E. Rod’s Event Journal

Medieval 101013
Saturday January 10, 2009 / 8:15pm
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
4 tickets
Adult - Assigned Seating

How was your experience?

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I came to Medieval Times with a group of 6 friends all in their late twenties. None of us had ever been so this was a new experience for all of us. We bought tixs for the last show on Saturday night. We arrived 30min before the show and the parking lot was so full we had to park across the street at Starbucks, which turned out ok because we were able to get out of the parking lot really fast. With our Goldstar confirmation in hand we were directed to line up at a ticket window which took about 15min. Then after picking up actual tickets we were directed to line up again to enter the Castle. Once inside you are assigned a Knight and color. This is who you will be cheering for during your meal and entertainment. You are then directed to line up with your group for a picture with the Princess or King and finally allowed to enter the waiting area. The waiting room has 2 fully stocked bars, and every drink includes a souvenir glass so they charge you a grip of money for a drink. Since we got there kinda late all we did was grab some beers and head into the auditorium to find our seats in the Yellow Knight section. Again, since we were late we were sat at the very top row of our section which sucked because all of our drinks and meals were served over our shoulders which resulted in lots of spills on our sweaters and pants. Our waiter was also very rude, barking orders to pass our glass for drinks "NOW", and plates over your shoulder for food "NOW". But besides the waiter yelling into my ear drum the food was OK. Roasted chicken, a small spare rib & potato. Whatever!!! But the entertainment was lots of fun. Cheering for you Knight, yelling at the other Knights, pounding on your table, Fun Fun Fun!! At the end of show the stupid waiter hands you a little plate with a gratuity note. I am normally a good tipper but seeing how he spilled hot Tomato bisque soup on my shoulder and pants and didn’t apologize after I mentioned it, I only tip him a Buck! And I thought about taking that back. As you exit the auditorium you are directed to a dance lounge where they have club music playing and a stocked bar if you want to stick around and spend more money on expensive drinks. All in all it was a fun night. Here are my recomendations: get there early so you don’t have to struggle with bad service and also they try to sell you a ton of souvenirs so be ready.