Medieval Times, Dallas
After we presented Justin with his Birthday Surprise, we waited for some friends and family to come over so that we could all go out to dinner together. For a number of months, Justin has been expressing an interesting in going to Medieval Times for his birthday. By the time his birthday arrived, I had heard many stories about this place so I was eager to see what it was all about.
Justin had a special birthday hat – Tonight he was the king of the castle!!!
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is a family dinner theatre featuring staged medieval-style games, sword-fighting, and jousting performed by the cast of 75 actors and 20 horses. It is housed in a replica 11th-century castle which has nine tree-lined acres complete with a moat filled with schools of live Koi. It can hold 1,000 guests inside it’s arena.
Justin’s birthday sticker.
We wondered around inside looking at all the Medieval decor.
We could peer into the stable area and see the horses feeding.
One of the two bars outside the arena area.
Souvenirs, gifts, weapons and costumes.
There were 6 areas in which guests could be seated. We were allocated the Yellow section ~ The Kingdom of Navarra. Being a Thursday, the arena was not completely full but there were enough people to have a good time.
Happy happy happy!!!
There are no knives, forks or spoons here. You eat with your hands out of metal dishes
– Very authentic!
We were seated a line, which was nice because we could all see the show perfectly while we ate and drank. The servers bring the food out in stages therefore it is warm when you eat it, and your plate is never too full (since you are mostly eating in dim-lighting).
We were told to cheer loudly for our knight – The Yellow Knight.
The narrator ~ His horse was absolutely stunning!!
Focaccia Bread and Tomato Bisque
AKA Dragons Blood
We cheered so loudly for our knight that I thought I would have no voice the following day!
The show was spectacular!!
Lifting our glasses and cheering for our knight.
“The Royal Falconer performs wonders with his mighty birds of prey.”
The tournament included a live flight of the royal falcon, soaring over the heads of the King’s guests.
Oven roasted chicken AKA “Baby Dragon Wing”
Nom nom nom…
That food didn’t stand a chance!!
The BBQ rib (aka Dragon Toe) was DELICIOUS!
These wet wipes were an essential after eating with our hands.
The knights threw carnations into the crowds.
Apple strudel for dessert.
Time for the jousting…. EXCITING!
We had a wench serving us our food and drinks.
Here is what the whole meal consisted of.
(Picture take from the Medieval Times website, here)
Our yellow knight’s flag.
We had a great time and we recommend this experience to anyone with a Medieval Times near them.
Just make sure you are ready to cheer very loudly!!! It’s loads of fun if you really get into it!
Thank you to Justin’s parents, brother, and the friends that came along to celebrate Justin’s birthday with us!!! We really appreciate this time we get to spend with you while we are in the States!