Friday November 28, 2008 / 8:00pmMedieval Times Dinner and Tournament
General Admittance - Adult
How was your experience?
I surprised my husband with tickets to Medieval Times for his birthday. He had been to the one in Florida several times as a kid and also in college, but had never been to the New Jersey location. He was really thrilled when we pulled into the parking lot. This is one of those events that you get out of it what you put into it. It's a bit cheesy, but really great fun. As my husband said, where else can you wear a paper crown and not feel strange about it? There is a large free parking lot located outside the venue. Check-in at front door was quick and easy (he had our name on the list). It took a little while to have our tickets issued at the box office. There seemed to be a bit of confusion, but it may have just been a new box office person. There is stuff to do prior to the dinner and show. You can have your photo taken in costume, visit the dungeon museum, gift shop and get a drink at the bar. The seating is done quickly and efficiently. If you want to have a small flag to wave with your knight's colors on it, it will cost you $1.00. You can continue to order drinks in the arena and pay by credit card or cash. Be sure to bring cash with you if you want to tip your server at the end of the night. I'm vegetarian and they served me a nice dish that included hummus, roasted vegetables and rice. I was also able to eat the soup and rolls. Everyone else was served, soup, chicken, ribs, and baked potato. There is an apple pastry and coffee for dessert and you can have water and soda with the meal. The show is pretty funny with the knights competing in various games and then eventually engaging in sword fighting. Our knight, the black and white knight, did well in challenges but was the first to fall to the evil green knight. They take your picture when you first walk in with either the king or the princess and then a photo of just your party. They come around during dinner to sell the two photos for $20. Someone also comes around to your table and takes a photo of your party and they sell that photo for $10. If like Renaissance Festivals, you'll like Medieval Times. If you're looking for a way to spend a night doing something different than just dinner at restaurant, this is the way to go.