Our Medieval Times Buena Park Experience [+ Giveaway]

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When Medieval Times Buena Park contacted us to share about their new show and September SoCal resident special along with an offer for my family and Susanne’s to come and check it out firsthand for review, I thought, “Why not?! It would be something different.”

But I have a confession to make: I am a girly girl and I am the mother of two girly girls, so a visit to Medieval Times probably wouldn’t have occurred to me. My girls are not into swords or things of that nature so I honestly wouldn’t have thought of it as something they might enjoy. But oh, how WRONG I was!

Because the experience was AWESOME! The type of fun that makes your cheeks hurt from smiling and the type of joy that comes from seeing your kids in complete awe. Like when the show opened with this magical horse entering the arena…

Medieval Times brings you back to an age of bravery and honor with a dinner and spectacular tournament.

When we checked in, we were given seat assignments along with a special crown denoting our team (black & white) and the knight we would be cheering for.

Before the show we were able to enjoy a pre-dinner drink (a $6 glass of wine  – loved the reasonable price) and our kids were able to look around the gift shop and cruise around the garden.

Then we entered the theater in the round…WOW!

Our jovial waiter introduced himself, and let us know the food would be coming out in four courses, and a bar waitress would be coming around for any drink orders if we wished to partake.

It was nice to not have to order specific food (there is only one menu), which consisted of: tomato bisque, focaccia bread with olive oil, oven-roasted chicken, BBQ spare rib, herb-basted potato quarters, apple strudel. The food was delicious!

And then it begun!  A spectacle of beautiful horses and noble knights. As the show progressed, it was a sword fighting game of elimination where the knights competed in duels and the winner went on to the next level.

Unfortunately Mr. Black & White knight was knocked out the first round, but that was OK, because we were still able to cheer for our next favorite knight, the one my daughter picked based on outfit color.

Susanne’s daughter picked her favorite based on the amount of sparkles. What did I say about our girly girls? Here is Susanne’s cute family before the show…

For information on Medieval Times Buena, click HERE. Please also note that for the month of September 2o12, local Southern California residents can SAVE BIG with this special offer.

Our Medieval Times Tips!

Here are some of the things we would recommend if visiting Medieval Times with your family…

~ Arrive at least 30 minutes prior.  Probably 30 – 60 would be ideal. Seating is first come first serve. But there really is no bad seat in the house.

~ Come hungry. It’s a lot of food and it is so good you will want to keep eating the gluttonous sized portions. When in Rome, right?!

~ Bring a pack of baby wipes! In keeping with the theme of the times, you eat with your hands!  Yep, no utensils! Kids love this. And I thought it was fun too, but it is messy. The wipes will come in handy. Thanks to my Facebook fan for this tip.

~ Consider ordering one vegetarian meal when you check in. I ordered my one daughter the vegetarian meal, which included hummus and pita chips, grilled veggies and a stuffed pepper. The girls liked the hummus & pitas and my husband liked having some veggies too. Plus, there will be enough chicken to last you for days!

~ Don’t worry about all the leftover food – you can take it with you!  They are great with giving you take home containers and bags, so we ate the yummy leftover chicken throughout the whole next week.

~ If celebrating a special occasion, add on the Celebration Package for +$16pp and includes preferred seating, framed group photo, knights cheering banner, personalized announcement during the show, slice of cake, “Behind the Scenes” DVD and a commemorative program. I kept thinking what an awesome birthday party idea this would be for a small group of kids.

~ Take the kids potty before the show.  Once the action starts, you don’t want to miss a minute!  And after the show, there was a long line inside, but we found an open restroom outside that was vacant. Yay.

~ Be ready to CHEER! My oldest daughter was screaming so loud she got hoarse the next day. The more you get into it and cheer for your guy, the more fun it is.

Overall, we just had a blast, it was completely fun for everyone! And the food was DELICIOUS!

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Disclosure: Our families received complimentary tickets to the show to facilitate this review. Thank you Medieval Times! 

Photo credit: Medieval Times. Except for the personal pictures of course!

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  1. 1
    Melanie says:

    This looks like a blast, I think my girls might like it too!

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    I would love to take my husband and girls to the Medieval Times Dinner Show. I think this would be a blast!!

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    Sharon says:

    It has been on our list for a while to go, I know my twins would love it.

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    Jane says:

    I have never been but have been wanting to take my son we would love this!!!

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    Tony says:

    i hope to win so i can take my family!

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    Sue Fernandez says:

    Haven’t been to Medieval Times in awhile, and your write up was great! We’d love to win these

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    kalir says:

    My son would LOVE this!!

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    Lisa says:

    I would love to take Sarah to celebrate her birthday. Sounds like too much fun!

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    Sharon says:

    Thanks for the write-up. I’ve been wondering if it’s worth it to go there and it sure sounds like it is!

  10. 10

    The hubs and I were just talking about how it’s been years since we’ve been. The last time we both went was in jr. high school.

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    Crystal says:

    This would be a cool experience to take my boys! Horses swords and knights OH MY…. =]

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    Sylvia says:

    I would take my husband and kids

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    kathryn says:

    This place is awesome and has been around since I was a kid. I have 2 boys and it is high on our list of fun places to go. Love the.photos!

  14. 14
    suzi says:

    I would take my wonderful husband and two little girls. Sounds like so much fun!

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    Autumn says:

    My kids ask everytime we drive by, when can we go there? They’d love it!

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    sue ellen r. says:

    I would take my husband and my son and daughter! I haven’t been here in so long!

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    elsea says:

    i think i’d have dh take the 3 girls for a daddy-daughters outing!

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    Diana Gonzalez says:

    I would take my hunny son and daughter!

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    Dana M says:

    I would take the whole family….my husband, son and daughter!

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    Cassandra B says:

    I used to go here as a kid! I cant believe i havent thought about taking my son here! I know he would love it! especially since he is on a “knight” and “Pirate” kick right now and loves to swordfight with spoons! <3

  21. 21
    CSeppala says:

    Haven’t been there in years but would love to take my kids now!

  22. 22
    Carolyn says:

    Take the family. The girls would love it!

  23. 23
    heather says:

    My son & daughter will love this!

  24. 24
    April A. says:

    What fun! Sounds like a great event to take my 4yr old son to!

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    Kelly says:

    My kids have always wanted to go here!! Great giveaway!

  26. 26
    Pam says:

    Have never been – the kids would love it!

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    sunny s says:

    I would take my husband and two children. I haven’t been here since I was a child.

  28. 28

    I would take my husband and two boys! How fun!

  29. 29
    Lindsay says:

    Went there as akid and loved it…would love to take the kids!

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    Amber says:

    Oh this would be so much fun for my son and daughter. She would love the horses and my son would love the sword fighting. This would be so awesome.

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    Kim says:

    I would love to take my son….he’d love it!

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    Jessica Dawson-Brown says:

    I would totally take my son who is a huuuuuge fan of Narnia and Medieval type stuff

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    Teri F. says:

    I have been to Medieval Times since I was a teen. It would be great to take my son for his first time there.

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    Genevive larson says:

    I have been wanting to go here forever! Would love to take the kids.

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    Cathyb says:

    Thanks for the post…was not sure and it sounds like fun!

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    Romina says:

    I would love to take my family.

  37. 37

    I would love to take my boys! Huge medieval times fan.

  38. 38
    Lindy says:

    We have always wanted to check this out!

  39. 39
    Bonny says:

    My bestest friends

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    Laura D says:

    My family and I would really love this experience!! <3

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    Casey Squier says:

    Go Red Knight!

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