Medieval Times, thrilling, engaging and an evening of family fun

Last week I told my husband that our family was going to Medieval Times. He started to smile and told me about his visit to the castle fifteen years ago. He was excited to see the changes and share the experience with our kids.

On March 21, 2012 Medieval Times debuted its first completely new show since 2007. Building on fan favorites like live jousting, swordplay, horsemanship and falconry, this new show keeps guests on the edge of their seats for the entire performance.

Our family saw the new show and my kids were enthralled. The evening began when we entered the castle and received our blue crowns. After touring the castle, stables, and the dungeon (best not to be detained there), we were ready for the adventure to begin.

From the moment the lights went down and they started to cheer for our knight, their attention never waned. Between the ohs and ahs, my kids were waving their flags and jumping from their chairs.

The concept is that knights from Spain battle to win the favor the king and the princess. The battles involve jousting and swordplay. During the events, the knights seeks support from the crowd. Ladies in the crowd may even receive a flower from the knight for good luck (cheer loudly, it helps to get a flower - or it did for me).

When I asked the kids about their favorite part of the show, their answer was immediate, the jousting. Whether the swing of the sword or the power of the mace, each hit and block was thrilling. The precision of the choreography is amazing. The intricate battle sequences take immense skill.

Of course the evening wouldn't be complete without dinner During the show, guests dine on a medieval feast. This utensil free meal includes the following items:
  • Tomato bisque soup
  • Focaccia bread with olive oil and seasoning
  • Oven roasted chicken
  • Larger BBQ spare rib
  • Herb basted patio at split into two quarters
  • Braided apple Struble
  • Large beverage serving including ice tea, soda, and coffee
  • Vegetarian meal available upon quest

My kids were unsure with no utensils at dinner, but went with the idea. It was as if they had permission to play with their food. Dinner tasted great and there was tons to eat.

Our evening at Medieval Times was extremely enjoyable. From the interaction with the players to the immense action sequences, our family had a wonderful evening. I would highly recommend taking your family to an evening at Medieval Times.

Medieval Times is locate din the Chicago area at 2001 N. Roselle Rd, in Schamburg, Illinois.
For more information about tickets or to purchase online please visit or by calling 1-888-WE -JOUST

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