A Knight to Remember!
My family and I had a great night at Medieval Times last night celebrating my youngest son’s birthday. I can’t say enough good things about the staff at this place. In fact, we have already been there once and I am know there will be many more visits to come.
Medieval Times has an awesome reputation for being family friendly. They want everyone to enjoy themselves and be part of the story. From being addressed as Lords and Ladies and the children being addressed as knights and princesses, Medieval Times is a FUN family centered attraction in Sugarloaf Mills (formerly Discover Mills). Everyone in the family can enjoy it from the kids to the grandparents!
Upon entering the castle, your family is assigned a knight to cheer for! Paper crowns are given for you to wear and your family’s picture is taken with some of the characters in the show. These pictures are later available for purchase if you choose to do so and they are placed in a beautiful Medieval Times commemorative keepsake book.
Once inside you are able to enjoy the castle. There is a great fireplace with a roaring fire where you can sit and relax before the doors to the arena open. You can also view lots of different things including weapons, suits of armor, Medieval artifacts, a live bird display and the dungeon.
To start the show the Lord Chancellor gathers the crowd before the throne and guests are directed by the Knight’s color to their seats. When the doors open, it is somewhat of a mad dash inside. Do not worry about running in to get the best seat! When you enter the castle, tables are assigned. Just check out your “table” number on the card that was provided. We have been blessed to receive table 1 each time we have visited. Although I do think it is important to tell you that honestly EVERY table is excellent in that arena and I am not kidding!
Included in the price of the show is a 4 course, utensil–free meal. This is served during the show, so you are entertained as you eat.. You are served by “wenches” and “serfs” that are terrific! They are very efficient and remain in character, answering every request with “Yes, my Lord“, or “As My Lady wishes“. The menu is definitely “fit for a king!” It includes pureed tomato soup, garlic bread, roasted chicken half, BBQ rib, half a potato, & an apple pastry along with beverages. There is a vegetarian option available upon request. They even provide warm wet-wipes after the meal to clean up hands and faces!
The show provides heart pounding entertainment! There is exciting music, beautiful costumes, dramatic lighting, fighting and of course, knights and horses! Crowd participation is expected as you cheer for your favorite knight. The show delivers audience favorites such as live jousting and sword fights with authentic weaponry and enhanced armor. You will certainly leave this place with a feeling of joy and planning your next visit! I know my family is!