I was provided with tickets to Medieval Times Dallas Castle in order to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
Just before Christmas we had the opportunity to visit Medieval Times Dallas where we enjoyed dinner and a medieval tournament complete with knights, dancing horses, a Falconer, and of course royalty. This was our third visit and we enjoyed it just as much as ever. If you've never been, I highly recommend it. You're family will love it....and the food is great, too!
Upon arrival each guest is welcomed to the castle, assigned a knight and given a crown that represents his color. The door open 75 minutes before the show and you'll want to arrive early. There are lots to see and do before the show even begins.
Our knight was the Red Knight.
At our seats we found a pennant and towel to help us cheer on our knight, who did a great job!
The show opened with great pomp as the king arrived and our food began to be served. Now, there is one thing to know, in order to keep the experience as authentic as possible..... there's NO silverware. No one in the 11th century used silverware so you get to eat with your fingers. I will say, they don't make it too difficult. The delicious tomato bisque soup is served in a bowl with a handle so it's easy to drink, the chicken pulls off the bone very easily and the potato wedges and corn on the cob are nature finger foods.
Although, the first time we visited, my daughter was not looking forward to the idea of eating with her fingers and slipped utensils from home into her purse. Our server got a good laugh out of it.
At the end of each contest the knights are given carnations to throw into the audience. The girls go crazy over this.
The games were really fun to watch and take a great amount of skill. These knights train for months in order to be able to compete.
Of course, no medieval tournament would be complete without a joust. Our knight did pretty well.
In typical 11th century fashion, there was a "bad guy" who tried to force the princess to marry him but fortunately, her brave knights came to the rescue and the realm was saved! I love it when the good guys win!
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