I haven't been there in years. But when I did go I found it enjoyable. You sit there and are eatting while they do all the jousting and stuff. I don't know if they have changed the show since I have been there, but it was fun to do something different that you normally do for a dinner.
We did last year, and we had a great time! There was a group of seven of us, and we wound up being in the winners section. (Our guy won, I think because he had the hottest hair). We got a bit pasted prior to the show, owing to the Cuervo special they were running. It really was fun, and well worth the price! Here's a pic of me and the King, who was laughing at my sorry drunk ***.
First, the Excalibur casino here in Vegas copied MT's formula and IMO opinion is a much better presentation of what is essentially the same gig. If you're planning to come here sometime in the future, save it for that instead.
As for MT, I went maaaany years ago. Go see Jim Carrey's "The Cable Guy" if you want to get the basic experience of Medieval Times, with a twist I won't spoil.
Matthew Broderick: Why don't I have a fork or knife?
Waitress: *sighs, speaks like an uninterested drone* There were no forks or knives in medieval times, so there are no forks or knives at Medieval Times. Now, would you like some more Pepsi?
Matthew Broderick: They didn't have forks in mideval times, but they had Pepsi?
I went a few years ago, and had a great time. We were seated in the winning section...I imagine it would be a little less exciting to be in one of the losing sections...but fun, anyway. The overall experience was pretty cool, certainly quite different than anything I had ever seen before. I am planning on making a return trip to Medieval Times this January, and I would certainly reccommend it to others.
Oh gosh - it has been about 9 years for me. And how weird - I was in the "winner's section" too!!
My funny about it -- I had read the stuff ahead of time about no forks/knives and made a big deal about remembering it. EXCEPT that I recalled it as not having any NAPKINS!! So, there I was armed with a full new package of handiwipes and not a fork to be seen...
The food was good and plentiful. My DH loved looking at all the medieval stuff for sale after the show. I might do it again when the kiddoes are older or have other options for the evening!
I thought they were closing and putting in a pirate themed show?
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We had an excellent time. The price of the tickets is worth it, but I would caution you on the pre-show drinks. For 5 adults and 1 child we spent $120 on 1 drink each we got a great glasses but wow.
I did however have the best deal a huge margarita with about 1/4 of a bottle of tequila. I had so much fun at the show. I think alcohol is a must, it helped us really cheer on your knight.
The other thing we did was the royal package with VIP seating. We got right on the arena in the winning knight. I got there early to get the good seating and I think that is worth it also.
The food was really good and filling.
All and all a great evening!