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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