This guest was written by Jennifer Davis, for Maryland Momma’s Rambles and Reviews. She and her family received a complimentary experience at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament at Arundel Mills, located in Hanover, MD. This is 100% her own honest opinion.
I recently had the opportunity to experience our local Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts, I found the experience more fitting for my friend (and blog contributor!) Jennifer and her family. Please continue reading to learn more about her family fun night out at Medieval Times:
Stepping into Medieval Times is a magical place! As you first enter the “castle”, you are greeted by a Knight who kindly gives you a crown to wear. Yes, Mom and Dad receive crowns to join in the fun too. It is then that you are whisked away into a magical land!
Our seating was Royalty! This means we were in the first row and additionally were served scrumptious “blood dragon soup” (which was a tomato bisque soup) and castle bread. My daughter just loved the mythical names!
Next, we were served oven roasted chicken with no utensils, as all food was to be eaten by hand! Now for some this might not be their cup of tea, but for us it something different and unique. Definitely not your everyday eating, but certainly fun and fitting given the theme. A selection of non-alcoholic beverages are available. The chicken was delicious and we were later served potatoes and a rib which were both quite tasty. Our waiter was fabulous and delightful and very engaged! For dessert you are offered a pasty and coffee.
A definitely fun aspect of the tournament is that at our table were flags representing our section. Each section had different colors in that you were to scream and cheer for the coordinating knight. We were to vote and holler for the yellow and red knight. I love that Medieval Times includes you in the show with oohs and aahs and encourages you to cheer loudly for your knight and to boo for the other knights. My otherwise quiet little girl participated with joy.
While dining, there was an amazing show, with jousting, and contests amongst the knights. It was quite entertaining and kept the attention of my daughter, husband, and mother. Our eyes did not want to look down for a second at our food, because the show was quite entertaining! Plus the horses in the show were just beautiful. Perfect if your little one is a fan of horses!
Not only were there shows going on from the main floor, there was a balcony in which the King and his daughter, the Princess, spoke. Another fun aspect is that during the show the knights would throw flowers out periodically to the audience. At one point they came out with a sash to pick a Queen of the Tournaments. Much to our delight, our daughter was picked! This truly made her night. She was in awe of all the theatrics, horses and also the falcon show in which a delightful bird flew around our heads.
I will say when we walked out of there we all had smiles on our faces and truly enjoyed ourselves. What a joy to to escape the world for two hours in which we were entertained and fed delicious food (and to try something different as simple as eating with your hands!). It brought the kid out in all of us. I would definitely recommend the Medieval Times experience over let’s say your average movie night. It was well worth the expense!
Buy It: The 2013 tickets prices for this Medieval Times location are $56.95 for adults, and $35.95 for children 12 and under. Lap children under the age of 3 are free. There are various ticket packages to upgrade your experience.
Medieval Times is located at 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, in Hanover Maryland. Please check the website for other locations that may be closer to you.
Our guest blogger received complimentary product(s) to facilitate this review from the sponsoring company. This is 100% her own honest opinion.