The older kids, husband and I headed out to the Dallas Medieval Times last week for a night out and blog review. My daughter is 8. My son is 6.
Before I say anything, I should say this: I really wasn’t sure what I was getting into. I knew this would be something we could do together as a family, but in all honesty I was leery. Why? I am a germ-a-phobe in regards to public places and I’m a recovering vegetarian. Read on to see what I thought.
So, we totally surprised the kids. After dropping the littles (the 2 babies) off at the in-laws (shout out to ST!), we headed downtown. The kids were clueless – until we pulled up. They were in awe.
Walking into the building we were greeted as Lord and Lady. The entire staff dressed in Medieval Times costumes, and are totally in character.
You check-in and are assigned a team. There were around 5 different teams that are differentiated by color. We were team blue. Each of us received a blue crown and blue banner to wave. We did have the Royalty Upgrade package, which included the banner as well as fabulous seats.
After taking our photo with the King, we headed into the stadium. This is where I wasn’t sure about. But thankfully my worries were overrated. The stadium was so clean! Everything looked brand new. Despite being in Dallas for years, the facilities look fabulous and are well maintained. We made our way to our table. Front row on team blue!
The Medieval Times show itself was fantastic and non-stop. The meal is incorporated into the show so it was really fun. For example, after the drinks are served the King holds a toast. Everyone in the arena holds their glasses up and toasts. Later he says something to the effect of “enjoying the feast”, in which the servers proceed to pass out food.
The horses are absolutely gorgeous. There are various segments in the show, so you are not just seeing a couple of knights jousting the whole time.
The entire 90-minute production is very well done and kept the attention of my kids, as well as my husband and myself the entire time.
What does Medieval Times serve for food? All meals are the same, unless you request a vegetarian meal.
Mam, could I please get a fork and spoon?
Don’t worry, after the meal – you are given a warm wet wipe to wash off any food remnants!
The vegetarian meal includes tomato bisque soup, garlic bread, large Portobello mushroom cap stuffed with whole grain, rice and bean blend, large skewer of roasted vegetables, hummus with pita chips and pastry. If you want the vegetarian plate, you need to let your server know ahead of time.
You are given the option of Pepsi, tea or water to drink. You are given one refill, but fear not – the cups are big.
What a fun experience. Any concerns I had, were non-existent. We had a FABULOUS evening. The kids have been raving about the night non-stop.
Medieval Times would be an ideal place to bring your family if you are looking for something out of the ordinary but special to do. This would be ideal for a birthday dinner. Make sure to tell them it’s your birthday at the front!
Boys LOVE the action. There are special moments through out the show catering to girls as well (such as presenting flowers to various girls and to 1 lucky lady – a love and beauty banner – guess who got that? See photo to your left.)
If you haven’t been to Medieval Times lately – the show and costumes are all new.
DISCLAIMER: I was not compensated for this review. I did receive 4 Royalty Upgrade tickets in return for an honest blog review. Do you have a product, service or an event I should review? Drop me a line.