahead of time so you can explore everything inside before the event begins.

Before we entered, we watched the king and princess address the crowd before processing inside for photographs. My family was very impressed with the performance. The actors do a great job of getting into character.

When we went inside the Medieval Times building, we found plenty to do. Because it was my daughter’s birthday, we signed her up for a special ceremony. To help commemorate the occasion, the king presented her with a beautiful pink Birthday Princess hat in front of the entire crowd. She was very impressed! Afterwards, both of my daughters enjoyed looking at the souvenirs and sipping on the tasty, kid-friendly drinks that you can buy there.

During The Show

As the show began, it was unlike anything I have ever seen. I was glad that I hadn’t looked at many photos online so I didn’t know what to expect. From well-trained horses to jousting knights, you can expect entertainment for the entire evening. At one point, a gorgeous bird flew over the entire room. 

During the show, we ate delicious food. From the well seasoned, generous portion of chicken to the flavorful tomato soup, everything tasted great. To truly get the experience of living in the medieval times, you eat everything with your hands. You get plenty of bread to dip in the soup, and you receive hand wipes to help you clean up afterwards.

There were two main parts that made the show magical. First, they announced my daughter’s birthday during the event. She loved hearing her name. Second, our knight the Green Knight won the entire tournament! Leaving with a feeling a victory made the birthday evening even more incredible.

Tips For Visiting

If you are visiting for a special occasion, such as a child’s birthday, it is well worth selecting the extras to make the evening about them. Although we didn’t opt for the Celebration package, which comes with several souvenirs, we did receive a photo of the King presenting our daughter with her special birthday hat. We will always remember this special experience!

Before the 5pm shows on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (April 11-13th), Medieval Times will include FREE Jr. Knights Training (limited space available first come first serve) and a FREE activity book for every child! Doors open at 3:30pm & training begins at 4pm. Children must be between the ages of 5 and 12 to participate. Training is open to both boys and girls. Closed toe shoes are required to participate.

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26 Responses

  1. Shelah

    I really want to go to the Medieval Times dinner and show, but the closest one is 600 miles away. It’s on my list for the next time we go to southern California.

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  2. robin masshole mommy

    I have always wanted to go to a Medieval Times, but we don’t have one here in New England. We might try to get to the one in Orlando when we are there this summer.

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  3. Anna

    Awwww she is so beautiful. Medieval is beautiful a friend of mine loves going there but I never been there at all.

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  4. Christa

    This brings back so many memories! I have a dear friend who worked at Medieval Times for over 10 years in the photo booth. During college she would tell us so many stories about the place. I’ve never been- but it is very high on the bucket list. Great review! ~Christa

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  5. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    I’ve never been. We don’t have one that close to us. I think the nearest one is Orlando, which is a 6 hour drive. I have a friend who has been to one a couple of times, and she and her family always raves about it.

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  6. Jessi

    It looks like y’all had so much fun! We have one close to me and I have been wanting to take my daughter to it, I know she would have a blast!

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  7. Carolyn

    We have been to a similar show and my kids want to go back soon. There is one about an hour from us so I need to look into getting tickets for a special day.

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  8. CourtneyLynne

    Ooooo how fun!!! When I lived in Orlando we had a Medieval Times a few minutes away and I would always take guest that came to visit since it was so much fun

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  9. Kori

    I’m not sure if we have a location near to us! When we lived in California, I always bugged my parents to take me but they never did.

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  10. Heather

    Yes! I love this show! I haven’t been in years, but it was such an experience when we went. SO much fun, and the food was delicious. I hope that I can take my kids someday, I know they would love it!

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  11. Dawn

    My husband took me to Medieval Times on a date once and the show was fantastic! I absolutely loved it, and can imagine how exciting it must be for a kid to spend their birthday there and get their name announced and their picture taken. 🙂 Very special and unique.

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  12. Stacey

    We visited Medieval Times once when the kids were younger.They loved it! I agree, you gotta get the pictures. So many great memories.

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  13. Kim

    Funny story- I am always on the red team when we go! I love taking my preschooler. He thinks it’s the best.

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  14. karen

    I have also never been to one of these medieval times events. But, I have read a lot about them from bloggers who have gone for special occasions. Seems like a night you wont soon forget!

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  15. Blythe Alpern

    The last time I went to Medieval Times I was in high school. We went for dinner before Grad Night at Disney. It was fun, though I don’t think we appreciated it as much since we were all excited about having the Magic Kingdom to ourselves for the night.

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  16. lydia

    We have these in the midwest and they look like fun! Looks like you and your family had a great time!

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