Medieval Times Offers Guests a Royal Glimpse into a Storied Past

Written by Adam Sinclair. Posted in MiceChat Articles

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Published on January 04, 2015 at 3:00 am with 6 Comments

Anyone who has every traveled along the Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee has undoubtedly noticed the wide variety of roadside attractions that dominate the landscape. Everything from large alligators devouring automobiles to sinking pirate ships can be glimpsed from the comfort of your car.

Hidden amongst these architectural gems is a large castle as well as a village that appear to have been transported from the middle ages and plopped down in Central Florida. Within these castle walls lies the world of Medieval Times, which beckons tens of thousands of visitors a year to enjoy a four course royal feast that is devoured by hand (no silverware was used in the middle ages).

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The food, which consists of roast chicken, ribs, potatoes, bread, and soup, as well as your choice of beverage, is much better than the average theme park fare found throughout the Orlando area. It is served by your own personal wench, who delivers each course on command of the king.

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Each evening, the green knight, red and yellow knight, blue knight, yellow knight, black and white knight, and red knight compete in a thrilling jousting tournament in the name of honor and chivalry, as the assembled guests cheer for their champion. Each rider is paired with a magnificent Andalusian stallion, who have carried fully armed knights into battle since the eleventh century.

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The show, which has drawn comparisons to the great Lipizzaner stallions in Austria, provides the average tourist with an escape from the modern world, if only for a few hours. It is a slice of history found within the world of fantasy that is Central Florida, and helps everyone to experience a time before cellphones and the hustle and bustle of modern life. It allows you to escape to a time when honor and glory stood before all else, and when a simple smile could change the world. Perhaps it still can?

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For more details about Medieval Times, call 1-888-We-Joust or check out their website MedievalTimes.com.

Have you visited Medieval Times?

About Adam Sinclair

Adam is a lover of travel, and has always been interested in finding and exploring new and exciting places. In these tough economic times, travel can help provide an escape from the stresses of everyday life. He plans on sharing his favorite getaways with the readers of MiceChat.com, and hopes to visit some of the best area attractions with the world with his audience at his side. Follow him on twitter (@faborplumbs) as he searches for his next amazing destination, and check out some of his other favorite places at Faborplumbs Funtastic Finds as well as the Local Getaways section of Examiner.com!

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  • GraceLovesGoofy

    We visited Medieval Times in Buena Park on our last Disney visit and we LOVE it!
    A nice change of pace from the parks. The food was surprisingly good and the show is wonderful. Definitely will go back on our next trip.

  • LoveStallion

    Nice sponsored post?

    • Nope. Not a sponsored post. Adam took his family to this tourist attraction and wrote about it so other MiceChatters would know what its like.

  • Marko50

    Last time I went I lost my wallet.

  • Marc Ricketts

    The boy went through a major sword obsession when around 5, and we went to the SCal location. This isn’t really my scene, but I could certainly appreciate the skill and training needed to pull this off. And the food was better than I expected. But, yeah, they have a multitude of money extraction strategies.

  • Timekeeper

    I went to Medieval Times in Buena Park for a Birthday once, it was pretty fun, didn’t stick around to see the torture museum.

    A tip for families thinking of going to Medieval Times, wear clothes that your comfortable in and are easy to wash. Why, since most of the food was for eating with hands as opposed to silverware, on one of my birthdays at the Buena Park location, my family got dressed with work clothes in case of staining (we’re locals in Orange County, CA) and I’m glad we did, ’cause some prime rib had stained my shirt and the severs immediately apologized, I said no big deal as my family expected this and they gave me another plate of prime rib. 🙂

    -Timekeeper

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