Get ready to transport yourself to a different century with a trip to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. This two-hour live dinner show is sure to entertain all of your senses with horsemanship displays, sword fighting, jousting, and an incredible four-course feast. Leave your worries at the door and head into the giant castle located off Stemmons Freeway for a “knight” of fun you are sure to enjoy!
A group of my friends wanted to do something different for a birthday celebration, so we decided to make reservations at the castle. We visited their website and selected our show date, which was really easy. Better yet, we were able to use one of their great coupons for some extra savings. I do recommend making reservations in advance as some of the show times we were interested in were already sold out. While we chose to select the general admission option, they offer three VIP packages to enhance your experience.
Upon arriving at the large castle, there was plenty of parking that was free and onsite. We made our way to the line forming in front of the drawbridge and quickly made our way inside to the air conditioned ticket office. We checked in and were given colored crowns to match the Knight that we would be cheering for during the evening. We got our group photo taken and then headed into the action. The Hall of Arms was decked out in Medieval decorations and was buzzing with excitement. I recommend arriving early, as it gave us plenty of time to visit the Queen’s Tavern, explore the gift shop, and even view some of the beautiful horses before showtime.
When it was time to start the show, the Master of Ceremonies called us in to the arena based on the colored section we were sitting in. The arena had stadium style seating, but also offered pull out chairs toward the top. We had great seats and took some fun photos before our “wench” arrived to introduce herself and get us in the Medieval spirit. We loved getting referred to as “my lord” or “my lady” while being served our refreshments. The show started promptly at 7 PM and was filled with lots of excitement. We loved getting to see their beautiful animals, live action from the jousting, sparks of the swords during the battle, and cheering on our Knight like we were kids.
In addition to the fun show, we enjoyed the food that was packed with flavor and had us feeling full. Most of us had the standard fare of tomato bisque soup, garlic bread, corn, potato, half a chicken and dessert, but Medieval Times also offers gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. There was a ton of food and we were even offered to-go bags for portions of the meal we couldn’t finish. The whole experience was definitely one to remember and perfect for celebrations or even just a fun evening out.
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
2021 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207