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Family Travel: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament In Buena Park, CA

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While on our Dodge Journey To California trip our family wanted to do and see all that California had to offer in our time there. I’ll be honest, I have always wanted to go to the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Buena Park, California  and this trip offered us the perfect opportunity to do so. At Medieval Times you get witness epic battles of steel and steed, with real battles happening while being served a feast!There is nothing like enjoying a roaring good time with food and live horses and dirt and sparks flying! But to lead it all is a epic tale.

We were brought into the kingdom as a royal guest of his majesty. There were then seperated and assigned a knight to present our red and yellow. They competetd in real live joust that were seriously intense. We were served a 4 course meal and the show and action was awesome. We all loved it!

There are three different packages to chose from. We received the Royalty Package for our entire family. For an extra $10 a person you get VIP Seating, a Commemorative Program, plus a Knight’s Cheering Banner and then you also get the”Behind the Scenes” DVD (One Per Party). The kids had fun waving their red flags for our knight and it was fun being ringside.

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Before the show we got to meet the Princess and we got a family commemorative photo taken to take as a token or our journey to this distant kingdom (a block from Knotts Berry farm which we came from). It was pretty neat because before the show, you are led into a big hall with bars and souvenirs to purchase. They have real swords and armor, cool crafts, and some of the best souvenir drinks I have had . Once we were let into the dinner and tournament arena it was massive. All the rows of people excitedly packed in with out peasant server cheerful and nice to the kids. He got them to try dragon meat and soup and just were busy with it all the whole time.

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As you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament where these knights really go at it while marveling at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times serves a four-course meal fit for royalty creating an experience and atmosphere that can be matched by none. medieval tiesWhen it got down to the show the King introduced his different acts which included an introduction and flower ceremony of our knights. Brooklin received a flower from her knight which she thought was neat. The joust was real, with the joust shattering and the knights falling in defeat, this was the real deal. It was all real!

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From the man to man combat and exhibition of mastering of weapons to the man-to-man combat after jousting, it was all fought using real swords and the deadly bola. While it wasnt to the death, they really fought it out with real medieval weaponry. There was also a show by the Royal Falconer and many exhibits of grace of the Andalusians. We all cheered and yelled and had such a great time!  It was fun for the kids too, the story was easy to follow and it was fun for us all.

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If you want a real live show with real action, this by far has to be one of the best. You add in a feast and make it kid friendly, it was perfect for this family. We all love history and horse, and just the armor and the experience was fun!

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ADULT: $57.95 (+tax & processing fee)
CHILD 12 YEARS & UNDER: $35.95 (+tax & processing fee)

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Medival Times have awesome and unique locations all over the United States & Canada: Dallas, TX. Chicago, IL. Atlanta, GA. Toronto, ON.  Lyndhurst, NJ. Baltimore / Washington, DC. Myrtle Beach, SC. Orlando, FL.

We were provided with free admission.


  1. Dennis Gaschen on February 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    There are ALWAYS specials at Medieval Times. Take a look at the MT website, look for ads in the local paper, check out GoldStar, TravelZoo or Living Social. Then stop and consider you’re paying for a meal AND a show.

  2. Del on February 4, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    It is a show, meal and all around experience. It is the excitement and action that you remember, trust me there is a lot of real-life action, and not the food that makes this what it is. I have been to dinners that cost much more and all we got was FOOD! 🙂

  3. shelly peterson on January 31, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    It it is a bit expensive but it looks like soooo much fun!I would love to go 🙂

  4. Heather Kelly on January 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    They really raised their prices in Buena Park. WOW! That’s insane. Make sure if you do decide to attend though, check the local newspapers and Penny Savers for coupons!